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Council minutes for Jul 05, 2016

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JULY 5, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the City Council’s Conference Room on the 9th floor of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves and 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:

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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ASSISTANT CITY CLERK

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JULY 5, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Ceremonial Court Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

The meeting was called to order by Assistant City Clerk Mary Ann Merchant.

Pastor Byron L. Daniel, Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmember Gregory asked everyone to remain standing for a moment of silence in memoriam of former Prichard Police Chief and retired Mobile Police Officer, Reverend Doctor Tyree A. Richburg and for Reverend Paul Ingram.

Councilmember Gregory announced that pre-Council meetings will permanently be held in the Council conference room on the 9th floor.

Councilmember Gregory announced the 9th Annual Military Tribute sponsored by the Church of Living God will be held Thursday, July 7, 2016.

Councilmember Gregory stated that Penelope House will hold the “Strike out Domestic Violence” fundraiser at Hank Aaron Stadium on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Present on Roll Call:

Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves and Rich
Absent:

STATEMENT OF RULES BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT:

The Presiding Officer stated that all cell phones must be turned off and that there will be no hats, hoods, sunglasses or large bags permitted in the meeting room.

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 June 21 and June 28, 2016, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson introduced Tony Rutland and Jerome Roberts as “Firefighters of the Month” for June.

Mayor Stimpson expressed that the 4th of July celebration at Battleship Park was a great success. He thanked Shoe Station and Regions Bank for their contributions of $15,405.00 and $5,000.00, respectively.

Mayor Stimpson indicated a collaborative process with the City Council in preparation to introduce the proposed Capital Improvement Plan for 2017 on today’s agenda. Highlights include $ 2.6 million for drainage, $4.6 million for resurfacing, $1.4 million for sidewalks and $1.6 million for traffic.

Mayor Stimpson announced that he will be traveling with Councilmember Richardson and George Talbot to the London Airshow on Friday. The purpose of the trip is to sell Mobile and interact with companies in the aerospace industry.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Carlos Steele for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at Lake Drive Tricentennial Park (2121 Lake Drive) on July 17, 2016, from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (District 1).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be granted which motion was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and 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 2751 AND 2752 MCKINNEY STREET, 521 BAY SHORE AVENUE, 1519 AND 2810 MILL STREET (WEST TERMINUS OF MCKINNEY STREET EXTENDING TO MILL STREET) FROM B-2 AND I-1 TO I-1.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to rezone property at 2751 and 2752 McKinney Street, 521 Bay Shore Avenue, 1519 and 2810 Mill Street (west terminus of McKinney Street extending to Mill Street) from B-2 and I-1 to I-1 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.

PUBLIC HEARING TO REZONE PROPERTY AT 1114 CAROLINE AVENUE AND 1111 DAUPHIN STREET (NORTH SIDE OF CAROLINE AVENUE, 205 ± WEST OF SOUTH HALLETT STREET, EXTENDING TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF DAUPHIN STREET, 205 ± WEST OF SOUTH HALLETT STREET) FROM B-1 TO R-1 AND B-1.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to rezone property 1114 Caroline Avenue and 1111 Dauphin Street (north side of Caroline Avenue, 205 ± west of South Hallett Street, extending to the south side of Dauphin Street, 205 ± west of South Hallett Street) from B-1 to R-1 and B-1 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 resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF TRACELL LOCKETT HILL D/B/A HARMONY TRANSPORTATION (H & T) FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SHUTTLE SERVICE.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider the application of Tracell Lockett Hill d/b/a Harmony Transportation (H & T) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a shuttle service 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 resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Charlie L. McCants spoke to the Council regarding try-outs for the “Mobile Tornados” basketball team and “The Explosive Business Growth” job fair.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE AMENDMENT #13 TO THE AGREEMENT WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES (REMOVAL OF PAYROLL CONVERSIONS) (CO173; CITY-WIDE). The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-433-2016

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, Amendment No. 13 to the Agreement dated October 28, 2014, between City of Mobile and Tyler Technologies, Inc., as outlined in Amendment No. 13 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 Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

RE-ALLOCATE $2,431.04 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #C0189, LITTER TRAP & SITE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000 TO CAPITAL PROJECT #C0052, CITY-WIDE STORM DRAINS & PIPES. The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-434-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $2,431.04 be reallocated from Capital Project C0189 Litter Trap & Site Improvements in the Capital Improvement Fund 2000 to Capital Project 00052 Citywide Storm Drain & Pipes.

