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Council minutes for Aug 09, 2016

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, AUGUST 9, 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, August 9, 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, AUGUST 9, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Ceremonial Court Room of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, August 9, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Reverend Susan Berent, Center for Joyful Living, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present on Roll Call:

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

Councilmember Gregory invited everyone to attend the 152nd anniversary of the Battle of Mobile Bay, hosted by the Downtown Alliance, to be held on Friday, August 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m. in Cathedral Square.

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 August 2, 2016, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson advised that an audit report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General showed a critical lack of oversight in the board’s management of public housing in Mobile. The investigation by HUD identified that the Mobile Housing Board failed to comply with federal regulations for its financial operations and failed to disclose an apparent conflict of interest to HUD.

Mayor Stimpson conveyed the success of the “Mayor’s Cup” that was held Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Seals Park. The event brought together youth and first responders for a day of sports.

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

Mayor Stimpson announced his next “Chat and Chew” will be held at Bishop’s Grill and Bar, Wednesday, August 10, 2016, 12:00 p.m.

Councilmember Gregory read a proclamation declaring the week of August 7 through August 13, 2016 as “National Health Care Week” in Mobile. Mobile County Health Department Assistant Health Officer Susan Stiegler, Director of Family Health Services Dr. Angelia Lewis and Public Information Officer Mark Bryant accepted the proclamation on behalf of the Mobile County Health Department.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the adoption of the agenda, which motion 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 agenda adopted.

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Alice Dixon, Helveston Street Neighborhood Association, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 554 - 569 Helveston Street on September 3, 2016, from 3:00 p.m. - 90:00 p.m. (District 1).

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich 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 Stephanie James for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 1706 Parkway Drive on August 13, 2016, from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (District 4).

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich 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 DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 1357 AMSTERDAM COURT IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 3).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 1357 Amsterdam Court is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Shawn Thomas spoke in favor of demolishing the structure.

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 DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 272 ST. CHARLES AVENUE IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 2).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 272 St. Charles Avenue is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished 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 DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 602 YOUNGS ALLEY IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 2).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 602 Youngs Alley is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished 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:

The following persons spoke regarding Ordinances 09-031 and 09-035:
1. Timothy Hollis, 1924 Seale Street
2. Elder Makinde A. Gbolhan, 1656 Laurel Street
3. Rema H. George, 1922 Kentwood Lane
4. John Weichman, 1861 Old Shell Road
5. Corporal John C. Young, Mobile Police Department
6. James Jackson, 111 Columbia Street
7. Terrell Simmons, 4003 Michael Boulevard
8. Velma Jackson, 1552 Jay Drive
9. Ronn Greene, 2255 Hathcox Street
10. Dr. Demetrius Semien, 11 Common Street

12:03 p.m. Councilmember Williams excused himself from the meeting.
12:05 p.m. Councilmember Williams returned to the meeting.

11. Pastor Kenneth Glasgow, 1408 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
12. Shunta Daughtery, 3023 Pier Point Drive
13. D. J. Larry, 7705 Inverness Court
14. Albert Terry, 805 East Street

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Mobile Optimist Club President Danny Barnett, 402 Glenwood Street, invited the Council to a special luncheon celebration for their 75th Anniversary on August 11, 2016 at the Mobile Marriott Hotel.

James Lilley, 11130 Saltaire Drive, voiced his concerns regarding City retirees not receiving pay raises in eleven (11) years.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

ESTABLISH A POLICE CITIZENS COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL. The following ordinance, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 12, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 9, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 09-031-2016

AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE AND ESTABLISH A POLICE CITIZENS COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL

WHEREAS, there is significant community interest in improving relationships between the community at large and the Mobile Police Department; and,

WHEREAS, the citizen community is a critical resource in improving the Police Department's community relationships; and,

WHEREAS, enhancing community relationships and community outreach efforts will promote community confidence in the Police Department and the law enforcement officers that serve this community and will facilitate community relationships necessary to promote public safety; and,

WHEREAS, to achieve greater improvement in community relationships and to further promote public safety, the Council desires to create and establish a citizens' advisory council.

