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Council minutes for Dec 13, 2016

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, DECEMBER 13, 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, December 13, 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, DECEMBER 13, 2016

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Councilmember John Williams, Council District Four, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present on Roll Call:

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

At approximately 10:38 a.m. Councilmember Williams excused himself from the meeting.

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 December 6, 2016, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson presented Mobile Police Officer Jimmy Byrd with a Certificate of Recognition as November 2016 “Officer of the Month.”

Mayor Stimpson reported that year one of the Capital Improvement plan was implemented efficiently and effectively.

Mayor Stimpson encouraged everyone to attend the Holiday Movie Nights at Riverside Ice starting tonight.

Mayor Stimpson announced the Celebration Trail was unveiled Monday.

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, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 624 WILEY LANE 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 624 Wiley Lane is a public nuisance and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 858 KOOIMAN STREET 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 858 Kooiman Street is a public nuisance and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 1917 SEALE STREET 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 1917 Seale Street is a public nuisance and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Tim Hollis, 1924 Seale Street, voiced his concerns regarding the safety of the structure.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 1961 ST. STEPHENS ROAD 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 1961 St. Stephens Road is a public nuisance and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

The Presiding Officer declared the hearing closed 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:

None

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Susan Goff, 304 Congress Street, presented questions to the Council regarding the demolition of 522 Dauphin Street.

Councilmember Manzie asked City Council Attorney Jim Rossler to review the process involved with the demolition of historic buildings.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

REZONE PROPERTY AT 1201 AND 1203 MICHIGAN AVENUE (SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MICHIGAN AVENUE AND BAY AVENUE) FROM B-2 AND R-1 TO B-2 (DISTRICT 3.) The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-065-2016

AN ORDIDNANCE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE ON THE 16TH DAY OF MAY, 1967, SAID ORDINANCE BEING COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ZONING ORDINANCE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

Section One: That the Ordinance commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and adopted on May 16, 1967, together with the Zoning Map of the City of Mobile, 1967, be, and the same hereby is changed and altered in respect to that certain property in the City of Mobile, State of Alabama, described as follows to-wit:

LOTS 35, 36, 37 AND ALL THAT PART OF LOT 34 WHICH LIES EAST OF THE EAST LINE OF MICHIGAN AVENUE, J.H MCGEHEE SUBDIVISION OF THE MCATEE PLACE AS RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 132 N.S PAGE 133 PROBATE COURT RECORDS, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from B-2, Neighborhood Business District, and R-1, Single-Family Residential District, to B-2, Neighborhood Business District, and it shall hereafter be lawful to construct on such property any structures permitted by the Ordinance of May 16, 1967, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and to use said premises for any use permitted by the terms of said Ordinance in a B-2, Neighborhood Business District, provided, however, that the plans for any structure or building sought to be erected on said property shall be in compliance with the building laws of the City of Mobile, and that any structure shall be approved by the Building Inspector of the City of Mobile, and that any such structure be erected only in compliance with such laws, including the requirements of said Zoning Ordinance of May 16, 1967, and further provided, however, that no lot or parcel of land herein above described shall be used for any use allowed in a B-2, Neighborhood Business District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) Completion of the Subdivision process; 2) Limited to the Voluntary Use Restrictions as offered by the applicant at the meeting (signed by the owner prior to forwarding to Council); 3) Provision of a protection buffer strip, in compliance with Section 64-4.D.1. of the Zoning Ordinance; 4) Provision of a 6-foot high wooden privacy fence where the site abuts residentially-zoned property, except within the street setback area, where the fence height is limited to 3-feet; 5) Provision of an evergreen hedge row between the 6' privacy fence and building, along the south property line, hedge row to exceed the height of the fence and be a continuous hedge within three (3) years; and 6) Full compliance with all other municipal codes and ordinances.

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

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the ordinance be adopted which was seconded by Councilmember Rich.

Councilmember Small then moved that conditions four (4) and five (5) of the ordinance be amended as follows, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich:

4) Provision of an 8 foot high wooden privacy fence where the site abuts residentially-zoned property, except within the street setback area, where the fence height is limited to 3 feet.

5) Provision of plantings every 3 feet on and along the south property line, except along the width of the rear of the building and in the area of the setback. Plantings to be 3-5 feet within two (2) years. Installation of a 6 foot chain link gate at the corners of the building on the southwest and southeast sides extending to the wooden fence, subject to building code and fire code requirements and compliance.

