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Council minutes for Jan 10, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JANUARY 10, 2017

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, January 10, 2017, 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

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JANUARY 10, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Reverend David Edwards, Jr., President, People United to advance the Dream, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present on Roll Call:

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

STATEMENT OF RULES BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT:

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

1) Any person desiring to address the Council must register upon entering the meeting area. When addressing the Council, the speaker must state his/her name and address.

2) Each speaker is allowed five minutes to address the Council. A bell will sound to indicate the end of 4 minutes. One minute is allowed for summarizing. The second bell indicates the time has expired.

3) To maintain decorum, there will be no undue applause and/or public outcry allowed.

4) When addressing the Council, there is to be no personal address to any individual Councilmember. All statements are to be made to the Chair who will recognize any Councilmember who wishes to respond.

5) Any person desiring to speak to the Council on a non-agenda item must contact the City Clerk's Office no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Thursday prior to the Council Meeting. The subject he/she wishes to address must be identified. Any person attending the meeting who has not given proper notice to the Clerk's Office and wishes to speak on a non-agenda item will not be allowed to address the Council.

6) Those persons desiring to speak on agenda items must indicate the resolution, ordinance, appeal, or public hearing item on arrival when signing in for the meeting.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the meetings of January 3, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson presented Mobile Police Department Officer David Goodman with a Certificate of Recognition naming him Officer of the Month for December 2016.

Mayor Stimpson awarded Vince Emmons with the “Mayor’s Exceptional Citizenship Medal” and declared Tuesday, January 10, 2017 as “Vince Emmons Day” in honor of Mr. Emmon’s dedication and compassion in advocating for Mobilians with physical and mental disabilities.

Mayor Stimpson noted that the passage of Resolution 21-022 will connect many communities throughout the city.

Mayor Stimpson reported he met with the Mayors of the five (5) largest cities in Alabama over the weekend to discuss the impact the new Presidential Administration may have on mayors.

Mayor Stimpson advised a meeting with local businesses to increase employment opportunities for youth will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, 9:00 a.m., at the International Trade Center.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Lt. Kay Taylor, Mobile Police Department, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 300 Conti Street, Cathedral Square, on January 21, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (District 2).

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

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

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


PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

University of South Alabama Office of Governmental Relations Assistant Director Nick Lawkus introduced members of the inaugural class of “Leadership South.” The purpose of the group is to learn the importance of the University’s interaction with community leaders.

Councilmember Manzie presented a proclamation to the McGill-Toolen Catholic High School football team and Coach Caleb Ross in recognition of their outstanding sportsmanship competing against Hoover in the Class 7A title game on Monday, November 28, 2016, at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama.

Ms. Runnell Webb, 630 Euclid Avenue, asked the Council for assistance with an on-going problem she is having with an oak tree in the City right-of-way that is causing damage to her driveway.

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 37-011 – 60-019 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the item.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR WEDGIES, 5955 OLD SHELL ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-011-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following application to the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the State of Alabama, is hereby recommended for grant of such license by said Board.

Type of application: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: Say Cheezee Pleezee, LLC

Location: Wedgies
5955 Old Shell Road
Mobile, AL 36608

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, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

DECLARE WEEDS NOXIOUS, GROUP #1556. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 58-012-2017

A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES.

WHEREAS, a survey has been made to determine the properties upon which or in front of which noxious or dangerous weeds are growing and the agents or employees of the City of Mobile have obtained the legal description of parcels of property in the City of Mobile upon which or in front of which such weeds are growing, and it has been determined to follow the provisions of Act No. 329 of the Legislature of the State of Alabama, approved on April 28, 1988, and to have caused such weeds to be cut or otherwise abated as public nuisances:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1: It has been determined by the City Council of Mobile that the weeds growing on the privately owned lots or parcels of land described in Exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part thereof as though set forth in full, known as Group #1556 under the caption "NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS GROWING ON PROPERTY," are noxious and dangerous, and such weeds are hereby declared to be public nuisances. The properties upon which such weeds are growing are all located within the corporate limits of the City of Mobile, about the streets referred to in the description which are more particularly described in said Exhibit "A."

SECTION 2: The weeds growing on or in front of the above described parcels of property shall be abated by the removal of such noxious or dangerous weeds or they will be removed and the nuisances abated by the City of Mobile, in which case the cost of such removal will be assessed against the respective parcels of lands from which such weeds are removed, and such cost will constitute a lien upon such respective parcels of land until paid. A public meeting is hereby called to be held in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on the 14th day of February, 2017, at ten thirty a.m., for the purpose of hearing any objections to the declarations contained in this resolution and to the proposed removal of such weeds, at which time all objections will be heard and given due consideration by the City Council of Mobile; and it is directed that there shall be conspicuously posted in front of each parcel of property, a notice headed "NOTICE TO DESTROY WEEDS," such heading to be in words not less than one inch in height and substantially in the form set out in such Act No. 329, approved April 29, 1988.

