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Council minutes for Dec 15, 2015

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, DECEMBER 15, 2015

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Pre-Council Conference Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, December 15, 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: January 5, 2016

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK


MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, DECEMBER 15, 2015

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 9:00 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Councilmember Joel Daves, District 5 Council Representative, 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:

The minutes of the meetings of December 1, 2015, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson noted that no world record was broken for Elfapalooza last Friday evening in Bienville Square. Organizers were aiming at a benchmark of 1,762 set in Thailand in November 2014, but only 1,440 attended.

Mayor Stimpson commented that the Mayor’s Innovation Team collaborated with some industrial and graphic design students from Auburn University to design an app to allow citizens to access job information while riding The Wave bus system.

Mayor Stimpson remarked that the Police Department held a chili cook-off this past Saturday.

Mayor Stimpson complimented the Mobile Symphony’s Cirque de Noel which was held over the weekend.

Mayor Stimpson congratulated the 50 new Azalea Trail Maids and their queen, Emily Sprinkle.

Mayor Stimpson invited the public to Winter Wonderland in Cathedral Square on December 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m., where six tons of snow will be hauled in.

Mayor Stimpson mentioned that the Ad hoc Committee for City Revenue and Growth Analysis will be making their report to the City Council today. He commended the committee for all of their hard work.

Mayor Stimpson stated that due to the recent acts of terrorism, all citizens need to be aware of their surroundings. He stated “if you see something, say something.”

Mayor Stimpson recognized three city employees who have been selected as “Employee of the Month”: Municipal Enforcement Officer Betty Walker, Public Service Worker Woodie Bryant, and Office Assistant Diane McCarty.

Mayor Stimpson read a proclamation declaring the City of Mobile as the 2015 High School Football Capital of Alabama. This year, McGill-Toolen High School defeated Spain Park High School to claim Alabama's Class 7A Championship and St. Paul's Episcopal School defeated Mortimer Jordan High School to claim Alabama's Class 5A Championship. He congratulated the coaches and players in attendance.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: Councilmember Rich thanked the Citizens Ad hoc Committee for City Revenue and Growth Analysis for their efforts. She stated that the Committee started meeting in April with the goal of removing the extra penny from the sales tax rate. She introduced Quin Hilyer, one of the committee members.

Mr. Hilyer stated that the Committee was looking for a revenue system that falls less heavily as a percentage upon the working poor and better promotes economic growth and job creation. He said that they want to maintain essential funding for city services and a stable long-term source of revenue for capital projects, equivalent to the County’s pay-as-you-go program. They also want to propose something that could earn broad-based political support from a very large majority of the citizens and could clear all the hurdles that the state constitution puts in front of local tax reform and one that would provide the City Council with more flexibility to meet the city needs. The Committee’s recommendations are as follows:

Recommendation One
The city should eliminate half a penny of sales tax replacing it with a $7 per month garbage fee to be assessed on annual property tax bills at a cost to homeowners less than a third of that in Montgomery. He added that revenues and savings can and should total at least $8.5 million in revenues and accrued annual savings to be identified by the Mayor with the City Council’s help.

Recommendation Two
The city should eliminate another half-penny of sales tax and replace it with a ten-mil property tax to raise $19 million per year dedicated to a public infrastructure fund divided equally among the seven Council districts.

Recommendation Three
The city should ask legislators to push a constitutional amendment allowing far greater local home rule flexibility for the Council with recourse to public vote without asking permission each subsequent time from the legislature.

Mike Johnson, another member of the Committee, stated that one of their other main objectives was to make this proposed tax structure as expense-neutral as possible to families in Mobile.

Councilmember Gregory thanked the Committee for the report and stated that they will take it under advisement.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the adoption of the agenda and to take Resolution 46-812 out of order, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, 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 agenda adopted with the exception of taking Resolution 46-812 out of order to consider it earlier in the meeting.

APPEALS:

(1) The Council considered the request of Laurie Owen for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 150 Crenshaw Street on December 18, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. (District 1).

