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Council minutes for Jul 26, 2016

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JULY 26, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the City Council’s Conference Room on the ninth floor of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

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

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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CITY CLERK

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JULY 26, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Ceremonial Court Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, July 26, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Council Vice-President Frederick D. Richardson, District One, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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.

Councilmember Gregory noted the Alabama Department of Transportation will continue opening the Bankhead Tunnel for all pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy on Saturdays, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the meetings of July 19, 2016, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson read a proclamation declaring July 26, 2016 as “Disabilities Awareness Day” in honor of the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Independent Living Center Assistant Director Barbara Hattier, Outreach Specialist Heather Weeks and Day Services Coordinator Danielle Bull accepted the proclamation. Cameron Williams served as interpreter.

Mayor Stimpson reported that changes will be announced in Municipal Court that will expedite services to and for the citizens.

Mayor Stimpson announced he will visit Laser Zone today as a stop for his small business tour “Meet Mobile.”

Mayor Stimpson mentioned resolution 60-493 that supports the restoration of Amtrak rail service in the city.

Mayor Stimpson stated Jet Blue has received an order for thirty (30) A321 aircraft from Air Bus.

Mayor Stimpson recognized Leflore High School student Jamonica Lewis and Williamson High School student Davon Trawick in the audience. They are Sweet Pea interns with the Mobile Housing Board.

Councilmember Manzie briefly stepped out of the meeting at 10:52 a.m. and returned at 10:57 a.m.

MONTHLY FINANCE REPORT:

Executive Director of Finance Paul Wesch gave the monthly finance report for June 2016:

“Good morning. This is the June financial report, which is the nine (9) month report. Sales tax collections have remained steady with very little growth. June tax collections were actually up a little bit. When combined with the dip in May means we are back to flat numbers for the last four (4) months. Year to date collections are about 2.9% above the same period last year. We are taking recognition of the flattening over the last four (4) months into consideration when designing the revenue portion of the 2017 budget. We are just slightly below budget, by just a few dollars.”

“The State of Alabama sales tax collections also fell close to 1% behind in June. They are still about 5% ahead of their collections for year to date over last year. They too are experiencing a down turn. General fund expenditures remain under budget close to 6.3% for the year. According to the National Retail Federation we are seeing about a 3.4% growth in retail sales country wide. That includes internet sales which have been advancing further than growth in brick and mortar sales. We are looking to add somewhere between seven (7) and ten (10) percent growth in internet sales this year. That has been fairly consistent over the last few years. What is interesting is there were a lot that said by now internet sales would have exceeded half of the sales in the United States, but that hasn’t really happened. Consumers have started to identify their buying patterns as still predominantly brick and mortar with a lot of pre-buying investigation taking place on online. Apparently consumers still like going into the store and touch the goods before they buy them. That has really kept jurisdictions like ours in the game. I will be happy to answer any questions that you have.”

Councilmember Daves:

“In light of the fact that the sales tax revenues will be flat, do you expect that overall sales tax revenues at the end of the year will be less budgeted?”

Mr. Wesch:

“Right now we are cautiously projecting they will be less. Not by a material amount, but less than budgeted. What we are seeing is the inability to project growth year after year at this point.”

Councilmember Rich:

“The growth you projected to be 3%, do I have that right?”

Mr. Wesch:

“That is correct.”

Councilmember Daves:

“If this trend continues August and September revenues will be less than budgeted? That year to date number will drop before the end of the year?”

Mr. Wesch:

“It could. We have the inability to really look at any strong trend. We have seen a flattening with a low May and a little uptick in June. We do not know what July will be. You will have the budget in your hands before July’s end. I think we have remained rather cautious.”

Councilmember Richardson:

“Mr. Wesch with school starting there could be an increase in sales tax revenues?”

Mr. Wesch:

“It is very possible. The budget department actually projects revenues by looking at what we are seeing this year and try to take into account what trend analysis can be done. They also look at what each month has meant to us over the course of the last year. For example, if there is a boost because of Christmas we will factor that into next December. We don’t have an average revenue factored into each month of the budget, but rather a revenue specific to that month. As it relates to school opening that will be taken into account in September.”

