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Council minutes for Mar 28, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MARCH 28, 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 28, 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: April 4, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MARCH 28, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Thursday, March 28, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Pastor Christopher Williams, Yorktown Baptist Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present on Roll Call:

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

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 21, 2017, were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson stated that an unveiling of the new Future Land Use Map and Major Street Plan will be held on Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., in the gymnasium of Government Street Baptist Church, located at 3401 Government Boulevard. The City is also hosting a zoning workshop to gain further feedback from citizens on the zoning framework.

Mayor Stimpson reported that he, along with Councilmembers Small and Williams attended the announcement by Continental Motors of a $60 million upgrade to their facilities at Brookley Aeroplex.

Councilmember Rich presented a proclamation to the Mobile Medical Society of Mobile County proclaiming Tuesday, March 28, 2017 as “Doctors Day” in Mobile in appreciation for the outstanding services rendered by members of this profession.

Councilmember Gregory presented a proclamation to Mr. Bruce McCrory proclaiming Tuesday, March 28, 2017 as “Mr. Bruce McCrory Day” in Mobile in recognition of Mr. McCrory’s professional and civic accomplishments.

MONTHLY FINANCE REPORT:

Executive Director of Finance Paul Wesch:

“Good morning. I do not have new revenue numbers for you today. The reason is that the Revenue Department is in the middle of the Tyler implementation. We have been receiving tax payments in Tyler successfully. We have to do a lot of manual work to get it into our accounting system. We think that is going to be resolved within the next few weeks and hope to have updated revenue numbers to you before long.”

“We do have our expenditures in and we are still doing well. As you recall, our last revenue numbers showed a deficit in sales tax collections of somewhere in the $1.5 million range to date. We are being very careful to make sure our expenditures are better than budget so that we won’t have an issue at the end of the year.”

Right now we’re running about 15% under budget in departmental expenditures, which is about $7 million. This early in the year we don’t know what the summer is going to do for us, so part of that we think of as a temporary reserve in case we get a more aggressive than not growing season or have other issues because of weather.”

“Since this is a rather short report I wanted to touch on the City’s debt position. As you remember exiting 2013 we had a downgrade in our credit with both Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. We were upgraded to our prior levels late last year, but in their report both credit rating services said the thing that is going to stand in the way of us being able to further upgrade our credit is our debt level. Our debt level rose to about $313 million a few years ago. There’s been no new debt issued, we have refinanced most of our debt to take advantage of lower interest rates and have simply been paying off debt; about $55 million in the last three (3) years. We now stand at about $245 million and it’s that level that the credit rating services say is still too high. With no debt issues on the horizon and paying off principle at about fifteen to sixteen a year we should be able to solve that issue before long. It is a temporary negative although both rating services recognize that we’re addressing it. I’d be happy to answer any questions.”

Councilmember Rich:

“Do you have a number on your reserves?”

Mr. Wesch:

“Yes although it’s kind of a floating number, but at the end of 2016 we were in the $20 million range. It will appear higher than that on the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) that should be issued and we’ll get copies to you certainly by the end of next month. We should actually issue the CAFR electronically in the next few days. Some of that reserve, as you recall from the budgeting season, was committed to this year’s budget so it was measured to remain at twenty. We could go above that throughout the balance of the year. A little over twenty is our target for one (1) month’s operating funds in the general fund as a reserve.”

Councilmember Daves:

“First of all I want to commend the Administration and the Council because we have to work together on the improvement on the balance sheet particularly with respect to the refunding of the reserve and the reduction in the overall debt. Can you tell us what level of debt the rating agencies would like to see us at in order to get an upgrade?”

Mr. Wesch:

“Yes. Each of the two (2) largest rating services do it differently but what they are measuring against are not the assets of the City, but the assets of the region as well as the tax base and the income generating power of businesses. It is kind of a moving target each year. They sometimes change their schedules for how they do that. Generally speaking we need to be down in the $200 million range as opposed to the $245 million range we’re at right now. Ideally we’d be at zero. If we were at zero, we’d be at $27 million extra each year to devote to other purposes. That twenty-seven is a combination of the fifteen principle and the balance being interest.”

