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9:00 a.m. - Pre Council Meeting in the Council Conference Room on the 9th Floor of the South Tower in Government Plaza.

10:30 a.m. - The Council Meeting begins in Government Plaza Auditorium on the First Floor.


Council minutes for Feb 14, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, FEBRUARY 14, 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 14, 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, FEBRUARY 14, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Pastor Micah Gaston, 3Circle Church-Midtown, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The City Clerk asked the audience to remain standing for the singing of the National Anthem by Dunbar Magnet School student Jere Thomas, who is under the direction of Dr. Helen Campbell.

Holloway Elementary School student Genesis Thomas recited the poem “Still I Rise.”

The band and orchestra from Calloway-Smith Middle School, directed by Barbara McMillan, performed several songs.

The Holloway Elementary School chorus, led by Principal Dr. Metra Turner, Counselor Lolita Hedgeman and Parent Coordinator Ms. Angeneka Powell, performed “Put a Little Love In Your Heart.”

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 February 7, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson presented a Certificate of Recognition to Mobile Police Department Officer Jeremy Birch for “Officer of the Month” for January 2017.

Mayor Stimpson read a proclamation in memory of Louis Diemert, known as “the Man of Many Faces” in appreciation and memory of his contributions to the carnival season in Mobile.

Mayor Stimpson read a proclamation to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Senior Citizens Services, Inc.

Mayor Stimpson thanked the Public Safety and Public Works employees for their hard work during Mardi Gras, adding that the season is a positive reflection on Mobile.

Mayor Stimpson announced the Community Planning Coordination Initiative (CPCI) will facilitate effective, focused planning for community groups, leading to desirable outcomes described within the Map for Mobile. A resolution to implement this initiative is on today’s agenda.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Devie Goodson Griffin for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 565 Golden Avenue on February 25, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (District 1).

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

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

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

The Council considered the request of O’Daly’s Irish Pub for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 564 Dauphin Street on March 18, 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 Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

The Council considered the request of Mark K. Willis for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 1721 Conti Street on March 4, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m. (District 2).

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

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

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

The Council considered the request of Wanda Dumas for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 654 Elmira 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 Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF ETUANDA MARIE ROX D/B/A E K & M TAXI SERVICE FOR A TAXICAB AND SHUTTLE SERVICE.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider the application of Etuanda Marie Rox d/b/a E K & M Taxi Service for a taxicab and shuttle service and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Etuanda Marie Rox, Mobile, Alabama, spoke in support of her application.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF CYNTHIA A. WOOD D/B/A PREMIERE PARTY BUS SERVICE FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A PARTY BUS SERVICE.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider the application of Cynthia A. Wood d/b/a Premiere Party Bus Service for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

George Washington, Mobile, Alabama, spoke as a representative of Ms. Woods in support of the application.

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

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

Those speaking in support of naming Mobile a “Sanctuary City:”

Tracey Glover 7625 Cumberland Court
Marion Ponder 4070 Hillcrest Lane, West

City Attorney Ricardo Woods clarified that the City must require its employees and officers to comply with State and Federal laws; therefore, neither the City Council nor the Administration have authority to claim Mobile as a “Sanctuary City.”

Councilmember Gregory stated that because neither the Council nor the Administration has authority to speak to the matter, future discussion on the subject will not be allowed at City Council meetings.

Timothy D. Hollis, 1924 Seale Street, requested the Council consider a later time for their meetings to offer citizens more opportunities to attend.

Councilmember Gregory pronounced that previously the Council has experimented with holding meetings at different times with no difference in attendance. Councilmember Gregory continued by stating that the Council will continue to hold off-site meetings in various communities and will persist in evaluating the needs of citizens.

At approximately 11:38 a.m. Councilmember Gregory briefly excused herself from the meeting and handed the gavel over to Council Vice-President Fred Richardson.

Claudia Johnson, 2260 Pesnell Court, Apartment 4C, addressed the Council with her concerns regarding the traffic situation and speeding on Cottage Hill Road at the entrance to Brookside Retirement Community.

At approximately 11:45 a.m. Councilmember Gregory rejoined the meeting and Councilmember Daves briefly excused himself.

Traffic Engineer Jennifer White responded to Ms. Johnson that traffic studies are being conducted and the City is investigating options.

At approximately 11:47 a.m. Councilmember Daves returned to the meeting.

Marty O’Malley and Willie Magee of L’arche presented Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson with special awards to thank them for their support with the First Light Marathon held Saturday, January 8, 2017.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

ESTABLISH A MARINE TERMINAL OPERATOR SCHEDULE OR TARIFF. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Richardson, after comments from Councilmember Daves 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 $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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson 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 $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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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).

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson 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 $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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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).

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH BPM CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-TICKET BOOTH INSULATION, $24,994.19 (PR-065-17; CO253). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH CBRE, INC. FOR FACILITIES CONDITION ASSESSMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING SERVICES, $451,715.00 (PL-220-16). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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 CONTRACT WITH VISION INTEGRATION SERVICES FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-AUDIO IMPROVEMENTS, $12,040.00 (PR-079-17; CO253). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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 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 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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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 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 PERMISSION FOR THE MOBILE FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT TO UTILIZE 2016 GRANT FUNDS FOR THE USAR TEAM. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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 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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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.

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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.

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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.

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 7, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of February 14, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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.

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 37-089 – 60-092 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 THE MOONPIE GENERAL STORE, 107 ST. FRANCIS STREET, SUITE 115. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-089-2017

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: MoonPie General, Inc.