There being no objections, Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be granted, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, 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 Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the appeal of Christopher Furger of the Planning Commission’s decision of November 5, 2015, to approve the application of D & M Properties, LLC, for planned unit development approval to amend a previously approved planned unit development to allow multiple buildings on a single building site and shared access between two separate lots (5721 and 5723 U. S. Highway 90 West) (District 4). She asked if the appellant was present. He was not.

There being no objections, Councilmember Williams moved that the waiver be denied, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Richardson, 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 appeal denied.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO REZONE PROPERTY AT 7205 BELLINGRATH ROAD (EAST SIDE OF BELLINGRATH ROAD AT THE EAST TERMINUS OF WILL CASHER LANE) FROM R-1 TO I-2. The Presiding Officer announced that today is the day for the public hearing to rezone property at 7205 Bellingrath Road (east side of Bellingrath Road at the east terminus of Will Casher Lane) from R-1 to I-2 and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter. No one appeared.

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:

Cosetta Jackson, Carolyn Mayes, and Zinnonnon Jackson, Maysville Concerned Citizens, 1103 Antwerp Street, expressed their concerns with the light fixtures in the Harmon Recreation Center which they felt were unsafe. Ms. Mayes also expressed her belief that the Police Department is stopping black citizens for no reason. Chief of Staff Cooper advised that engineers have determined that the lights are stable, but they will take another look at the situation. Councilmember Richardson suggested that if citizens have a complaint about a police officer, they should file a complaint with their police precinct.

Mr. Edgar Downing, Mobile Gas Service Corporation, updated the Council on its former manufactured gas plant remediation project at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and Broad Street. The Council thanked Mr. Downing for his report and commended Mobile Gas Service’s public relations coordinator, Keisha Davis.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

REZONE PROPERTY AT 1515 SOUTH UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD (EAST SIDE OF SOUTH UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD, 470’+ SOUTH OF BOULEVARD PARK SOUTH) FROM B-3, B-2, AND B-1 TO B-1 TO ALLOW A HOSPICE CARE FACILITY. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE 64-095-2015

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:

COMMENCING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK E OF CAMBRIDGE ESTATES, AS SHOWN ON MAP OR PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA, IN MAP BOOK 13, PAGE 9. SAID LOCATED ON THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 34, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, WHICH IS 1023 FEET NORTH OF THE SOUTHEST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF SAID SECTION; THENCE RUN S88°51'12"W, 199.97 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUE 588°51'12"W, 664.40 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN S01°42'33"W, 99.92 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S89°42'32"W, 419.43 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S01°31'16"W, 91.73 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S58°43'12", 229.37 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTWARDLY, ALONG SAID RIGHTOF-WAY LINE AND A CURVE TO THE LEFT, HAVING A RADIUS OF 1819.40 FEET, AN ARC LENGTH OF 552.03 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN N00°55'23"E, 138.33 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN S89°47'30"E, 528.10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S89°57'02"E, 189.64 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NO0°24'31"W, 47.24 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN N89°23'22"E, 230.52 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S89°55'01"E 507.62 FEET TO A POINT;THENCE RUN SO0°03'58"E, 124.91 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN S89°58'16"E, 149.86 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN 500°12'08" W, 180.10 FEET THE POINT OF BEGINNING .

The classification of said property is hereby changed from B-3, Community Business District; B-2, Neighborhood Business District; and B-1, Buffer Business District, to B-1, Buffer-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 a B-1, Buffer 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-1, Buffer Business District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) site limited to an approved Planned Unit Development; 2) parking lot lighting for Lot 2 will comply with Section 64-6.A.8. of the Zoning Ordinance, and full cut off fixtures are to be used; 3) Lots 1 and 2 are limited to the relocated curb cuts to University Boulevard, and Lot 3 is limited to one curb cut to Gloriadale Road, with the size, design, and location to be approved by Traffic Engineering, and to comply with AASIITO standards; 4) Relocation of the curb cut and median cut will require right-of-way permits, and are to be done at the applicant's expense; 5) revision of the site plan to illustrate a dumpster connected to sanitary sewer and enclosed per Section 64-4.D.9. of the Zoning Ordinance, or placement of a note stating the site will utilize curb-side pickup; 6) placement of a note stating that Lot 2 will fully comply with tree planting and landscape area requirements; 7)revision of the site plan to illustrate a residential buffer compliant with Section 64-4.D. of the Zoning Ordinance along the North and East property lines where Lot 2 abuts residentially zoned property; 8) Provision of a 6' wooden privacy fence and a 10' vegetative buffer along the South property line of Lot 2; 9) completion on the Subdivision process; and 10) full compliance with all municipal codes and ordinances.

