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Council minutes for May 02, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MAY 2, 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, May 2, 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: May 9, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MAY 2, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Dr. Lugenia Johnson, Metropolitan AME Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmember Gregory asked everyone to remain standing for a moment of silence in remembrance of World War II veteran Art Slack and former Mobile County Health Department Officer, Mobile County Public School Principal and Pastor at St. Joseph Baptist Church, Dr. James C. Taylor, Jr.

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.

Councilmember Small introduced students from Revelation Christian School who performed “This is the Day the Lord Has Made.”

Councilmember Williams introduced students from Kate Shepard Elementary School present in the audience.

Visit Mobile CEO David Clark provided the Council with the results of the State of Alabama Tourism Report. The report shows Mobile with a 5.8% growth in tourism over last year.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

The minutes of the meeting of April 25, 2017 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson reported he was in Washington D.C. last week with Coastal Alabama Partnership to meet with Senate leaders to discuss plans to build a new I-10 bridge over the Mobile River.

Mayor Stimpson stated the basketball courts at Herndon-Sage Park will open on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Mayor Stimpson announced there are five (5) finalists for Mobile Fire Rescue Department Chief.

Executive Director of Public Safety James Barber introduced Montgomery Fire Department Chief Miford Jordan who is on the selection committee that will offer their recommendation to Mayor Stimpson for the new Fire Chief.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Small moved for the adoption of the agenda, which motion 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 City Clerk whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the agenda adopted.

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of DeShaun Williams for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 3015 Jacob Drive on June 10, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (District 3).

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

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

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Mobile Bicentennial Launch Committee Chairwoman Carolyn Feltus provided the Council with a schedule of events for the launching of the State of Alabama’s Bicentennial celebrations to begin in Mobile on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

CHANGE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE WESTERN-MOST ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN DOWNTOWN MOBILE. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 30-018-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

AN ORDINANCE TO CHANGE THE BOUNDARIES OF THE WESTERN-MOST ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT IN DOWNTOWN MOBILE

WHEREAS, pursuant to Act No. 2012 - 438, as amended by Act No. 2017 - 87, the City is authorized to create and establish entertainment districts; and,

WHEREAS. the City is authorized to establish not more than four entertainment districts within the corporate limits of the City of Mobile, each of which must have not fewer than four retail alcoholic beverage licensees, and each of which may not exceed one-half mile by one-half mile in area; and,

WHEREAS, the Council has considered the merits of establishing such districts and believes that they benefit and enhance the downtown area; and,

WHEREAS, local investors have recently acquired a building on Government Street which is adjacent the western-most entertainment district in downtown Mobile and intend to operate an upscale brew-pub; and,

WHEREAS the City desires to bring this new establishment within the boundary of the western-most entertainment district; and,

WHEREAS, subject to the terms and limitations of the aforesaid Acts, and section 30-13 of the Mobile City Code, the City wishes to change the boundary of the western-most entertainment district in the downtown area.

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

SECTION 1. Change and Amendment of Boundary of Entertainment District Under the authority granted in Section 3 of Act No. 2012 - 438, as amended by Act No. 2017 - 87, the City Council does hereby change and amend the boundary of the western most entertainment district In downtown Mobile so that the area bounded by South Warren Street on the East, Government Street on the South, South Dearborn Street on the West, and Conti Street on the North, is intended to be, and hereby is, included within the boundary of the said entertainment district. A Map showing the area so added to the entertainment district is attached to this Ordinance.

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

SECTION THREE. 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 FOUR. 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 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 City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the ordinance adopted.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH GULF COAST FENCE, INC. FOR VARIOUS PARKS-BALLFIELD FENCING IMPROVEMENTS, $96,076.00 (2017 CIP #131, D2; CIP #289, DR; CIP #410, D6; PR-136-17; CO128-$12.040.00; CO063-$37,936.00; CO075-$46,100.00). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-242-2017

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

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

Name of Company: Gulf Coast Fence, Inc.

