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Council minutes for May 09, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MAY 9, 2017

The Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the City Council’s Conference Room on the ninth floor of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, May 9, 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 16, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, MAY 9, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Mobile Police Chief Lawrence Battiste 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 Wallace Harvey Parmenter, father of Mobile Police Captain Doug Parmenter.

Present on Roll Call:

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

NOTE: Councilmember Gregory announced the May 23, 2017 Council meeting will be held on May 24, 2017.

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 meeting of May 2, 2017 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson recognized Officer Margo Andrews as “Officer of the Month” for April 2017.

Mayor Stimpson commented that the Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail will have a positive impact for residents and businesses in Mobile. The project will be completed on a pay-as-you-go basis.

Mayor Stimpson thanked Commissioner Merceria Ludgood for her assistance with funding the renovations at Herndon-Sage Park.

Mayor Stimpson announced the second precinct of the Mobile Police Department will be moving to a more central location in Tillman’s Corner. The move will allow for quicker response times.

Councilmember Gregory presented proclamations to City Clerk Lisa Lambert and Assistant City Clerk Mary Ann Merchant proclaiming May 7, through May 13, 2017 as City Clerks’ Week” in Mobile in appreciation for the vital services they perform and their exemplary dedication to the communities they represent.

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 Claudette Prince for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 3084 Cottage Hill Road, Tabernacle of Praise on May 20, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (District 5).

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

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

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

The Council considered the request of Carlos Steele for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 2067 Foster Lane on May 13, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (District 3).

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

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

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

The Council considered the request of Shacona Howell for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 1010 Navco Road on May 13, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (District 3).

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

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

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Mobile Sports Authority Executive Director Danny Corte, 301 Government Street, presented the Council with a mid-year report.

Mobile County Health Department representative Kelly Warren, 251 North Bayou Street, offered details on the upcoming Creek Fest to be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Tricentennial Park.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH DRIVEN ENGINEERING, INC. FOR TAYLOR PARK-DRAINAGE DESIGN SERVICES, $13,217.00 (G-CPD2925; PR-090-16). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 2, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of May 9, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Williams, following comments from Councilmember Small the vote was as follows:

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Consent Resolutions 03-265 – 58-269 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:

RE-APPOINT MICHAEL CAIN AND RICHARD MEADOWS TO THE ELECTRICAL EXAMINERS BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 03-265-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Williams and Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the following are re-appointed to the Electrical Examiners Board effective immediately:

TERM ENDING:

Michael Cain March 2, 2019

Richard Meadows March 1, 2019

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE TO NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FEDERATION, INC., 1035 NORTH CODY ROAD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 37-266-2017

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: Non-profit Tax Exempt License

Submitted by: The National Wild Turkey Federation, Inc.

Location: National Wild Turkey Federation Banquet
1035 North Cody Road
Mobile, AL 36608

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

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

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

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1547. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 38-267-2017

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which Is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group No. 1547 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It Is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and it shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.

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

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

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

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1549. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 58-268-2017

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group No. 1549 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien oh and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and it shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.

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

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

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

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1550. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 58-269-2017

RESOLUTION ASSESSING THE COST OF REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS IN FRONT OF OR ON CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND IN THE CITY OF MOBILE. ALABAMA

WHEREAS, an itemized report in writing has been made to the City Council of Mobile, showing the costs of removing noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the hereinafter described parcels of land, a copy of such report having first been posted on the Council Chamber door more than three days prior to the meeting at which the report was received, and the City Council having heard the report, together with any objections which may have been raised by any of the property owners liable to be assessed for the work of cutting such weeds, and the City Council being of the opinion that such report in all respects be confirmed:

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE as follows:

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file In the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group No. 1550 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby in all respects confirmed.

Section 2. It is directed that a copy of this resolution be delivered to the Tax Collector of the City of Mobile, and It shall be his duty to add the amounts of the above respective assessments to the next regular bills for ad valorem taxes levied against the said respective lots and parcels of land for municipal purposes, and such amounts shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as ordinary municipal taxes are collected, and shall be subject to the same penalties and same procedure on foreclosure and sale as in the case of delinquency as provided for ordinary ad valorem taxes.

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

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

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

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolutions 21-270 – 21-272 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH COMMERCIAL DIVING SERVICES, INC. FOR HARMON PARK RECREATION CENTER INTERIOR WALL & SECURITY MEASURES, $12,300.00 (PR-103-17; CO203; 2016 CIP #94, D2). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 21-270-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of Company: Commercial Diving Services, Inc.

Project Name: Harmon Park Recreation Center
Interior Wall & Security Measures

Project Number: PR-103-17

Amount: $12,300.00 C0203

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING-TESTING, INC. FOR LANGAN PARK DREDGING, $15,000.00 (COM PROJECT NO. 2016-3005-34; CO263; CIP #360, D7). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 21-271-2017

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 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: Geotechnical Engineering-Testing, Inc.