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

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Richardson, 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 ordinance adopted.

STATE OF ALABAMA)
COUNTY OF MOBILE)

I, Lisa C. Lambert, City Clerk of Mobile, Alabama, hereby certify that Ordinance No. 64-040 Series 2015, was published in the Press-Register, a newspaper of general circulation in the City and County of Mobile, Alabama, on .

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand on this day of , 2015.


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City Clerk

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH S & O ENTERPRISES, INC. FOR GULF COAST EXPLOREUM, FIRE ALARM PANEL REPAIR/REPLACEMENT, $25,000.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-798-2015

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: S & 0 Enterprises, Inc.

Project Name: Gulf Coast Exploreum
Fire Alarm Panel Repair/Replacement

Project Number: EX-173-15

Amount: $25,000.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Richardson, 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 SYCAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR PUBLIC WORKS, STREET DEPARTMENT, NEW WOMEN’S RESTROOM, $39,900.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-799-2015

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: Sycamore Construction, Inc.

Project Name: Public Works Miscellaneous Renovations
Street Department — New Women's Restroom

Project Number: PW-093-15

Amount: $39,900.00

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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH VOLKERT, INC. TO DEVELOP AN ACCESS MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR HILLCREST ROAD (APPROXIMATELY SEVEN (7) MILES FROM OLD SHELL ROAD TO THE NORTH AND THREE NORTH ROAD TO THE SOUTH). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-800-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich 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 develop an Access Management Plan for Hillcrest Road to cover approximately seven (7) miles from Old Shell Road to the north and Three Notch Road to the south, 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: Volkert, Inc.

City of Mobile Project No: 2016-165-04

Amount: $54,710.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small 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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH THOMPSON ENGINEERING, INC. FOR AIRWAY PARK DRIVE AT SCHILLINGER ROAD DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, $18,000.00 (2016 CIP PROJECT). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-801-2015

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 set forth in full, subject to the company signing the contract and furnishing the required bonds and insurance. A copy of said executed contract will be on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of Company: Thompson Engineering, Inc.

Project Name: Airway Park Dr. at Schillinger Road Drainage Improvements

COM Project No. 2016-202-15

Estimated Cost: $18,000.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory 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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH COMMERCIAL DIVING SERVICES, INC. FOR OAKLEIGH HOUSE PORCH REPAIRS. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 21-802-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE; ALA13AMA, 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: Commercial Diving Services, Inc.

Project Name: Oakleigh House — Porch Repairs

Project Number: H1-104-13

Amount: $31,250.00

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.

ACCEPT DEED FROM THOMAS M. ROOT, ET AL, FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY NEEDED FOR ZEIGLER BOULEVARD WIDENING PROJECT. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 8, 2015, and laid over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 15, 2015, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION 23-803-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the City hereby accepts a Statutory Warranty Deed from Thomas F. Root, James F. Root, Nancy It Sheppard, Carol J. Root, William G. Tonsmeire and Karen Ann Tonsmeire for right-of-way needed for the Zeigler Boulevard widening project (Athey Road to Forrest Hill Drive). Said document is attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, 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.

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

Councilmember Richardson noted that Ordinances 07-096 and 64-097 would be laid over for one (1) week according to procedure.

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

AMEND SECTION 7-14, MOBILE CITY CODE, KEEPING POULTRY. The following ordinance was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

ORDINANCE 07-096-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Manzie and Rich

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 7-14 OF THE MOBILE CITY CODE

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, as follows:

SECTION ONE. That section 7-14 of the Mobile City Code, Keeping Poultry, is hereby amended so that it now reads in its entirety as follows:

Section 7-14. Keeping Poultry.

(a). It shall be unlawful for any person to keep or maintain poultry within the city without a permit from the Director. No permit will be issued authorizing the keeping of any rooster within a residentially zoned area other than an area zoned as a residential-agricultural (R-A) district.

