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Council minutes for Sep 27, 2016

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, SEPTEMBER 27, 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, September 27, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

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

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, SEPTEMBER 27, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Dr. Raoul Richardson, New Life Christian Fellowship, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmember Daves asked everyone to remaining standing for a moment of silence in memoriam of local architect Nicholas H. Holmes, Jr.

Present on Roll Call:

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

Councilmember Gregory noted the Mobile Symphony Orchestra began the new season this past weekend with a concert featuring Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.”

Councilmember Gregory reminded everyone that the second annual TenSixtyFive Music Festival will be held this weekend in downtown Mobile.

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 September 20, 2016, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson recognized the Mobile Eco Team for their hard work in collecting over twenty-two thousand bottles and cans from downtown after Beer Fest.

Mayor Stimpson expressed his gratefulness to the Council for agreeing to vote on the Administration’s proposed fiscal year 2017 budget today.

Mayor Stimpson stated he sent a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus requesting the Navy consider naming a future LCS the USS Mobile and the request has been granted.

Mayor Stimpson mentioned Project Serve performed by the students at the University of Mobile. The college cancelled classes on Friday, September 23, 2016, in order for the students to perform service in surrounding communities.

Mayor Stimpson commended the Downtown Mobile Alliance for hosting a successful annual meeting Friday, September 23, 2016.

Mayor Stimpson reported the Danielle Juzan Dog Park officially opened on September 22, 2016 with a celebratory barbeque sponsored by Hagan Fence. Mayor Stimpson thanked One Mobile, Jennifer Greene of Delta Dogs and the late Danielle Juzan for raising $10,000 in private donations to help fund the dog park.

Mayor Stimpson announced the TenSixtyFive music festival is almost here. The City is providing a free shuttle service to and from the festival downtown. The shuttle will service the University of South Alabama, Spring Hill College and the University of. Starting Friday at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the shuttle will run until midnight both Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, the shuttle will run from noon until 9:00 p.m.

Mayor Stimpson encouraged anyone interested in doing business with the City to attend the second annual Industry Day this Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 3:15 p.m., in the Government Plaza Multi-Purpose Room. It will be an opportunity for potential contractors to meet with City staff and learn more about the online vendor registration and vendor self-service.

Councilmember Gregory announced Visit Mobile’s President and CEO Al Hutchinson has been awarded the “Tourism Promoter of the Year” by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance.

Councilmember Richardson read a proclamation declaring September 27, 2016, as “Toulminville-Crichton Community Development Corporation Day.” Mr. Herman Thomas accepted the proclamation.

MONTHLY FINANCE REPORT:

Mr. Paul Wesch, Executive Director of Finance, gave the following report:

“Good morning. This is the report August, 2016, eleven months into the fiscal year. Sales taxes into all funds for the month were up about $286,000.00 over last year. We are about $3.2 million to the good for the year to date over last year through the same date. That is about a 1.9% improvement in the month and about 1.8% for the year. The 1.8% is the growth that we have talked about being planned into the 2017 budget that is before you.

For the first time this year Mobile ran ahead of the State of Alabama in growth. We were at 1.8% and the State was down to about .21% for the month of August. The 2016 General Fund Budget shows we are tracking well on expenditures. All of that pick-up has been budgeted into the 2017 budget. As you know, 2017 is going to be tight and is going to require the use of carry-over revenues to balance that budget.

I want to tell you about a highlight in a departmental performance thus far this year. That department is the Municipal Garage, whose team is headed by Greg Beckham. With the support of the City Council, the City has for the last three (3) years upgraded fleets across the city. That is starting to show up in expenditures in the Municipal Garage. For years we concentrated on replacing engines and transmissions that wore out in old cars. Now we are able to concentrate on the proper preventive maintenance and servicing of newer automobiles. While we had projected a $1 million savings because of that in 2016, we are actually running $2.5 million ahead of that lower budgeted number and that is to the credit of Greg and his team and the Mayor and City Council for taking a forward approach to our motor pool and Municipal Garage.”