Location: MoonPie General Store
107 St. Francis Street, Suite 115
Mobile, AL 36602

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, 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 # 1558. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-090-2017

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 #1558 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 21st day of March, 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 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.

AUTHORIZE REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP # 1556. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-091-2017

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

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

WHEREAS, Parcels Nos. 1 through 20 described in the resolution adopted on the 10th day of January, 2017, have not been cleared of noxious and dangerous weeds and continue to be public nuisances.

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

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

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

Parcels of real property located in the City of Mobile and more particularly described as Parcels Not 1 through 20, as described in the resolution adopted on the 10th day of January, 2017, and entitled: "A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES."

(Lot Cleaning Liens, Group No. 1556, on file in the office of the City Clerk).

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

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

APPROVE AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUS TO BARRY GLISSON AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S INCENTIVE PROGRAM, $500.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 60-092-2017

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

Glisson Barry Firefighter of the Month February 2017

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.

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolution 21-093 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 RESOLUTION BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH H & H ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. FOR MIMS PARK-SCOREBOARD REPAIRS, $16,130.00 (2016 CIP #213 AND 2017 CIP #286; D4; PR-112-17; CO037). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 21-093-2017

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: H & H Electric Co., Inc.

Project name: Mims Park - Scoreboard Repairs

Project number: PR-112-17

Amount: $16,130.00 (2016 CIP#213 and 2017 CIP#286, District 4)

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Resolution 21-095 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.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT WITH ACP/GREENE & ASSOCIATES, LLC D/B/A PLANNING NEXT FOR COMMUNITY PLANNING COOPERATIVE INITIATIVE, $55,000.00 (NPT01). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 01-094-2017

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 Agreement between the City of Mobile and ACP/Greene & Associates, LLC d/b/a Planning NEXT, for services as outlined in the Agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said Agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH NET CONNECTION, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-NEW STAND NETTING, $23,500.00 (PR-077-17; CO253; D4). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 21-095-2017

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: Net Connection, LLC

Project name: Hank Aaron Stadium - New Stand Netting

Project number: PR-077-17

Amount: $23,500.00

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH NU VISION SERVICES FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT-DEMOLITION LEAD-BASED PAINT: 306 ANN STREET, DM-149-16; 1262 ADAMS STREET, DM-209-16, $8,620.00 (CO111). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-096-2017

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 Nu Vision Services

Project name: Nuisance Abatement - Demolition with Lead-Based Paint
306 Ann Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603, DM-149-16
1262 Adams Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603, DM-209-16

Amount: $8,620.00

ACCEPT WARRANTY DEED AND TAX DEED FOR ACQUISITION OF A VACANT LOT AT 3607 PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 23-097-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that the City hereby accepts a Warranty Deed from REENU SAINI D/B/A RESHA CAPITAL, A CALIFORNIA SOLE PROPRETORSIBP and a Tax Deed from the State Land Commissioner of the State of Alabama as needed for the acquisition of a vacant lot at 3607 Pleasant Valley Road - Flooding Project.

SAID document being attached hereto and made a part hereof as fully as if set forth herein.

CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF ETUANDA MARIE ROX D/B/A E K & M TAXI SERVICE FOR A TAXICAB AND SHUTTLE SERVICE. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 37-098-2017

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance #59-073, 2005, that the application of Etuanda Marie Rox d/b/a E K & M Taxi Service for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a taxi and shuttle service is hereby approved. A copy of said application is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF CYNTHIA A. WOOD D/B/A PREMIER PARTY BUS SERVICE FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A PARTY BUS SERVICE. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 37-099-2017

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance #59-073, 2005, that the application of Cynthia A. Wood d/b/a Premier Party Bus, LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a party bus service is hereby approved. A copy of said application is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Richardson announced the Public Services Committee will meet Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m., in the City Council conference room on the 9th floor of the south tower of Government Plaza. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss Ordinance 57-005, amending the rights-of-way construction ordinance.

Councilmember Richardson indicated a Crichton community meeting will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at the Dumas Wesley Community Center.

At approximately 12:05 p.m. Councilmember Small excused himself from the meeting.

Councilmember Daves stated that a district five community meeting will be held Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Councilmember Manzie recounted he met with the Africatown Business and Community Panel last week. He was offered a position on the Board of Directors and has accepted.

Councilmember Manzie remarked that he met with the inaugural class of the Coastal Alabama Conservation and Resiliency Corps yesterday. This group of young people will be working in the Three Mile Creek area to gain skills in the field of restoration ecology.

Councilmember Manzie expressed he is hopeful the Administration will explore options for assistance to 15 Place because of their recent reduction in funding by HUD.

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 reported Councilmember Gregory will serve as a judge, in Mrs. Rich’s place, for the Chocolate Festival on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at The Grounds. Proceeds will benefit the Penelope House.

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 Williams thanked the Public Works and Public Safety departments for their hard work during the Mardi Gras season. Mr. Williams also requested the Administration to delay the movement of barricades after parades in order to give citizens time to collect their belongings.

Councilmember Gregory commented that the reception at the Moorer Library this past Saturday was well attended and enjoyed by all.

Councilmember Gregory asserted a district seven community meeting will be held Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Councilmember Gregory reminded citizens that there will be no solid-waste or trash pick-up for Monday, February 27, 2017 or Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The make-up day will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 12:23 p.m.

Approved: February 21, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK





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