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Council minutes for Nov 03, 2015

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, NOVEMBER 3, 2015

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Pre-Council Conference Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chair: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich
Absent: None

The meeting was called to order. The Council reviewed and discussed the agenda for their meeting to be held today at 10:30 a.m.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting.

Approved: November 10, 2015

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK


MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, NOVEMBER 3, 2015

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, November 3, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

The meeting was called to order by City Clerk Lisa C. Lambert.

Ms. Allison Wehrung, Intern, Government Street Presbyterian Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present on Roll Call:

Chair: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich
Absent: None

STATEMENT OF RULES BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT:

The Presiding Officer stated that all cell phones must be turned off and dispensed with the reading of the following Rules concerning communications with the City Council, with the exception of #1, #2 and #4:

1) Any person desiring to address the Council must register upon entering the meeting area. When addressing the Council, the speaker must state his/her name and address.

2) Each speaker is allowed five minutes to address the Council. A bell will sound to indicate the end of 4 minutes. One minute is allowed for summarizing. The second bell indicates the time has expired.

3) To maintain decorum, there will be no undue applause and/or public outcry allowed.

4) When addressing the Council, there is to be no personal address to any individual Councilmember. All statements are to be made to the Chair who will recognize any Councilmember who wishes to respond.

5) Any person desiring to speak to the Council on a non-agenda item must contact the City Clerk's Office no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Council Meeting. The subject he/she wishes to address must be identified. Any person attending the meeting who has not given proper notice to the Clerk's Office and wishes to speak on a non-agenda item will not be allowed to address the Council.

6) Those persons desiring to speak on agenda items must indicate the resolution, ordinance, appeal, or public hearing item on arrival when signing in for the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

None

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson presented a proclamation proclaiming November as “National Diabetes Awareness Month” to Rear Admiral (Retired) Richard Landolt, Executive Director of Public Safety, who has a seven year old son with Type 1 Diabetes.

Mayor Stimpson presented the Mayor’s Award of Excellence to Sheila Gurganus, Cruise Terminal Manager, for establishing and maintaining a relationship with Carnival Cruise Lines.

Mayor Stimpson announced that Governor Kasich of Ohio, who is running for the Republican nominee for President, will be at Wintzell’s on Dauphin Street this evening.

Mayor Stimpson informed the Council that the Tyler Technologies software for Municipal Court has been fully implemented. Municipal Court is the first department to go “live.”

Mayor Stimpson noted that tomorrow is the two-year anniversary of his inauguration as Mayor. He commented that all accomplishments made during his tenure so far were the result of the administration working with the City Council. Some of the accomplishments he mentioned were: implementation of a capital improvement plan for infrastructure projects; purchase and implementation of the new Tyler Technologies system; purchase of new police cars and body cams; purchase of new garbage trucks; creation of the Map for Mobile; and creation of a new position of Chief Procurement Officer and a new supplier diversity program. He said these things could not have been done without first getting the City’s financial house in order.

Mayor Stimpson said he will be having a Chat and Chew this afternoon at Uncle Maddio’s Pizza on Airport Boulevard.

Mayor Stimpson announced that the Mobile City Planning Commission’s public hearing for the Map for Mobile is on November 5 at 2:00 p.m.

Mayor Stimpson advised that Riverside on Ice will begin November 14, 2015, at Cooper Riverside Park.

Mayor Stimpson encouraged everyone to attend the Greater Gulf State Fair which began this past weekend.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Rich moved for the adoption of the agenda, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the agenda adopted.
APPEALS:

(1) The Council considered the request of Justine Herlihy, Mobile Baykeeper, Inc., for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at Cathedral Square, 300 Conti Street, on November 10, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (District 2).

There being no objections, Councilmember Small moved that the waiver be granted, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the waiver granted.

(2) The Council considered the request of Leon Simms for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 1831 Riverside Drive on November 7, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (District 3).

There being no objections, Councilmember Small moved that the waiver be granted, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the waiver granted.

