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Council minutes for Mar 07, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MARCH 7, 2017

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the City Council’s Conference Room on the ninth floor of the Mobile Government Plaza on Wednesday, March 7, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Small, Manzie, Williams, Daves and Rich
Absent: None

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: March 16, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MARCH 7, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Wednesday, March 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Reverend Charlotte Greene, Ministerial Staff Member, Bethel A. M. E. Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Gregory asked everyone to remain standing for a moment of silence in remembrance of long time City of Mobile employee Frank Rodgers, who passed away on Friday.

Present on Roll Call:

Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves and Rich
Absent: None

NOTE: Councilmember Gregory announced that next week’s meeting will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. The pre-Council meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m.

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 March 1, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson indicated the City will initiate the bi-centennial celebrations for the State of Alabama beginning May 5, 2017 at GulfQuest.

Mayor Stimpson called to attention the six newly installed bronze statues in Mardi Gras Park. The statues represent Native Americans, the French, British, Spanish, an early American and an African American; created by Casey Downing, Jr. The other five statues were created by Julian Rayford and were originally hung in the court house upon its erection in 1958.

Mayor Stimpson reported the YES Initiative has received a positive response from teenagers looking for summer job training and employment opportunities.

Councilmember Rich presented a proclamation to the University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute and Adoption Rocks for hosting “Touch A Truck Day” and proclaimed Saturday, March 18, 2017, as “Touch A Truck Day” in Mobile.

Councilmember Small presented Certificates of Recognition to Veronica Collins, Marla Brewer, Leticia Williams, Dr. Barbara Walker, Nakia Tucker, Edna Boyd, Dr. John McMahon, Fire Service Driver H.J. Popple, Firefighter J.C. Thompson, Fire Service Captain J.B. Parker, Fire Service Captain R.P. Harris and Fire Service Driver J.S. Lee in appreciation of their efforts in stabilizing a citizen, who fell off a float on Monday, February 27, 2017 during a Mardi Gras parade.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Tucei Clarke, Monterey North Street Association, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at North Monterey Street (between Dauphin Street and Old Shell Road) on May 13, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Daves moved that the waiver be granted 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 waiver granted.

The Council considered the request of John Sullivan, Cowboys & Angels, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 5428 Halls Mill Road, on March 18, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (District 4).

Councilmember Daves moved that the waiver be granted 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 waiver granted.

The Council considered the request of Jeffrey Fadalla and Laleh Parvinrouh for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 62 Semmes Avenue, on March 4 2017, from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Daves moved that the waiver be granted 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 waiver granted.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO ASSENT TO THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A PROPSED SERVICE ROAD ALONG HALLS MILL ROAD (DISTRICT 4).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to assent to the vacation of a portion of a proposed service road along Halls Mill Road and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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:

Mobile Tennis Center Advisory Board member David Calametti, 305 North Conception Street, gave the Council an update on tournaments scheduled at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.

Newly elected President of the Mobile branch of the NAACP Lizzetta McConnell, 4950 Government Boulevard, introduced herself to the Council and provided information regarding the future of the organization.

South Alabama League of Student Voters representative Mary Ann Ponder, 4070 Hillcrest Lane West, addressed the Council with her concerns regarding the recent Comic Cowboys parade. Ms. Ponder also proposed to the Council a plan for Wave buses to charge a fee to transport college students to and from downtown Mobile on weekend nights.

Timothy Hollis, 1924 Seale Street, approached the Council with his concerns about the recent Comic Cowboys parade.

Councilmember Gregory deferred the matter of the Comic Cowboy’s parade to City Council Attorney Jim Rossler, who offered the following opinion:

“I put a lot of effort and thought into the opinion that I gave to you and I will summarize it here. The First Amendment offers sweeping protection that allows all manner of speech. This protection applies to loathsome and unpopular speech. It applies to speech that angers people; it applies to speech that causes a hostile reaction, as well as it applies to speech that is widely accepted and celebrated. The First Amendment is one of the bedrock principles upon which this Country was formed.