(b). Chickens must be kept in a chicken house, coop, ark, or yard which must meet requirements as set by the Director.

(c). It shall be unlawful for any person to keep any rooster within a residentially zoned area other than an area zoned as a residential-agricultural (R-A) district.

SECTION TWO. All ordinances and laws, or parts thereof, that are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION THREE. The provisions of this Ordinance are severable. If any part of this Ordinance is declared invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, that declaration shall not affect the part or parts that remain.

SECTION FOUR. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its adoption and publication as required by law.

REZONE PROPERTY AT 7205 BELLINGRATH ROAD (EAST SIDE OF BELLINGRATH ROAD AT THE EAST TERMINUS OF WILL CASHER LANE) FROM R-1 TO I-2. The following ordinance was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

ORDINANCE 64-097-2015

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:

COMMENCING AT A CRIMPED TOP IRON PIPE LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 10, TOWNSHIP 6 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST WITH THE EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BELLINGRATH ROAD; THENCE ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN NORTH 01°12'24" WEST A DISTANCE OF 826.24 FEET TO A RAILROAD SPIKE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN NORTH 01°17'16" WEST A DISTANCE OF 466.02 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD; THENCE DEPARTING SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE RUN SOUTH 89°16'53" EAST A DISTANCE OF 679.42 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD, THENCE RUN SOUTH 4°24'34" EAST A DISTANCE OF 254.39 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH 55°05'28" EAST A DISTANCE OF 128.89 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 04°24'50" EAST A DISTANCE OF 327.83 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD; THENCE SOUTH 89°44'07" WEST A DISTANCE OF 714.92 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 01°17'16" WEST A DISTANCE OF 199.02 FEET TO A CAPPED IRON ROD; THENCE NORTH 89°18'47" WEST A DISTANCE OF 100.00 FEET TO A RAIL ROAD SPIKE ON SAID EAST RIGHT OF WAY LINE AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING AND CONTAINING 10.4 ACRES MORE OR LESS.
The classification of said property is hereby changed from R-1, Single-Family Residential District, to 1-2, Heavy-Industry 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 a 1-2, Heavy-Industry 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 1-2, Heavy-Industry 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) subject to full compliance with all other municipal codes and ordinances, including the appropriate permitting of all proposed work.

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 03-806 through 58-811 and Resolutions 60-823 and 01-824. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for Resolutions 03-806 through 58-811 and Resolutions 60-823 and 01-824.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

REAPPOINT REFEREND FRANKLIN MCMILLION TO THE CITY OF MOBILE CITIZEN’S BUDGET AND FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION 03-806-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Reverend Franklin McMillion is hereby re-appointed to the City of Mobile Citizen's Budget and Finance Advisory Committee, effective immediately, for a term ending November 1, 2015.

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.

APPOINT MARC JACKSON AND REAPPOINT ROBERT S. FROST TO THE INFIRMARY HEALTH SYSTEM SPECIAL CARE FACILITIES FINANCING AUTHORITY OF MOBILE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 03-807-2015

Sponsored by: City Council

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Marc Jackson is hereby appointed and Robert S. Frost is hereby reappointed to the Infirmary Health System Special Care Facilities Financing Authority of Mobile, effective immediately, for terms ending as follows:

Term Ending

Marc Jackson Noon, Second Monday, November 2021

Robert S. Frost Noon, Second Monday, November 2019

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be tabled, 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 tabled.

APPOINT MICHAEL KINTZ TO THE CITY OF MOBILE CITIZEN’S BUDGET AND FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 03-808-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Michael Kintz is hereby appointed to the City of Mobile Citizen's Budget and Finance Advisory Committee, effective immediately, to fill an unexpired term ending November 1, 2017.

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 BROAD STREET FOOD MART, 501 SOUTH BROAD STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION 37-809-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

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: TSS1, LLC

Location: Broad Street Food Mart
501 South Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small 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.

DECLARE WEEDS NOXIOUS, GROUP #1529. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 58-810-2015

A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES.