Councilmember Richardson:

“Is it true that we are expecting to collect more this year than we did last year?”

Mr. Wesch:

“Yes.”

Councilmember Rich:

“Your operations budget is $6.3 million below your budget, correct?”

Mr. Wesch:

“6.3%.”

Councilmember Rich:

“What does that translate to?”

Mr. Wesch:

“It is in the $9 million range.”

Councilmember Rich:

“Do you know what that was last year at this time? Is it trending the same?”

Mr. Wesch:

“It is a little less and I suppose it’s a product of the fact that we have a flat budget in the operational side of the departments this year. Every year that you have flats without spending it is harder to get to. We expect, even with the growth that we have identified this year, which we will have operational savings, but they will not be as great as what we had last year.”

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Small 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 Kathryn Sapio, Coleman Meador, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 351-A George Street, Kitchen on George, on September 17, 2016, from 4:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Small 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 and Gregory
Nays: None

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

The Council considered the request of Oscar Ferut, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 751 Dauphin Street, Azalea Manor, on February 4, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Small 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 and Gregory
Nays: None

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

The Council considered the request of Patricia Loper, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 109 Bush Avenue on July 30, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Small 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 and Gregory
Nays: None

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

The Council considered the request of LaQueena Wright, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at the corner of Ann and Congress Streets (Karen’s Club parking lot) on August 6, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Small 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 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 FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 1156 CHINQUAPIN STREET, $5,177.00 (DISTRICT 2).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to fix costs for demolition of the structure at 1156 Chinquapin Street 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 FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 656 HICKORY STREET, $4,415.00 (DISTRICT 2).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to fix costs for demolition of the structure at 656 Hickory Street 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 FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 1553 ORANGE STREET, $4,951.00 (DISTRICT 2).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to fix costs for demolition of the structure at 1553 Orange Street 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 FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 360 CHIN STREET, $5,558.00 (DISTRICT 2).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to fix costs for demolition of the structure at 360 Chin Street 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:

AGENDA ITEMS:

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Barbara Morris, 1860 N. Maryvale Street, spoke to the Council about closing ditches in her neighborhood.

Irene Antone, 2202 Clinton Street, addressed the Council regarding tennis courts.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

AMEND SECTION 34-106(B) OF CHAPTER 34 OF THE CITY CODE TO ABOLISH THE STRATEGIC PLAN FUND AND MERGE THE FUNDS THEREIN WITH THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND. The following ordinance, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 34-034-2016

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND SECTION 34-106(b) OF CHAPTER 34 OF THE MOBILE CITY CODE ENTITLED "LICENSES AND TAXATION"

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile ("City") has, over the past several years, directed Capital Funds to a fund called the "Strategic Plan"; and,

WHEREAS, the City no longer utilizes the Strategic Plan Fund, but, instead, transfers capital funds budgeted to the Strategic Plan to other capital improvement projects; and,

WHEREAS, Section 34-106 of the City Code directs that two (2) percent of the revenues derived from the lodging tax imposed by Section 34-101 and one (1) percent of the revenues derived from the lodging tax imposed by Section 34-102 shall be designated to the "strategic plan funds"; and,

WHEREAS, the City desires to amend Section 34-106 (b) to redirect the funds identified therein to the Capital Improvement Fund of the City of Mobile; and,

WHEREAS, the City further desires to abolish the strategic plan fund and merge the funds therein with the Capital Improvement Fund,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA THAT:

Section 1. Section 34-106(b) of Chapter 34 of the Mobile City Code, shall be amended to read as follows:

A. Section 34-106. (b) — Strategic plan is hereby deleted.

B. A new Section 34-106. (b) is hereby adopted to read as follows:

(b) Capital Improvement Fund. Two (2) percent of the revenues derived from the lodging tax imposed by section 34-101 and one (1) percent of the revenues derived from the lodging tax imposed by section 34-102 shall be designated to the Capital Improvement Fund.