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the considered the request of Michelle Rayner for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 351 St. Francis Street on October 24 through October 31, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be granted which motion 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 waiver granted.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 1561 DOMINICK STREET AKA 1565 DOMINICK STREET 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 1561 Dominick Street aka 1565 Dominick Street is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Alfreda Taylor, 1357 Greenwood Avenue, told the Council she cannot afford to secure the property. Councilmember Gregory advised that the City would move ahead with the Nuisance Abatement process.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 1563 DOMINICK STREET AKA 1565 DOMINICK STREET 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 1563 Dominick Street aka 1565 Dominick Street 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 resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 1565 DOMINICK STREET 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 1565 Dominick Street 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 resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 760 CHIN STREET 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 760 Chin Street is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Altheda Stallworth, daughter of the property owner, appeared. Councilmember Gregory referred Ms. Stallworth to David Daughenbaugh in Municipal Enforcement.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 764 CHIN STREET 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 764 Chin Street 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 resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 2601 BANK AVENUE IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 2601 Bank 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 resolution authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

Ronald Hunt, 1351 Sandra Drive, expressed his support for pay raises for public safety employees.

Joe Keffer, 3892 Johnstown Drive, Montgomery, Alabama, stated his support of an increase in funding for public transportation.

Reggie Hill, 1007 Center Street, voiced his support for raises for public safety employees as well as more initiatives for at risk youth.

Karlos Finley, 501 Monroe Street, thanked the Council for considering the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail in the budget.

Greg Harvell, 2534 Old Shell Road, spoke in opposition of the proposed new logo for the City.

Kasee Heisterhagen, 2008 Dauphin Street, stated she would like to see a combination of the Iconic “M” Administrative logo and the proposed new city logo used.

Visit Mobile President and CEO Al Hutchinson communicated his feeling that the Council’s proposed logo is more appropriate as a brand for Mobile, rather than a logo.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Amelia Clark, 1406 Warren Drive, Daphne, Alabama, spoke to the Council supporting the use of body cameras by police officers.

Sister Lucindia Claghorn, 351 Conti Street, presented Councilmember Manzie with a copy of the book she wrote about her struggle with schizophrenia.

SUSPENSION OF RULES FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION TO CONSIDER RESOLUTION 09-562 OUT OF ORDER.

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Resolution 09-562 out of order. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the item.

ADOPT THE PROPOSED 2016-2017 BUDGETS FOR THE GENERAL FUND, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, STRATEGIC PLAN, AND THE CONVENTION CENTER. The following resolution, which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 6, 2016, was held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 20, 2016, was held over again until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-562-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the FY 2016-2017 budgets for the General Fund, Capital Improvement, Strategic Plan, and Convention Center are hereby adopted.

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

Councilmember Gregory offered the following amendment:

Amendment 1.

Within the Convention Center Fund Budget:

a. Delete funding in the amount of $225,000.00 for the Friends of the African American Heritage Trail, Inc.

b. Reduce funding for Move Mobile Youth Initiative by $225,000.00, thus leaving the sum of $200,000.00 appropriated for that line item.

c. Delete funding in the amount of $200,000.00 for Fort Conde Visitors Center.

d. Add $650,000.00 to the appropriation for Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Richardson.

Councilmember Rich asked the following question:

“I received this information last night, but didn’t start communicating with my colleagues until this morning. I need some greater understanding on the removal of funds from Fort Conde. I’m not sure who was running it prior to this point. At one time it was supposed to be run by the Convention and Visitors Bureau. It’s my understanding that the History Museum is running it. I don’t know what it means by removing it and how will the doors stay open? What is the plan?”

Executive Director of Finance Paul Wesch responded:

“Councilwoman Rich the Convention and Visitors Bureau will no longer be responsible for operating the Visitor’s Center. The Administration will absorb that responsibility. That responsibility will be carried out internally and not through a third party.”

Councilmember Rich then asked:

“What line item will absorb the $200,000.00 that would have been allocated for its operations?”

Mr. Wesch responded:

“We’re reacting as quickly as we’re finding out how the Council is reacting. I don’t have a complete answer for you, but that information will be forthcoming when we have a plan designed.”

Councilmember Rich:

“I don’t only have second hand knowledge of this, but apparently there was some discussions about having Gulf Coast Ducks operate Fort Conde. Does that have any merit; is that volition of the Administration, to your knowledge?”

Mr. Wesch:

“There have been a number of discussions and that has been one of them. Nothing has been finalized and nothing has been decided at this point.”

Councilmember Rich:

“Would that have to come to Council if a private sector were to take over?”

Mr. Wesch:

“If there was a contract with a third party, that contract would come before the Council. If the City were to internalize with its own human resources and assets then assuming those resources were expended from the appropriate line item it conceivably would not.”

Councilmember Rich:

“I understand the need to get that level funding to the “Visit Mobile.” I am all for that. I understand that the Administration is reacting to where the Council wants to move money out of. I hope the action of this Council in negating the funding for Fort Conde, which is an important facility where we have spent a lot of money maintaining and making sure the doors stayed open, I hope I’m not creating some ill will for that function to still happen.”