WHEREAS, a survey has been made to determine the properties upon which or in front of which noxious or dangerous weeds are growing and the agents or employees of the City of Mobile have obtained the legal description of parcels of property in the City of Mobile upon which or in front of which such weeds are growing, and it has been determined to follow the provisions of Act No. 329 of the Legislature of the State of Alabama, approved on April 28, 1988, and to have caused such weeds to be cut or otherwise abated as public nuisances:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1: It has been determined by the City Council of Mobile that the weeds growing on the privately owned lots or parcels of land described in Exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part thereof as though set forth in full, known as Group #1529 under the caption "NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS GROWING ON PROPERTY," are noxious and dangerous, and such weeds are hereby declared to be public nuisances. The properties upon which such weeds are growing are all located within the corporate limits of the City of Mobile, about the streets referred to in the description which are more particularly described in said Exhibit "A."

SECTION 2: The weeds growing on or in front of the above described parcels of property shall be abated by the removal of such noxious or dangerous weeds or they will be removed and the nuisances abated by the City of Mobile, in which case the cost of such removal will be assessed against the respective parcels of lands from which such weeds are removed, and such cost will constitute a lien upon such respective parcels of land until paid. A public meeting is hereby called to be held in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on the 19th day of January, 2016, at ten thirty a.m., for the purpose of hearing any objections to the declarations contained in this resolution and to the proposed removal of such weeds, at which time all objections will be heard and given due consideration by the City Council of Mobile; and it is directed that there shall be conspicuously posted in front of each parcel of property, a notice headed "NOTICE TO DESTROY WEEDS," such heading to be in words not less than one inch in height and substantially in the form set out in such Act No. 329, approved April 29, 1988.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves 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.

AUTHORIZE REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1529. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 58-811-2015

A RESOLUTION DETERMINING WHAT OBJECTIONS SHALL BE ALLOWED AND WHAT OBJECTIONS SHALL BE OVERRULED TO THE REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS ON OR IN FRONT OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND.

WHEREAS, notice has been duly given and posted at least five days prior to the date of this resolution in the manner provided by law offering full opportunity to all interested parties to object to the removal of noxious or dangerous weeds on the hereinafter described parcels of land, and the City Council of Mobile having held such public hearing in connection with the notices given and no objections having been filed or made by any of the interested parties; and

WHEREAS, Parcels Nos. 1 through 22 described in the resolution adopted on the 10th day of November, 2015, have not been cleared of noxious and dangerous weeds and continue to be public nuisances.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, as follows:

SECTION 1. It is hereby ascertained and determined that the dangerous and noxious weeds growing on the hereinafter described parcels of real property are public nuisances, and it is hereby ordered and directed that the employees of the City of Mobile assigned to that work promptly remove the weeds on such parcels of property: PARCELS OR PIECES OF PROPERTY ON WHICH NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS ARE TO BE REMOVED: Parcels of real property located in the City of Mobile and more particularly described as Parcels Nos. 1 through 22, as described in the resolution adopted on the 10th day of November, 2015, and entitled: "A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES." (Lot Cleaning Liens, Group No. 1529, on file in the office of the City Clerk).

SECTION 2. The employees of the City of Mobile assigned to the work required by this resolution are hereby expressly authorized to enter upon such described pieces of property for the purpose of removing the weeds authorized by this resolution to be removed. The owner of any of the above described pieces of property shall have the right to remove the weeds ordered by this resolution to be removed from this property provided such removal is done prior to the arrival of the employees of the City of Mobile against his property by reason of any action taken hereunder. An accurate account of the costs with respect to each piece of property shall be kept by the employees of the City of Mobile covering the costs of removing such weeds in front of or in front of or on each separate lot or parcel of land where the work is done by the City of Mobile or its employees, and promptly thereafter an itemized report in writing shall be made to the City Council showing such costs with respect to each separate lot or parcel of land but before the report is submitted to the City Council a copy of the itemized costs with respect to each such lot or parcel of land shall be posted for at least three days prior to such report on the door of the Council Chamber at the City Hall of Mobile, Alabama, together with a notice of the time when the report will be submitted to the City Council for confirmation.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves 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.