Section 2. The Strategic plan fund is hereby abolished and the funds therein merged with the Capital Improvement Fund.

Section 3. SEVERABILITY: In the event that any section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this Chapter shall be declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall in no manner affect the other sections, sentences, clauses or phrases of this Chapter, which shall remain in full force and effect, as if the section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase so declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional were not originally a part thereof.

Section 4. REPEALER All City Code sections and ordinances or parts of City Code sections and ordinances in conflict are hereby repealed.

Section 5. EFFECTIVE DATE: This Ordinance shall become effective upon its adoption and publication as required by law.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the ordinance be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, after comments from Councilmembers Rich and Small, 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 ordinance adopted.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR GULF COAST WINGS AND FISH, 1850 AIRPORT BOULEVARD. The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 37-462-2016

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: Gulf Coast Holdings, LLC

Location: Gulf Coast Wings and Fish
1850 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36606

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, 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 ENGINEERED TEXTILE PRODUCTS, INC. D/B/A ARTCRAFT AWNING COMPANY FOR ARTHUR R. OUTLAW CONVENTION CENTER-REPLACE CANOPIES, $22,300.00 (D2; CN-154-16; CO261). The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-468-2016

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: Engineered Textile Products, Inc.
d/b/a Artcraft Awning Company

Project name: Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center-Replace Canopies

Project number: CN-154-16

Amount: $22,300.00

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

ACCEPT CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH BURK-KLEINPETER, INC. (CLOSE-OUT), 2015 CITY-WIDE DRAINAGE AND INLET REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE, $31,460.00 (COM PROJECT NO. 2015-202-05; CO177). The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-469-2016

Sponsored by: City Council and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract dated November 25, 2014 with Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., for engineering services on the project known as 2015 Miscellaneous City Wide Drainage and Inlet Repairs and Maintenance, City of Mobile Project No. 2015-202-05.

WHEREAS, at the time the contract was entered into the scope of the project included the engineering design and construction engineering inspection (CE&I) of city wide drainage and inlet repairs, with an estimated construction cost of $525,000, and fees for engineering services are based on percentages of the total project cost; and the fee percentage for this contract is.12.4% for the design and construction aspect of the project. Engineering fees were estimated to be $66,500.00, based on the estimated construction cost.

WHEREAS, during the course of the repair and maintenance project sites, additional high priority repairs became evident, some due to rain events in the spring of 2015, and were addressed in this contract thereby increasing the estimated construction amount to $790,000.00; and,

WHEREAS, the final construction cost amount for the project is estimated to total $790,000.00. Engineering fees (design and construction) shall be adjusted to properly compensate Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., in accordance with the contractual agreed percentage in the City of Mobile Professional Services Contracts. The professional engineering fees will be increased by $31,460.00, to a total of $97,960.00.

WHEREAS, the contract provides on Page 11 (V, A.1(1)) that the "Total fees (design and construction phases) to be paid the ENGINEER shall not exceed $66,500 (Sixty-Six Thousand Five Hundred Dollars), 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 $31,460.00, for a total of $97,960.00, to be paid to Burk-Kleinpeter, Inc., for engineering design and construction engineering inspection services on the project known as 2015 Miscellaneous City Wide Drainage and Inlet Repairs and Maintenance, City of Mobile Project No. 2015-202-05.

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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH NEEL-SCHAFFER, INC. (CLOSE-OUT), 2015 MISCELLANEOUS CITY-WIDE DRAINAGE REPAIRS (DITCH REPAIRS), $77,123.91 (COM PROJECT NO. 2015-202-01; CO178). The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 19, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-470-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Williams and Gregory
and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract dated November 25, 2014 with Neel-Schaffer, Inc., for engineering services on the project known as 2015 Miscellaneous City Wide Drainage Repairs, City of Mobile Project No. 2015-202-01.