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 ordinance amended.

Councilmember Gregory called for the vote on the original ordinance as amended, after comments from Councilmember 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 ordinance adopted as amended.

ORDINANCE DEEMING PROPERTY NOT NOW NEEDED FOR PUBLIC OR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF 355 GOVERNMENT STREET TO THE MOBILE CARNIVAL ASSOSICATION, INC. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 88-066-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

AN ORDINANCE DEEMING CERTAIN PROPERTY NOT NOW NEEDED FOR PUBLIC OR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE THEREOF

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

SECTION ONE: It is hereby found and determined by the City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, that the property hereinafter described in Exhibit "A", is not now needed for public or municipal purposes and that it is in the best interest of the City of Mobile and in the public interest that said property be sold to the Mobile Carnival Association, Inc.

SECTION TWO: The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and in the name and on behalf of the City of Mobile, the attached Purchase Agreement for the property shown in Exhibit "A".

SECTION THREE: The Mayor and City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and in the name and on behalf of the City of Mobile the deed for the property shown in Exhibit "A", when said deed is prepared.

SECTION FOUR: The Real Estate Officer of the City of Mobile is hereby authorized and directed to negotiate, and to execute for and in the name and on behalf of the City of Mobile; whatever supporting documents, affidavits, closing statements, or other ancillary forms necessary to complete the transfer of said property.

SECTION FIVE: The proceeds from this sale to be placed in a Capital Building Acquisition Fund.

SECTION SIX: Said Purchase Agreement and Deed are by reference made a part of this ordinance as fully as if set forth herein and a copy of such will be on file in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Real Estate Department of the City of Mobile, 4th Floor, Government Plaza, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama.

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

EXHIBIT "A"

Lots 3, Block 4, according to Land Disposal Map, East Church Street Area First Addition (Project Alabama R-33) recorded in Map Book 19, page 133 of the records in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Mobile County, Alabama Lots 4, Block 4, according to Amended Land Disposal Map, East Church Street Area First Addition (Project Alabama R-33) recorded in Map Book 19, page 133 of the records in the Office of the Judge of Probate, Mobile County, Alabama

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

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE RIGHTS-OF-WAY USE AGREEMENT WITH SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L. P. TO ALLOW INSTALLATION OF FIBER OPTIC CABLE AND RELATED FACILITIES. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, November 15, 2016 and held over until the regular meeting of November 22, 2016, and held over again until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-739-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the Assistant 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 Rights-of-Way Use Agreement for Sprint Communications Company, L.P. to provide for the use of the City's rights-of-way for the purpose of installing a fiber optic cable and related facilities therein. A copy 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, December 20, 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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH H. O. WEAVER & SONS, INC. FOR 2017 RESURFACING CITY WIDE CIP-ANNUAL REPAIR AND RENEWAL FUND, $2,997,328.90 (PROJECT #2017-3005-01; D1 #31; D2 #99; D3 #202; D4 #267; D5 #338; D6 #392; D7 #450; RSF17.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and held over until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding.

RESOLUTION: 21-773-2016

Sponsored by: City Council 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: H.O. Weaver & Sons, Inc.

Project name: 2017 CIP, 2017 Resurfacing City Wide CIP

Project #: 2017-3005-01
(D1 #31, D2 #99, D3 #202, D4 #267, D5 #336, D6 #394,D7 #450)

Estimated Cost: $2,997,328.90

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 20, 2016, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, 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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SAWGRASS CONSULTING, LLC FOR 2017 RESURFACING CITY WIDE CIP-ANNUAL REPAIR AND RENEWAL FUND, $250,000.00 (PROJECT #2017-3005-01; D1 #31, D2 #99; D3 #202; D4 #267; D5 #338; D6 #392; D7 #450; RSF 17.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-774-2016

Sponsored by: City Council 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: Sawgrass Consulting, LLC

Project name: 2017 CIP, 2017 Resurfacing City Wide CIP

Project #: 2017-3005-01
(D1 #31, D2 #99, D3 #202, D4 #267, D5 #338 D6 #394,D7 #450)