Mr. Daves:
“How much are they paying attention to the reserve?”

Mr. Wesch:

“They pay a great deal of attention to the reserve. When they look at a City’s credit, they look at one thing; they stand in the shoes of the bond holders and they say ‘if the City were to suffer a general economic decline or some type of natural or manmade disaster; what resources could they City call upon to pay these bonds back?”

Mr. Daves:

“A couple of more questions. My recollection from the last time we met with our financial adviser was that the credit rating agencies would really optimally like to see us with a reserve of around $30 million. Am I recalling that correctly?”

Mr. Wesch:

“Our reserve level is lower than what the average reserve levels are and this is something we have talked about together before. A reserve is necessary. As we’ve adopted the CIP initiative and fleet renewal, we’ve kind of struck a balance. The County has, I think, a 26% reserve. We have an 8% or little bit over reserve. The only other one I can recall is Huntsville I believe has an 11% reserve. So ideally we would be higher.”

Mr. Daves:

“The final question is a two part question, which is where do we stand on the unfunded liability in the Police/Firefighter Pension Plan and how much attention do the rating agencies place on that?”

Mr. Wesch:

“They do place emphasis on unfunded liabilities. We have several unfunded liabilities. The Police/Fire Pension Fund is about $130 or so million in unfunded liabilities. We’re at about a 64% funded level. When the thirty year amortization legislation was agreed to by the City and the Police and Fire Associations and adopted in Montgomery we were in the twenties. Ideally we would have 100% funding or certainly closer to 100% than where we are; we have come light years. That is reflected in the budget. In this year’s unfunded liability commitment was $17 million. It would serve us if we did not have any unfunded liability.”

Mr. Daves:

“My recollection is that the agreement that was reached to fund the large portion of the unfunded liability that the amortization was back end loaded so the number gets bigger every year. Is that correct?”

Mr. Wesch:

“It was back end loaded for the first few years of that thirty year schedule we had negative amortization so the unfunded liability actually went up, but for the past probably twelve years that amortization schedule has been paying that unfunded liability down to a great degree.”

Mr. Daves:

“But does the amount that we have to pay according to that agreement grow every year or remain the same?”

Mr. Wesch:

“It grows at 4% a year. We have two (2) other unfunded liabilities. One is the Transit Workers Pension Fund which is set up for the WAVE employees/retirees. I’m happy to say that is about 100% funded from year to year. It can go up and down depending on market performance. Our portion of RSA’s unfunded liability is about $55 million. The Legislature for all members set the RSA pension on a road to recovery several years ago. That is why employees had a slight increase to their contributions. There were some tweaks in terms of timing of benefits and things of that nature. The total of our unfunded liabilities is pretty great, but we’re making lots of positive headway.”

Councilmember Williams:

“I think I understand that we have general obligations; debt. Then we have other obligations of monies such as long term contracts, the pension funds, contracts that we have agreed to for future services, matches on federal grants that have not materialized so we have not paid them. Those are also obligations but they are not part of the debt you referred to earlier. Is that a correct statement?”

Mr. Wesch:

“That is a correct statement.”

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF MARLA G. NICHOLES AND JUSTIN NICHOLES D/B/A NICHOLES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR A TRANSPORTATION SERVICE.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider the application of Marla G. Nicholes and Justin Nicholes d/b/a Nicholes Transportation Services and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Marla G. Nicholes, 1901 Navco Road, spoke 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.

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Sandra Pettway for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 861 Pettus Street on April 8, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (District 3).

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

The Council considered the request of Lasonya Lucy, Fast Time Tax Consultants, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 2301 Airport Boulevard, Public Safety Memorial Park, on April 8, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (District 5).

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Director of Mobile United Catherine Pittman provided the Council with information regarding the upcoming Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride and the SouthSounds Music Festival.

Betty Fowler, 2761 Gonzalez Road, and Lou Lartigue, 3601 Scenic Drive, appealed to the Council for assistance with funds to build an exercise room at the D.I.P. SAIL Center.

