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Council minutes for Jan 31, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JANUARY 31, 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 31, 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 31, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Council Vice-President Frederick Richardson 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 reported the Senior Bowl enjoyed a great crowd and wonderful weather.

Councilmember Gregory stated the Council attended the tenth anniversary celebration for Air Bus Engineering in Mobile yesterday.

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 24, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson read a proclamation in recognition of the ten (10) year anniversary of the first robotic assisted surgery performed at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. Mobile Infirmary President Jennifer Eslinger and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Joe T. Stough, III, accepted the proclamation on behalf of the organization.

Mayor Stimpson advised Operation ABC (Abandoned Boats and Cars) has launched to effectively remove all abandoned vehicles off public streets.

Mayor Stimpson stated the City of Mobile has adopted a hurricane home protection program through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity and the State of Alabama. Partners from Habitat for Humanity will assess the home's stability during hurricanes. Following the assessment necessary repairs will be made.

Mayor Stimpson announced Mott MacDonald has been selected to lead the “One Mobile” project funded by the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant award. The firm was chosen due to its experience in large transportation construction and its vast knowledge of TIGER Grant administration.

Mayor Stimpson noted litter cameras are being installed throughout Mobile to combat illegal dumping.

Councilmember Gregory read a proclamation in honor of Ginny Russel’s retirement as the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Vice President of Community and Government Affairs.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of J. Boyd Douglas, Order of Myths, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 254 St. Anthony Street on February 26, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (District 2).

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

The Council considered the request of J. Boyd Douglas, Order of Myths, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 254 St. Anthony Street on February 28, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (District 2).

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

The Council considered the request of O’Daly’s Irish Pub for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 564 Dauphin Street on March 17 and 25, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (District 2).

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Judge Karlos Finley, 3290 Dauphin Street, Suite 505, and AT&T representative Glyn Agnew, 1110 Montlimar Drive, presented each Councilmember with a 2017 AT&T Alabama African-American History calendar which features two (2) board members from the Dora Franklin Finley African American Heritage Trail.

Randy Copeland, 16 Kingsway Drive, gave the Council information about the “Over The Edge” event to help The 74 Club raise money for area non-profits. The event will be held March 11, 2017 at the Mobile Marriott on Airport Boulevard.

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop owner Heath McClure provided the Council with information regarding his application for a liquor license.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

AMEND THE DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT DISTRICT REGULATING PLAN TO CHANGE THE REGULATING SUB-DISTRICTS FROM SD-2H AND T5.1 TO SD-WH AT 400 ST. LOUIS STREET (AREA BOUNDED BY ST. LOUIS STREET, NORTH HAMILTON STREET, NORTH FRANKLIN STREET, AND ST. ANTHONY STREET) (DISTRICT 2). The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-001-2017

AN ORDINANCE 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:

A PARCEL OF LAND BEING IN SECTION 40, TOWNSHIP 4 SOUTH, RANGE 1 WEST, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF ST. ANTHONY STREET AND NORTH FRANKLIN STREET, MARKED BY A FOUND X-MARK IN CONCRETE; THENCE S 22°09'08" E, ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF SAID NORTH FRANKLIN STREET FOR A DISTANCE OF 13335 FEET TO A POINT MARKED BY A FOUND REBAR; THENCE S 22°08'08" E, ALONG SAID WEST LINE, A DISTANCE OF 143.97 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF ST. LOUIS STREET AND NORTH FRANKLIN STREET MARKED BY A FOUND XMARK IN CONCRETE; THENCE S 68°10'19" W, ALONG THE NORTH RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SAID ST. LOUIS STREET, A DISTANCE OF 205.80 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF ST. LOIUS STREET AND NORTH HAMILTON STREET, MARKED BY A FOUND XMARK IN CONCRETE; THENCE N 2291'41" W, ALONG THE EAST RIGHTOF-WAY LINE OF SAID NORTH HAMILTON STREET, A DISTANCE OF 275.68 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF ST. ANTHONY STREET AND NORTH HAMILTON STREET, MARKED BY A FOUND CAPPED REBAR; THENCE N 67°42'59" E ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID ST. ANTHONY STREET, A DISTANCE OF 206.04 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