Estimated cost: $250,000.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CHANGE ORDER WITH HARWELL & COMPANY, LLC FOR 2017 CITY-WIDE SIDEWALK REPAIRS AND MAINTENANCE, ADD $515,200.00 (2017 CIP PROJECT; D1 #2, SDW01, $75,850.00, CONTRACT #513; D2 #65, SDW02, $231,250.00, CONTRACT #514; D3 #156, SDW03, $92,500.00, CONTRACT #515; D4 #19, SDW04, $115,600.00, CONTRACT #516.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 13-779-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a change order/renewal, 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 change order/renewal. A copy of said executed change order/renewal will be on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of company: Harwell & Company, LLC

Project name: 2017 CIP Project, 2017 City Wide Sidewalk Repairs and Maintenance;

COM Project No. 2016-202-22-A/6
# 2 - Dist 1 Annual Sidewalk Repair
#55 - Dist 2 Annual Sidewalk Repair
#156 - Dist 3 Annual Sidewalk Repair
#190 - Dist 4 Annual Sidewalk Repair

Change order/renewal amount: $515,200.00 (Add)

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, following comments from Councilmembers Rich and Richardson, 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 AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF ALABAMA FOR A TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES PROJECT (TAP) GRANT FOR SIDEWALKS ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD BETWEEN UNION AND HIGHLAND AVENUES ALDOT PROJECT NO. TAPMB-TA16 (947), $192,078.40 (MATCHING FUNDS PROVIDED WITH FY2017 CIP D1, $48,019.60.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-780-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson and Mayor Stimpson

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

1. That the City enter into an agreement with the State of Alabama, acting by and through the Alabama Department of Transportation relating to the Transportation Alternatives Project No. TAPMB-TA16(947) for Old Shell Road Sidewalks Improvements with partial funding by the Federal Highway Administration, which Agreement is before this Council;

2. That the Agreement be executed in the name of the City, for and on behalf of the City, by its Mayor;

3. That it be attested by the Clerk and the seal of the City affixed thereto.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that upon the completion of the execution of the Agreement by all parties, that a copy of such Agreement be kept on file by the City Council.

I, the undersigned qualified and acting City Clerk of the City of Mobile, Alabama, do hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true copy of a resolution lawfully passed and adopted by the City Council named therein, at a regular meeting of such Council held on the day of 20 and that such resolution is on file in the City Clerk's Office.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, following comments from Councilmember Richardson, 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 LTS DEVELOPMENT GROUP FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT DEMOLITION WITH LEAD-BASED PAINT, $8,439.00 (963 SOUTH DEARBORN STREET AND 912 ALBA STREET) (DM-044-16 AND DM-208-16; CO111.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-781-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of Company: LTS Development Group

Project Name: Nuisance Abatement with Lead Based Paint

Project Number: DM-044-16 and DM-208-16

Amount: $8,439.00 (Combined)

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 LTS DEVELOPMENT GROUP FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT DEMOLITION WITH LEAD-BASED PAINT, $8,319.00 (1207 ANTWERP STREET AND 1357 AMSTERDAM COURT) (DM-038-16 AND DM-257-16; CO111.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-782-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Manzie and Small and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of Company: LTS Development Group

Project Name: Nuisance Abatement with Lead Based Paint

Project Number: DM-038-16 and DM-257-16

Amount: $8,319.00 (Combined)

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 STAR SERVICE, INC. OF MOBILE FOR MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART-STEAM BOILER REPLACEMENT, $82,977.00 (MU-159-16; CO289.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-783-2016

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: Star Service, Inc. of Mobile

Project name: Mobile Museum of Art - Steam Boiler Replacement

Project Number: MU-159-16

Amount: $82,977.00

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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH S. C. STAGNER CONTRACTING, INC. FOR HERNDON PARK-BASKETBALL COURT, $109,100.00 (PR-175-16; CO168.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-784-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: S. C. Stagner Contracting, Inc.

Project name: Herndon Park - Basketball Court

Project number: PR-175-16

Amount: $109,100.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, following comments from Councilmember Richardson, 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 THE CITY TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE A GRANT FROM THE MOBILE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS DISTRICT (MCCD) FOR THE MOBILE POLICE DEPARTMENT, $79,986.50 (CITY MATCH $24,995.50.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 31-785-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor is authorized to apply, accept and receive from the Mobile County Communications District, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $99,982.00 for the Mobile County Communications District (MCCD) Grant.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee be authorized to accept said grant if offered and to sign any agreements or other documents in connection with the grant application and to provide any information required by the Mobile County Communications District and any other federal agency.