Rob Wilkins and Edward Johnson, 660 Loefflers Street addressed the Council with concerns of illegal dumping on Poplar Street.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

AMEND CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE VIII, MOBILE CITY CODE, CONCERNING RIGHTS-OF-WAY CONSTRUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of March 28, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 57-007-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 57, ARTICLE VIII, MOBILE CITY CODE, CONCERNING RIGHTS-OF-WAY CONSTRUCTION AND ADMINISTRATION

WHEREAS, the City Council adopted the Rights of Way Construction and Administration Ordinance on March 30, 1999;

WHEREAS, the Rights-of-Way Construction and Administration Ordinance was enacted to regulate construction activities within the City's roads, streets, and rights-of-way in order to keep the City's roads, streets, and rights-of-way in good repair and free from unnecessary encumbrances; and,

WHEREAS, the Council finds it necessary and desirable to further address the issue of construction and maintenance activities within the City's roads, streets, and rights-of-way in order to provide further for the structural integrity of the City's streets and to provide further for the safety, well-being, and convenience of those using the City's streets and rights-of-way.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Chapter 57, Article VIII, of the Mobile City Code, relating to Rights-of-Way Construction and Administration, be and the same hereby is amended in the following separate and several respects:

SECTION ONE. Section 57-234(d)(5)(b) of the Mobile City Code is hereby amended so that it now reads in its entirety as follows:

(b). When an applicant desires to conduct permitted activity within any roadway that has been constructed, reconstructed, resurfaced, or overlayed within the three (3) years immediately preceding the issuance of a right-of-way permit, then the applicant shall pay, in addition to all other permit fees, an additional fee as follows:

1. The additional fee for work within any such roadway within the first year after resurfacing or construction shall be $2,500.00.

2. The additional fee for work within any such roadway in the second year after resurfacing or construction shall be $1,000.00.

3. The additional fee for work within any such roadway in the third year after resurfacing or construction shall be $500.00.

SECTION TWO. Section 57-234(d)(5)(c) of the Mobile City Code is hereby deleted from the City Code.

SECTION THREE. Appendix A, Schedule of Fees, subsection (a), is hereby amended so that it now reads as follows:

(a) Excavation of roadway surface that has been constructed, reconstructed, resurfaced, or overlayed within the three (3) years immediately preceding the issuance of a right-of-way permit, in addition to all other permit fees, an additional fee as follows:

(1). $2,500.00 for work within any such roadway within the first year after resurfacing or construction.

(2). $1,000.00 for work within any such roadway in the second year after resurfacing or construction.

(3). $500.00 for work within any such roadway in the third year after resurfacing or construction.

SECTION FOUR. The fees set forth in Sections One and Three of this Ordinance shall be in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other fees or licenses required.

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

SECTION SIX. The provisions of this Ordinance are severable. If any part of this Ordinance is declared invalid or unconstitutional by a court of competent jurisdiction, that declaration shall not affect the part or parts that remain.

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

The ordinance was read by the Assistant City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the ordinance 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the ordinance adopted.

REZONE PROPERTY AT 304 SOUTH BROAD STREET AND 903 AUGUSTA STREET (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH BROAD STREET AND AUGUSTA STREET EXTENDING TO THE NORTH SIDE OF SAVANNAH STREET) FROM R-1 AND R-3 TO R-3 (DISTRICT 2). The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of March 28, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-008-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE ON TILE 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:

LOTS "A", RUSSELL ELEMENTARY SUBDIVISION AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 133, PAGE 43 OF THE RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE , MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA TOGETHER WITH THE EAST 44 FEET OF LOT 7, SQUARE 84, OF THE WEST GORDON DIVISION OF THE FAVRE TRACT, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 34 PAGES 150-151, OF SAID MOBILE COUNTY, PROBATE RECORDS.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from R-1, Single-Family Residential District, and R-3 Multiple Family District, to R-3, Multiple Family 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 R-3, Multiple Family 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 R-3, Multiple Family District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) completion of the Subdivision process; 2) site is limited to an approved Planned Unit Development; and 3) full compliance with all municipal codes and ordinances.