I have analyzed for you a number of Supreme Court cases and if you looked at it you saw that the Supreme Court has consistently, over the years, upheld the First Amendment rights of people to march, to carry signs, to protest in support of or against things. Some of those cases where the Supreme Court has found parades or signs to be protected by the First Amendment are shocking. For example, in 1977 the United States Supreme Court upheld the right of neo-Nazis to carry signs with swastikas and racist messages calling for genocide in a predominately Jewish neighborhood. That is shocking, but that shows the extent to which the First Amendment protects such speech.

The Court has also consistently recognized that the right to free speech cannot be curtailed by the Government; by the Federal government, the State government, by the police or City Council simply because the speaker(s) message is offensive to his or her audience. The First Amendment compels that we tolerate the speech with which we disagree because the First Amendment affords the same protection to all speakers regardless of the content of their message.

It is true that local governments can regulate the time, place and manner of protected speech, but local governments cannot regulate the content of that speech. If a regulation or a prohibition or a requirement for a permit concerns or relates to the content of the speech then it is prohibited by the First Amendment. There are a large number of United States Supreme Court decisions that clearly hold that a listener’s reaction to speech is not a content neutral basis for the government to do any type of regulation or prohibition or permitting.

The comments and criticisms leveled at the signs displayed at the recent Comic Cowboys parade, from what I have seen; from what I have heard, are based on the content of the message displayed on those signs and the Supreme Court has consistently held that a regulation of that speech is deemed content based when the listener’s reaction to the speech is the justification or the reason for the Government taking action.

I do not question that there are those in our community who consider the signs displayed during the parade to be obnoxious. I do not question the sincerity of their criticisms, nor do I question the sincerity of the anger that they felt and the anger that they have expressed, but the Courts have held that the listeners reactions to speech is not a content neutral basis for regulation or for this City Council to take any action against a peaceful speaker. To summarize the comments and criticisms leveled at the signs displayed during the parade and the anger that was expressed about the messages displayed is based on the content of the message and any regulation by the City likewise would be based on the content and prohibited by the First Amendment.”

Robert Sweeney, 56 Westwood Street, spoke to the Council regarding animal control near Three Mile Creek.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH E. M. DUNAWAY GENERAL CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-SEATING REPLACEMENT, $65,911.00 (2017 CIP #300, CITY-WIDE; PR-064-17; CO253). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 21, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of March 1, 2017 and held over again until the regular meeting of March 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-115-2017

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: E. M. Dunaway General Contractors, Inc.

Project name: Hank Aaron Stadium - Seating Replacement

Project number: PR-064-17

Amount: $65,911.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH LEWIS PEST CONTROL FOR TERMITE BAIT TRAP INSTALLATION-GULF COAST EXPLOREUM AND MOBILE HISTORY MUSEUM. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 1, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of March 7, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-126-2017

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: Lewis Pest Control

Project name: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center and Mobile History
Museum of Mobile Block - Termite Bait Trap Installation

Project number: EX-096-17

Amount: $14,845.00

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

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Consent Resolution 58-129 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:

DECLARE WEEDS NOXIOUS, GROUP #1560. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 58-129-2017

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 #1560 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 11th day of April, 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 Williams moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolution 21-130 and 21-131 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH COMMERCIAL DIVING SERVICES, INC. FOR GULF COAST EXPLOREUM SCIENCE CENTER-WOOD WINDOW REPAIRS, $44,000.00 (EX-034-16; 2016 CIP 98, CITY-WIDE; CO251). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-130-2017

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: Commercial Diving Services, Inc.

Project name: Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center –
Wood Window Repairs

Project number: EX-034-16

Amount: $44,000.00

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.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH GULF EQUIPMENT, INC. FOR BRIDGE REMOVAL-NORTH CONCEPTION STREET, $28,800.00 (BRC17; 2017 CIP 97; D2). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-131-2017

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 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: Gulf Equipment, Inc.