Mr. Wesch:

“No you’re not. In fact this really is an opportunity for exploration of more vibrant ways to really entice tourists and give examples of what they will see beyond Fort Conde. Our collective approach to this point has been more of a passive one. This could be a really good change towards a better experience for our tourists.”

The Presiding Officer called for the vote, 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 amendment adopted.

Councilmember Gregory offered the following amendment:

Amendment 2.

Within the General Fund Budget, General Performance Contract Detail:

a. Delete funding in the amount of $20,000.00 for the National African American Archives because that entity has closed and ceased operation.

b. Add funding for the Mobile Ballet in the amount of $10,000.00.

c. Add $5,000.00 to the appropriation for the Child Advocacy Center.

d. Add funding for People United to Advance the Dream in the amount of $5,000.00.

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves.

The Presiding Officer called for the vote, 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 amendment adopted.

Councilmember Gregory offered the following amendment:

Amendment 3.

Within the Capital Improvements Fund Budget, Improvements and Repairs Budget Detail:

a. Delete funding in the amount of $6,000.00 for City Council projects.

b. Reduce funding for Miscellaneous Street Improvements by $19,000.00, thus leaving $181,000.00 appropriated for that line item.

c. Reduce funding for Park-Lights, Equipment, and Repairs by $50,000.00, thus leaving $150,000.00 appropriated for that line item.

d. Add funding for the Friends of the African-American Heritage Trail, Inc. in the amount of $75,000.00, said funds to be used for capital improvements involving the Heritage Trail pursuant to a Performance Contract that will require that the funds be used for capital improvement purposes only and with the requirement that the Performance Contract must come back to the Council for approval.

The motion was seconded by Councilmember Williams.

Councilmember Rich posed the following:

“I was not at the table for these movements and the $6,000.00 in a huge multi-million dollar budget doesn’t seem to bother me in the least. Can someone explain the rationalization as to how you arrived at the $75,000.00 and what exactly are those programs and what is being removed?”

Mr. Daves responded:

“Let me say first of all putting together any budget is difficult and this one has been no less difficult than others. Since we have a limited pool of resources we have to make difficult decisions with respect to how those resources are going to be allocated. I think my colleagues will join me in saying while we may get a unanimous vote on a budget, and I hope we get one today, there are certain parts of that budget that we don’t agree with; none of us, not the seven of us and the Mayor included gets exactly the budget they want. There was a great deal of feeling on the Council that the Move Mobile and the African American Trail should receive some funding. However there was also a great deal of feeling that we needed to restore, or provide level funding to the CVB, so choices had to be made. We were not able to find money in the general fund for the African American Trail and so we spent some time looking for money we could provide to the African American Trail for capital purposes largely for signs and the vehicle Judge Finley has mentioned. I have to tell you, to some extent, it’s an arbitrary figure but I think Judge Finley has done an excellent job of telling us in a nutshell what that money will be used for.”

Councilmember Gregory responded:

“One other thing just to piggy back with what Mr. Daves said. As we all know, we do have capital improvement funds and to a degree the capital improvement funds we have already allocated duplicate in some ways these two “B” and “C” allocations; therefore, we felt like these were two line items we could reduce some of the funding for in order to restore some capital funds to the African American Heritage Trail.”

Councilmember Daves:

“We were trying to find sources in the capital funds that would not significantly impair our ability to address capital needs in the city. As Council President Gregory has pointed out, the $6,000.00, which is a very minor number, but the other two numbers were taken from line items where we felt like there was already a good deal of money devoted within the CIP and reserves for those items.”

Councilmember Rich then asked:

“I understood the big picture. I get all of that, we voted and restored the funding. I understand the need to get capital over; but the line items, I’m just confused. I wasn’t there for the building blocks. So you took $19,000.00 out of Miscellaneous Street Improvements, correct? You took $50,000.00 out of what was going to be two hundred for park lighting equipment and repairs and you arrived at that with the best intention that would not derail or do anything that was of the authors’ of this opinion? I just really appreciate having the fundamentals of what those line items were and what they would return and that they are now somewhat smaller. Thank you.”

The Presiding Officer called for the vote, 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 amendment adopted.

Councilmembers Manzie and Small offered the following amendment:

Amendment 4.

Within the General Performance Contract Detail:

a. Reduce funding to the Boys & Girls Club of South Alabama, Inc. by $70,000.00.

b. Add funding in the amount of $35,000.00, said funds to be used for a summer youth program for the Dauphin Island Parkway community at Dr. Robert W. Gilliard Elementary School.

c. Add funding in the amount of $35,000.00, said funds to be used for a summer youth program for the Campground community at Florence Howard Elementary School.