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

The ordinance was read by the Assistant City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the ordinance 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the ordinance adopted.

REZONE PROPERTY AT 5803 OLD SHELL ROAD (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF OLD SHELL ROAD AND LONG STREET, EXTENDING TO THE NORTH SIDE OF WALTMAN LANE) FROM R-1 AND R-2 TO B-2 (DISTRICT 6). The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of March 28, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-009-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

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:

LOTS 1, 2 & 3, WESTERN HILLS EXTENSION AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 3 PAGE 432 PROBATE COURT RECORDS, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA

The classification of said property is hereby changed from R-1, Single-Family Residential District and R-2, Two-Family Residence District, to B-2, 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 B-2, 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 B-2, Neighborhood Business District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) Preservation status is to be given to the 68" live oak free along Old Shell Road; 2) Compliance with Engineering comments (I. Any work performed in the existing ROW (right-of-way) such as driveways, sidewalks, utility connections, grading, drainage, irrigation, or landscaping will require a ROW permit from the City of Mobile Engineering Department (208-6070) and must comply with the City of Mobile Right-of-Way Construction and Administration Ordinance (Mobile City Code, Chapter 57, Article VIII). 2. A Land Disturbance Permit application shall be submitted for any proposed land disturbing activity with the property. A complete set of construction plans including, but not limited to, drainage, utilities, grading, storm water detention systems, paving, and all above ground structures, will need to be included with the Land Disturbance permit. This Permit must be submitted, approved, and issued prior to beginning any of the construction work. 3. Any and all proposed land disturbing activity within the property will need to be submitted for review and be in conformance with Mobile City. Code, Chapter 17, Storm Water Management and Flood Control); the City of Mobile, Alabama Flood Plain Management Plan (1984); and, the Rules For Erosion and Sedimentation Control and Storm Water Runoff Contra 4. The approval of all applicable federal, state, and local agencies (including all storm water runoff, wetland and floodplain requirements) will be required prior to the issuance of a Land Disturbance permit. The Owner/Developer is responsible for acquiring all of the necessary permits and approvals. 5. The proposed development must comply with all Engineering Department design requirements and Policy Letters.); 3) Compliance with Traffic Engineering comments (Site is limited to two curb cuts to Long Street with size, location and design to be approved by Traffic Engineering and conform to AASHTO standards. Access to Old Shell Road is denied Required on-site parking, including ADA handicap spaces, shall meet the minimum standards as defined in Section 64-6 of the City's Zoning Ordinance.• Sidewalk construction is required along all street frontages, including an accessible ramp at the intersection of Long Street and Old Shell Road. ); 4) Compliance with Urban Forestry comments (Property to be developed in compliance with state and local laws that pertain to tree preservation and protection on both city and private properties (State Act 61-929 and City Code Chapters 57 and 64).); 5) Compliance with Fire comments (All projects within the City Limits of Mobile shall comply with the requirements of the City of Mobile Fire Code Ordinance. (2012 International Fire Code).); 6) Full compliance with all requirements of the Zoning Ordinance; and 7) Full compliance with all other municipal codes and ordinances.

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

The ordinance was read by the Assistant City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the ordinance be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves, after an exchange of questions by Councilmember Rich to and answers from Mr. Joe Asarisi, Engineer, the vote was as follows:

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

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

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WRICO SIGNS, INC. FOR HERNDON PARK IMPROVEMENTS-NEW PARK SIGNS, $9445.00 (PR-156-13; CO168). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Thursday, March 16, 2017 and held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of March 28, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-147-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Wrico Signs, Inc.