WHEREAS, at the time the contract was entered into the scope of the project included the engineering design and construction engineering inspection (CE&I) of city wide ditch repairs, with an estimated construction cost of $691,500, and in accordance with the standard fee schedule used in City of Mobile Professional Services Contracts, the design and construction engineering inspection (CE&I) fees were estimated to be $87,500.00; and,

WHEREAS, during the course of repairing ditches, additional high priority ditch repairs became evident, some due to large rain events in the spring of 2015, and were addressed in this contract thereby increasing the estimated construction amount to $1,462,294.09; and,

WHEREAS, fees needed to properly compensate Neel-Schaffer, Inc. during the design & construction of the ditch repairs, in accordance with the standard fee schedule used in City of Mobile Professional Services Contracts, Inc., will increase the contract amount by $77,123.91; and,

WHEREAS, the contract provides on Page 13 (V, A.1(0) that the "Total fees (design and construction phases) to be paid the ENGINEER shall not exceed $87,500 (Eighty-Seven Thousand Five Hundred Dollars), 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 $77,123.91, for a total of $164,623.91, to be paid to Neel-Schaffer, Inc., for engineering design and construction engineering inspection services on the project known as 2015 Miscellaneous City Wide Drainage Repairs, City of Mobile Project No. 2015-202-01.

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.

SUSPENSION OF 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 Resolutions 03-473 - 58-481, with the exception of Resolution 40-475. 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 ALONZO MCCANTS TO THE CITIZENS’ PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 04-473-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Alonzo McCants is hereby appointed to the Citizens' Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee effective immediately for a term ending November 1, 2017.

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.

FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 1156 CHINQUAPIN STREET, $5,177.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 40-474-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

A RESOLUTION FIXING THE COSTS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 1156 CHINQUAPIN STREET

WHEREAS, notice has been duly given pursuant to Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, affording to all persons an opportunity to be heard concerning the fixing of cost for the demolition of structure at 1156 Chinquapin Street and the City Council of the City of Mobile having held such public hearing in connection therewith;

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of the City of Mobile showing the costs involved in the demolition of structure at 1156 Chinquapin Street to be $5,177.00 and the City Council, having received the report and heard all objections which have been raised by any of the interested parties liable to be assessed for the cost of the work, finds and determines that such costs are reasonable and in all respects should be confirmed;

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

Section 1. The amount of $5,177.00 shall constitute a special assessment against the property at 1156 Chinquapin Street and being that property more particularly described as follows:

W 43 FT OF LOT 6 BLK 43 FISHER TRT DBK 22/332 #SEC 13 T4S R1W #MP29 06 13 0 002

Parcel #: 02-29-06-13-0-002-545

Last assessed to: Cheryl Glover
12450 Miranda Street, Apt. 204
North Hollywood, CA 91607

and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against said parcel of land for the amount of the assessment so made, and the report made to this body of the costs for the demolition of structure upon said property is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a certified copy of this resolution shall be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 656 HICKORY STREET, $4951.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 40-475-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

A RESOLUTION FIXING THE COSTS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 656 HICKORY STREET

WHEREAS, notice has been duly given pursuant to Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, affording to all persons an opportunity to be heard concerning the fixing of cost for the demolition of structure at 656 Hickory Street and the City Council of the City of Mobile having held such public hearing in connection therewith;

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of the City of Mobile showing the costs involved in the demolition of structure at 656 Hickory Street to be $4,415.00 and the City Council, having received the report and heard all objections which have been raised by any of the interested parties liable to be assessed for the cost of the work, finds and determines that such costs are reasonable and in all respects should be confirmed;

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

Section 1. The amount of $4,415.00 shall constitute a special assessment against the property at 656 Hickory Street and being that property more particularly described as follows:

LOT 19 BLK 33 FISHER TRT DBK 22/332 #SEC 13 T4S R1W #MP29 06 13 0 002

Parcel #: 02-29-06-13-0-002-026

Last assessed to: Mose V. & Lucy N. Parker
c/o Gabriella Davis
6020 Songbird Drive
Pensacola, FL 32503

and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against said parcel of land for the amount of the assessment so made, and the report made to this body of the costs for the demolition of structure upon said property is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a certified copy of this resolution shall be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the resolution be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 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 held over.

FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 1553 ORANGE STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 40-476-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

A RESOLUTION FIXING THE COSTS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 1553 ORANGE STREET

WHEREAS, notice has been duly given pursuant to Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, affording to all persons an opportunity to be heard concerning the fixing of cost for the demolition of structure at 1553 Orange Street and the City Council of the City of Mobile having held such public hearing in connection therewith;

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of the City of Mobile showing the costs involved in the demolition of structure at 1553 Orange Street to be $4,951.00 and the City Council, having received the report and heard all objections which have been raised by any of the interested parties liable to be assessed for the cost of the work, finds and determines that such costs are reasonable and in all respects should be confirmed;

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

Section 1. The amount of $4,951.00 shall constitute a special assessment against the property at 1553 Orange Street and being that property more particularly described as follows:

LOT 2 BLK 4 RICHARD SUB TROPICAL PLACE DBK 117 P 81 #SEC 28 T4S R1W #MP29 10 28 4 005

Parcel #: 02-29-10-28-4-005-014

Last assessed to: Robert & Lauretta L. Hill
221 Glenshire Drive
Columbia, SC

and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against said parcel of land for the amount of the assessment so made, and the report made to this body of the costs for the demolition of structure upon said property is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a certified copy of this resolution shall be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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

FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 360 CHIN STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 40-477-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

A RESOLUTION FIXING THE COSTS FOR THE DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURE AT 360 CHIN STREET

WHEREAS, notice has been duly given pursuant to Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, affording to all persons an opportunity to be heard concerning the fixing of cost for the demolition of structure at 360 Chin Street and the City Council of the City of Mobile having held such public hearing in connection therewith;

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of the City of Mobile showing the costs involved in the demolition of structure at 360 Chin Street to be $5,558.00 and the City Council, having received the report and heard all objections which have been raised by any of the interested parties liable to be assessed for the cost of the work, finds and determines that such costs are reasonable and in all respects should be confirmed;

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

Section 1. The amount of $5,558.00 shall constitute a special assessment against the property at 360 Chin Street and being that property more particularly described as follows:

LOT 46 BLK 1 EAST HIGHLANDS SUB DBK 156 PG 594 GRT SEC 44 T4S R1W #SEC 44 T4S R1W #MP29 02 44 0 002

Parcel #: 02-29-02-44-0-002-033

Last assessed to: Warren Harper
360 Chin Street
Mobile, AL 36610

and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against said parcel of land for the amount of the assessment so made, and the report made to this body of the costs for the demolition of structure upon said property is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a certified copy of this resolution shall be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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

RENAME THE WALKING TRAIL AT THE ROBERT HOPE COMMUNITY CENTER TO “THE AFRICATOWN HERITAGE WALKING TRAIL.” The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 46-478-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the walking trail at the Robert Hope Community Center henceforth be called “The Africatown Heritage Walking Trail" and that signage be placed there accordingly.

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

DECLARE WEEDS NOXIOUS, GROUP # 1545. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-479-2016

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 #1545 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 30th day of August, 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 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.

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

RESOLUTION: 58-480-2016

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group #1529 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and it shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.



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

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP # 1531. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-481-2016

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group #1531 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and it shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.



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

SUSPENSION OF 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 21-482 and 21-483. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, 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 BARTER & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR LADD-PEEBLES STADIUM-STRUCTURAL INSPECTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS, $18,000.00 (PR-231-16; CO250; 2016 CIP PROJECT #97, CITY-WIDE). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-482-2016

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: Barter & Associates, Inc.