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

SECTION ONE. There is hereby created and established a citizens' advisory council to be known as the Mobile Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council. This Council will exist with the purpose of promoting the concept that citizens, communities, and the police have a common goal. This goal is the maintenance of law and order, reduction of crime, and the protection of the community. This Council is Intended to work to promote the relationships and understandings necessary to effectively attain this purpose.

SECTION TWO. The Council shall have the following purposes:

(A). To promote and encourage open communications and cooperation between the Mobile Police Department and the citizens of Mobile.

(B). To develop and make recommendations directed toward informing the community of its rights and responsibilities when coming into contact with police officers.

(C). To provide an effective means of community participation for citizens to recommend and review policies, practices and programs designed to make law enforcement sensitive, effective and responsive to the needs of the citizens of Mobile. The Council is expected to provide a community perspective concerning policies, practices, programs, and the effectiveness of police services and relations.

(D). To actively encourage and foster citizen participation in crime prevention activities.

(E). To promote productive police and community interaction by assisting the police in achieving a greater understanding of the nature and causes of complex community problems in the areas of diversity and human relations.

(F). To provide an effective organization that will address the concerns of the community by promoting cooperative citizen-police programs and approaches to the solutions of community crime. The Council is expected to advocate the principle that the administration of justice requires total community involvement and personal responsibility.

(G). To recommend procedures, programs, or legislation to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Police Department and to enhance relations among citizens of the community and the police.

(H). To keep the City Council apprised of actions taken by the Police Department which create community concern or controversy, and to make recommendations to the City Council on actions that can be taken to improve relations between the police and the community.

(I). To strengthen bonds between the Police Department and the community, thereby ensuring equal protection and service for all citizens.

(J). To hold public meetings from time to time to solicit public input concerning policies, practices, programs, and the effectiveness of police services and relations.

(K). To serve, as necessary, as a liaison between the police department and the community.

SECTION THREE. The Council shall be comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council. All nominees shall be placed on the Council Agenda for approval. No member of the City Council shall be appointed to or shall serve on this Council in any capacity.

SECTION FOUR. Members of the Council must have the following qualifications:

(A). They must be resident citizens of the City of Mobile.

(B). They must be concerned about police and community relations, be sensitive to community needs and perceptions, and have a willingness to commit themselves to community service and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this Council's purpose.

(C). They must have a commitment to seek input from the community and to apply this input to further the purposes of the Council.

(D). They may not be employed by the City of Mobile.

SECTION FIVE. The members of the Council first appointed shall serve a term that will expire on November 1, 2017. Thereafter, members of the Council shall serve for terms of two (2) years. A member of the Council may be removed with or without cause by the Council. Vacancies for any reason shall be filled in the same manner as their appointment, and such appointments shall be for the unexpired term of the member replaced.

SECTION SIX. Members of the Council shall serve without compensation.

SECTION SEVEN. The Council shall elect a Chair and a Vice-Chair from among the members of the Council. Such officers shall be elected for a term of one (1) year. The Chair shall preside over meetings of the Council, shall represent the Council before the City Council, and shall otherwise serve to facilitate the business of the Council. The Chair shall use Roberts Rules of Order as a guide for the conduct of all meetings of the Council. The Chair shall have a vote on all matters coming before the Council. The Vice-Chair shall exercise such duties in the absence of the Chair.

SECTION EIGHT. All meetings of the Council shall be open to the public, and the Council shall conduct its meetings in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act.

SECTION NINE. A majority of the total membership of the Council shall constitute a quorum, and a quorum shall be required in order for the Council to conduct business.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the ordinance be held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 23, 2016, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, after comments from Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie and Daves, the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, 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.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

FIX COSTS FOR DEMOLITION OF THE STRUCTURE AT 656 HICKORY STREET, $4,415.00. The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 9, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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 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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH ALL-SOUTH SUBCONTRACTORS, INC. FOR MOORER BRANCH LIBRARY-RE-ROOF, $315,000.00 (CO254; 2016 CIP PROJECT #368, CITY-WIDE.) The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 9, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-501-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: All-South Subcontractors, Inc.

