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Council minutes for Feb 07, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, FEBRUARY 7, 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, February 7, 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 6:30 p.m.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting.

Approved:

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

CONNIE HUDSON MOBILE REGIONAL SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER, MOBILE, ALABAMA, FEBRUARY 7, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m., in regular meeting.

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

Dr. Ledell Cleveland, Jr., New Bayside Baptist Church, 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:

Councilmember Gregory thanked everyone present for attending tonight’s meeting.

Councilmember Gregory recognized County Commissioner Connie Hudson and Mobile County License Commissioner Nick Matranga in the audience.

Councilmember Rich thanked the Connie Hudson Senior Center Director of Senior Activities Ashley-Nicole Flowers for her help in arranging tonight’s meeting. Mrs. Rich also thanked all the residents in attendance.

Councilmember Rich addressed an issue of land clearing in district six by advising residents with questions to speak with Executive Director of Planning and Development Diane Irby or Executive Director of Build Mobile Shayla Beaco after the meeting.

Councilmember Rich informed residents that the City’s Traffic Engineering department is conducting a study regarding the ingress and egress situation at the Brookside Assisted and Independent Living Facility.

Councilmember Rich acknowledged Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council member Mr. Sam Davis.

Councilmember Williams recognized members of Boy Scout Troop 20 present at tonight’s 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 January 31, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson reported Gulf Quest will re-open with reduced ticket prices and new hours of operation.

Mayor Stimpson announced the City is transforming the lights in Downtown Mobile. 163 existing high-pressure sodium street lights will be replaced with energy efficient LED fixtures that will provide brighter lighting. The LED fixtures are more cost and energy efficient.

Mayor Stimpson noted the first phase of Mardi Gras Park is complete.

Mayor Stimpson reminded citizens to look for Capital Improvement Plan projects taking place throughout Mobile.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Blackwell Towing to appeal the decision of the Mobile Police Department to be removed from the City’s wrecker company rotation list.

Councilmember Daves moved that the appeal be denied which motion was seconded by Councilmember Rich, after comments from Mobile Police Department Attorney Wanda Rahman, Corporal John Rhames and the Councilmembers, 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 appeal denied.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Albert Terry, 805 East Street, proposed to the Council to name Mobile a “Sanctuary City.”

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MOTT MACDONALD ALABAMA, LLC FOR TIGER 2016 PROJECT (NTE $750,000.00). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and held over for one week until the regular meeting of February 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-059-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie 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 Master Services Agreement with Mott MacDonald Alabama, LLC, to serve as the Owner's Representative on the TIGER 2016 Project. 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 Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT WITH MOBILE COUNTY, CITIES OF PRICHARD, SARALAND, SATSUMA, CHICKASAW, CREOLA, BAYOU LA BATRE, SEMMES, THE SOUTH ALABAMA REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION, THE WAVE TRANSIT SYSTEM, AND THE STATE OF ALABAMA, FOR A TRANSPORTATION PLANNING PROCESS FOR THE MOBILE URBANIZED AREA. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and held over for one week until the regular meeting of February 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-065-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor, the two City Councilmembers representing the City of Mobile on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), 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 Agreement concerning a Transportation Planning Process for the Mobile Urbanized Area between the County of Mobile and the cities of Mobile, Prichard, Saraland, Satsuma, Chickasaw, Creola, Bayou La Batre, Semmes, and the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission and the Wave Transit System and the State of Alabama.

A copy of the same Agreement is attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full.

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH MELVIN PIERCE PAINTING, INC. FOR RICHARDS DAR HOUSE-FENCE AND RAILING REPAIR AND PAINTING, $80,900.00 (HI-034-17; CO042). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and held over for one week until the regular meeting of February 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RSEOLUTION: 21-060-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT ESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to exec 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 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: Melvin Pierce Painting, Inc.

Project name: Richards DAR House - Fence and Railing Repair & Painting

Project number: I-11-034-17

Amount: $80,900.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH GRADY DORTCH AND SONS, INC. FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT-DEMOLITION WITH LEAD-BASED PAINT, 458 ENGLISH STREET (DM-182-16) AND 608 ENGLISH STREET (DM-114-16), $7,600.00 (CO111). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and held over for one week until the regular meeting of February 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-061-0217

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 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: Grady Dortch and Sons, Inc.

Project name & #: Nuisance Abatement - Demolition with Lead-based Paint
458 English Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603, DM-182-16
608 English Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603, DM-114-16

Amount: $7,600.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-SCOREBOARD REPLACEMENT, $36,060.00 (PR-076-17; CO253). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 and held over for one week until the regular meeting of February 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-062-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT ESOLVED 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 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 company: H & H Electric Co., Inc.