Project name: Ladd-Peebles Stadium
Structural Inspections and Recommendations

Project number: PR-231-16

Amount: $18,000.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution 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 CONTRACT WITH JEFCOAT CONSTRUCTION, LLC FOR TRINITY GARDENS PARK-PLAYGROUND IMPROVEMENTS, $47,672.00 (D1; PR-027-16; CO076; 2016 CIP PROJECT #395.) The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 21-483-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson 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: Jefcoat Construction, LLC

Project Name: Trinity Gardens Park - Playground Improvements

Project Number: PR-027-16

Amount: $47,672.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the resolution adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Richardson, after comments from Councilmembers Richardson and Small 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 GULF EQUIPMENT, INC. FOR TRINITY GARDENS AREA-2016 STREET AND DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS (WARSAW AVENUE AND COLLINS AVENUE FROM MAIN STREET TO JESSIE STREET), $712,372.56 (D1; COM PROJECT NO. 2016-202-01; CIP PROJECT #25.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-484-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson 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: Neel-Schaffer, Inc.

Project Name: D1, #25 , Trinity Gardens Area-2016 Street and
Drainage Improvements (Warsaw Ave. and Collins Ave. from Main St. to Jessie St.)

COM project no: 2016-202-01

Estimated cost: $712,372.56

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Resolution 60-493. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, 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 item.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

SUPPORT RESTORATION OF PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE BETWEEN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA AND ORLANDO, FLORIDA WITH A DESIGNATED STOP IN MOBILE, ALABAMA. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 60-493-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson and Manzie
and Mayor Stimpson

A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING RESTORATION OF PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE BETWEEN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA AND ORLANDO, FLORIDA

WHEREAS, before Hurricane Katrina, Amtrak's Sunset Limited passenger line was the only transcontinental passenger rail service from Los Angeles passing through New Orleans to Orlando; and

WHEREAS, Hurricane Katrina damaged a portion of the rail infrastructure along the Gulf Coast as well as caused the loss of other portions of the infrastructure, including the total loss of the passenger rail terminal facility in Mobile, AL, and the main line rail bridge between Bay St. Louis and Gulfport, MS; and

WHEREAS, Amtrak suspended all service on the eastern portion of the Sunset Limited line from New Orleans through Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, Biloxi, Pascagoula, Mobile, Atmore, Pensacola, Crestview, Chipley, Tallahassee, Madison, Lake City, and Jacksonville to Orlando; and

WHEREAS, CSX Transportation, and Norfolk Southern (the freight railroad companies that own the tracks on which Gulf Coast passenger rail service will operate) have both committed to cooperating with Amtrak in providing this vital service across the Gulf Coast and to do so in a more efficient manner than prior to Hurricane Katrina; and

WHEREAS, restoration of passenger rail service to the eastern Gulf Coast will facilitate job creation through development opportunities, enhance tourism, and reduce environmental and roadway impacts due to personal automobile use, thereby having a positive economic and environmental impact to the coastal states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida; and

WHEREAS, communities not directly located on the suspended route, and citizens which have limited transportation access options or physical challenges will be greatly served through an available long distance intercity passenger rail service within reasonable driving distance that provides links to the regional and national intermodal transportation system; and

WHEREAS, such resumption of passenger rail service will also benefit the entire nation by providing a link to the Gulf Coast from the Midwest and West Coast; and

WHEREAS, the Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008 called for Amtrak to study the potential return of passenger rail service from New Orleans to Orlando; and

WHEREAS, Section 11304 of Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act (or "FAST Act") of 2015 mandates the Federal Railroad Administration to convene a working group to evaluate the restoration of intercity rail passenger services in the Gulf Coast region between New Orleans, Louisiana and Orlando, Florida and to submit findings by September 2016; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the City of Mobile recommends and supports the restoration of dependable, daily passenger rail service along the suspended route between New Orleans, Louisiana and Orlando, Florida with a designated stop in Mobile, Alabama.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, after comments from Councilmembers Rich and Manzie 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.