NAME THE USTA TOURNAMENT BUILDING AT THE COPELAND-COX TENNIS CENTER AFTER THOMAS MICHAEL “TOMMY” TYRRELL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION 46-812-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

WHEREAS, Mr. Thomas Michael “Tommy” Tyrrell, a native and a lifelong resident of Mobile, born January 14, 1947, departed this life on Wednesday, March 4, 2015; and

WHEREAS, Tommy attended St. Ignatius School and Little Flower Elementary School, was a 1965 graduate of McGill Institute and a graduate of the University of South Alabama with a degree in Accounting and Business where he was member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon; and

WHEREAS, he was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and had a longtime career in the Industrial Construction Business and in local, state and national politics; and

WHEREAS, Tommy’s love for his community were evident through his involvement serving as President of the Alabama Builders & Contractors Association, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Senior Bowl Committee, a co-founder of Bayfest, Inc., Mobile Area Water & Sewer System Board of Directors, and the Mobile County Board of Equalization, and

WHEREAS, Tommy had a passion for tennis and improving the Mobile Tennis Center, and he faithfully served on the Mobile Tennis Center Advisory Board since its inception in 2011.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the ASTA tournament building at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center be named after “Thomas Michael ‘Tommy’ Tyrrell” in honor of his dedicated service to the citizens of Mobile.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory 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 Gregory presented a plaque to Mr. Terrell’s wife and family who were in attendance.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

DISSOLVE THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION 60-813-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

RESOLUTION TO DISSOLVE THE HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION

WHEREAS, the Human Relations Commission was created to serve at the pleasure of the City Council by Resolution 60-092 adopted February 9, 1993; and,

WHEREAS, the Commission has not met in several years.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Human Relations Commission shall be, and hereby is, dissolved and abolished.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be laid over for 60 days until February 16, 2016, 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 laid over until February 16, 2016.

REALLOCATE $110,000.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #79, ADMIN. SERVICES-DEPARTMENT EQUIPMENT (FUND 551) TO CAPITAL PROJECT #981, HANK AARON STADIUM. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 09-814-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $110,000.00 be reallocated from Capital Project #79 Admin. Services-Departmental Equipment in the Capital Improvement Fund 551 to Capital Project #981 Hank Aaron Stadium.

REALLOCATE $75,000.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #38, CITY’S SHARE-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES (FUND 551) TO CAPITAL PROJECT #5098, CRUISE TERMINAL-EQUIPMENT & MISCELLANEOUS. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 09-815-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $75,000.00 be reallocated from Capital Project #38 City's Share-Economic Development Incentives in the Capital Improvement Fund 551 to Capital Project #5098 Cruise Terminal-Equipment & Miscellaneous.

AUTHORIZE CHANGE ORDER WITH DORSEY & DORSEY ENGINEERING, INC. FOR LITTER TRAP AND SITE IMPROVEMENTS (COM PROJECT NO. 2015-202-02, ADD $16,029.90. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 13-816-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract dated November 18, 2014, with Dorsey & Dorsey Engineering, Inc. for engineering services on the project known as Litter Trap & Site Improvement; COM Project No. 2015-202-02.

WHEREAS, at the time the contract was executed, construction costs were estimated to be $600,000. Fees for engineering services are based on percentages of the total project cost; fee percentages for contracts between $500,000 and $750,000 are 6.5% for the design stage and 5.0% for the construction phase. Engineering fees were estimated to be $69,000.00, based on the estimated construction cost.

WHEREAS, the actual construction cost for the project totaled $724,449.57. Engineering fees (design and construction) shall be adjusted $14,311.70 to properly compensate Dorsey & Dorsey Engineering, Inc., in accordance with the standard fee schedule used in City of Mobile Professional Services Contracts, and

WHEREAS, the contract provides for additional services on page 11 (V.B.1.) and during construction, materials testing services were needed for the project. Dorsey & Dorsey
Engineering, Inc., provided a qualified sub consultant who performed the needed material testing. Engineering fees for the additional services shall be adjusted $1,718.20 to compensate Dorsey & Dorsey Engineering, Inc. for the testing services.