SAID LAND CONTAINS 1.307 ACRES (56,936 S.F.) MORE OR LESS.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from SD-WH & T5.1 to SD-WH 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 SD-WH 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 SD-WH District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) completion of the Subdivision process; 2) compliance with Traffic Engineering comments: "Site is limited to one curb cut per street frontage, unless and waiver is obtained from the Board of Adjustment. Any onsite parking provided, including ADA handicap spaces, shall meet the minimum standards as defined in Section 64-6 of the City's Zoning Ordinance."; 3) compliance with Urban Forestry comments: "Property to be developed in compliance with state and local laws that pertain to tree preservation and protection on both city and private properties (State Act 2015-116 and City Code Chapters 57 and 64)."; 4) compliance with Fire comments: "All projects within the City Limits of Mobile shall comply with the requirements of the City of Mobile Fire Code Ordinance. (2012 International Fire Code)"; and 5) full compliance with all municipal codes and ordinances.

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

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

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CHANGE ORDER FOR CONTRACT WITH ASPHALT SERVICES, INC. FOR 2017 CIP, 2017 CITY WIDE SIDEWALK REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, $405,571.00 (COM PROJECT NO. 2017-3005-08b) (D5, #242, SDW05, INCREASE $115,600.00; D6, #300, SDW06, INCREASE $174,371.00; D7, SDW07, INCREASE $11,600.00). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 13-048-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Daves, Rich and Gregory
and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Asphalt Services, Inc.

Project name: 2017 CIP, 2017 City Wide Sidewalk Repairs & Maintenance
COM Project No. 2017-3005-08B

Estimated Cost: $405,571.000

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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH C. THORNTON, INC. FOR MCGREGOR AVENUE SIDEWALKS, $631,700.60 (COM PROJECT NO. 2016-202-06; 2016 CIP D5 AND D7; CO224). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-049-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Daves and Gregory and
Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: C. Thornton, Inc.

Project name: McGregor Avenue Sidewalks - COM Project No. 2016-202-06

Estimated cost: $631,700.60.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH JAMES H. ADAMS & SON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC., 2016 CIP CW MS4 STORMWATER LITTER CONTROL STRUCTURES AND DRAINAGE & INLET REPAIRS, $394,240.00 (PROJECT NO. 2016-3005-38; D1, #5 DRAINAGE/INLET REPAIR, #6-LITTER COLLECTION; D2, #68-DRAINAGE/INLET REPAIR, #69-LITTER COLLECTION; D3, #160-LITTER COLLECTION; D4, #193 DRAINAGE/INLET REPAIR, #194-LITTER COLLECTION; D5 #245-DRAINAGE/INLET REPAIR, #246-LITTER COLLECTION; D6, #304-LITTER COLLECTION; D7, #340-LITTER COLLECTION). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-050-2017

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: James H. Adams & Son Construction Co., Inc.

Project name: 2016 CIP 2016 CW M54 Storm water Litter Control Structures and Drainage & Inlet Repairs Project No. 2016-3005-38

• D1 #5-Drainageanlet Repair, #6-Litter Collection
• D2 #68-Drainage/Inlet Repair, #69-Litter Collection
• D3 #160-Litter Collection
• D4 #193-Drainage/Inlet Repair, #194-Litter Collection
• D5 #245-Drainage/Inlet Repair, #246-Litter Collection
• DO #304-Litter Collection
• 07 #340-Litter Collection

Estimated cost: $394,240.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich 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 AMENDMENT #15 TO THE AGREEMENT WITH TYLER TECHNOLOGIES. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-054-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich 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, Amendment No. 15 to the Agreement dated October 28, 2014, between City of Mobile and Tyler Technologies, Inc., as outlined in Amendment No. 15 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.

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.

RE-ALLOCATE $113,312.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #CO018 REAL ESTATE/ASSET MANAGEMENT IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND (2000) TO GRANT PROJECT G-PDPORT16 IN THE GRANT FUND 5309 FOR MATCH ON A GRANT FOR THE CRUISE TERMINAL CCTV SYSTEM, RADIO REPEATER SYSTEM AND EXPLOSIVE DETECTING CANINE AND TRAINING. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-055-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $113,312.00 be reallocated from Capital Project C0018 Real Estate/Asset Management in the Capital Improvement Fund 2000 to Grant Project #G-PDPORT16 in Grant Fund 5309. These funds will be used as a match for a Cruise Terminal CCTV System, Radio Repeater System, Security, and Explosives Detecting Canine and Training grant.