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.

AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE THE TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM (TAP) GRANT FOR SIDEWALK IMPROVEMENTS ALONG DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY (SI-10 TO OLD MILITARY ROAD), $159,912.80 (CITY MATCH $39,978.20.) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of December 13, 2016 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 31-786-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED TY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Traffic Engineering Director of the Traffic Engineering Department is authorized to make application to the Alabama Department of Transportation for a grant under Transportation Alternative Program (TAP).

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee be authorized to accept said grant if offered and to sign any agreements or other documents in connection with grant application and to provide any information required by ALDOT.

TAP Grant application for sidewalk improvements along Dauphin Island Parkway from the South 1-10 Interchange to Old Military Road, Mobile, Alabama.

Federal share: $159,912.80

Local match: $39,978.20

Total project estimate: $199,891.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich 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 to consider Consent Resolutions 03-789 – 60-799 being introduced for the first time. 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.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

APPOINT KENNY NICHOLS TO THE WATER AND SEWER BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 03-789-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Kenny Nichols is appointed to fill an un-expired term to the Water and Sewer Board of Commissioners effective immediately for a term ending February 1, 2022.

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

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

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

APPOINT THELMA SINGLETON TO THE MOBILE BAY CONVENTION AND VISITORS BUREAU. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 03-790-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Thelma Singleton is re-appointed to the Mobile Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau effective immediately for a term ending December 31, 2018.

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

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

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

APPOINT BONNIE BATES TO THE MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 03-791-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Bonnie Bates is re-appointed to the Mobile Museum of Art Board effective December 31, 2016 for a term ending December 31, 2019.

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 KIMBERLY BRANCH THOMAS TO THE HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 03-792-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Kimberly Branch Thomas is re-appointed to the History Museum of Mobile Board effective December 31, 2016 for a term ending December 31, 2019.

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 624 WILEY LANE A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 2). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 40-793-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 624 Wiley Lane 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, that the structure at 624 Wiley Lane described as:

LOT 25 GRANISON WILEY PPTY DBK 501 P 339 #SEC 44 T3S R1W #MP22 08 44 0 020

Parcel #: 02-22-08-44-00-20-047

Last Assessed to: M & R Properties
267 Houston Street
Mobile, AL 36606

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 Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves 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.

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 858 KOOIMAN STREET A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 40-794-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 858 Kooiman Street 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, that the structure at 858 Kooiman Street described as:

LOT 13 BLK 1 ST STEPHENS TERRACE TOULMINVILLE DBK 156 P 156 #SEC 44 T4S R1W #MP29 02 44 0 023

Parcel #: 02-29-02-44-00-23-047

Last assessed to: Lekeisha Thompson
P. O. Box 480024
Linden, AL 36748

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 Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves 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.

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 1917 SEALE STREET A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 40-795-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 1917 Seale Street 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 that the structure at 1917 Seale Street described as:

LOT 18 BLK 5 REVISED FINAL PT MCDONALD BROTHERS SUB MBK 5 P 98-99 #SEC 44 T4S R1W #MP29 02 44 0 023

Parcel #: 02-29-02-44-00-23-241

Last assessed to: Sandra Herron
1917 Seale Street
Mobile, AL 36617

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 Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves 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.

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 1961 ST. STEPHENS ROAD A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 40-796-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Ordinance No. 11-085, adopted November 26, 2002, the structure at 1961 St. Stephens Road 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, that the structure at 1961 St. Stephens Road described as:

BEG NW COR ST STEPHENS RD & ANDREWS ST RUN TH NLY 138 FT-S- TH WLY 180 FT-S- TH SLY 161.19 FT TH ELY 184 FT (S) TO POB PT GRT SEC 44 T4S R1W EQUAL INTERESTS OSCAR RAY RICHARDSON OLIVET

Parcel #: 02-29-02-44-00-30-253

Last assessed to: Oscar Ray Richardson, et al.
451 South Jefferson Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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 Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves 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 REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP # 1553. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-797-2016

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

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

WHEREAS, Parcels Nos. 1 through 20 described in the resolution adopted on the 8th day of November, 2016, have not been cleared of noxious and dangerous weeds and continue to be public nuisances.