APPROPRIATE FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,699,318.28 IN THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND TO CAPITAL PROJECT CO259 CRUISE TERMINAL-EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 09-485-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY TILE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $1,699,318.28 be appropriated in the Municipal Government Capital Improvement Fund to capital project CO259 Cruise Terminal - Equipment & Misc.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH EMS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR PROVISION OF BILLING SUPPORT FOR AMBULANCE TRANSPORT AND MEDICAL TREATMENT SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CITY OF MOBILE, $156,000.00 PER YEAR. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a contract, by and between the City of Mobile and EMS MANAGEMENT AND CONSULTANTS, INC., in the amount of approximately $156,000 per year, for provision of billing support for ambulance transport and medical treatment services provided by the City of Mobile, 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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BILL SMITH ELECTRIC, INC. FOR WEST REGIONAL LIBRARY-ELECTRICAL IMPROVEMENTS, $41,198.00 (D4; CO018; LI-128-16.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-487-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams 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: Bill Smith Electric, Inc.

Project name: West Regional Library - Electrical Improvements

Project number: LI-128-16

Amount: $41,198.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SYCAMORE CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS-ARCHITECTURAL, $443,881.00 (D2; CT-017-16; CAPITAL PROJECT CO259, CRUISE TERMINAL-EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-488-2016

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: Sycamore Construction, Inc.

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements
Architectural

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $443,881.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH ROB’T J. BAGGETT, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS-MOORING HARDWARE REPAIR, $197,223.73 (D2; CT-017-16; CAPITAL PROJECT CO259, CRUISE TERMINAL-EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-489-2016

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: Rob't J. Baggett, Inc.

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal
Mooring Hardware Repair

Project number: CT-017-16


Amount: $197,223.73

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SIMPLEXGRINNELL, LP FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS-SECURITY UPGRADES, $638,552.00 (D2; CT-017-16; CAPITAL PROJECT CO259, CRUISE TERMINAL-EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-490-2016

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: SimplexGrinnell LP

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements
Security Upgrades

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $638,552.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH ROB’T J. BAGGETT, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS-PARKING DECK REPAIRS, $320,604.00 (D2; CT-017-16; CAPITAL PROJECT CO259, CRUISE TERMINAL-EQUIPMENT AND MISCELLANEOUS.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-491-2016

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: Rob't J. Baggett, Inc.

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements
Parking Deck Repairs

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $320,604.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH E. CORNELL MALONE CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC WORKS MISCELLANEOUS RENOVATIONS ADMIN. BUILDING-ROOF REPAIR, $114,260.00 (D3; PW-093-15; CO164.) The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-492-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small 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: E. Cornell Malone Corporation

Project name: Public Works Miscellaneous Renovations
Admin Building - Roof Repair

Project number: PW-093-15

Amount: $114,260.00

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO REZONE PROPERTY AT THE NORTH SIDE OF TODD ACRES DRIVE, 700 ± NORTH OF KOOIMAN ROAD FROM R-A AND B-5 TO I-1. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 41-494-2016

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the City Clerk be, and she hereby is, instructed to publish the attached proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance at least once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, together with the attached notice stating the time and place that said proposed amendment is to be considered by the City Council, and further stating that at such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity of being heard in opposition to or in favor of such amendment.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile proposes to consider the adoption of the attached amendment to the Ordinance adopted on the 16th day of May, 1967, and known as the "Zoning Ordinance." The adoption of such amendment will be considered by the City Council of Mobile in the Mobile Government Plaza Ceremonial Courtroom, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on the 23rd day of August, 2016, at 10:30 am. At such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity to be heard in opposition to, or in favor of the amendment. Furthermore, the City Council, at this public hearing, may consider zoning classifications other than that sought by the applicant for this property.

This notice is published pursuant to a resolution of the City Council of Mobile adopted on the 26th day of July, 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:

BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 5 SOUTH, RANGE 2 WEST, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA; THENCE NORTH 00°-17'-59" WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SECTION 26, A DISTANCE OF 1318.95 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89°-57'-34" WEST 495.80 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONUMENT ON THE EAST LINE OF THE CSX RAILROAD (100' RIGHT-OF-WAY); THENCE SOUTH 28°-16' WEST ALONG SAID EAST LINE 1498.41 FEET TO A CONCRETE MONU


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