Project name: Moorer Branch Library - Re-Roof

Project number: LI-031-16

Amount: $315,000.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, after comments from Councilmember Gregory, 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 BARTER & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL PARKING DECK REPAIRS-CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES, $8,000.00 (G-CRUISEAL; PROJECT CT-017-16; D2.) The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 9, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-503-2016

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: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal
Parking Deck Repairs -
Construction Phase Services

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $8,000.00

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, 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 DELL CONSULTING, LLC FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS - CBP SECURITY DESIGN AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS, $23,000.00 (CO259; PROJECT CT-017-16; D2.) The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 2, 2016, and held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 9, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-504-2016

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: Dell Consulting, LLC

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements CBP Security Design and Telecommunications

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $23,000.00

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, 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 ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Ordinance 09-035. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the item.

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

ESTABLISH A POLICE CITIZENS COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

ORDINANCE: 09-035-2016

AN ORDINANCE TO CREATE AND ESTABLISH A POLICE CITIZENS COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL

WHEREAS, there is significant community interest in improving relationships between the community at large and the Mobile Police Department; and,

WHEREAS, the citizen community is a critical resource in improving the Police Department's community relationships; and,

WHEREAS, enhancing community relationships and community outreach efforts will promote community confidence in the Police Department and the law enforcement officers that serve this community and will facilitate community relationships necessary to promote public safety; and,

WHEREAS, to achieve greater improvement in community relationships and to further promote public safety, the City Council desires to create and establish a citizens' advisory council.

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

SECTION ONE. There is hereby created and established a citizens' advisory council to be known as the Mobile Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council. This Advisory Council will exist with the purpose of promoting the concept that citizens, communities, and the police have a common goal. This goal is the maintenance of law and order, reduction of crime, and the protection of the community. The Advisory Council is intended to work to promote the relationships and understandings necessary to effectively attain this purpose.

SECTION TWO. The Advisory Council shall have the following purposes:

(A). To promote and encourage open communications and cooperation between the Mobile Police Department and the citizens of Mobile.

(B). To develop and make recommendations directed toward informing the community of its rights and responsibilities when coming into contact with police officers.

(C). To actively encourage and foster citizen participation in crime prevention activities.

(D). To promote productive police and community interaction by assisting the police in achieving a greater understanding of the nature and causes of complex community problems in the areas of diversity and human relations.

(E). To provide an effective organization that will address the concerns of the community by promoting cooperative citizen-police programs and approaches to the solutions of community crime. The Advisory Council is expected to advocate the principle that the administration of justice requires total community involvement and personal responsibility.

(F). To keep the City Council apprised of actions taken by the Police Department which create community concern or controversy, and to make recommendations to the City Council on actions that can be taken to improve relations between the police and the community.

(G). To strengthen bonds between the Police Department and the community, thereby ensuring equal protection and service for all citizens.

(H). To hold public meetings from time to time to solicit public input concerning ways to improve communication and partnership between the police and the communities they serve.

(I). To serve, as necessary, as a liaison between the police department and the community. To encourage active participation among the Community Action Groups and neighborhood associations in improving relationships between the police and the neighborhoods and preventing crimes. Members shall play an active part in encouraging the formation of Community Action Groups and neighborhood associations in areas where they do not exist.

SECTION THREE. The Advisory Council shall be comprised of seven members appointed by the City Council and seven members appointed by the Mayor. In addition to the members appointed by the City Council and the Mayor, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and the Federal Bureau of Investigation/Mobile Special Agent in Charge shall serve in an ex-officio capacity. All nominees, other than ex-officio members, shall be placed on the Council Agenda for approval. No member of the City Council shall be appointed to or shall serve on the Advisory Council in any capacity.

SECTION FOUR. Members of the Advisory Council must have the following qualifications:

(A). With the exception of the ex-officio members, they must be resident citizens of the City of Mobile.

(B). They must be concerned about police and community relations, be sensitive to community needs and perceptions, and have a willingness to commit themselves to community service and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the purposes for which the Advisory Council is formed.