Project name: Herndon Park Improvements - New Park Signs

Project number: PR-156-13

Amount: $9,445.00

The resolution was read by the Assistant City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

AUTHORIZE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH MOBILE LAW ENFORCEMENT FOUNDATION FOR SUPPORT OF THE SPRING COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY (CALEA) CONFERENCE; $7,800.00 (ORG. 0041010; OBJ. 42140). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of March 28, 2017 was called up the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-170-2017

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 Performance Contract with the Mobile Law Enforcement Foundation for support of the Spring Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agency (CALEA) Conference, March 21-25, 2017. A copy of said Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE MOBILE COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS DISTRICT GRANT, $125,000.00 ($25,000.00 LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 21, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of March 28, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 31-171-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor is authorized to apply, accept and receive with the County of Mobile a grant application for financial assistance in the approximate amount of $125,000 for the FY 17 Mobile County Communications District (MCCD) 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 County of Mobile and any other agency.

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

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

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

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

REQUIRE THAT THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE BE DISPLAYED ON ALL PARKS, BUILDINGS AND PROPERTIES OWNED OR MAINTAINED BY THE CITY AND ON ALL SIGNS LOCATED ON THOSE PROPERTIES. The following ordinance was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

ORDINANCE: 41-011-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

AN ORDINANCE REQUIRING THAT THE OFFICIAL SEAL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE BE DISPLAYED ON ALL PARKS, BUILDINGS AND PROPERTIES OWNED OR MAINTAINED BY THE CITY AND ON ALL SIGNS LOCATED ON THOSE PROPERTIES

WHEREAS, the consistent and unified use of the official City seal on all park property, buildings and other properties owned or maintained by the City of Mobile, and on signs located on those properties, will serve to promote the City and uniformly identify the parks, buildings, and properties that are owned and maintained by the City; and,

WHEREAS, by adopting this Ordinance it is the intention of the City Council, as the governing body of the City of Mobile, to require that the official City seal be prominently displayed on all park property, buildings and other properties owned or maintained by the City of Mobile, and on signs located on those properties, in order to promote the consistent use of an image that has historically been identified with the City so that citizens and all persons visiting our public parks, buildings, and properties will know that the properties are owned by and maintained by the City of Mobile.

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

SECTION ONE. That the official seal of the City of Mobile shall be displayed on all park property, buildings and properties owned or maintained by the City of Mobile, and on signs located on those properties, and that no other seal or logo shall be displayed thereon.

SECTION TWO. The official seal of the City of Mobile is not required to be displayed on any street sign, but no seal or logo other than the official seal shall be displayed on any street sign.

AUTHORIZE A QUIT CLAIM DEED TO SOUTH BROAD, LLC. The following ordinance was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

ORDINANCE: 88-012-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

AN ORDINANCE DEEMING CERTAIN PROPERTY NOT NOW NEEDED FOR PUBLIC OR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE THEREOF

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

SECTION ONE: It is hereby found and determined by the City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, that the property hereinafter described is not now needed for public or municipal purposes and that it is in the best interest of the City of Mobile and in the public interest that said property be sold.

SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A"

SECTION TWO: The Mayor and the City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and in the name, and on behalf of the City of Mobile, the attached Purchase Agreement for the property shown above.

SECTION THREE: The Mayor and City Clerk are also hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and in the name and on behalf of the City of Mobile the deed for the property shown above, when said deed is prepared.

SECTION FOUR: Keri Renee Coumanis, Assistant City Attorney, of the City of Mobile is hereby authorized and directed to negotiate, and to execute for and in the name and on behalf of the City of Mobile, whatever supporting documents, affidavits, closing statements, or other ancillary forms necessary to complete the sale of said property.

SECTION FIVE: Said Purchase Agreement and Deed are by reference made a part of this ordinance as fully as if set forth herein and a copy of such will be on file in the office of the City Clerk and in the office of the Real Estate Department, 4th Floor, Government Plaza 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama.