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

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

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

CONSENT TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATIONAL BUILDING AUTHORITY’S CONVEYANCE OF LAND. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 60-013-2017

WHEREAS, the Public Educational Building Authority of the City of Mobile (the "Authority") was formed as a public corporation for the purpose of providing ancillary improvements for use in connection with educational institutions. The Authority has the statutory authority to lease its properties and to issue interest-bearing bonds; and WHEREAS, in 2009 the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County (the "Board") requested that the Authority facilitate bond financing in order to construct school improvements for the benefit of the Board; and

WHEREAS, the statutes authorizing the Authority, Title 16, Chapter 18 of the Code of Alabama, contemplate that the Authority would issue its bonds for the purpose of financing school improvements, and then would lease the improvements to the Board; and, WHEREAS, in 2009 the Board conveyed the school known as Gilliard Elementary School to the Authority to use as collateral for the purpose of obtaining bond financing, the bonds were obtained, the property was mortgaged to Regions Bank, and the Authority then leased Gilliard Elementary School back to the Board; and

WHEREAS, the property description for the Gilliard Elementary School property contained in the aforesaid documents inadvertently contained a small strip of land owned by Alabama Power Company and used as an electric power sub-station, and the inclusion of this strip of land owned by Alabama Power Company has created a cloud on its title, and Alabama Power Company has requested that this strip of land be conveyed back to Alabama Power Company; and

WHEREAS, a legal description for said strip of land is attached hereto as Exhibit A and fully incorporated herein by reference; and

WHEREAS, the statutes authorizing the Authority provide that "all obligations created or assumed and all bonds issued or assumed by the authority shall be solely and exclusively an obligation of the authority and shall not create an obligation or debt of the state or of any county or municipality"; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the financing arrangements, in certain circumstances and upon request the Authority is required to convey the lands back to the Board; and

WHEREAS, the Board has requested that the Authority convey the aforesaid strip of land back to the Board which will then convey the strip of land back to Alabama Power Company; and

WHEREAS, Section 16-18-7(20) of the Code of Alabama provides that the Authority shall have the power to convey any of its ancillary improvements to the Board, provided that such conveyance may be made "only with the consent of the governing body of the determining municipality, such consent to be evidenced by a resolution adopted by the said governing body."

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, that the City of Mobile and its governing body does hereby consent to the Authority's conveyance of the aforesaid strip of land to the Board.

EXHIBIT A

A parcel of land, being located in a portion of Grant Section 40, Township 05 South, Range 01 West, Mobile County, Alabama and being more particularly described as follows:

To reach the point of beginning of said parcel of land, commence at the Southwest corner of Fractional Section 15, Township 05 South, Range 01 West, marked by a found 1 inch iron; thence South 29°38'05" West a distance of 641.34 feet to the Northeast corner of the 1942 Alabama Power Company substation lot (Deed Book 328, Pages 196-197), said point also being the Northwest corner of the 1964 addition to the Alabama Power Company substation lot (Real Property 541, Pages 668-669), marked by a found 1 1/2 inch capped iron pipe, said point being the Point of Beginning of the parcel of land, herein described; thence a turned angle to the right of 60°26'17" and run in an easterly direction a distance of 52.25 feet along the northerly boundary line of said 1964 substation addition to the Northeast corner of said 1964 substation addition, marked by a set 1 1/2 inch capped pipe stamped "APCO"; thence a turned angle to the left of 75°07'01" a distance of 99.98 feet along the easterly boundary line of said1964 substation addition to the Southeast corner of said 1964 substation addition, marked by a found 1 1/2 inch open pipe; thence a turned angle to the left of 105°11'36" a distance of 52.05 feet along the southerly boundary line of said 1964 substation addition to the Southwest corner of said 1964 substation addition, said point also being the Southeast corner of said 1942 Alabama Power Company substation lot, marked by a found 1 1/2 inch capped iron pipe; thence a turned angle to the left of 74°57'35" a distance of 100,20 feet along the easterly boundary line of said 1942 substation lot and the westerly line of said 1964 substation addition to the point of beginning.

All bearings based on the Alabama State Plane West Zone Grid North.

Said parcel of land containing 0.12 acres, more or less.

Situated, lying, and being in Mobile County, Alabama.

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

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

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

APPROVE AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUS TO DAVID GOODMAN AND JONATHON LYLES AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S INCENTIVE PROGRAM, $500.00 EACH. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 60-019-2017

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 are 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

Goodman David Officer of the Month December 2016

Lyles Jonathon Firefighter of the Month December 2016

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

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolutions 21-014 and 21-016 21-020 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, after comments from Councilmember Williams the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH DORSEY & DORSEY ENGINEERING, INC. FOR CYPRESS SHORES DREDGING, $17,500.00 (COM PROJECT NO. 2016-3005-30; CIP #399, D4; CO216). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 21-014-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a contract, by and between the City of Mobile and the company listed below, for work as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as 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: Dorsey & Dorsey Engineering, Inc.