(C). They must have a commitment to seek input from the community and to apply this input to further the purposes of the Advisory Council.

(D). They may not be employed by the City of Mobile.

(E). With the exception of the ex-officio members, all appointees must be graduates of a modified Mobile Police Department Citizens' Academy and must participate no less often than quarterly in police ride-alongs in their district or precinct.

SECTION FIVE. The members of the Advisory Council first appointed shall serve a term that will expire on November 1, 2017. Thereafter, members of the Advisory Council shall serve for terms of two (2) years. Ex-officio members shall continue to serve so long as they hold their office. With the exception of ex-officio members, a member of the Advisory Council may be removed with or without cause by the appointing City Council member if appointed by a City Council member or by the Mayor if appointed by the Mayor. Vacancies for any reason shall be filled in the same manner as their appointment, and such appointments shall be for the unexpired term of the member replaced.

SECTION SIX. Members of the Advisory Council shall serve without compensation.

SECTION SEVEN. The Advisory Council shall elect a Chair and a Vice-Chair from among the members of the Advisory Council. Such officers shall be elected for a term of one (1) year. The Chair shall preside over meetings of the Advisory Council, shall represent the Advisory Council before the City Council, and shall otherwise serve to facilitate the business of the Advisory Council . The Chair shall use Roberts Rules of Order as a guide for the conduct of all meetings of the Advisory Council. The Chair shall have a vote on all matters coming before the Advisory Council. The Vice-Chair shall exercise such duties in the absence of the Chair. All requests for information or public records from the City must be made in writing to the Mayor or the Chief of Police and must be made upon the affirmative vote of a majority of the total membership of the Advisory Council. Individual members may not request information or public records from the Mayor or anyone reporting to the Mayor on behalf of the Advisory Council.

SECTION EIGHT. All meetings of the Advisory Council shall be open to the public, and the Advisory Council shall conduct its meetings in accordance with the Alabama Open Meetings Act.

SECTION NINE. A majority of the total membership of the Advisory Council shall constitute a quorum, and a quorum shall be required in order for the Advisory Council to conduct business.

SECTION TEN. The Advisory Council shall automatically terminate on January 1, 2021, unless continued, modified, reestablished or terminated earlier by City Council action.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 23, 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 ordinance held over.

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 40-506 – 58-509. 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 items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 1357 AMSTERDAM COURT A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-506-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 1357 Amsterdam Court has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that the structure at 1357 Amsterdam Court described as:

LOT 8 BLK 2 OF RESUB OF BLK 2 OF AIR BASE PL MBK 4 P 2 5-26 #SEC 36 T4S R1W #MP 29 11 36 0 004

Parcel #: 02-29-11-36-00-04-072

Last assessed to: AR Seven, LLC
1112 Price Avenue
Columbia, SC 29201-1860

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Ordinance No. 11-085.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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.

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 272 ST. CHARLES AVENUE A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-507-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 272 St. Charles Avenue has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that the structure at 272 St. Charles Avenue described as:

BEG S/S OF ST CHARLES AVE 571 FT(S) E OF SE COR ST CHARLES AVE & ST STEPHENS RD TH ELY ALG S/S OF ST CHARLES 48 FT(D) 27 FT(S) TI-I SLY 199.45 FT TH WLY & PAR TO E/L OF ST CHARLES

Parcel #: 02-29-02-44-00-33-013

Last Assessed to: John Dumont Hudson
P. O. Box 252
Grand Bay, AL 36541

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Ordinance No. 11-085.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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.

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 602 YOUNGS ALLEY A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-508-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 602 Youngs Alley has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that the structure at 602 Youngs Alley described as:

LOT 6 RESUB PT BLK 28 FISHER TRT DBK 137 PG 1 #SEC 13 T45 R1W #MP29 06 13 0 002

Parcel #: 02-29-06-13-00-02-103

Last assessed to: Dennis L. & Helen B. Morris
P. O. Box 9812
Mobile, AL 36691

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Ordinance No. 11-085.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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.