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

EXHIBIT “A”

Beginning at a point on the east line of the right-of-way of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad where same is intersected by the south line of Preston Subdivision as appears on record in Deed Book 116 N.S., page 181, Probate Court Records, Mobile County, Alabama, running thence south 82°-47'-02" east, along the south line of Lot 28 of said subdivision, 2223 feet; thence South 24°-36'-57" west, along the westerly line of south Broad Street (60 foot right-of-way), a distance of 19.3 feet, more or less; thence north 82°-47'-02" West, along the North line of Washington Avenue Subdivision, as recorded in Map Book 81, Page 123, said Probate Records, 235.6 feet; thence north 51°-21'-12" east along the easterly line of the CSX Railroad (100 foot right-of-way), a distance of 25.66 feet, more or less to the Point of Beginning.

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 37-175 – 60-179 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 RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (OFF PREMISES ONLY) LICENSE TO DOLLAR GENERAL STORE #1396, 1276 DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-175-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small

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: Retail Beer/Table Wine (Off Premises Only) License

Submitted by: Dolgencorp, LLC

Location: Dollar General Store #1396
1276 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (OFF PREMISES ONLY) LICENSE TO OLD SHELL HOP IN, 3000 OLD SHELL ROAD, SUITE B. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-176-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

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: Retail Beer/Table Wine (Off Premises Only) License

Submitted by: Hiz Old Shell Store, LLC

Location: Old Shell Hop In
3000 Old Shell Road, Suite B
Mobile, AL 36607

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (OFF PREMISES ONLY) LICENSE TO TAZIKIS MEDITERRANEAN CAFÉ, 9 DU RHU DRIVE, SUITE 300. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-177-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

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

Type of application: Retail Beer/Table Wine (On/Off Premises) License

Submitted by: Hemby Foods, LLC

Location: Tazikis Mediterranean Cafe
9 Du Rhu Drive, Suite 300
Mobile, AL 36608

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1559. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 58-178-2017

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 Not 1 through 20 described in the resolution adopted on the 21st day of February, 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 20, as described in the resolution adopted on the 21st day of February, 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. 1559, 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 Assistant City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

SUPPORT FOR HB430 AND REQUEST THAT MOBILE AREA LEGISLATORS VOTE IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 60-179-2017

Sponsored by: City Council

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE EXPRESSING SUPPORT FOR HB430 AND REQUESTING THAT MOBILE AREA LEGISLATORS VOTE IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL

WHEREAS, Mobile has over 1,000 blighted structures in various states of decay that are negatively affecting our community in a multitude of ways.

WHEREAS, many of these blighted structures are held under a variety of ownership arrangements making traditional code enforcement ineffective.

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile has already taken steps to add new "in rem" enforcement tools in the form of newly adopted provisions of the International Property Maintenance Code.

WHEREAS, the implementation of these new tools has been very effective in motivating owners to repair and/or secure their own properties.

WHEREAS, in approximately twenty percent of the cases where owners fail to act, the City must bear the burdens and costs of taking action. Experience shows that these properties are the most difficult to address, as they often have no viable owner of record against whom the City might pursue direct legal and equitable actions under traditional nuisance abatement procedures. Additionally, these properties often have very complicated title and ownership histories that often present little hope of otherwise returning the property to a prosperous use. Currently the only redress for the City is to wait until they become tax delinquent and begin a three to six year process of transferring title to the property to a new owner. Over this period of time, the properties will continue to deteriorate and drain value from the neighborhood.

WHEREAS, HB430 will establish a procedure allowing the City to conduct a judicial in rem foreclosure of non-owner occupied property that does not comply with local building codes. This legislation is designed to facilitate resolution of these most difficult and completely abandoned properties which drive down the quality of life in Mobile, by creating a process that will allow the City to transfer title to these properties with insurable, marketable title in six to nine months rather than the three to six years that current processes require.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the City of Mobile does hereby express its unqualified support for HB430 and does hereby request that the local legislative delegation vote in support of the passage of this Bill.

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

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolutions 21-180 – 21-182 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 MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL, INC. FOR 2017 CIP BRIDGE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR, $36,200.00 (PROJECT #2017-3005-10; D1 #29, D2 #97, D3 #200, D4 #265, D5 #336; D6 #392, D7 #448; BRC17). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-180-2017

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 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: Michael Baker International, Inc.