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

SECTION 1. It is hereby ascertained and determined that the dangerous and noxious weeds growing on the hereinafter described parcels of real property are public nuisances, and it is hereby ordered and directed that the employees of the City of Mobile assigned to that work promptly remove the weeds on such parcels of property:

PARCELS OR PIECES OF PROPERTY ON WHICH NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS ARE TO BE REMOVED:

Parcels of real property located in the City of Mobile and more particularly described as Parcels Nos. 1 through 20, as described in the resolution adopted on the 8th day of November, 2016, and entitled: "A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES."

(Lot Cleaning Liens, Group No. 1553, on file in the office of the City Clerk).

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

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember 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 REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP # 1554. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-798-2016

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

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

WHEREAS, Parcels Nos. 1 through 18 described in the resolution adopted on the 8th day of November, 2016, have not been cleared of noxious and dangerous weeds and continue to be public nuisances.

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

SECTION 1. It is hereby ascertained and determined that the dangerous and noxious weeds growing on the hereinafter described parcels of real property are public nuisances, and it is hereby ordered and directed that the employees of the City of Mobile assigned to that work promptly remove the weeds on such parcels of property:

PARCELS OR PIECES OF PROPERTY ON WHICH NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS ARE TO BE REMOVED:

Parcels of real property located in the City of Mobile and more particularly described as Parcels Nos. 1 through 18, as described in the resolution adopted on the 8th day of November, 2016, and entitled: "A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES."

(Lot Cleaning Liens, Group No. 1554, on file in the office of the City Clerk).

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

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember 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 AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUS TO JIMMY BYRD AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S INCENTIVE PROGRAM, $500.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 60-799-2016

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

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

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

EXHIBIT “A”

Byrd, Jimmy Officer of the Month November 2016

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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 to consider Resolutions 31-800 and 01-801 being introduced for the first time. 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.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE THE CITY TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE THE BROWNFIELD SITE SPECIFIC CLEAN UP GRANT FOR OLD CITY HALL NORTH, $200,000.00 (CITY MATCH 20%). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 31-800-2016

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor is hereby authorized to file with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, a grant application for a Brownfields Clean-Up Grant for the City of Mobile's Old City Hall North. The Brownfields clean up grant has a $40,000.00 City match requirement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee be authorized to accept said grant if offered and sign any agreements or other documents in connection with the grant application and to provide any information required by the Environmental Protection Agency or any state or federal agency.

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

AMENDMENT TO THE PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH MOBILE COUNTY, THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD AND WAL-MART STORES, INC. FOR CONSTRUCTION, EQUIPPING AND OPERATION OF AN IMPORT DISTRIBUTION CENTER. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 01-801-2016

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, an amendment to the Project Agreement previously entered into with Mobile County, the Industrial Development Board, and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., for construction, equipping, and operation of an import distribution center in Mobile County, as set forth in the attached First Amendment to Project Agreement. A copy of the executed amendment will be 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 adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Gregory 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.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Small thanked the Administration, participants and sponsors for helping to make the district three Christmas parade a success. Over $11,000.00 in proceeds will be donated to McKemie Place women’s shelter.

Councilmember Small advised the district three Christmas party will be held tonight at Pillans Middle School, 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Rich mentioned there will be a breakfast for staff, volunteers and guests at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

Councilmember Richardson encouraged all to attend the New Year’s Eve Moon Pie Drop. 38 Special will be the headline act.

Councilmember Manzie thanked Mary Taylor Stevenson for assisting with the district two Christmas party at the Via Health, Fitness and Enrichment Center last Wednesday.

Councilmember Manzie commented that Christmas by the Creek which was held last Sunday was well attended.

Councilmember Manzie invited everyone to Christmas in Washington Square Saturday, December 18, 2016.

Councilmember Manzie advised he will be in Montgomery this Thursday to serve on the Legislative Advisory Committee.

Councilmember Gregory announced the December 20th City Council meeting will be held at Old City Hall, 11:30 a.m. There will not be a pre-Council meeting.

Councilmember Gregory thanked all involved for their assistance with hosting the district seven Christmas party.

The Presiding Officer recessed the regular meeting at approximately 11:14 a.m.

Approved: December 20, 2016

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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