DECLARE WEEDS NOXIOUS, GROUP #1546. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-509-2016

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 #1546 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 13th day of September, 2016, at ten thirty a.m., for the purpose of hearing any objections to the declarations contained in this resolution and to the proposed removal of such weeds, at which time all objections will be heard and given due consideration by the City Council of Mobile; and it is directed that there shall be conspicuously posted in front of each parcel of property, a notice headed "NOTICE TO DESTROY WEEDS," such heading to be in words not less than one inch in height and substantially in the form set out in such Act No. 329, approved April 29, 1988.



The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember 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 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 21-510 and 21-512. 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 TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR 2016 CIP, DISTRICT 1, #9 FLORIDA STREET AND DOHM STREET DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, $25,000.00 (COM PROJECT NO. 2016-202-02). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-510-2016

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: Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Project name: 2016 CIP, Dist. 1, #9 Florida St. & Dohm St.
Drainage Improvements

COM project no.: 2016-202-02

Estimated cost: $25,000.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember 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 GULF COAST UNDERGROUND FOR 2016 MISCELLANEOUS STORM DRAIN IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS, COM PROJECT NO. 2016-202-10B AND 2016-3005-35B, $674,970.65 (2016 CIP - #8, D1, LA PINE; #253, D5, GRAFHILL; #309, D6, GASLIGHT, #314, D6, 1524 RIDGELAND) (2017 ADVANCED CIP – D3, 1125 NORTH DRIVE; D4, 2556 FLEETWOOD; D5, 2666 GOVERNMENT BOULEVARD; D6, CODY @ MILKHOUSE; D7, 4317 MARQUETTE; D8, 4558 BROOKMORE). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, August 16, 2016.

RESOLUTION: 21-511-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Gulf Coast Underground

Project name: 2016 Miscellaneous Storm Drainage Improvements and Repairs

COM project no.: 2016-202-10B and 2016-3005-358
(2016 CIP - as listed below)
#8 (D1) - La Pine
#253 (D5) - Grafhill
#309 (D6) - Gaslight
8314 (D6) - 1524 Ridgeland

(2017 Advanced CIP as listed below)
(D3) - 1125 North Dr.
(D4) - 2556 Fleetwood
(D5) - 2666 Government Blvd.
(D6) - Cody tar Milkhouse
(D7) - 4317 Marquette
(08) - 4558 Brookmore

Estimated cost: $ 674,970.65

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BAGBY & RUSSELL ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. FOR 2016 CIP PROJECT #407, MOFFETT ROAD – MAGNOLIA GROVE STREET LIGHT IMPROVEMENTS, $9,745.00 (PROJECT NO. 2016-2060-08; CO248). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 21-512-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Bagby & Russell Electric Co., Inc.

City of Mobile project no.: 2016-2060-08

Capital project no.: CO248

Amount: $9,745.00

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, 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 RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME:

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules for the immediate consideration of Resolutions 21-513 and 31-514. 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 items.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

CORRECT TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR IN RESOLUTION 21-347-2016 (APPROVED MAY 24, 2016), CONTRACT WITH SUNSET CONTRACTING, INC. FOR BOLTON BRANCH CREEK CHANNEL REPAIRS, UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD TO AZALEA ROAD, $621,129.00 (2016 CIP, D5 #250, COM PROJECT NO. 2016-202-21; CO257). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 21-513-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves 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.

(This is a correction to Resolution #21-347, adopted 5/24/2016. Amount corrected from $641,129.09 to $621,120.09.)

Name of company: Sunset Contracting, Inc.

Project name: Bolton Branch Creek Channel Repairs,
University Blvd. to Azalea Rd.