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES DC FOR A PROFESSIONAL STRATEGIC FUNDING PLAN, $10,000.00. The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-435-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie and Small

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, the attached Contract for Professional Services between the City of Mobile and Sustainable Strategies DC.

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT AGREEMENT WITH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF SOUTH ALABAMA TO DEVELOP A THREE MILE CREEK GREENWAY RAIL MANAGEMENT PLAN, $20,000.00 ($20,000.00 LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, June 28, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 5, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 31-436-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the Community Foundation of South Alabama (CSFA) Health and Wellness Priority Area and Community Social Impact Fund has awarded the City of Mobile a grant in the amount of $20,000 to develop a Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail (TMCGT) Management Plan for the grant period of July 1, 2016, through January 31, 2017; and,

WHEREAS, the grant project requires a City match in the amount of $20,000;
and,

WHEREAS, the grant project offers the City a meaningful contribution to the development of the Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail which promises to be a valuable City amenity;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED:

The City Council hereby authorizes the Mayor of Mobile and his delegates to execute a grant agreement with Community Foundation of South Alabama to accept a grant in the amount of $20,000 to provide a match in the amount of $20,000; and to enter agreements and take such other actions as necessary and appropriate to satisfy the requirements of the grant. A copy of the Grant Agreement is on file in the office of the Mobile 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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

REZONE PROPERTY AT 2751 AND 2752 MCKINNEY STREET, 521 BAY SHORE AVENUE, 1519 AND 2810 MILL STREET (WEST TERMINUS OF MCKINNEY STREET EXTENDING TO MILL STREET) FROM B-2 AND I-1 TO I-1. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

ORDINANCE: 64-029-2016

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 SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 7, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA, RUN NORTH 00°- 13'-29" WEST 61.0 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°-46'-31" WEST 21.0 FEET THENCE NORTH 03°-35'-20" EAST, 202.14 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE NORTH 89°-59'-00" WEST, 481.04 FEET; THENCE ALONG THE NORTHERN RIGHTOF - WAY LINE OF MILL STREET AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 000-33'-00" EAST, 23.23 FEET; NORTH 89°-27'-00" WEST, 62.5 FEET; NORTH 000-33'-O0" EAST, 32.5 FEET: NORTH 89°-27'-00" WEST, 96.00 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE RUN NORTH 00°-41'-00" EAST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 83 NEESE'S SECOND ADDITION TO CRICHTON AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 5 PAGE 326, PROBATE COURT RECORDS, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA, A DISTANCE OF 176.4 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°-56'-45" EAST, THENCE NORTH 89°-50'-03" WEST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF LOTS 86, 85, AND 84, SAID NEESE'S ADDITION, A DISTANCE OF 153.09 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00°-20'-17" WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 83, SAID NEESE'S ADDITION, A DISTANCE OF 181.31 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89°-48'-18" WEST ALONG THE NORTH RIGHT-OFWAY LINE OF SAID MILL STREET (50 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY) A DISTANCE OF 54.38 FEET; THENCE LEAVING SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY RUN NORTH 00°-06'-35" WEST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 83 AND THE EAST LINE OF LOT 3-A, ZIEMAN PARK AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 50, PAGE 29, SAID PROBATE COURT RECORDS, A DISTANCE OF 181.29 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00°-05'-45" WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE OF LOT 3-A, A DISTANCE OF 372.74 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89°-54'-07" EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 1, GENTRY COMMERCIAL PARK AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 32, PAGE 95, SAID PROBATE COURT RECORDS A DISTANCE OF 690.55 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 14°-45'-21" EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF PAGE 2 AN ORDINANCE RAILRAOD (30 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY) A DISTANCE OF 210.05 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89°-19'-21" EAST, 31 12 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 14°-45'-21" EAST, 26.52 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 85°-17'-25" EAST ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF MCKINNEY STREET (50 FOOT RIGHT-OF-WAY) A DISTANCE OF 84.70 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 03°44'05" WEST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF FERRELL STREET (50 FOOT RIGHT-OFWAY) A DISTANCE OF 372.79 FEET THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from B-2, Neighborhood Business District, and I-1, Light- Industry District, to I-1, Light-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 I-1, Light-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 1-1, Light-Industry District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) completion of the Subdivision process; and 2) 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.