(3) The Council considered the request of Brittany Mistich, Hayley’s Bar, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 278 Dauphin Street on November 8, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (District 3).

There being no objections, Councilmember Small moved that the waiver be granted, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the waiver granted.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO REZONE PROPERTY AT 901 AND 903 DAUPHIN STREET AND 2, 6, 10 & 14 SOUTH BROAD STREET (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF DAUPHIN STREET AND SOUTH BROAD STREET, EXTENDING TO THE NORTH SIDE OF CONTI STREET) FROM R-3, B-1, AND B-4 TO B-4 TO ELIMINATE SPLIT ZONING. The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to rezone property at 901 and 903 Dauphin Street and 2, 6, 10 & 14 South Broad Street (southwest corner of Dauphin Street and South Broad Street, extending to the north side of Conti Street) from R-3, B-1 and B-4 to B-4 and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Parker, 907 Dauphin Street, spoke in opposition to this rezoning. They explained that they operate a home for people with intellectual disabilities at this location, and they are concerned about parking, drainage, noise, and the inability of emergency personnel to access the home in the event of an emergency, especially during Mardi Gras.

Mr. Casey Pipes, 2255 Ashland Place, spoke in favor of the rezoning on behalf of the applicant.

The Presiding Officer declared the hearing concluded and that the necessary ordinance authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

Mr. Greg Reynolds, Chairman of the Board of the History Museum, updated the Council on the progress of the History Museum since the Board assumed management 90 days ago.

Ms. Dovie Crawford, 1610 Cedar Downs Drive, requested that the Council donate funds for the Magnolia Breeze Youth Assemble band uniforms.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE THE TRANSFER OF $2,500.00 FROM DISTRICT 7 DISCRETIONARY FUND ACCOUNT 8006 TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 551, CAPITAL PROJECT #448, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING-STREET TRAFFIC IMPROVEMENTS FOR INSTALLATION OF STREET SIGNS AND POSTS IN LEBARON WOODS. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 09-705-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following transfer be made from the General Fund (Fund 100) to the Capital Improvements Fund (Fund 551):

Transfer $2,500.00 from the General Fund 100 District Seven Discretionary Account 8006 to the Capital Improvement Fund 551, Capital Project 448, Traffic Engineering — Street Traffic Improvements for the installation of five decorative street signs and posts for the LeBaron Woods Subdivision.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH MCCRORY & WILLIAMS, INC. TO PREPARE DESIGN PLANS FOR SIDEWALK RAMPS AND IN-FILL ALONG DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY (BETWEEN LEVENE ROAD AND CEDAR PARK ROAD), $12,480.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-706-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Contract, by and between the City of Mobile, and the company listed below; to prepare design plans for sidewalk ramps and infill sidewalks along Dauphin Island Parkway, between Levene Road and Cedar Park Road, as outlined in the Contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of Company: McCrory & Williams, Inc.

City of Mobile Project No: 2016-165-01

Amount: $12,480.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WILLARD ROGERS PAINTING CONTRACTORS, INC., FOR HISTORY MUSEUM-BALCONY WALL REPAIRS, $26,158.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-707-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Contract, by and between the City of Mobile, and the company listed below, for work as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of Company: Willard Rogers Painting Contractors, Inc.

Project Name: History Museum — Balcony Wall Repairs

Project Number: MU-132-15

Amount: $26,158.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH R. CARTER & ASSOCIATES, INC., FOR VENT HOOD CLEANING AT VARIOUS CITY OF MOBILE LOCATIONS, $16,900.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-708-2015
Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Contract, by and between the City of Mobile, and the company listed below, for work as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of Company: R. Carter & Associates, Inc.

Project Name: Vent Hood Cleaning
Various City of Mobile Locations
Project Number: SC-167-15

Amount: $16,900.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH JUBILEE LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT, INC., FOR MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART-LANDSCAPING MAINTENANCE, $59,055.00 (3 YEAR CONTRACT). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-709-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Contract, by and between the City of Mobile, and the company listed below, for work as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of Company: Jubilee Landscape Management, Inc.