Project name: 2017 CIP Bridge Maintenance and Repair

Estimated cost: $36,200.00

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH PLAUCHE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE FOR LAFAYETTE PARK, PHASE 1-SITE LAYOUT & DESIGN, $8,250.00 (PR-119-17; 2016 CIP #70, D2; CO0017). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 21-181-2017

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: Plauche Landscape Architecture

Project name: Lafayette Heights Park, Phase 1 Site Layout & Design

Project number: PR-119-17

Amount: $8,250.00

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

AUTHORIZE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH PHILLIPS MONUMENT, LLC FOR MEMORIAL PARK-MONUMENT REPAIR & SOFT CLEANING, $14,850.00 (PR-068-17; 2017 CIP #119; D2). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 21-182-2017

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: Phillips Monument LLC

Project name: Memorial Park - Monument Repair & Soft Cleaning

Project number: PR-068-17

Amount: $14,850.00

The resolution was read by the Assistant 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 Assistant City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution adopted.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH GSI SERVICES, LLC TO FURNISH & INSTALL SECURITY CARD READERS-POLICE DEPARTMENTS-VARIOUS LOCATIONS, $40,019.40 (PD-147-17; POLICE OPERATING BUDGET). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-183-2017

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: GSI Services, LLC

Project Name: Furnish & Install Security Card Readers
Police Departments - Various Locations

Project Number: PD-147-17

Amount: $40,019.40

AUTHORIZE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH KONE, INC. FOR ELEVATOR/ESCALATOR MAINTENANCE-VARIOUS CITY OF MOBILE FACILITY LOCATIONS, $241,390.00 / 3 – YEAR CONTRACT (SC-082-17; 10043037-42150). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-184-2017

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: Kone Inc.

Project name: Elevator/Escalator Maintenance
Various City of Mobile Facility Locations

Project Number: SC-082-17

Amount: $76,570.00 (1st. Yr. Initial Term)
$80,410.00 (2nd Yr. First Additional Term)
$84,410.00 (3rd Yr. Second Additional Term)
$241,390.00 3 Year Contract

AUTHORIZE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH COMPLETE MANAGEMENT GROUP FOR MOWING/CUTTING SEASON OF APRIL 1 THROUGH OCTOBER 31 (COTTAGE HILL AND HILLCREST ROADS FROM AIRPORT BOULEVARD TO GIRBY ROAD), $32,400.00 (1004-2012-42140). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-185-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and 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 Complete Management Group in the amount of $32,400.00 per Mowing/Cutting season of April 01 through October 31, renewable for up to two (2) additional Mowing/Cutting seasons 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.

AUTHORIZE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT WITH E. C. MALONE CORPORATION FOR TAYLOR PARK COMMUNITY CENTER RE-ROOF, $63,900.00 (PR-111-17; CO164). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-186-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small 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. C. Malone Corporation

Project name: Taylor Park Community Center Re-Roof

Project number: PR-111-17

Amount: $63,900.00

ACCEPT A PERMANENT SIDEWALK EASEMENT NEEDED FOR MCGREGOR AVENUE SIDEWALK PROJECT #M5710-2133. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 25-187-2017

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 the following Permanent Sidewalk Easement from Nancy B. Stone. Said Easement needed for the McGregor Ave. Sidewalk Project # M5710-2133.

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

CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF MARLA G. NICHOLES AND JUSTIN NICHOLES D/B/A NICHOLES TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR A TRANSPORTATION SERVICE. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 37-188-2017

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, pursuant to the provisions of Ordinance #59-073, 2005, that the application of Marla G. Nicholes and Justin Nicholes d/b/a Nicholes Transportation Services for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for a transportation service is hereby approved. A copy of said application is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF LAZARUS LESLIE ZUIKOMBORERO MAKURA D/B/A QUANTUM AXIS, LLC FOR A SEDAN SERVICE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 41-189-2017

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the City Clerk be, and she hereby is, instructed to publish in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality the attached notice stating the time and place a proposed resolution is to be considered by the City Council and further stating that at such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity of being heard in opposition to or in favor of the proposed resolution.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY FOR A SEDAN SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile, Alabama, proposes to consider the application of Lazarus Leslie Zuikomborero Makura d/b/a Quantum Axis, LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate a sedan service in the City of Mobile. The adoption of such Certificate will be considered by the City Council in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza located at 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday, the 11th day of April, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. At such time and place all persons who desire shall have an opportunity to be heard in opposition to or in favor of the proposed resolution.