Project name: Cypress Shores Dredging; COM Project No. 2016-3005-30

Estimated cost: $17,500.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH DORSEY & DORSEY ENGINEERING, INC FOR LANGAN PARK DREDGING, $90,000.00 (COM PROJECT NO. 2016-3005-34; CIP #360, D7; CO263). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-015-2017

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 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: Dorsey & Dorsey Engineering, Inc.

Project name: Langan Park Dredging; COM Project No. 2016-3005-34

Estimated cost: $90,000.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WATKINS ACY STRUNK DESIGN, INC. FOR MEDAL OF HONOR PARK-MASTER PLANNING, $20,000.00 (PR-081-17; 2017 CIP PROJECT #406, D6; CO0063). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 21-016-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich 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: Watkins Acy Strunk Design, Inc.

Project Name: Medal of Honor Park - Master Planning

Project Number PR-081-17

Amount: $20,000.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH J. HUNT ENTERPRISES, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, LLC FOR MAITRE PARK IMPROVEMENTS-COMBINATION FOOTBALL AND SOCCER FIELD, $175,000.00 (PR-239-16; 2016 CIP PROJECT #170, D3; CO208). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-017-2017

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: J. Hunt Enterprises, General Contractors, LLC

Project name: Maitre Park Improvements - Combination Football and Soccer Field

Project number: PR-239-16

Amount: $175,000.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SKULSKI CONSULTING, LLC FOR PARKS & RECREATION AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT CONSULTING SERVICES, $175,000.00 (2017 CIP FUNDS). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-020-2017

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, by and between the City of Mobile and SKULSKI CONSULTING LLC, in the amount of $175,000, for eighteen months, for consulting services 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.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH DR. JOHN M. MCMAHON, JR. FACEP, FOR PROVISION OF MEDICAL DIRECTION AND OVERSIGHT PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 420-2-1 OF THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CODE, $36,000.00 PER YEAR (BUDGET ITEM #61206120.42200). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-021-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, the Professional Services Contract between the City of Mobile and John M. McMahon, M.D., FACEP, for the purposes of medical direction and oversight for the day-to-day operations of the City's Emergency Medical Provider Service, as outlined in the agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full herein. A copy of said agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

AUTHORIZE PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT WITH MOFFATT & NICHOL FOR THE THREE MILE CREEK GREENWAY TRAIL MANAGEMENT PLAN. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 17, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-022-2017

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 Professional Services Contract by and between the City of Mobile and Moffatt & Nichol for the project: Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail Management Plan. A copy of said Professional Services Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF JUANITA LONG DICKINSON FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SHUTTLE SERVICE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-018-2017

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

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SHUTTLE SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile, Alabama, proposes to consider the application of Juanita Long Dickinson for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate a shuttle service in the City of Mobile. The adoption of such Certificate will be considered by the City Council in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza located at 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday, the 24th day of January, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. At such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the proposed resolution.

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, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Williams recounted he participated in and assisted with the First Light Marathon this past weekend.

Councilmember Small announced he will be attending several celebrations this weekend commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Mr. Small encouraged the public to perform community service in honor of Dr. King.

Councilmember Small congratulated Mr. and Mrs. Paul Persons, of 3913 Scenic Drive, for receiving “Yard of the Month” in district three.

Councilmember Rich said there will be a new hand tiles project at the Medal of Honor Park playground. Information will be forthcoming.
Councilmember Rich advised the Public Safety Committee will meet Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss security gates in neighborhoods. The meeting will take place in the Council conference room on the 9th Floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza. This will be the public's opportunity to address this topic and give input to the Committee regarding their support or opposition.

Councilmember Richardson announced the Entitlement Committee will meet today, at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the action plan. The meeting will take place in the Council Conference Room on the 9th Floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza.
Councilmember Richardson reported several dates and times for events in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Councilmember Richardson gave updates on various CIP projects taking place in district one.

Councilmember Manzie thanked his fellow Council members and others who attend the 35-10 held at St. Joseph Baptist Church over the weekend. The event celebrated thirty-five and ten years of service given by Mr. Manzie’s father and himself respectively to their church.

Councilmember Manzie invited everyone to attend the Second Line Festival Saturday, January 14, 2017. The Second line parade begins at Broad and Springhill at 2:00 p.m. The festival begins in the Square as soon as the parade arrives.

The Presiding Officer recessed the regular meeting at approximately 11:28 a.m.

Approved: January 17, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK




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