Project Name: Mobile Museum of Art — Landscaping Maintenance

Project Number: SC-166-16

Amount: $19,685.00 (1st Yr. Initial Term)
$19,685.00 (2nd Yr. First Additional Term)
$19,685.00 (3rd Yr. Second Additional Term)
$59,055.00 3 Year Contract

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH UNIVERSAL GLASS COMPANY, INC. FOR MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART-EUROPEAN GALLERY DOORS, $14,785.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-710-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Contract, by and between the City of Mobile, and the company listed below, for work as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of Company: Universal Glass Co., Inc.

Project Name: Mobile Museum of Art — European Gallery Doors

Project Number: MU-018-16

Amount: $14,785.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH G & K SERVICES FOR RENTAL OF UNIFORMS, FLOOR MATS AND RUNNERS FOR VARIOUS CITY BUILDINGS, $50,000.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-711-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a contract, by and between the City of Mobile and G & K Services as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None
The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AMEND 2010 AND 2011 ACTION PLANS FOR RE-ALLOCATION OF CDBG FUNDS FOR THE THREE MILE CREEK BIKING AND WALKING TRAIL. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 31-712-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson and Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile receives grant funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. The CDBG Program is designed to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons, households, and neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the City periodically reallocates funds between eligible activities within the CDBG program in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan, and a 30-day public comment period for the proposed amendment below expired on October 20, 2015 with no comments received;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the 2010 and 2011 Action Plans are amended in accordance with the table below to reflect reallocation of funds:

ACTIVITY REDUCTION INCREASE

Community & Business Development
Center/Economic Development (2011) ($171,392)

MHB — Property Upkeep (2010) ($41,996)

Three Mile Creek Biking & Walking Trail $213,388

TOTAL ($213,388) $213,388

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee, is directed and authorized to act on behalf of the City of Mobile in the filing of the Amendments to the 2010 and 2011 Action Plans with HUD, and that this authorization extends to the execution of all required certifications, agreements, and loan documents as well as all other actions required by said Federal funds.

A copy of this Amendment shall remain on file in the office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

Councilmember Manzie commented that he is glad to see these substantive steps being made to give citizens waterfront access to Three Mile Creek.

AUTHORIZE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH AUSTAL USA FOR THE ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL DOCK AND WHARF. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 27, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 3, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 35-713-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, an Agreement for Lease between the City of Mobile and Austal USA, LLC, for lease of the dock and wharf of the Alabama Cruise Terminal, as outlined in the agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full herein. A copy of said agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

Councilmember Daves noted that this lease is for a seven (7) month period and they are leasing the bulkhead only. The Cruise Terminal will still be available for events. Austal has agreed to perform infrastructure improvements in the amount of $200,000 at no cost to the City.

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

REZONE PROPERTY AT 901 AND 903 DAUPHIN STREET AND 2, 6, 10 & 14 SOUTH BROAD STREET (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF DAUPHIN STREET AND SOUTH BROAD STREET, EXTENDING TO THE NORTH SIDE OF CONTI STREET) FROM R-3, B-1, AND B-4 TO B-4 TO ELIMINATE SPLIT ZONING. Councilmember Richardson noted that Ordinance 64-088 would be laid over for one (1) week according to procedure.

ORDINANCE 64-088-2015

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE ON THE 16TH DAY OF MAY, 1967, SAID ORDINANCE BEING COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ZONING ORDINANCE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

Section One: That the Ordinance commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and adopted on May 16, 1967, together with the Zoning Map of the City of Mobile, 1967, be, and the same hereby is changed and altered in respect to that certain property in the City of Mobile, State of Alabama, described as follows to-wit:

LOT 2 (PENDING), OF THE RESEBDIVISION OF LOT 1 OF THE LONE OAK SUBDIVISION).