Project Name: Various Parks - Ballfield Fencing Improvements

Project Number: PR-136-17

Amount: $96.076.00

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

AUTHORIZE A RIGHT-OF-WAY USE AGREEMENT WITH SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, L.P. FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTALLING FIBER OPTIC CABLE AND RELATED FACILITIES. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-244-2017

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 a Rights-of-Way Use Agreement for Sprint Communications Company, L.P. to provide for the use of the City's rights-of-way for the purpose of installing a fiber optic cable and related facilities therein. A copy is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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

Councilmember Rich stated for the record:

“I would like this to go into the record. This is for underground conduit and cable and no 5G. We have not come up with any authorization or user rights-of-way agreements. It’s my understanding that the City has retained counsel on that in order to be proactive. That was the initial concern I had about this contract because of the understanding that 5G will be coming to town. It is the future. It means cars that do not require drivers; that we’re hearing about in other parts of the country. We want to be prepared and just for the record this does not include the 5G fiber optics or infrastructure.”

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 LTS DEVELOPMENT GROUP FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT-DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES WITH LEAD-BASED PAINT (511 MARINE STREET, ME-260-16 AND 702 PILLANS STREET, ME-003-16), $7,788.00 (CO111). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-245-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and 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 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: LTS Development Group

Project name: Nuisance Abatement-Demolition of Structures
With Lead -Based Paint
511 Marine Street, ME-260-16
702 Pillans Street, ME-003-16

Amount: $7,788.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH LTS DEVELOPMENT GROUP FOR NUISANCE ABATEMENT-DEMOLITION OF STRUCTURES WITH LEAD-BASED PAINT (368 ST. CHARLES STREET, ME-143-16 AND 4106 YORKSHIRE LANE, ME-148-15), $7,830.00 (CO222). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-246-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and 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 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: LTS Development Group

Project name: Nuisance Abatement-Demolition of Structures
With Lead -Based Paint
368 St. Charles Street, ME-143-16
4106 Yorkshire Lane, ME-148-15

Amount: $7,830.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH S & S SPRINKLER COMPANY, LLC FOR WESTERN ADMINISTRATION COMPLEX FM 200 FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEM INSTALLATION, 14,500.00 (MX-160-17; E0026). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-247-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: S & S Sprinkler Company, LLC

Project name: Western Administrative Complex
FM 200 Fire Protection System Installation

Project Number: MX-160-17

Amount: $14,500.00

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

AUTHORIZE EASEMENT TO ALABAMA POWER COMPANY FOR GUIDE WIRE SUPPORTING A NEW POWER POLE (PROJECT W.E. #A6553-50-A717). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 25-248-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and 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 easement to ALABAMA POWER COMPANY across, the property as set out in W.B. # A6553-50-A717, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as though fully set forth herein, for and in- consideration of the sum of ONE AND NO/lOO ($1.00) DOLLARS, needed for a guide wire supporting a new power pole.

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE EASEMENT TO ALABAMA POWER COMPANY FOR UPGRADING EXISTING UNDERGROUND CONDUIT AND WIRES (PROJECT W.E. #A6553-14-F116). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 25-249-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OFMOBILE, 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, an easement to ALABAMA POWER COMPANY across the property as set out in W.E. # A6553-14-F116, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof as though fully set forth herein, for and in consideration of the sum of ONE AND NO/lOO ($1.00) DOLLARS, needed for upgrading an existing underground conduit and wires.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the resolution 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.

HONORARILY NAME CRAWFORD LANE AS “CHARLES CURTIS, SR. DRIVE.” The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 25, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 2, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 46-251-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Crawford Lane is hereby honorarily named "Charles Curtis, Sr. Drive."