Councilmember Manzie stated:

“Yes, Madam President, I want to make crystal clear that the total number of resources that the Boys and Girls Club will receive from the City will remain the same. What we have essentially done is ensure that the youth in the Campground/Bottom community of District Two; and not speaking for Councilman Small, but also the youth in the DIP area of his district, are areas that currently do not have community centers, do not have fully functional recreational parks will now have a structured summer program in those individual communities. That doesn’t reduce the amount of resources the City has allocated to their program by any stretch of the imagination, it just zeros those funds in to make certain we have youth summer programs in both of those communities.”

Mr. Small stated:

“Yes, ditto to what Councilman Manzie has stated. Last year the money, $35,000, went towards the Gilliard Elementary School on DIP to help the kids in that area that do not have a place to go in the summer time. We did it this past year and we are looking to do it again this coming year. Councilman Manzie, like he stated, is trying to provide things to do for the kids and have something to do in the summer time besides getting into trouble. We are trying to make sure the money is designated and kids have something to do in the summer time. Thank you.”

The Presiding Officer called for the vote, 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 amendment adopted.

Councilmember Gregory called for the vote for the original motion as amended.

Councilmember Williams:

“First of all I’d like to commend the Council on what I believe has been probably the most interesting of years, maybe the most difficult, in doing two major things in my opinion. One is beginning to properly compensate the members of the Mobile Police Department, and recognize I say beginning. The other is two parts and I think they come together; one is the recognition of a future convention visitor’s business in Mobile, including the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail. The only way they will be successful is with “Visit Mobile” and one message is that Mobile is not just a place to do a convention. Mobile should be a national place of interest and I see the African American Heritage Trail, along with the work I know they will do with Al and his bunch with “Visit Mobile”, will only be the beginning of what is to become a national destination for African Americans and all Americans to learn more about the history and heritage of our country. That will include not only the trail, but a restored and properly funded and maintained Africatown. Africatown must be something we pick up and place as a priority on this Council in the next four to five years. Together those things, a safe Mobile and one that attracts all visitors, especially with regard to the African American Heritage Trail and Africatown is going to be the thing that puts Mobile where it needs to be on the map. Thank you.”

Councilmember Small:

“Yes Madam President, I’d like to ditto what Councilman Williams has stated. First I’d like to say that all our City employees are very important. In order to have a good organization you have to have good people and to have good people you have to give them some kind of incentive. We do know Mobile is in a critical position with our police officers. For one we are not competitive with other cities that surround Mobile. Also Mobile is also short on police officers.

Back in May I went to Johannesburg. We were in an area that did not have police protection. We were out of police jurisdiction. I had an incident in another country. When I came back one thing I stated was I asked the Mayor and his administration to try and make sure we take care of our police officers and make sure our citizens are protected. To make sure we can have experienced officers on our force. Not just that people get trained here and move to another city or state to work, but to make sure we can maintain our experienced officers on the streets of Mobile to protect the citizens. I do commend the Mayor and his administration for looking into the budget and finding the raises for the officers, but again we have to take care of our City employees to make sure our city moves forward.

As my colleague has stated, Mobile is on the national map. Thanks to Al Hutchinson, an organization I belong to, “The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association”, is looking to have their 2019 convention in Mobile. I have been a member of that organization for sixteen years, and Mobile will probably be one of the smallest cities I’ve visited for that convention ever. I’d like to say thanks to Al for bringing that type of convention here to Mobile. In order to bring the people you have to have a designation, quality of life and safe city.

With the investment the Council is making today and having people like Al Hutchinson on our team that are pushing Mobile, we are able to bring in more visitors to spend money in our city and have a more productive city. In order to make money you have to spend money. Again, I’d like to commend the Administration for all the hard work they have done. I’d also like to thank the Council and City employees for their hard work. I look forward to working with the Administration in the future to find funding for raises for our City employees. Thank you”

Councilmember Manzie:

“Yes, Madam President, I want to echo the comments and sentiments of Councilmembers Small and Williams. This is a groundbreaking effort and I appreciate all the hard work of Mayor Stimpson, Mr. Wesch and everyone who’s been associated with formulating this budget and giving it to us to go through the process we have gone through, as a legislative body, to get it to where it is today.