WHEREAS, the contract provides on Page 13 (V., A., 1., f.) the "Total fees” (design and
construction phases) to be paid to the ENGINEER shall not exceed $69,000.00 unless authorized by the CITY".

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the COUNCIL does hereby authorize the additional fee of $16,029.90, for a total of $85,029.90, to be paid to Dorsey & Dorsey Engineering, Inc., for engineering services associated with Litter Trap & Site Improvement; COM Project No. 2015- 2 2-02.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH AEIKER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION FOR EQUIPMENT SERVICES MOTOR POOL, MOTORCYCLE STORAGE CANOPY, $41,058.00. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 21-817-2015

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: Aeiker Construction Corporation

Project Name: Equipment Services Motor Pool
Motorcycle Storage Canopy

Project Number: EQ-134-15
Amount: $41,058.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BAGBY & RUSSEL ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. TO REPAIR INROAD DETECTION LOOP AT VARIOUS INTERSECTIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, $193,997.00. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 21-818-2015

Sponsored by: City Council 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 repair inroad detection loops at various intersections throughout the city, 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: Bagby & Russell Electric Co., Inc.

City of Mobile Project No: 2016-2060-05

Capital Project Numbers: LDROI, LDR02, LDR03, LDR04, LDR05, LDR06, LDRO7

Amount: $193,997.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BARTER & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL, INSPECTION OF CRUISE TERMINAL PARKING STRUCTURE AND MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS, $15,000.00. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 21-819-2015

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: Barter & Associates, Inc.

Project Name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal
Inspection of Cruise Terminal Parking Structure and
Miscellaneous Items

Project Number: CT-017-16

Amount: $15,000.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WATTIER SURVEYING, INC. FOR MOBILE CIVIC CENTER SURVEY, $24,000.00. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 21-820-2015

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: Wattier Surveying, Inc.

Project Name: Mobile Civic Center - Survey

Project Number: CC-010-16

Amount: $24,000.00

ACCEPT DEED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY, TWO TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENTS AND ONE PERMANENT EASEMENT FROM UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF CHRIST, ALPINE HILLS, NEEDED FOR ZEIGLER BOULEVARD WIDENING PROJECT. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 23-821-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY TILE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE ALABAMA that the City of Mobile does hereby accept the deed for right of way, two temporary construction easements and one permanent easement, from University Church of Christ, Alpine Hills, as needed for the widening of Zeigler Boulevard.

SAID DEED is by reference made a part of this resolution as fully as if set forth herein
with a copy attached hereto.

REQUEST THAT THE MAYOR REVIEW CITY POLICY ON THE USE OF TAKE-HOME VEHICLES AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL. The following resolution was laid over for one (1) week to the regular meeting of December 22, 2015.

RESOLUTION 60-822-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Daves and Richardson

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE MAYOR REVIEW CITY POLICY ON THE USE OF TAKE-HOME VEHICLES AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL ON THE NEED FOR NEW OR REVISED DEPARTMENTAL POLICIES

WHEREAS, the Council is of the opinion that all city-owned vehicles assigned for take-home use should be assigned and used consistently with the best interests of the City of Mobile and pursuant to polices that are comparable to policies followed by peer cities in the State of Alabama.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY
OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, as follows:

1. That the Council does hereby request that the Mayor conduct a thorough review of all policies governing the assignment of city-owned vehicles for take home use;

2. That the Council does hereby request that the Mayor review policies related to the use of take-home vehicles by peer cities in the State of Alabama; and,

3. That the Council does hereby request that the Mayor report to the Council within 90 days of the passage of this Resolution his findings concerning whether the City's policies related to the use of take-home vehicles are consistent with the interests of the City of Mobile and comparable to the policies followed by peer cities in the State and any recommendations he may have for new or revised departmental policies on this subject.

APPROVE AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUSES TO CITY EMPLOYEES. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION 60-283-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that upon nomination by City supervisors and recommendation of the Mayor through the City of Mobile's Employee Recognition Program, the City Council hereby authorizes, pursuant to Section 11-40-22, Code of Alabama 1975, awards of $500, or the designated amount, to each of the employees on the list attached hereto as Exhibit A.