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

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Consent Resolutions 37-252 – 60-255 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 LOUNGE RETAIL LIQUOR CLASS II (PACKAGE STORE) LICENSE TO HALLS MILL LIQUORS, 3709-A DEMETROPOLIS ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-252-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

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: Lounge Retail Liquor Class License

Submitted by: Hridhay Dyaan Enterprise, LLC

Location: Halls Mill Liquors
3709-A Demetropolis Road
Mobile, AL 36693

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (OFF PREMISES ONLY) LICENSE TO HALLS MILL SHELL, 3709-B DEMETROPOLIS ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-253-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY GOUNCIL 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: Hridhay Dyaan Enterprise, LLC

Location: Halls Mill Shell
3709-B Demetropolis Road
Mobile, AL 36693

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A LOUNGE RETAIL LIQUOR CLASS I LICENSE TO TOUCHDOWN TAVERN, 5441 U. S. HIGHWAY 90 WEST, UNIT 1/2. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 37-254-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams

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: Lounge Retail Liquor-Class I License

Submitted by: Santa Enterprises, LLC

Location: Touchdown Tavern
5441 U. S. Highway 90 West, Unit 1/2
Mobile. AL 36619

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A SPECIAL EVENTS RETAIL LICENSE TO 2017 MOBILE GRILLED CHEESE MELTDOWN, 300 CONTI STREET, CATHEDRAL SQUARE PARK. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-264-2017

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 License

Submitted by: PCH Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

Location: 2017 Mobile Grilled Cheese Meltdown
Cathedral Square Park
300 Conti Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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

APPROVE AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUS TO JEFFREY L. BODDIE AND MICKIE P. GLOVER AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S INCENTIVE PROGRAM, $500.00 EACH. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 60-255-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor, upon the nomination by the Chief of Police through the City of Mobile's Employee Recognition Program, recommends to the City Council that it authorize awards, pursuant to Section 11-40-22 Code of Alabama 1975, of $500.00 each to the employees on the attached list.

These Officers are to be commended for their exemplary work performance that significantly improves the quality of life in the City of Mobile.

Boddie, Jeffrey L. Officer $500.00

Glover, Mickie P. Officer $500.00

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

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolutions 21-256 – 21-258 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 J & A CONTRACTING FOR J. R. THOMAS PARK POOL-CONCRETE DECK REPLACEMENT, $8,940.12 (2017 CIP #126, D2; PR-125-17; CO137). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-256-2017

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: J & A Contracting

Project name: J. R. Thomas Park Pool - Concrete Deck Replacement

Project number: PR-125-17

Amount: $8,940.12

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Manzie, after comments from Councilmember Manzie 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 MARION’S PAINTING CONTRACTORS, LLC FOR RICKARBY PARK-RECREATION CENTER PAINTING, $24,500.00 (2017 CIP #118, D2; PR-118-17; CO069). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 21-257-2017

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: Marion's Painting Contractors, LLC

Project name: Rickarby Park - Recreation Center Painting

Project number: PR-118-17

Amount: $24,500.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the resolution adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, after comments from Councilmember Manzie 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 CRV SURVEILLANCE, LLC FOR HILLSDALE COMMUNITY CENTER-SECURITY CAMERA INSTALLATION, $14,815.00 (2017 CIP #456, D7; PR-146-17; CO039). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 21-258-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: CRV Surveillance LLC

Project name: Hillsdale Community Center - Security Camera Installation

Project number: PR-146-17

Amount: $14,815.00

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

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

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

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH DRIVEN ENGINEERING, INC. FOR TAYLOR PARK-DRAINAGE DESIGN SERVICES, $13,217.00 (G-CPD2925; PR-090-16). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 9, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-259-2017

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: Driven Engineering, Inc.

Project name: Taylor Park - Drainage Design Services

Project number: PR-090-16

Amount: $13,217.00

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING:

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO REZONE PROPERTY AT 4514 AND 4518 DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY (NORTHWEST CORNER OF DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY AND ALBA AVENUE) FROM R-1 TO B-3 (DISTRICT 3). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-260-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the City Clerk be, and she hereby is, instructed to publish the attached proposed amendment to the Zoning Ordinance at least once a week for two consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation within the municipality, together with the attached notice stating the time and place that said proposed amendment 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 such amendment.