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

Councilmember Daves invited residents to join him and Councilmember Manzie in the Park to Park Clean-Up on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., beginning at Public Safety Memorial Park and ending at Memorial Park.

Councilmember Small recognized recent Bishop State graduate Ms. Dara Jones in the audience.

Councilmember Small asserted the Maysville Community Action Group will meet tonight, 6:00 p.m. at Revelation Baptist Church on Robert E. Lee Street.

Councilmember Small announced several events taking place in district three this weekend; the Crepe Myrtle Trail Ride will begin in Arlington Park at 7:30 a.m., the Doyle Park Walk will follow at 9:00 a.m. and the day will conclude with 'Taste of the Parkway,' from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., at the Grand Mariner Restaurant.

Councilmember Small encouraged residents to attend a district three meeting which will be held on Monday, April 10, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at Community Baptist Church.

Councilmember Small announced the district three Easter Egg Hunt will take place on Saturday, April 14, 2017, 3:00 p.m., at Taylor Park on Baltimore Street.

Councilmember Williams thanked members of the Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council for holding meetings and being active in the community. The next meeting will be Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at the West Regional Library at 5555 Grelot Road.

Councilmember Williams congratulated everyone involved with the planning of the Festival of Flowers.

Councilmember Williams challenged citizens to pick up litter around the City.

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 Manzie reported he participated in the United Way’s NFL Golf Tournament held at Magnolia Grove Golf Course this past Friday.

Councilmember Manzie declared the inaugural summer program, sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama, will be offered at Florence Howard Elementary School.

Councilmember Manzie conveyed the Robert Hope Kite Day took place on March 18, 2017 and was well attended by those learning how to create and fly kites.

Councilmember Manzie invited everyone to attend the district two Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The event is co-sponsored by the Mobile City Federated Women’s Club and the leadership at the Thomas Sullivan Community Center.

Councilmember Manzie commented that re-surfacing projects are touching many communities in district two.

Councilmember Rich expressed her delight in participating at the Dodge Elementary School Leadership Day this past Friday. Mrs. Rich read to a kindergarten class.

Councilmember Rich thanked the Providence Foundation for the success of the Festival of Flowers.

Councilmember Rich voiced her appreciation to everyone involved with the “Friends of the Library” sale this past weekend at the Abba Shrine Temple on Hitt Road.

Councilmember Rich indicated the Mobile Pops will perform a free concert at Medal of Honor Park, 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017.

Councilmember Rich announced the Public Safety Committee will meet Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 2:00 p.m., in the City Council conference room on the ninth floor of the south tower of Government Plaza. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss concerns regarding the Mobile Fire Rescue Department. Executive Director of Public Safety James Barber will be in attendance.

Councilmember Richardson stated a district one community meeting will be held Thursday, April 20, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at Forest Hill Elementary School.

Councilmember Richardson asserted he sent a letter to ADEM (Alabama Department of Environmental Management) requesting air quality testing in the communities surrounding the GAF plant and Mobile Paper Board Corporation.

Councilmember Richardson communicated the basketball courts at Herndon-Sage Park will be open soon.

Councilmember Gregory thanked City Engineer Nick Amberger and City Traffic Engineer Jennifer White for meeting with district seven constituents last week.

Councilmember Gregory encouraged residents to attend Hop on the Hill! This event is a store to store Easter egg hunt showcasing local merchants.

Councilmember Gregory stated the Wilmer Hall Children’s Home will host a pancake breakfast Saturday, April 29, 2017, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. This is Wilmer Hall’s largest fundraiser.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 12:05 p.m.

Approved: April 4, 2017


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CITY CLERK


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