These employees and sworn and civilian personnel are to be commended for their exemplary work performance or innovations that significantly reduce costs or result in outstanding improvements in services to the public.

Employee # Last Name First Name Award Date
13661 McCarty Diane Employee of Month Oct-15
3900 Bryant Woodie Employee of Month Nov-15
6529 Walker Bettye Employee of Month Dec-15
5032 Armstrong Jeffery Officer of Month Sep-15
5502 Jones Joshua Officer of Month Oct-15
14955 Duval John Officer of Month Nov-15

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.

AUTHORIZE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH MIDTOWN MOBILE MOVEMENT, INC. TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF AREA ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD FROM I-65 TO BROAD STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION 01-825-2015

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson and Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest respectively, for on behalf of the City of Mobile, the Memorandum of Understanding between the City of Mobile and Midtown Mobile Movement, Inc. A copy of said Memorandum of Understanding is 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.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ASSENTING TO THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF RIVERS AVENUE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION 41-824-2015

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 a proposed resolution is to be considered by the City Council and further stating that at such time and place all persons who desire shalI have an opportunity of being heard in opposition to or in favor of the proposed resolution.

NOTICE OF HEARING TO CONSIDER VACATION OF A PORTION OF RIVERS AVENUE

Notice is hereby given that the Mobile City Council proposes to consider the adoption of a resolution assenting to the vacation of a portion of Rivers Avenue as requested by the Board of Water and Sewer Commissioners.

The adoption of such resolution will be considered by the Mobile City Council on the 12th day of January, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in the Mobile Government Plaza Auditorium, 205 Government Street. Any citizen alleging to be affected by the proposed vacation may submit a written objection or may speak at the public hearing.

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:

The City Clerk announced next week’s Council Meeting on December 22, 2015, will be held at the History Museum of Mobile.

Councilmember Richardson encouraged everyone to attend the Moon Pie Drop on New Year’s Eve with the group “En Vogue” as the headliner.

Councilmember Rich thanked the Mobile Pops for playing at Davidson High School last night.

Councilmember Small thanked everyone who came to his Annual District 3 Community Holiday Celebration last Tuesday at Palmer Pillans Middle School. He also thanked the Gaillard Elementary School for providing the entertainment.

Councilmember Small stated he, State Representative Barbara Drummond and Councilmember Manzie hosted a holiday luncheon at the Trinity Broadcasting Network on December 10, 2015.

Councilmember Small invited everyone to the “Parade of Threes” inaugural holiday parade on Dauphin Island Parkway on December 19, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Councilmember Richardson remarked that the Trinity Gardens Mardi Gras parade had 43,000 in attendance, and he challenged Councilmember Small to meet this number in his parade.

Councilmember Small thanked the District 3 community and the community action groups for their support throughout the year. He said many projects have been completed this year.

Councilmember Williams extended an invitation to the public to attend the City Council’s holiday meeting next Tuesday and to tour the History Museum afterwards.

Councilmember Williams reflected on the many accomplishments of the City Council during the past year in cooperation with the Mayor, and he stated that he believes that the City has the best council the city has ever seen.

Councilmember Williams noted that visitors will soon be arriving for the Go Daddy Bowl game on December 23.

Councilmember Williams mentioned that he will be out of town December 27-January 2. on vacation.

Councilmember Gregory expressed appreciation to the Mayor and the City Council for working together during the year to get so many things accomplished.

Councilmember Gregory stated that she will be joining the Mobile Terrace Community Development Corporation on December 19, 2015, in delivering gifts to the home-bound community. She thanked Joyce Chavers for putting this project together.

Councilmember Gregory mentioned that she attended the Family Tennis Festival at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center this past Friday.

Councilmember Gregory commented that she joined the Alabama State Port Authority for a tour of the port this past Saturday.

Councilmember Gregory acknowledged Nick Matranga, License Commissioner, who was in the audience.

Mayor Stimpson announced that the christening of the USS Omaha will be held on December 19, 2015.

Mayor Stimpson noted that this Friday marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th amendment to the Constitution, and he will be making some remarks about this in the Atrium after the Council Meeting.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting at approximately 11:55 a.m.

Approved: January 5, 2016

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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