NOTICE OF HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE ZONING ORDINANCE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile proposes to consider the adoption of the attached amendment to the Ordinance adopted on the 16th day of May, 1967, and known as the "Zoning Ordinance." The adoption of such amendment will be considered by the City Council of Mobile in the Mobile Government Plaza Auditorium, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on the 30th day of May, 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 amendment. Furthermore, the City Council, at this public hearing, may consider zoning classifications other than that sought by the applicant for this property.

This notice is published pursuant to a resolution of the City Council of Mobile adopted on the 2nd day of May, 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:

BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 23 ALBA POINT, AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 3, PAGE 245, IN THE OFFICE OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE, MOBILE COUNTY ALABAMA; THENCE N 0° 36’ 14"E ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 23, FOR A DISTANCE OF 452.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE N 66°34' 48" E 119.08 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S 03° 34' 46" E 218.94 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE N 79° 53' 38" E 81.72 FEET TO A POINT ON THE RIGHT OF WAY CANAL ROAD,SAID POINT ON A CURVE TO THE LEFT HAVING A RADIUS OF 40.00 FEET, A DELTA OF 185° 48' 33": THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT 129.72 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE CONTINUING ALONG THE RIGHT OF WAY ALBA AVENUE N 72° 11' 01" E 177.41 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE, HAVING A RADIUS OF 939.56 FEET AND A DELTA OF 5° 35' 45"; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT 92.00 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S 20° 04’ 3" E 18.56 FEET TO A POINT ON THE RIGHT OF WAY OF DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY (140.00' RIGHT OF WAY) SAID POINT ON A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 130,547.36 FEET, A DELTA OF 0° 09' 16"; THENCE ALONG SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT AND THE RIGHT OF WAY OF DAUPHIN ISLAND PARKWAY 352.15 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S 60°34' 33" W 35.62 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ALBA AVENUE (60'RAV); THENCE N 89° 23' 46" W 430.47 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from R-1, Single-Family Residential District, to B-3, Community 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-3, Community 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-3, Community Business District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: 1) compliance with the conditions of the Mobile County Circuit Court Consent Judgement of March 25,1998; 2) completion of the subdivision process; and 3) 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.

Councilmember Rich then moved to call for the public hearing, which move 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 whereupon the Presiding Officer set the date for the public hearing as Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE APPLICATION OF ARLENE L. PETTAWAY D/B/A QUICK SHUTTLE, LLC FOR A SHUTTLE SERVICE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTOIN: 41-261-2017

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 SHUTTLE SERVICE

Notice is hereby given that the City Council of Mobile, Alabama, proposes to consider the application of Arlene L. Pettaway d/b/a Quick Shuttle, LLC for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to operate a shuttle service in the City of Mobile. The adoption of such Certificate will be considered by the City Council in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza located at 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on Tuesday, the 16th day of May, 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.

Councilmember Rich then moved to call for the public hearing, which move 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 whereupon the Presiding Officer set the date for the public hearing as Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO ASSENT TO THE VACATION OF AN ALLEY RUNNING FROM SOUTH CLAIBORNE STREET TO SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET, BETWEEN GOVERNMENT STREET AND CHURCH STREET (DISTRICT 2). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-262-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

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 TO CONSIDER VACATION OF AN ALLEY RUNNING FROM SOUTH CLAIBORNE STREET TO SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET, BETWEEN GOVERNMENT STREET AND CHURCH STREET

Notice is hereby given that the Mobile City Council proposes to consider the adoption of a resolution assenting to the vacation of an alley running from South Claiborne Street to South Franklin Street, between Government Street and Church Street.

The adoption of such resolution will be considered by the Mobile City Council on the 30th day of May, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the Mobile Government Plaza Auditorium, 205 Government Street. Any citizen alleging to be affected by the proposed vacation may submit a written objection or may speak at the public hearing.