Project name: Hank Aaron Stadium - Scoreboard Replacement

Project number: PR-076-17

Amount: $36,060.00

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves and Gregory
Nays: Rich

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Ordinance 57-005 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

ESTABLISH A MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR SCHEDULE OR TARIFF. The following ordinance was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

ORDINANCE: 01-004-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, Ala. Code § 11-47-50 authorizes the governing body of a city to construct and maintain wharves, buildings and improvements near wharves, and to collect wharfage dues, rentals, and other charges with respect thereto; and

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile operates the Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal ("MACT"), under the supervision of its Waterfront Coordinator; and

WHEREAS, for the purposes of the Federal Maritime Commission ("FMC"), in its capacity as operator of the MACT, the City is a Marine Terminal Operator ("MTO"); and

WHEREAS, the City in its capacity as a MTO desires to publish a schedule of its rates, regulations and practices, so that this information will be available to the public, 46 CFR § 525.2; and

WHEREAS, the MACT will register with and publish its Schedule of Charges through the FMC, making this information available to the public;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, that the City of Mobile hereby adopts the Schedule of Charges, as set forth in the attached document, marked Exhibit A, entitled "Rules, Regulation and Charges (Tariff No. 1) Pertaining to Berthage of All Vessels, Boatyard Operation and Related Facilities", effective.

AMEND THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY CONSTRUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION ORDINANCE. The following ordinance was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

ORDINANCE: 57-005-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson and Manzie

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND THE RIGHTS-OF-WAY CONSTRUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF MOBILE

WHEREAS, the City recognizes that work within the public rights-of-way by utility companies, private contractors and other entities may be necessary in order to provide City residents with essential services and state-of-the-art technologies; and,

WHEREAS, the City recognizes that there is a need to accommodate utility companies, private contractors and other users in their provision of services to the public; and,

WHEREAS, the City must at the same time ensure that the primary purpose of the City's roads and streets — the safe and efficient passage of vehicular, pedestrian, and bicycle traffic - is maintained to the greatest extent possible; and,

WHEREAS, in 1999 the City established an efficient and responsive rights-of-way permitting process to minimize delays and established uniform requirements and construction standards for utility companies and other users of the rights-of-way; and,

WHEREAS, the City intends by these amendments to the Rights-of-Way Construction and Administration Ordinance to establish further requirements to protect the City's investment in its infrastructure.

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

SECTION ONE. That Chapter 57, Article VIII, known as the Rights-of-Way Construction and Administration Ordinance, is hereby amended to add the following as section 57-240:

Section 57-240. Permittee Tag Identification Requirements.

(a). Permittees are required to install an identification tag on all asphalt patches. Identification tags are not intended to identify underground utility infrastructure. They are intended to identify the permittee who is responsible for an asphalt patch and for maintaining the asphalt patch as required by this Chapter and the Construction Standards.

(b). Identification tags must be used on any temporary or permanent asphalt patch. Identification tag requirements will be established by the City Engineer, but permittees are responsible for installing identification tags in accordance with the following guidelines:

(1). Identification tags must be installed during the final layer of paving. The tags must be pressed into the asphalt before compaction of the final layer commences. All identification tags must be embedded at zero grade tolerance.

(2). The use of nails, screws, staples, or other metal fasteners to secure tags is prohibited.

(3). Identification tags should not be placed within twelve (12) inches of any casting unless space does not allow otherwise. Tags should be placed away from direct wheel traffic when possible.

(4). The permittee is responsible for replacing damaged or faded identification tags during the guarantee period required by section 57-235(d)(4).

(5). Identification tags must be placed in accordance with the guidelines in Table 1. All laterals extending from the main patch must have their own tag placed in the center of the lateral.

SECTION TWO. All ordinances and laws, or parts thereof, that are in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby repealed.

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

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the ordinance be held over for five (5) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 14, 2017, which was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Consent Resolutions 03-066 – 37-070 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

APPOINT KATE PFEFFLE TO THE MOBILE CITY-COUNTY YOUTH COUNCIL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 03-066-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Kate Pfeffle is appointed to the Mobile City-County Youth Council effective immediately.

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 Councilmembers Williams and Manzie the vote was as follows:

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

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE FOR THE 2017 DOWNTOWN CAJUN COOK-OFF, CATHEDRAL SQUARE, 300 CONTI STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-067-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

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

Type of application: Non-Profit Tax Exempt License

Submitted by: The Child Advocacy Center, Inc.

Location: 2017 Downtown Cajun Cook-Off
Cathedral Square
300 Conti Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL EVENTS RETAIL LICENSE FOR LUCK FEST 2017, 3692 AIRPORT BOULEVARD (PARKING LOT). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-068-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

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: Special Events Retail License

Submitted by: Lucky Mobile, LLC

Location: Luck Fest 2017
3692 Airport Boulevard (parking lot)
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 Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE FOR 2017 CHILI COOK-OFF, 1035 NORTH CODY ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-069-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

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: Non-Profit Tax Exempt License

Submitted by: American Cancer Society, Inc.