I am especially proud of the pay increases that are codified in this budget. Even after we’ve given these kinds of raises for our police officers, we are still not where I’d like to see us be. I know it will be the goal of this Administration and this Council for us to continue to find resources necessary to put those men and women who sacrifice their lives day in and day out financially in a position where they will want to stay and we will be able to retain them and have their leadership in our communities for years to come. This will stop the high levels of attrition and Mobile training officers and them leaving for much smaller communities with lesser workloads. I applaud Chief Barber and everyone else associated with what we’ve been able to do today. It’s my hopes that each year we’re here to do more to show our appreciation to those who sacrifice to serve us each and every day.

I’m also proud of the resources in this budget that will go toward our young people. One of the reasons we’re having issues with acrimony in our community is because in the summer time particularly there is a lack of productive activity for our young people. I think with the Move Mobile Initiative I’m hopeful that a great deal of those resources will be allocated toward summer employment for our young people to give them something constructive to do. It has worked in other communities and I’m hopeful it will work here.

I’m excited about the capital resources for the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail. There is a lot of heritage that has yet to be memorialized here. They have a fine way of seeing that will come to fruition. I’m glad that we were able to come to an agreement for some funding on that priority. Fully funded Visit Mobile was a priority for everyone on this Council to make sure Al Hutchinsen and his team will continue to provide the leadership in order for this city to become a tourism destination. In order to do that we have to invest on our end and I think we’ve shown that by getting the funding back to where it was last year. I want to congratulate Al on receiving such a high level award, and we hope you continue to work hard with your board of directors to make this the best tourism destination it can be.

Finally, I’m happy that we will have in the Campground/Lower MLK community a youth summer program. We need to invest in initiatives like these on the front end and Chief Barber and everyone else on the back end. I would much rather put the investment in this nature than any other way. I’m proud of the budget. It doesn’t have all I wanted in it. I wanted to have bonuses for our other City employees. Hopefully we’ll see revenue growth in the next budget and we’ll be able to look in that direction. I know that will hopefully be a priority for the Administration. I am proud of what we have been able to agree on for the City of Mobile.”

Councilmember Daves:

“Thank you, Madam President. I have already spoken a few minutes ago with part of what I want to say so I’m not going to go back over that ground again and neither will I go over the ground some of my colleagues have covered with which all I agree. I want to focus on the raises for our first responders. I had two concerns with respect to that when it was first presented to me. One is that after several years of reducing General Fund expenditures, this budget marked a large increase in General Fund expenditures. The other concern I had was that by doing this we would not be able to provide raises for the rest of our employees. When I considered it though I came to the conclusion, it didn’t take me very long, that we had a real crisis particularly in our police department but also with our firefighters that had to be addressed and that crisis took priority over those other concerns. So I’m delighted that my colleagues were able to join me in providing for this funding for our first responders is vitally important that we pay them a competitive wage. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do and I’m happy that we’re doing it and moving in that direction with this budget. Thank you Madam President.”

Councilmember Rich:

“Again I won’t repeat but my sentiments are right there with my colleagues on the police and firefighters raises. I’m a tremendous advocate of basic City services with public safety being at the top of the list. I applaud the Administration for presenting that to Council. I’ve seen a few budgets where we barely have the money to move forward, where attrition was placed in the double digits and I knew what was starting out at the beginning of the year was a set up to put the City at risk.

I would like to give my compliments on behalf of the people I represent for your diligence, your stewardship and this is the entire Administration starting with the Mayor and the Finance Director and every department head. I’ve been amazed at the budget throughout the year what good stewards you are of the public dollar. I believe that you all deserve all of that credit for organizing that. As soon as I read the budget, although I didn’t agree with every priority and every line, I want to state firmly from this seat to let my constituents know the better stability that we have compared to other past administrations is stellar and you can all be very proud of the momentum coming from that aspect of City government regardless of where you’d like to see money go. Again public safety is number one, and we’re really helping to make that the best it can be and that is the return to the community. Again thank you.”

Councilmember Richardson:

“We got the budget and we all had in mind what we wanted the budget to do. It was not easy finding consensus among seven people so we could vote on this budget today. I knew up front that we had to give the raises to our first responders. I was hoping we could give all our employees a raise. I couldn’t get consensus for it because we didn’t have money for it. I hope next time they will be up front. I set out to try to give the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail their funding. We funded them partially because we didn’t have the funds to do what they requested. I wanted to make sure the CVB received some funding to make sure they keep the progress going. In fact, we worked so hard to get consensus on this budget that Mayor Stimpson was down on our floor this morning and he stayed there until 10:30. We should have been starting our meeting at 10:30, but Mayor Stimpson was still with us hammering away on the budget and that’s what it takes to get consensus. I would put this up with any Council in the nation. We take hits; we’re going to take some hits today. As we vote on this budget today there will not be one relationship on this Council disturbed. Our relationships are intact.”