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 and Rich
Nays: None

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

CALL FOR PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A VACATION OF RIGHT-OF-WAY FEE AS A CONDITION OF THE VACATION OF AN ALLEY RUNNING FROM SOUTH CLAIBORNE STREET TO SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET, BETWEEN GOVERNMENT STREET AND CHURCH STREET (DISTRICT 2). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 41-263-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBE.E, 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 TO CONSIDER A VACATION OF RIGHT OF WAY FEE AS A CONDITION OF THE VACATION OF AN ALLEY RUNNING FROM SOUTH CLAIBORNE STREET TO SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET, BETWEEN GOVERNMENT STREET AND CHURCH STREET

The City of Mobile has been requested by The Mobile Carnival Association, Inc., Society of 1842, Inc., and Congress Street Warehouse, LLC, to vacate an alley running from South Claiborne Street to South Franklin Street, between Government Street and Church Street. The City of Mobile may require abutting landowners who will directly benefit from such vacation to pay a vacation of right-of-way fee equal to the fair market value of the land. The fair market value shall be determined by the Mobile City Council after a public hearing which will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in the Mobile Government Plaza Auditorium, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama.

Any citizen who desires will be allowed to speak for or against this matter at the public hearing.

Councilmember Rich then moved to call for the public hearing, which move 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 whereupon the Presiding Officer set the date for the public hearing as Tuesday, May 30, 2017.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Manzie commended Victor Gaston for his commitment to the renewal of the Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit in the Alabama House of Representatives.

Councilmember Manzie stated he has been contacted by citizens with concerns regarding the moving of Market on the Square from Cathedral Square to Mardi Gras Park and requested the Administration further study the matter.

Councilmember Manzie expressed his gratitude to Carolyn Feltus for her work on the State of Alabama Bicentennial events planned in Mobile.

Councilmember Daves stressed the importance and honor bestowed upon Mobile for being chosen as the launching point for the State of Alabama Bicentennial celebrations.

Councilmember Richardson advised Ms. Feltus that Stone Street Baptist Church is the oldest Baptist church in the state. It was organized in 1806.

Councilmember Richardson reiterated the City will hold a grand opening for the new basketball court at Herndon/Sage Park at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.

Councilmember Richardson encouraged residents to attend the Youth Symphony Orchestra performance at the Michael C. Dow Ampitheater at Trinity Gardens Park on Sunday, May 7, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

Councilmember Richardson announced the groundbreaking for the Three Mile Creek Greenway will take place on Monday, May 8, 2017 at Tricentennial Park.

Councilmember Rich noted that Barbara Bobbie was named Volunteer of the Year at the Volunteer Appreciation Day held at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center last week.

Councilmember Rich reminded everyone the Mobile Pops will perform a concert on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at Medal of Honor Park.

Councilmember Rich thanked the League of Women Voters of Mobile

for awarding her the “Transparency in Government” award at their annual conference held in Mobile last weekend.

Councilmember Small informed residents that Mobile United will sponsor a community walk at Doyle Park on Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Councilmember Small invited everyone to the annual D.I. P. Sausage Festival on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Proceeds will benefit several local civic organizations.

Councilmember Small stated St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 1854 Staples Road, will offer free plates of red beans and rice plates to citizens on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Councilmember Williams expressed his honor in representing the City to welcome the Air and National Guard to Mobile this past Saturday.

Councilmember Williams advised he will attend the second annual Small Business Luncheon at the Southwest Mobile County Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Mayor Stimpson will be the guest speaker.

Councilmember Gregory applauded the children of the Village of Spring Hill for raising $40,000.00 at the Sidewalk-A-Thon held this past weekend. The proceeds will be used to build more sidewalks in the community.

Councilmember Gregory articulated that the Zeigler Boulevard widening project has begun with tree removal in the rights-of-way.

Councilmember Gregory stated that one-third of the McGregor Avenue sidewalk project is complete.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:42 a.m.

Approved: May 9, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK






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