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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.

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Council minutes for Mar 01, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MARCH 1, 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 1, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

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

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 7, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MARCH 1, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Reverend Nikklos R. Kiss, Associate Minister, New Bayside Baptist Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

President Gregory asked everyone to remain standing for a moment of silence for Gulf Shores Middle and High Schools marching bands students injured in an accident at Tuesday’s parade.

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 21, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson expressed his appreciation to the City’s Public Works crews, Mobile Fire Rescue Department and the Mobile Police Department for helping us to have yet another safe and successful Mardi Gras.

Mayor Stimpson reported that Mobile being chosen as one of fifteen cities to host a “Navy Week” celebration this year was very beneficial to the city.

Mayor Stimpson thanked the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association for hosting Hank Aaron at several celebrations in his honor this past weekend.

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 John Thompson, Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 916 Charleston Street on March 18, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. – 10:00 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.

The Council considered the request of Charly Jones for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at the Salvation Army, 1009 Dauphin Street, on March 19, 2017, from 9:00 a.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.

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

REZONE PROPERTY AT 254, 256, 260 AND 264 DOGWOOD DRIVE (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF AIRPORT BOULEVARD AND DOGWOOD DRIVE EXTENDING TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF AIRPORT BOULEVARD AND SOUTH UNIVERSITY BOULEVARD) FROM R-1 TO LB-2 (DISTRICT 5.) The following ordinance 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 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-006-2017

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:

BEG SE COR LOT 54 GOVT ST HIGHLANDS MBK 4/441 TH N 200 FT TH W 80 FT(S) TH SWLY 215 FT(S) TH SLY 72 FT(S) THE 274 FT(S) TO POB GEING PT LOT 54 SAID SUB #SEC 27 T4S R2W NMP28 08 27 2 001

ALONG WITH:

LOTS 51, 52, & 53 GOVERNMENT STREET HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 4, PAGE 441, OF THE RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE, MOBILE COUNTY ALABAMA.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from R-1, Single-Family Residential District, to LB-2, Limited-Neighborhood Business 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 LB-2 Limited-Neighborhood Business 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 LB-2, Limited-Neighborhood Business District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) Development limited to an approved Planned Unit Development prior to submission for any permits for development of the property.

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

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the ordinance be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, after comments from Councilmembers Daves and 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.

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 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 held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 7, 2017, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT WITH MIRO CONSULTING FOR MICROSOFT SOFTWARE LICENSE REVIEW, $38,750.00. 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 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-116-2017

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, an agreement between the City of Mobile and Miro Consulting for Microsoft Software License Review, 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.

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 CONTRACT WITH HARWELL & COMPANY, LLC FOR CONSTRUCTION OF ADA RAMPS ALONG SIDEWALK AND INFILL WITH NEW SIDEWALKS ALONG DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY, $94,802.50 (GRANT FUNDS-$148,000.00; MATCHING FUNDS-$37,000.00). 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 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-117-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small 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 Contract, by and between the City of Mobile, and Harwell & Company, LLC; for construction of ADA ramps along existing sidewalk and infill with new sidewalks along Dauphin Island Parkway, 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.

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.

APPROVE FY 17-18 ANNUAL ACTION PLAN, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (EMERGENCY SOLUTION GRANT AND HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP ENTITLEMENT FUNDS), $4,325,997.00. 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 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 31-118-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson and Manzie
and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Action Plan for 2017 is hereby adopted. Said Plan shall direct resources to develop a viable urban community by providing decent affordable housing and a suitable living environment along with expanding economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. Said Action Plan is the fourth installment within the City's overall five-year "2013-2017 Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan," and establishes projects for the next Program Year from May 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018, to be funded with assistance from the following three programs which are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Grants (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG). The City followed its HUD and City Council approved Citizen Participation Plan throughout the process.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor, or his designee, is directed and authorized to act on behalf of the City of Mobile in the filing of this plan with HUD, and that this authorization extends to the execution of all required certifications and to all other actions required to obtain referenced Federal funds. The Mayor, or his designee, is further authorized to execute Subrecipient Agreements, Conditional Commitment Letters, Developer Agreements, Administrative Agreements, Loan Agreements, and associated security documents on behalf of the City in accordance with the funding recommendations attached herein as Exhibit 1.