And the vote was as follows:

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

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

At 12:14 p.m. Councilmember Williams excused himself from the meeting.

Councilmember Gregory:

“I know the Mayor has to leave and some of our police officers probably need to leave to go back to work. I do want to say having spent as much time on this Council as myself and Mr. Richardson have, very rarely before Mayor Stimpson and his Administration took office did we ever have a unanimous amendments and budgets. I want to thank everyone for their hard work.”


ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

ADOPT AND APPROVE 2016 ORGANIZATION CHART FOR THE CITY OF MOBILE. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 02-048-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE ATTACHED ORGANIZATIONAL CHART AND THE REORGANIZATION OF CITY DEPARTMENTS AND DUTIES AS REFLECTED THEREON BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, as follows:

1. That the City Council, upon recommendation of the Mayor of Mobile, does hereby adopt and approve the attached organizational chart for the City of Mobile and the reorganization of City departments and duties reflected thereon.

2. That the attached organizational chart for the City of Mobile is incorporated herein by reference.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the ordinance be held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 11, 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.

AMEND CHAPTER 6 OF THE CITY CODE-AMBULANCES AND OTHER MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 and held over for (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 06-049-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 6 - "AMBULANCES AND OTHER MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION" OF THE CITY CODE OF MOBILE. ALABAMA (1991, AS AMENDED)

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following section of Chapter 6, "Ambulances and other Medical Transportation" of the City Code of Mobile Alabama (1991), commonly known as the "Ambulance Ordinance," be and hereby are, amended, updated and deleted as follows:

I. AMENDMENTS AND UPDATED SECTIONS

Sec. 6-7. - Fire medic ambulance service.

a. The fire department will determine the patient category of all individuals at the time of response based upon medical protocol. Individuals not requiring Category I (ALS Emergency) transport shall be so informed. The individual shall also be instructed that they may choose an alternate form of transportation such as a private ambulance, privately owned vehicle or a taxi service.

b. The fire department shall provide emergency medical treatment and transportation with regard to the patient and shall not refuse transport of any patient requiring Category I (ALS/Emergency) treatment to a hospital within the city or its police jurisdiction: regardless of the patient's insurance status or ability to pay.

c. The following Fire medic ambulance fees shall apply within the city and its police jurisdiction. Said fees shall be billed by the fire department with the assistance of the City's legal department and any outside administrative or professional support personnel necessitated by the volume of ambulance accounts:

1 ALS- 1 transport $600.00
ALS-II transport $650.00

2 BLS-1 transport $450.00
BIS-II transport $500.00

3 Emergency inter-facility transfer $1,200.00

4 Mileage $12.00 per mile

5 Patient assessment for those patients who have $60.00
been determined not to be in need of emergency services.

6 Standby fee at special functions with a minimum $150.00 per hour
four-hour charge

7 Medical service fee where advanced life support $175.00
medical treatment is rendered at the scene but no transport occurs

8 EMS bike team/Foot Patrol Team standby fee $100.00

9 Mini ambulance $100.00 per hour
Incident Commander $75.00 per hour
EMS Supervisor $75.00 per hour
Logistic Officer $75.00 per hour
Communications Officer $75.00 per hour
Operations Officer $75.00 per hour
Planning Officer $75.00 per hour
Logistics Team (2 persons) $150.00 per hour
Entire Incident Command Staff at a minimum of $500.00 per hour
four (4) hours

Due to the complexity of some special events request for coverage, Mobile Fire Rescue Department's EMS Administration Division shall recommend the number of units, equipment and personnel required, and to be deployed, to ensure response reliability and public safety efficiency and effectiveness, for events that are requesting service whether vendor sponsored or paid overtime.

Any special event held within the Police and Fire Jurisdiction that is not a City of Mobile sponsored event and is expected to generate a crowd of 5,000 people or greater shall contact the Emergency Medical Services Division of Mobile Fire Rescue Department and request EMS coverage for the event.

The event sponsor/planner shall be responsible for paving the cost for MFRD personnel, equipment and services as listed above for EMS coverage. The event plan shall be forwarded to the EMS Division for review at least 2 weeks prior to the event and the EMS Division will determine the adequate amount of coverage needed for the event and cost of the coverage and shall provide the determined amount of coverage for the event.

Payment arrangements for any special events coverage shall be made through the Deputy Chief of Finance or his/her designee for Mobile Fire Rescue Department prior to the event and payment shall be made not later than 30 days after the event.

