Nashville council

Metro Council met Tuesday, July 3, for its first meeting of the month. An agenda is published prior to each meeting and can be found on Metro's website.

We've compiled seven items the council approved on its consent agenda, including two items related to Green Hills. Read more details about the two resolutions here.

How do items on the consent agenda work?

Resolutions on the consent agenda are meant to be enacted by one motion and approved without discussion. In the event an items needs to be discussion, it will be removed from the consent agenda for separate consideration.

The following items were approved at the July 3 council meeting:

1. A resolution authorizing an option agreement for the purchase a flood-prone property in Green Hills located at 3811 Dartmouth Avenue to Metro Water Services.

2. A resolution accepting a grant from the Friends of Green Hills Park for the Parks and Recreation Department to fund materials and labor to make various improvements to the park.

3. A resolution accepting a grant from State Farm for the Nashville Fire Department for the acquisition and training of an accelerant detection canine team." An accelerant detection canine (ADC) is trained to sniff out "minute traces of ignitable liquid accelerants that may have been used to start a fire."

4. A resolution accepting a state grant of nearly $52,000 for the Nashville Public Library to target library materials to persons having difficulty using a library and to provide special services to children.

5. A resolution for $50,000 from the Metropolitan Public Health Department budget for The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Inc. to fund a well-being survey of the residents of Nashville and Davidson County.

6. A resolution recognizing July 9, 2018, as the 100th anniversary of the Dutchman’s Curve train wreck.

7. A resolution recognizing July as “Family Reunion Month” in Nashville.

The council, which meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the David Scobey Council Chambers at the Metro Courthouse, will also meet Tuesday, June 11. The courthouse is located at 1 Public Square in Nashville.

Dylan Skye Aycock is a Nashville-based journalist and photographer. As a reporter for Rover, Aycock follows transportation, housing and retail trends, as well as other hyperlocal and city-wide issues that affect residents in Green Hills and Belle Meade.

She previously contributed written and visual content to The Murfreesboro Pulse, American Songwriter Magazine and The Tennessean. Aycock earned a journalism degree from Middle Tennessee State University, where she honed her craft as editor-in-chief of Sidelines, the university's student-run publication. When she's not out on assignment or live-tweeting city council meetings, you can find her discovering new local spots or catching a show at one of Nashville's many music venues.

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