Location: 2017 Chili Cook-Off
1035 North Cody 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 Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE FOR FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS 2017, 6801 AIRPORT BOULEVARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-070-2017

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: Non-Profit Tax Exempt License

Submitted by: Providence Foundation

Location: Festival of Flowers 2017
6801 Airport Boulevard
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 Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolutions 21-072 and 21-073 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH VOLKERT, INC. FOR HILLCREST ROAD ACCESS MANAGEMENT, $64,045.00 (2017 CIP D6 #386; COM PROJECT NO. 2017-3005-07; CO136). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-071-2017

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 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: Volkert, Inc.

Project name: Hillcrest Road Access Management

Estimated cost: $64,045.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WILLARD ROGERS PAINTING CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR DOTCH COMMUNITY CENTER-EXTERIOR PAINTING, $40,183.00 (2017 CIP PROJECT #17; PR-050-17; D1; CO076). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 21-072-2017

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: Willard Rogers Painting Contractors, Inc.

Project name: Dotch Community Center - Exterior Painting

Project number: PR-050-17

Amount: $40,183.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, after comments from Councilmember Richardson 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.

AMEND CONTRACT WITH THOMPSON ENGINEERING, INC. FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES IN CONNECTION WITH COMPLETE STREET DESIGN SERVICES FOR WATER STREET NORTH TO BEAUREGARD STREET AND SOUTH TO 1,500’ SOUTH OF GOVERNMENT STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 21-073-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie 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 Amendment to Professional Service Contract between the City of Mobile and Thompson Engineering, Inc., for the performance of all necessary professional engineering services in connection with complete streets design services for Water Street North to Beauregard Street, and South 1500 feet south of Government Street, as outlined in the Amendment attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in fill. A copy of said Amendment to Professional Service Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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

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

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

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH NEEL-SCHAFFER, INC. FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR PEDESTRIAN HYBRID BEACONS AT GOVERNMENT STREET AND AIRPORT BOULEVARD (NEAR INTERSECTION OF SEMINOLE STREET), NTE $50,000.00 (CO228 AND CO222). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 01-074-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Master Services Agreement with Neel-Schaffer, Inc., for engineering services. A copy of said Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

RE-ALLOCATE $51,715.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #CO040 CIVIC CENTER MAINTENANCE TO CAPITAL PROJECT # CO084 FACILITIES ASSESSMENTS IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND (2000). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-075-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $51,715.00 be reallocated from Capital Project C0040 Civic Center Maintenance in the Capital Improvement Fund 2000 to Capital Project # C0084 Facilities Assessment.

RE-ALLOCATE $100,000.00 FROM GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNT #10043030.42200 REAL ESTATE ASSET MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL TO CAPITAL PROJECT #CO084 FACILITIES ASSESSMENTS IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND (2000). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-076-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $100,000.00 be re-allocated from General Fund 1000.10043030.42200 Real Estate Asset Management Professional and Technical to Capital Project #C0084 Facilities Assessment in the Capital Improvement Fund (Fund 2000).

RE-ALLOCATE $100,000.00 FROM GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNT # 10043000.42200 PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL TO CAPITAL PROJECT # CO084 FACILITIES ASSESSMENTS IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND (2000). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-077-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $100,000.00 be re-allocated from General Fund 1000.10043000.42200 E&D Professional and Technical to Capital Project #C0084 Facilities Assessment in the Capital Improvement Fund (Fund 2000).

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BPM CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-TICKET BOOTH INSULATION, $24,994.19 (PR-065-17; CO253). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-078-2017

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 though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk

Name of company: BPM Construction, Inc.

Project name: Hank Aaron Stadium - Ticket Booth Insulation

Project number: PR-065-17

Amount: $24,994.19

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH CBRE, INC. FOR FACILITIES CONDITION ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SERVICES, $451,715.00 (PL-220-16). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-079-2017

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 though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of company: CBRE, Inc.

Project name: Facilities Condition Assessment and Developing
Consulting Services

Project number: PL-220-16

Amount: $451,715.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH VISION INTEGRATION SERVICES FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-AUDIO IMPROVEMENTS, $12,040.00 (PR-079-17; CO253). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-080-2017

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 though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of company: Vision Integration Services

Project name: Hank Aaron Stadium - Audio Improvements

Project number. PR-079-17

Amount: $12,040.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WRICO SIGNS, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS-WEST WALL SIGN, $18,840.00 (CT-017-16; CO259). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-081-2017

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: Wrico Signs, Inc.

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements West Wall Sign

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: $18,840.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WRICO SIGNS, INC. FOR CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL IMPROVEMENTS-EXTERIOR SIGNAGE-“MOBILE” SIGN, $10,885.00 (CT-017-16; CO259). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-082-2017

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: Wrico Signs, Inc.