A copy of this Plan shall remain 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, 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 03-121 – 60-128 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

APPROVE THE MAYOR’S APPOINTMENTS OF CLAIRE MCCARRON, DANIEL DENNIS, IV, CLARENCE JOHNSON, MAKEDA NICHOLS, KEVIN CAREY AND HERMAN TINSLEY TO THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 03-121-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor's appointments of the following individuals to the Industrial Development Board effective March 1, 2017, are hereby approved and confirmed.

TERM ENDING

Claire McCarron November 14, 2018

Daniel Dennis, IV November 14, 2018

Clarence Johnson November 14, 2020

Makeda Nichols November 14, 2020

Kevin Carey November 14, 2020

Herman Tinsley November 14, 2022

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.

TRANSFER $400.00 FROM DISTRICT 6 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT TO THE GENERAL FUND 2040, CONNIE HUDSON MOBILE REGIONAL SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 09-122-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $400.00 be transferred from the General Fund, District 6 Discretionary Account DSC-06, 10041020.42080, to the General Fund Department 2040, Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 10042040.42140. The funds are being transferred to reimburse the Community Center for the Christmas Breakfast that was held on December 21, 2016 for its members, instructors and volunteers.

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.

TRANSFER FUNDS FROM THE DISTRICT 2, 6, AND 7 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNTS TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000 FOR VARIOUS CAPITAL PROJECTS (SAVANNAH TRACE SUBDIVISION SIGN, JAMES M. SEALS PARK PICNIC TABLES AND COPELAND-COX TENNIS CENTER PARK ENTRY SIGNAGE AND LANDSCAPE DESIGN). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 09-123-2017

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

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following transfers be made from the General Fund (Fund 1000) to the Capital Improvements Fund (Fund 2000):

Transfer $2,045.00 from the General Fund District Six Discretionary Account, DSC-06 to the Capital Improvements Fund, Capital Project E0043, Traffic Engineering - Street Traffic Improvements to be used to install decorative posts and street name signs in the Savannah Trace Subdivision.

Transfer $6,000.00 from the General Fund District Two Discretionary Account, DSC-02 to the Capital Improvements Fund, Capital Project C0075, Parks - James M. Seals, Jr. Park Improvements-D2, for the purchase and installation of two new picnic tables at Seals Community Center and the demolishing of the old wooden picnic tables.

Transfer $2,650.00 from the General Fund District Seven Discretionary Account, DSC-07, to the Capital Improvements Fund, Capital Project CO249, Parks - Copeland-Cox Tennis Center Improvements for park entry signage and landscape design at the Copeland-Cox Tennis Center.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich 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 GRANT APPLICATION TO THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE FOR FY17 ORGANIZED CRIME DRUG ENFORCEMENT TASK FORCE, $25,500.00 (NO LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 31-124-2017

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 $25,000 for the FY2017 Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces.

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 REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1557. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Richardson.

RESOLUTION: 58-125-2017

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 22 described in the resolution adopted on the 24th 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 Nos 1 through 22, as described in the resolution adopted on the 24th 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. 1557, 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 Richardson 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.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL EVENTS RETAIL LICENSE TO CALLAGHAN’S IRISH SOCIAL CLUB, 250 MARINE STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 37-127-2017

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: Special Events Retail

Submitted by: Callaghan's Irish Social Club, Inc.