Events that are partially sponsored by the City of Mobile in conjunction with other entities shall be responsible for reimbursing the city the personnel overtime cost for each individual MFRD employee working the event for the total number of hours worked including pre-event briefings and post event debriefings.

d. Under unusual and extraordinary circumstances, a Fire medic ambulance may transport any patient deemed appropriate by the Fire medic and/or on-line medical control, regardless of the patient's transport category. Under such circumstances, however, the appropriate above cited subsection (c) fee shall be assessed to the individual.

e. The city hereby establishes a capital improvements project called the Mobile Fire Department Equipment Acquisition and Maintenance Project to be financed by a transfer of fifteen (15) percent of the annual cash receipts generated by the city's ALS enterprise fund from ambulance service fees with the annual period beginning October 1 and ending September 30 of each fiscal year following the passage of this section, along with any such designated endowments from private sources. The use of monies from said capital improvements project shall be limited to fire department purposes and restricted for capital equipment purchases, repairs and regular maintenance of fire department equipment.

(Ord No. 06-050, § 3.04, 7-23-91; Ord No. 06-069, § LC, 10-25-94; Ord. No. 06-049, 9-26-00; Ord. No. 06-054, 10-1-02)

II. REPEALER

All City Code Sections and Ordinances or parts of City Code Sections and Ordinances in conflict with the provisions of this ordinance, are hereby repealed.

III. SEVERABILITY

If any section, sentence, paragraph, clause, phrase or word of this ordinance is for any reason held or declared to be unconstitutional, inoperative or void, such holding of invalidity shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance, and it shall be construed to have been the intent of the City Council of Mobile to pass this ordinance without such unconstitutional, invalid, or inoperative part therein, and the remainder of this ordinance shall be deemed and held to be valid as if such parts bad not been included therein.

IV. EFFECT OF ORDINANCE

The effective date of this ordinance shall be November 1, 2016, following its adoption and publication as required by law. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect within the City of Mobile and its police jurisdiction following said date.

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

ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICIAL CITY LOGO FOR THE CITY OF MOBILE. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 20, 2016, and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016, was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 02-052-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson and Rich

AN ORDINANCE TO ESTABLISH AN OFFICIAL CITY LOGO FOR THE CITY OF MOBILE

WHEREAS, the City Council desires to adopt an official City logo to facilitate the process of creating a unique brand for the City of Mobile and communicating that brand to the public; and,

WHEREAS, the intention of creating an official City logo is to promote the consistent use of the image by all City departments and to limit the proliferation of logos and symbols that have been used by various departments in the past; and,

WHEREAS, the consistent and unified use of an official City logo will serve to promote the City and the City’s branding.

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

SECTION ONE. The City adopts the graphic depicted below as the official logo for the City of Mobile:



Councilmember Daves moved to table the ordinance, which move was seconded by Councilmember Gregory.

After comments from Councilmembers Rich and Richardson, Councilmember Richardson moved to amend the motion to table and instead hold over the ordinance for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 11, 2016, which move was seconded by Councilmember Rich.

Following additional comments from Councilmembers Manzie, Daves Gregory and Rich, Councilmember Richardson withdrew his amendment.

Councilmember Gregory called for the vote on the original motion to table which was as follows:

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

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the ordinance tabled.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE EQUIPMENT RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH MAGIC ICE USA, INC., TO INSTALL AND REMOVE A PORTABLE ICE SKATING RINK AT COOPER RIVERSIDE PARK, $132,850.00 (CO260-CAPITAL SPORTS & MARKETING). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-599-2016

Sponsored by: 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, the Equipment Rental Agreement with Magic Ice USA, Inc. A copy of said Equipment Rental Agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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 Councilmembers Rich and Small the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 JAMES H. ADAMS & SON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR 2016-3005-35A, TWELVE MILE CREEK BANK STABILIZATION REPAIRS; 2016-3005-35C, LUCKNER COURT OUTFALL REPAIRS; 2016-3005-35D, THREE MILE CREEK IN AREA OF BOWIE COURT; AND 2016-202-20(A), THREE MILE CREEK AT BRAWOOD DRIVE DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS AND REPAIRS, $1,081,640.00. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-600-2016

Sponsored by: 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: James H. Adams & Son Construction Co.