Project name: City of Mobile, Alabama Cruise Terminal Improvements Exterior Signage ("Mobile" Sign)

Project number: CT-017-16

Amount: 10,885.00

AUTHORIZE PERMISSION FOR THE MOBILE FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT TO UTILIZE 2016 GRANT FUNDS FOR THE USAR TEAM. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-083-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Fire Chief of the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department is authorized to make use of the FY16 State Homeland Security Grant awarded in the amount of $94,458.67, which is administered by the Mobile County Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of this fund is to acquire first responder equipment for the USAR Team (Urban Search and Rescue Team) in accordance with the FY16 State Homeland Security Grant Program.

Grant begin date: December 1, 2016

Grant end date: June 30, 2018

No matching funds are required.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE FY17 SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE (SAKI) PA3 GRANT, $1,000,000.00 (NO LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-084-2017

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 U.S. Department of Justice, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $1,000,000.00 for the FY17 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) PA3 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 U. S. Department of Justice and any other federal agency.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE FY17 SEXUAL ASSAULT KIT INITIATIVE (SAKI) PA1 GRANT, $3,000,000.00 (NO LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-085-2017

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 U.S. Department of Justice, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $3,000,000.00 for the FY17 Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) PA1 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 U. S. Department of Justice and any other federal agency.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE FY17 MOBILE YOUTH VIOLENCE PREVENTION II (MYVP II), $425,000.00 (NO LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-086-2017

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 U.S. Department of Justice, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $425,000.00 for the FY17 Mobile Youth Violence Prevention II (MYVP II).

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 U. S. Department of Justice and any other federal agency.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE PRESIDENT’S TASKFORCE ON 21ST CENTURY POLICING GRANT, $200,000.00 (NO LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-087-2017

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 U.S. Department of Justice, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $13,000.00 for the President's Taskforce on 21st Century Policing.

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 U. S. Department of Justice and any other federal agency.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO ASSENT TO THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A PROPOSED SERVICE ROAD ALONG HALLS MILLS ROAD (DISTRICT 4). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-088-2017

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 TO CONSIDER VACATION OF A PORTION OF A PROPOSED SERVICE ROAD ALONG HALLS MILL ROAD Notice is hereby given that the Mobile City Council proposes to consider the adoption of a resolution assenting to the vacation of a portion of a proposed service road along Halls Mill Road (5113 Halls Mill Road).

The adoption of such resolution will be considered by the Mobile City Council on the 7th day of March, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the Mobile Government Plaza Auditorium, 205 Government Street. Any citizen alleging to be affected by the proposed vacation may submit a written objection or may speak at the public hearing.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Williams thanked everyone present for attending tonight’s meeting.

Councilmember Small reminded district three citizens to spruce up their yards in anticipation of the yard of the month announcement coming next week.

Councilmember Rich announced the Hand Printing Tiles project for the repaired gazebo wall near the new Playground Express at Medal of Honor Park will take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - noon, in the Art Room of the Connie Hudson Senior Center. A $15.00 donation is requested.

Councilmember Rich stated a meeting to discuss the Hillcrest Road Access project will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m. Postcards with additional information will be mailed to citizens.

Councilmember Rich thanked everyone in attendance.

Councilmember Richardson noted that he will celebrate his twenty year anniversary on the City Council on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

Councilmember Daves joined his colleagues in thanking everyone for a warm welcome tonight.

Councilmember Manzie followed the lead of his colleagues in expressing his appreciation to the district six residents in attendance at tonight’s meeting.

Councilmember Manzie said he will meet with Africatown residents on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, to discuss issues specific to their community.

Councilmember Manzie voiced his appreciation to the Administration and Maysville residents for their support and patience in the demolition of the old Yarbrough Machine Works building and other concerns.

Councilmember Manzie reported he attended the ceremony to rename Hogan Street to “John H. Campbell, Sr. Way” in honor of the 92 year old World War II Veteran’s contributions to his community.

Councilmember Manzie concluded by praising the hard work of the Special Events and Public Works employees in making sure events are carried out successfully.

Mayor Stimpson encouraged all citizens to attend the “Drugs: Costs & Consequences” exhibit at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center.

Councilmember Gregory recounted the success of her meeting with Executive Director of Parks and Recreation Matthew Capps and members of the Baseball Association to address some of their needs for the upcoming season.

Councilmember Gregory said she will be meeting with Boy Scout David Shivers as a requirement for him to attain Eagle Scout.

Councilmember Gregory advised the Mobile Welcome Center officially opens this Friday inside the History Museum of Mobile.

Councilmember Gregory stated there will be a reception on Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the Moorer Library to showcase the progress of improvements.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 7:39 p.m.

Approved: February 14, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK





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