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

CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF JUANITA LONG DICKINSON FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SHUTTLE SERVICE. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 24, 2017 and was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 31, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 37-051-2017

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance #59-073, 2005, that the application of Juanita Long Dickinson for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a shuttle service is hereby approved. A copy of said application is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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

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 37-056 – 58-058 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:

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR FUZZY’S TACO SHOP, 5713 OLD SHELL ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-056-2017

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: McClure Szuluk Investments, LLC

Location: Fuzzy's Taco Shop
5713 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.

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP # 1539. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-057-2017

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group No. 1539 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and it shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.

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

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP # 1530. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-058-2017

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property confined in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group No. 153' shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and it shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.



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

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH MOTT MACDONALD ALABAMA, LLC FOR TIGER 2016 PROJECT (NTE $750,000.00). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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.

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 was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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.

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 was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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

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 was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-SCOREBOARD REPLACEMENT, $36,060.00 (PR-076-17; CO253). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017.

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

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF CYNTHIA A. WOOD D/B/A PREMIER PARTY BUS FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A PARTY BUS SERVICE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-063-2017

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 PARTY BUS SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile, Alabama, proposes to consider the application of Cynthia A. Wood d/b/a Premiere Party Bus, Inc. for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate a party bus 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 le day of February, 2017, at 10 0 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.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF ETUANDA MARI ROX D/B/A E K & M TAXI SERVICE FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A TAXI AND SHUTTLE SERVICE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-064-2017

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 TAXI AND SHUTTLE SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile, Alabama, proposes to consider the application of Etuanda Marie Rox d/b/a E K & M Taxi Service for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate a taxi and 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 141h day of February, 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 Gregory announced the February 7, 2017 City Council meeting will be held off-site at the Connie Hudson Senior Center, at 6:30 p.m. The pre-Council meeting will be held at the normally scheduled time and place.

Councilmember Richardson invited the public to Trinity Gardens Park on Saturday, February 4, 2017, 11:30 a.m. to celebrate the recent improvements. Refreshments will be served.

Councilmember Richardson mentioned he will be the key note speaker at Virginia College’s Winter Graduation on February 5, 2017, at the Mobile Civic Center.

Councilmember Richardson announced he will hold a Crichton Community meeting on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at the Dumas Wesley Community Center.

Councilmember Manzie indicated the Administrative Services Committee meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 7, 2017, will be rescheduled.

Councilmember Manzie announced the Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council will meet at Aimwell Missionary Baptist Church, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Manzie stated he met with Anitra Bell Henderson last week to discuss dedicating resources toward youth employment.

Councilmember Rich extended a welcome to all citizens to attend the off-site City Council meeting next week which will be held in district six.

Councilmember Rich reported she will serve as a judge for the Chocolate Festival on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at The Grounds. Proceeds will benefit the Penelope House.

Councilmember Small thanked all who attended the 8th Annual Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction sponsored by Our Lady of Lourdes Knights of Columbus this past Saturday.

Councilmember Small joined in congratulating Air Bus on their ten (10) year anniversary in Mobile.

Councilmember Small invited residents to St. Andrews Episcopal Church on Saturday, February 18, 2017, from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. for free beans and rice.

Councilmember Williams remarked that the Council and Administration are committed to meeting all capital needs in the city and reminded citizens to contact his office with any questions.

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

Councilmember Gregory advised she and City Engineer Nick Amberger met with parents and staff from Mary B. Austin Elementary School to discuss the need for sidewalks on Stein Street.

Councilmember Gregory stated she met with the Summer Place Homeowner’s Association this past Saturday and was present for their election of new officers.

Councilmember Gregory advised she will meet with members from the Baseball Association this week to address some of their needs for the upcoming season.

The Presiding Officer recessed the regular meeting at approximately 11:41 a.m.

Approved: February 7, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK





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