REZONE PROPERTY AT 1114 CAROLINE AVENUE AND 1111 DAUPHIN STREET (NORTH SIDE OF CAROLINE AVENUE, 205 ± WEST OF SOUTH HALLETT STREET, EXTENDING TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF DAUHPIN STREET, 205 ± WEST OF SOUTH HALLETT STREET) FROM B-1 TO R-1 AND B-1. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

ORDINANCE: 64-030-2016

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 SOUTHWEST CORNER OF DAUPHIN STREET (A 60 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY) AND HALLETT STREET (A 50 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY) THENCE RUN SOUTH 85°29'14" WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID DAUPHIN STREET 203.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE RUN SOUTH 03°36'07" WEST 144.17 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 87°12'57"EAST 47.89 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 05°09'11" WEST 93.59 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN NORTH 87°47'51" EAST 50.82 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 05°59'53" WEST 85.78 FEET TO A POINT THENCE RUN SOUTH 86°24'47" WEST 104.26 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 04°11'08" WEST 134.03 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CAROLINE AVENUE (A 50 FOOT RIGHT OF WAY); THENCE RUN SOUTH 87°10'47" WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CAROLINE AVENUE 51.57 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN SOUTH 85°54'52" WEST ALONG THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF CAROLINE AVENUE 67.49 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 05°46'50" EAST 114.48 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 84°33'57" WEST 2.13 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN NORTH 04°40'41" EAST 347.69 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF DAUPHIN STREET; THENCE RUN NORTH 85°29'14" EAST ALONG THE SAID SOUTH LINE OF DAUPHIN STREET 123.09 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; CONTAINS 1.59 ACRES.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from B-1, Buffer-Business District, to R-1, Single-Family Residential District, and 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 R-I, Single-Family Residential District, and 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 R-1, Single-Family Residential District, and B-1, Buffer-Business District until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) completion of the Subdivision process; and 2) 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.

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Consent Resolutions 03-438 – 58-446. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

APPOINT THOMAS JACKSON “JACK SINGLETON, SR. TO THE HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 03-438-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Thomas Jackson "Jack" Singleton, Sr. is appointed to fill an un-expired term to the History Museum of Mobile Board effective immediately for a term ending December 31, 2019.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Richardson, after comments from Councilmember Rich the vote was as follows:

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

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

APOINT RONALD R. DAVIS TO THE GOLF COURSE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 03-439-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Ronald R. Davis is appointed to the Golf Course Advisory Committee effective immediately for a term ending September 11, 2017.

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and 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 M & L GROCERY STORE, 2305 COSTARIDES STREET, SUITE A. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 37-440-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

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) License

Submitted by: Mohamed Mandy

Location: M & L Grocery Store
2305 Costarides Street, Suite A
Mobile, AL 36617

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, Daves, Rich and 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 LOUNGE RETAIL LIQUOR-CLASS II (PACKAGE STORE) LICENSE FOR M & L PACKAGE STORE, 2305 COSTARIDES STREET, SUITE B. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 37-441-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

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: Lounge Retail Liquor Class II (Package Store) License

Submitted by: Mohamed Mandy

Location: M & L Package Store
2305 Costarides Street, Suite B
Mobile, AL 36617

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, Daves, Rich and 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 RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR THE MELTING POT, 840 MONTLIMAR DRIVE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 37-442-2016

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor

Submitted by: MPF of Mobile, LLC

Location: The Melting Pot
840 Montlimar Drive
Mobile, AL 36609

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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

RECOMMEND APPROBAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR RIO MEXICAN RESTAURANT, 6401 AIRPORT BOULEVARD, UNIT A. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 37-443-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: Rio Mexican Restaurant, Inc.