Project name: Bridge Removal - N. Conception

Estimated cost: $28,800.00

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.

RATIFY PURCHASE ORDER #17002462-01 TO AMERICAN SEATING COMPANY FOR HANK AARON STADIUM RAISED MOUNTING FOLDED STADIUM SEATING, $107,844.00 (2017 CIP PROJECT #300; CO253). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Thursday, March 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 60-132-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, on December 13, 2016, the City of Mobile ("City") issued Bid No. 4989 for the purchase of raised mounting folding stadium seating to be produced and delivered to the City according to specifications attached thereto; and

WHEREAS, by timely sealed bid, American Seating Company submitted the lowest responsive bid; and

WHEREAS, in compliance with the Alabama Competitive Bid law, on December 27, 2016, the City awarded the bid to American Seating Company by Purchase Order #17002462-01, in the amount of $107,844.00, and

WHEREAS, funding for the purchase is budgeted as Project #300, City-Wide, under the City's Capital Improvement Plan for FY 16-17, adopted by Council Resolution 60-448;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Purchase Oder #17002462-01 be and the same hereby is ratified.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

ASSENT TO THE VACATION OF A PORTION OF A PROPOSED SERVICE ROAD ALONG HALLS MILL ROAD (DISTRICT 4). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Thursday, March 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 47-133-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

WHEREAS, Robert M. Sheffield and Lori L. Sheffield are the owners of the land abutting the area shown as "dedicated for future widening" on the Map of Halls Mill South Industrial Park according to plat thereof recorded in Map Book 26, Page 92 of the Mobile County, Alabama Probate records; and

WHEREAS, Robert M. Sheffield and Lori L. Sheffield have filed a petition seeking vacation of a portion of said area dedicated for future widening, which portion is referred to as "area to be vacated" on the Preliminary Plat of re-subdivision and addition to Lot 5, Halls Mill South Industrial Park, a copy of which preliminary plat is attached hereto; and

WHEREAS, the area sought to be vacated lies within the boundaries of the City of Mobile, State of Alabama and is more fully described as follows:

Commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot 4, Halls Mill South Industrial Park as per plat recorded in Map Book 26, Page 92 in the Office of the Judge of Probate Mobile County, Alabama (a crimp iron pipe, found); thence run south 16 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds west a distance of 128.48 feet to a point (a rebar, found); thence run west a distance of 31.32 feet to a point (a rebar cap, set); thence run north 16 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds east a distance of 137.46 feet to a point (a rebar cap, set); thence run south 73 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds east a distance of 30.00 feet to the point of commencing. Said description encloses 0.09 acres, more or less;

WHEREAS, Charles W. Prichard and Angie Renae Butters, Vera Lanier, Louise E. Cochran, Cleanwater, Inc. and Y'ALL, LLC, as owners of all of the land abutting the area to be vacated have consented to vacation thereof; and

WHEREAS, it appears that said the area to be vacated is not being used by the public and is no longer needed for possible future widening of Halls Mill Road.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, that its assent be and hereby is given to the vacating of the following described property:

Commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot 4, Halls Mill South Industrial Park as per plat recorded in Map Book 26, Page 92 in the Office of the Judge of Probate Mobile County, Alabama (a crimp iron pipe, found); thence run south 16 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds west a distance of 128.48 feet to a point (a rebar, found); thence run west a distance of 31.32 feet to a point (a rebar cap set) thence run north 16 degrees 40 minutes 00 seconds east a distance of 137.46 feet to a point (a rebar cap, set); thence run south 73 degrees 20 minutes 00 seconds east a distance of 30.00 feet to the point of commencing. Said description encloses 0.09 acres, more or less;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Mobile City Council, that its assent be, and the same hereby is, given to vacate and annul the herein described right of way located in Mobile, Alabama, subject to the following conditions:

(a) The Declaration of Vacation and this Resolution assenting to the vacation of said property, upon adoption by the Mobile City Council, be recorded in the Probate Court of Mobile County, Alabama, and a certified copy of the Resolution shall be immediately delivered to the Tax Assessor's Plat Room so that this property may be reassessed in the names of the new owners;

(b) Alabama Power Company is reserved the right to continue to maintain, extend and enlarge its lines, equipment and facilities to the same extent as if the vacation had not occurred and all other rights, title and interests held by the Company with respect to the area to be vacated under any statute or other law or under any other conveyance or agreement, whether recorded or unrecorded, including without limitation all the rights and privileges necessary or convenient for the full enjoyment and use of its lines, equipment and facilities now or hereafter located within or adjacent to the area to be vacated; and the right of ingress and egress to and from said lines, equipment and facilities; and the right to cut and/or trim trees or limbs which, in the sole opinion of said Company, would interfere with said lines, equipment and facilities; and the right to prohibit use of the are vacated in a manner which violates the National Electric Safety Code.

(c) AT&T reserves all the rights and privileges necessary or convenient for the full enjoyment or use of its facilities located within or adjacent to the area to be vacated. Including the right ingress and egress to and from said facilities, the right to cut and/or trim trees which interfere with said facilities, and the right to prohibit the use of the land vacated in a manner which violates the National Electric Safety Code.

(d) Mobile Area Water & Sewer System retains the existing 15' sanitary sewer easement (B-5297 PG-1557).

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Gregory announced that the Tuesday, March 21, 2017 City Council meeting will be held at Holloway Elementary School, at 6:00 p.m. The pre-Council meeting will be held at the normally scheduled time of 9:00 a.m. in the Council conference room on the ninth floor of the south tower of Government Plaza.

Councilmember Gregory commented that the Chocolate Festival was a success with many participants enjoying the offerings.

Councilmember Gregory reported a great turnout for the Mobile Terrace parade this past Saturday.

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

At approximately 11:56 a.m. Councilmember Gregory turned the gavel over to Councilmember Richardson so she could go read to the students at Mary B. Austin Elementary School this afternoon. Councilmember Richardson chaired the remainder of the meeting.

Councilmember Williams expressed his pleasure in serving on a united City Council.

Councilmember Rich stated a meeting to discuss the Hillcrest Road Access project will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m., at the Connie Hudson Senior Center.

Councilmember Rich reported that the hand printing tiles project for the repaired gazebo wall near the new Playground Express at Medal of Honor Park this past Saturday was so successful that the event will be repeated this Saturday, March 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., in the Art Room of the Connie Hudson Senior Center. A $15.00 donation is requested.

Councilmember Daves reminded residents that McGregor Avenue, between Dauphin Street and Old Shell Road, is closed to through traffic for the installation of sidewalks, curbs and gutters. The project will take place in segments over the next three (3) months.
Councilmember Daves advised that an ordinance exists prohibiting signs stuck in the ground on City rights-of-way, except from 4:00 p.m. on Friday until 8:00 a.m. Monday. Mr. Daves encouraged residents to call the companies displaying the signs and ask them to remove the signs and stop littering our city.

Councilmember Manzie indicated he met with members of the “Big Monday MLK Parades” and congratulated them for continuing the tradition of parading on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue.

Councilmember Manzie announced three (3) upcoming district two community meetings: April 4, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Emanuel Seventh Day Adventist Church; April 6, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Yorktown Baptist Church; and April 11, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter Baptist Church.

Councilmember Richardson thanked Councilmember Manzie, Mayor Stimpson, County Commissioner Ludgood, Chief Barber, Assistant Chief Battiste and Major Dickinson for attending the Trinity Gardens parade. Mr. Richardson congratulated all involved for ensuring the success of the parade.

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

Approved: March 16, 2017


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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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COUNCIL VICE-PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK





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