The classification of said property is hereby changed from R-3, Multiple-Family District, B-1, Buffer-Business District, and B-4, General Business District, to B-4, General Business District, and it shall hereafter be lawful to construct on such property any structures permitted by the Ordinance of May 16, 1967, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and to use said premises for any use permitted by the terms of said Ordinance in B-I, General Business District, provided, however, that the plans for any structure or building sought to be erected on said property shall be in compliance with the building laws of the City of Mobile, and that any structure shall be approved by the Building Inspector of the City of Mobile, and that any such structure be erected only in compliance with such laws, including the requirements of said Zoning Ordinance of May 16, 1967, and further provided, however, that no lot or parcel of land herein above described shall be used for any use allowed in a B-4, General Business District until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) Limited to an approved Planned Unit Development; 2) Completion of the Subdivision process; and 3) Full compliance with all other municipal codes and ordinances.

Section Two: This Ordinance shall be in force and effect from and after its adoption and publication.

SUSPENSION OF RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED FOR FIRST TIME:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Resolutions 03-718 through 37-722. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich, Gregory
Nays: None

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for Resolutions 03-718 through 37-722.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

APPOINT MAIZIE SUMMERSELL TO THE MOBILE CITY-COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION 03-718-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Maizie Summersell is hereby appointed to the Mobile City-County Youth Council effective immediately.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Williams, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

REAPPOINT JOHN PEAVY TO THE MOBILE TENNIS CENTER ADVISORY BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION 03-719-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that John Peavy is hereby re-appointed to the Mobile Tennis Center Advisory Board effective immediately for a term ending June 28, 2017.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Williams, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE FOR BAY BITES (MOBILE BAYKEEPER, INC.), CATHEDRAL SQUARE PARK, 300 CONTI STREET, ON NOVEMBER 10, 2015. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 37-720-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following application to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the State of Alabama, is hereby recommended for grant of such license by said Board.

Type of Application: Non-Profit Tax Exempt

Submitted by: Mobile Baykeeper, Inc.

Location: Bay Bites [November 10, 2015]
Cathedral Square Park
300 Conti Street
Mobile, AL 36602

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (OFF PREMISES ONLY) LICENSE FOR AZALEA ROAD CHEVRON, 399 AZALEA ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 37-721-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following application to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the State of Alabama, is hereby recommended for grant of such license by said Board.

Type of Application: Retail Beer/Table Wine
(Off Premises Only)

Submitted by: Delta Investments LLC

Location: Azalea Road Chevron
399 Azalea Road
Mobile, AL 36609

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL RETAIL-MORE THAN 30 DAYS LICENSE FOR SPRINGHILL SUITES MOBILE, 3655 SPRINGHILL MEMORIAL DRIVE NORTH. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 37-722-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following application to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the State of Alabama, is hereby recommended for grant of such license by said Board.

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following application to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the State of Alabama, is hereby recommended for grant of such license by said Board.

Type of Application: Special Retail — More Than 30 Days

Submitted by: Image Mobile Laxmi Hotels Inc.

Location: Springhill Suites Mobile
3655 Springhill Memorial Drive North
Mobile, AL 36609

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS:
CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A PARK AT THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS MARDI GRAS PARK (PROPERTY BOUNDED ON BY THE EAST LINE OF STAIN EMANUEL STREET AND THE NORTHERLY PROJECT THEREOF, THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT STREET, THE WEST LINE OF ROYAL STREET, AND THE NORTH LINE OF CHURCH STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.
RESOLUTION 41-723-2015

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the City Clerk be, and she hereby is, instructed to publish in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality the attached notice stating the time and place that a public hearing will be held by the City Council and further stating that at such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity of being heard in opposition to or in favor of the development or change in use of property.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT REGARDING THE DEVELOPMENT OR CHANGE OF USE OF THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS MARDI GRAS PARK

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile, Alabama, will take public comments on development or change of use of the property known as Mardi Gras Park. The City proposes to consider development of a park to be used by all Mobile City and Mobile County residents.