Project name: 2016-3005-35A Twelve Mile Creek Bank Stabilization Repairs
2016-3005-35C Luckner Court Outfall Repairs
2016-3005-35D Three Mile Creek in area
of Bowie Court
2016-202-20(A) Three Mile Creek at Brawood Drive
Drainage Improvements and Repairs

Estimated cost: $1,081,640.00

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, 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 THE ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF COURTS, JUDICIAL BRANCH, STATE OF ALABAMA, TO PROVIDE COURT REFERRAL OFFICER SERVICES. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-601-2016

Sponsored by: 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 Court Referral Officer Contract Between the Administrative Director of Courts, Judicial Branch, State of Alabama, and the City of Mobile to provide the services of court referral officers for evaluation, referral, placement, case management plans, drug testing and monitoring of all defendants granted diversion from prosecution for drug offenses, and perform such other duties to further the purposes of the Mandatory Treatment Act as described in the Contract. A copy of said Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 CENTAUR BUILDING SERVICES, INC. FOR JANITORIAL SERVICE-MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL, $172,235.00/THREE-YEAR CONTRACT (SC-236-16; D2; GL 60206020-42140). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-602-2016

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: Centaur Building Services, Inc.

Project name: Janitorial Service Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal

Project number: SC-236-16


Amount: $56,000.00 (1st Yr. Initial Term)
$57,400.00 (2nd Yr. First Additional Term)
$58,835.00 (3rd Yr. Second Additional Term)
$172,235.00 3 Year Contract

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, 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 FABRICATION SPECIALISTS, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS INTERIOR SIGNAGE, $23,979.00 (CT-017-16; D2; C0259). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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: Fabrication Specialists, Inc.

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements Interior Signage

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $23,979.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH YUMUL INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, LLC FOR THE OPERATION OF A SUNDRY SHOP AND TELEPHONE CENTER IN THE MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 35-604-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a contract lease, by and between the City of Mobile and YUMUL INTERNATIONAL ENTERPRISES, LLC, in the amount of $750 per month to be paid to the City of Mobile, for twelve months, and renewable for two additional twelve month periods, for the operation of a sundry shop and telephone center in the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal for the benefit of cruise ship crews, as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

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

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

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

APPROVE THE APPLICATION OF ANNICE PROPST D/B/A AR ENTERPRISE FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SEDAN SERVICE. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of September 20, 2016 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 27, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 37-605-2016

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance #59-073, 2005, that the application of Annice Propst d/b/a AR Enterprise for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate a sedan service is hereby approved. A copy of said application is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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, 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 Consent Resolutions 01-606 – 58-619. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE RIGHTS-OF-WAY USE AGREEMENT WITH SOUTHERN LIGHT, LLC TO ALLOW PLACEMENT OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 01-606-2016

Sponsored by: 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, the Rights-of-Way Use Agreement between the City of Mobile and Southern Light, LLC. A copy of said Agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the resolution be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, October 4, 2016, which was seconded by Councilmember Small, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

RE-APPOINT PATRICIA LOFTON TO THE MOBILE COUNTY FOUNDATION FOR PUBLIC HIGHER EDUCATION BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 03-607-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Patricia Lofton is re-appointed to the Mobile County Foundation for Public Higher Education Board effective September 30, 2016 for a term ending September 30, 2022.

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

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

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

RE-APPOINT GEORGE LOFTIN TO THE GOLF COURSE COMMITTEE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 03-608-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that George Loftin is re-appointed to the Golf Course Committee effective immediately for a term ending September 11, 2019.

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

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

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

RE-APPOINT KEESHIA DAVIS TO THE MOBILE LIBRARY BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 03-609-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Keeshia Davis is re-appointed to the Mobile Library Board effective September 30, 2016 for a term ending September 30, 2020.

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

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

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

APPOINT BRAD ISRAEL TO THE POLICE CITIZENS’ COMMUNITY RELATIONS ADVISORY COUNCIL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 03-610-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Brad Israel is hereby appointed to the Police Citizens' Community Relations Advisory Council effective immediately for a term ending November 1, 2017.

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

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

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

REALLOCATE $16,788.48 FROM THE GENERAL FUND DISTRICT 5 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-05 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND, CAPITAL PROJECT D0017, PRIORITY PROJECTS/DISTRICT 5 CAPITAL TO BE USED FOR VARIOUS DISTRICT 5 CAPITAL PROJECTS. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 09-611-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following transfer be made from the General Fund (Fund1000) to the Capital Improvements Fund (Fund 2000):

Transfer the remaining balance of $16,788.48 in the General Fund District Five Discretionary Account, DSC-05, to the Capital Improvements Fund, Capital Project D0017, Priority Projects/District 5 Capital to be used for various capital projects in District 5.

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


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