Location: Callaghan's Irish Social Club
250 Marine Street
Mobile, AL 36604

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

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

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

OPPOSE HB283 AND URGE STATE LEGISLATURES TO VOTE IN OPPOSITION TO THE BILL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 60-128-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie, Small,
Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory and
Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, a Bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives, H5283, relating to transportation network companies; and,

WHEREAS, 1-113283, if passed, will place transportation network companies exclusively under the authority of the Public Service Commission and will preempt any ability of municipalities to require transportation network companies to obtain operating authority or a business license; and,

WHEREAS, HB283, if passed, will preempt any authority that municipalities have to regulate the operation of transportation network companies within their jurisdictional limits; and,

WHEREAS, 1-18283, if passed, will constrain the constitutional authority of municipalities to regulate the use of public streets by private enterprises; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile opposes HB283, and requests that the Members of the Alabama State Senate and the Alabama House of Representatives vote in opposition to the Bill because it is against the best interests of the City and the City's residents.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mobile City Council does hereby express its opposition to HB283 and does hereby request that the Members of the Alabama State Senate and the Alabama House of Representatives vote in opposition to the Bill because it is against the best interests of the City and the City's residents.

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.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH LEWIS PEST CONTROL FOR TERMITE BAIT TRAP INSTALLATION-GULF COAST EXPLOREUM AND MOBILE HISTORY MUSEUM. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 7, 2017.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Rich thanked Executive Director of Build Mobile Shayla Beaco and City Council Attorney Jim Rossler for agreeing to attend a neighborhood meeting for the residents of Huntleigh Woods and Willow Brook subdivisions.

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

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

Councilmember Rich expressed her concern regarding fire station brownouts and inadequate response times. Mrs. Rich has requested a current listing of response times from the Administration.

Councilmember Richardson commended Mobile’s first responders in keeping all citizens safe and the Public Works employees for keeping the city clean during Mardi Gras.

Councilmember Richardson advised that he has posed questions to the Administration regarding the brownout of fire stations.

Councilmember Richardson invited everyone to the Trinity Gardens parade on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m.

Councilmember Small reported he enjoyed participating in Black History Month programs and Mardi Gras parades at several schools this past month.

Councilmember Small remarked that the passage of Resolution 21-117 today will provide sidewalks for Dauphin Island Parkway residents and students to travel safely.

Councilmember Small suggested district three residents spruce up their yards in anticipation of the Yard of the Month announcement coming soon.

Councilmember Small said information about the fifth annual district three Easter egg hunt will be announced next week.

Councilmember Daves joined his colleagues in thanking the Public Works Department employees and the City’s first responders for their hard work during Mardi Gras.

Councilmember Daves specified the Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 2:00 p.m. in the Council Conference Room on the 9th floor of the south tower in Government Plaza. The purpose of the meeting is to review the City’s most recent financial reports with Finance Director Paul Wesch.

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 Williams expressed his gratitude to the Mobile Fire Rescue Department for the opportunity to join them Saturday morning in a bicycle ride-along through downtown.

Councilmember Williams explained that he has found it more effective in district four to attend neighborhood meetings, rather than hold district meetings.

Councilmember Williams encouraged everyone to attend the Down by the Riverside Easter morning services this year.

Councilmember Manzie recognized all City employees for making Mardi Gras a success.

Councilmember Manzie thanked district two residents for making adjustments and being patient throughout the year for events held downtown.

Councilmember Manzie announced three 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 Manzie reported he enjoyed breakfast aboard the U.S.S. Mitscher this past Monday.

Councilmember Gregory expressed her thankfulness to the Public Works Department, as well as the City’s first responders, for a job well done during Mardi Gras.

Councilmember Gregory said she will be participating in the Mobile Terrace parade on Saturday, March 4, 2017, beginning at 3:00 p.m.

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 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 declared construction of sidewalks and curbs along McGregor Avenue will begin on March 6, 2017. The work will be conducted in stages and is a joint project between districts five and seven.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:21 a.m.

Approved: March 7, 2017



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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK





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