Property described as follows:

A PARCEL OF PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING; THE EAST LINE OF SAINT EMANUEL STREET AND THE NORTHERLY PROJECTION THEREOF, THE SOUTH LINE OF GOVERNMENT STREET, THE WEST LINE OF ROYAL STREET, AND THE NORTH LINE OF CHURCH STREET (LESS AND EXCEPT A STRIP OF LAND DESCRIBED IN ARTICLE I OF THE LEASE).

The public hearing is to be held in the Auditorium of Government Plaza, 205 Government Street, Mobile Alabama, on November 17, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. At such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the proposed park.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Small thanked the pastor and principal of the Revelation Missionary Baptist Church School for inviting him to their Red Ribbon Week celebration last Thursday.

Councilmember Small also thanked the many churches in District 3 for putting on very successful events for Halloween.

Councilmember Small invited citizens of Oakdale to the Oakdale Community Service Club’s annual Thanksgiving dinner on November 12, 2015, at the Taylor Park Community Center, at 12:00 noon.

Councilmember Small also invited the citizens on Dauphin Island Parkway to attend a Thanksgiving Service on November 22, 2015, at Riverside Baptist Church, sponsored by the DIP Ministerial Alliance.

Councilmember Rich thanked Movie GO for their “Movies in the Park” this past Friday evening at Medal of Honor Park Pavilion.

Councilmember Rich announced that the Joe Hannah Memorial Billiards Tournament will take place on November 5, 2015, 9:00 a.m., at the Connie Hudson Senior Center.

Councilmember Rich gave information on a Veterans Program on November 14, 2015, at the Connie Hudson Senior Center sponsored by the Quilts of Valor.
Councilmember Rich advised that the Connie Senior Center will be celebrating its eighth birthday on November 18, 2015. The foundation will be raffling off a gift tree valued at $600.

Councilmember Rich noted that two Quilts of Valor will be given to two military veterans on November 17, 2015, 10:30 a.m., at Government Plaza.

Councilmember Richardson announced that the Crichton Community Action Group will be meeting on November 16, 2015, 6:00 p.m., at the Friendship Baptist Church.

Councilmember Richardson advised that Pastor Marshall of the Trinity Lutheran Church and his congregation conducted a survey among the Trinity Gardens citizens to determine their wants and needs. The results will be revealed on November 17 at the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Councilmember Richardson noted that the Toulminville Beat Meeting will be held at the Toulminville Library on November 19, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Manzie invited citizens to the Down the Bay Harvest Giveaway for the needy on November 14, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., at the James Seals Community Center. Clothes, food, and household items will be available to those in need.

Councilmember Manzie advised of a series of community meetings: November 10 at St. Peter Baptist Church, 650 S. Bayou Street; November 12 at Springhill Community Center, 1151 Spring Hill Avenue; November 17 at First Hopewell Baptist Church, 664 Shelby Street, and November 19 at the Sullivan Community Center, 351 N. Catherine Street. All meetings begin at 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Manzie stated that he will announce his holiday meeting next week.

Councilmember Gregory announced that she will be holding her annual holiday meeting on December 1, 2015, at the Mobile Museum of Art.

A motion was made by Councilmember Gregory to convene in executive session of the Council for the purpose of discussing a proposed economic incentive for a new development within the city and preliminary negotiations for the siting of this development. She stated that the Council is in receipt of a written opinion from their counsel that the convening of this executive session is proper in that the discussion will have a detrimental effect upon the competitive position of a party in the negotiations and upon the location of the development, if disclosed outside of an executive session. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Rich, Daves, Gregory
Nays: None

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared that the Council will convene in executive session. It was noted that the Council will not reconvene in regular session until Tuesday, November 10, 2015.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting at approximately 11:36 a.m.

Approved: November 10, 2015

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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