Location: Rio Mexican Restaurant
6401 Airport Boulevard, Unit A
Mobile, AL 36608

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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

RECOMMEND APPROBAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE FOR BAY BITES (MOBILE BAYKEEPER, INC.), COOPER RIVERSIDE PARK, SOUTH WATER STREET (JULY 20, 2016). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 37-444-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

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 License

Submitted by: Mobile Baykeeper, Inc.

Location: Bay Bites [July 20, 2016]
Cooper Riverside Park
South Water Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

RENAME CHARITY LANE TO “WILLIE BLACKMAN LANE.” The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 46-445-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the name of "Charity Lane" be changed to "Willie Blackman Lane."

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and 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 # 1541.

RESOLUTION: 58-446-2016

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 31st day of May, 2016, 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 31st day of May, 2016, 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.1541, 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 Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of CIP Resolutions 21-447 and 60-448. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH MOBILE GLASS, LLC FOR HARMON RECREATION CENTER-GLASS REPLACEMENTS, $12,154.00 (D2; PR-026-16; CO203-2016 CIP PROJECT #94). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-447-2016

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: Mobile Glass, LLC

Project name: Harmon Recreation Center - Glass Replacement

Project number: PR-026-16

Amount $12,154.00

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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

APPROVE THE PROPOSED FY 16-17 COUNCIL CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 60-448-2016

Sponsored by: City Council and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, Fiscal Year 16-17 is Year 2 of a 3 Year, $63 Million, capital program that offers the City of Mobile an unprecedented opportunity to address long neglected capital needs; and,

WHEREAS, to fully exploit this unique opportunity the City engaged a Program Manager to work with City staff and conduct a purposeful analysis of the City's capital needs, focusing on streets, sidewalks, parks, drainage structures, and other City improvements used by and for the benefit of the public and,

WHEREAS, utilizing the Capital Project Prioritization Program, approved by Council Resolution 60-469, adopted August 11, 2015, City Staff, the Program Management Team, and Council identified the City's priorities, and prioritized projects for the second year of the City's 3 Year Capital Improvement Plan, and produced a Capital Improvement Plan for FY 16-17;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the City Council hereby approves the proposed FY 16-17 Capital Improvement Plan attached hereto.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, after comments from all Councilmembers and Mayor Stimpson, the vote was as follows:

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

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

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

APPORVE THE APPLICATION OF TRACELL LOCKETT HILL D/B/A HARMONY TRANSPORTATION (H & T) FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SHUTTLE SERVICE. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 37-449-2016

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance #59-073, 2005, that the application of Tracell Lockett Hill d/b/a Harmony Transportation (H & T) for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a shuttle service is hereby approved. A copy of said application is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Richardson mentioned that a sidewalk project from Mobile Street to USA Hospital will begin soon.

Councilmember Richardson expressed his hope that with the today’s passage of resolution 21-435 the ditches in Trinity Gardens will finally be closed.

Councilmember Richardson wished a happy 210th anniversary to Stone Street Baptist Church and invited City leaders to attend the celebration on July 17, 2016 for the state’s oldest Baptist church.

Councilmember Rich thanked the Pops band and Shoe Station for their contributions to the City’s July 4th festivities at Battleship Park.

Councilmember Rich reported the scoreboard at Medal of Honor Park was destroyed by wind and needs to be replaced. Mrs. Rich asked the Parks and Recreation Department for a dollar amount needed to replace the scoreboard.

Councilmember Small stated that the date and time for the annual district three “Back to School Rally” will be announced soon.

Councilmember Gregory asked for continued patience with the re-surfacing of Old Shell Road.

Councilmember Gregory stated there will be a Mobile Terrace community clean-up on July 9, 2016, McCants Chavers Park. There will be an after party with mascots and refreshments.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:33 p.m.

Approved: July 12, 2016

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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