COM project no.: 2016-202-21

Estimated cost: $621,129.09

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Williams, 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 ACCEPT AND RECEIVE NRCS COOPERATIVE GRANT AWARD TO UNDERTAKE EWP, $774,470.00 ($234,687.00 CITY MATCH). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 31-514-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile ("City") experienced severe storms and flooding from December 23 through December 31, 2015; and,

WHEREAS, these severe and unanticipated storms caused damage to drainage structures throughout the City, and thus accelerated the need for and urgency of certain capital projects; and,

WHEREAS, to promptly address this damage and thus avoid additional, more costly repairs, the City allocated Capital Improvement Program funds to certain projects; and WHEREAS, thereafter, the City sought funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, "Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)", for "Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP)" activities to remove watershed impairments caused by the December 2015 storm event at four project locations; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile was awarded funding in the amount of SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY DOLLARS ($774,470.00) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS in order to design and install EWP measures at four project locations;

AND, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Mayor and the City Clerk of the City of Mobile are hereby authorized to accept a grant award in the amount of SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY-FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED SEVENTY DOLLARS ($774,470.00) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture NRCS to undertake the EWP activities, and to enter into agreements and take such other actions as necessary and appropriate to satisfy the requirements of the grant, as outlined in the Cooperative Agreement, attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full.

AND, WHEREAS, the City of Mobile now wishes to transfer the following CIP funds to the NRCS grant account in order for the CIP funds to be the required match to the NRCS funds;

AND, NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, that the sum of $544,400 is transferred from the following Capital Improvements Fund and reallocated to the NRCS grant account:

CO242 Twelve Mile Creek Bank Stabilization $81,000 (remaining balance)

CO273 2124 Luckner Ct Outfall Rep $257,000.00 (remaining balance)

CO275 3 Mile Creek @ 1204 Bowie Ct $113,1$130:61 (remaining balance)

CO271 3 Mile Creek @ Brawood $34,400 (remaining balance)

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Small thanked district three residents and sponsors for the success of the Back to School Rally.

Councilmember Small recounted a productive meeting last night for the Down the Bay, Maysville and Oakdale communities. Mr. Small thanked the administration and City staff for being present to answer citizens’ questions.

Councilmember Rich reminded everyone to pay extra attention to traffic and children because public schools start Wednesday, August 10, 2016.

Councilmember Rich advised the Public Safety Committee will meet Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 2:00 p.m. in the Ceremonial Courtroom. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the proposed ordinance pertaining to the establishment of a Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council.

Councilmember Richardson voiced his respect for the Mobile Police Department officers while stating that citizens in district one want a citizens advisory committee for the police department.

Councilmember Richardson stated the Midtown community meeting will be held on Thursday, August 18, 2016, 6:00 p.m., at 15 Wisteria Avenue.
Councilmember Richardson stated he attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Franklin Primary Health location at 572 Stanton Road.
Councilmember Daves announced the Finance Committee will meet Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 2:00 p.m. in the Council conference room on the ninth floor of Government Plaza. The purpose of the meeting is to review the fiscal year 2017 proposed budget.
Councilmember Manzie said he attended the funeral services for Mr. Booker Green, Jr. Mr. Manzie extended his condolences to the family of Booker Green, Jr. and promised to work with the family to commemorate Mr. Green’s memory.

Councilmember Manzie noted he was a speaker at the “Loving Thy Neighbor as You Love Yourself Youth Empowerment Experience” this past weekend.

12:41 p.m. Councilmember Richardson excused himself from the meeting.

Councilmember Manzie recognized Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue resident Ricky McCants for his donation of equipment to the Williamson High School football team.

Councilmember Manzie mentioned he met with Rickarby Park community residents that are concerned with having their concrete streets repaired or replaced.

Councilmember Daves concurred with Mr. Manzie’s concerns about concrete streets and expressed his urgency in finding a cost effective remedy.

12:47 p.m. Councilmember Williams excused himself from the meeting.

Councilmember Gregory announced the Mobile Terrace Community Development Corporation’s back to school rally will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 at McCants Chavers Park.

Councilmember Gregory stated in October a special awards ceremony will be held to honor Joyce Chavers for her efforts in helping the children and seniors in the Mobile Terrace community.

Councilmember Gregory noted the Park Terrace and Alpine Hills community meeting will be held Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at St. Johns Methodist Church on Overlook Road. The focus of the meeting will be the widening of Zeigler Boulevard. ALDOT representatives, City Engineer Nick Amberger and traffic engineering employees will be present.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 12:49 p.m.

Approved: August 16, 2016

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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