Project name: Langan Park Dredging:

COM project no.: 2016-3005-34

Estimated cost: $15,000.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SUNSET CONTRACTING FOR DAUPHIN STREET DRAINAGE REPAIRS, $71,180.97 (PROJECT NO. 2017-3005-15; DRC17; 2017 CIP #334, D5). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-272-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Sunset Contracting

Project name: 2017 CIP, (D5, #334) Dauphin Street Drainage Repairs

Estimated cost: $71,180.97

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

RE-ALLOCATE $71,430.00 FROM THE PARKS AND RECREATION ADMINISTRATIVE GENERAL BUDGET (10042005), PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL (41330) TO THE GRANT FUND PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN (5019). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-273-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of Sixty-five thousand dollars ($65,000) be reallocated from the Parks and Recreation Administrative General Budget (10042005) Professional and Technical (42200) to the Grant Fund Parks and Recreation Master Plan (5019) as well as Six thousand and four hundred and thirty dollars ($6,430) be reallocated from the Parks and Recreation Administrative General Budget (10042005) Training (45060) to the Grant Fund Parks and Recreation Master Plan (5019).

RE-ALLOCATE $28,571.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #CO150 PARKS & RECREATION MASTER PLAN DISTRICT 4 IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND (2000) TO GRANT FUND PARKS & RECREATION MASTER PLAN (5019), DISTRICT 4 CIP #293. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-274-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $28,571.00 be reallocated from Capital Project #C0150 Parks & Recreation Master Plan District 4 in the Capital Improvement Fund (2000) to the Grant Fund Parks and Recreation Master Plan (5019).

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC. FOR 2016 PAYGO-COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT 2, $18,000.00 (PROJECT NO. 2017-3005-03; CO118). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-275-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Williams, Daves and 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 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: Terracon Consultants, Inc.

Project name: 2016 PAYGO - County Commission District 2

Project no.: 2017-3005-03

Estimated cost: $18,000.00

REALLOCATION OF UNUSED FUNDS BETWEEN ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE CDBG PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CITIZEN PARTICIPATION PLAN FOR THE FUNDING OF SECTION 108 LOAN REPAYMENTS, SIDEWALKS ON HOUSTON STREET TO BARKLEY DRIVE AND SIDEWALKS ON STONE COURT, CRAFT COURT AND DICKENS STREET TO CRAFT HIGHWAY. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-276-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Manzie and Small and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City of Mobile receives grant funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Program, under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 as amended. The CDBG Program is designed to develop viable communities by providing decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities; and

WHEREAS, the City periodically reallocates funds between eligible activities within the CDBG program in accordance with the Citizen Participation Plan, and a 30-day public comment period for the proposed amendment below expired on April 17, 2017 with no comments received;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the 2016 Action Plan is amended in accordance with the table below to reflect reallocation of funds:

ACTIVITY - PY 2016 ACTION PLAN REDUCTION INCREASE

Section 108 Repayments $50,000

Advanced Manufacturing Facility ($94,500)

Commercial Facade Improvements ($50,000)

City Infrastructure-Sidewalks $294,500

Texas Hills Street Engineering & Design (200,000)

TOTAL (344,500) $44,500

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor, or his designee, is directed and authorized to act on behalf of the City of Mobile in the filing of the Amendment to the 2016 Action Plan with HUD, and that this authorization extends to the execution of all required certifications, agreements, and loan documents as well as all other actions required by said Federal finds.

A copy of this Amendment shall remain on file in the office of the City Clerk.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT A GRANT AWARD IN THE AMOUNT OF $50,000.00 FROM THE ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES: STATE LANDS DIVISION FOR PARKS AND RECREATION MASTER PLAN (CITY-MATCH $50,000.00). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 31-277-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Manzie and Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerks OF THE City of Mobile are hereby authorized: to accept a grant award in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000), from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources: State Lands Division; to execute and attest, respectively, the grant agreement attached hereto and incorporated as thought fully set out herein; and to execute and attest, respectively, such other agreements, amendment, and take such other actions as necessary and appropriate to satisfy the requirements of the grant. The City further commits to support the Parks and Recreation Master Plan by contributing the required match share in the amount of Fifty Thousand Dollars ($50,000), representing 50% of the total project cost. A copy of said grant agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

AUTHORIZE LEASE AGREEMENT WITH COBALT REALTY, LLC FOR APPROXIMATELY 9,384 SQ. FT. IN TILLMAN’S SQUARE SHOPPING CENTER FOR A PERIOD OF 15 YEARS WITH OPTION TO RENEW FOR AN ADDITIONAL 5 YEARS. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, May 16, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 35-278-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, the Lease between the City of Mobile and Cobalt Realty, LLC, for approximately 9,384 sq. ft. in Tillman's Square Shopping Center for a period of fifteen (15) years, with an option to renew for an additional five (5) years, and to sign any agreements or other documents in connection with the Lease, and to perform all acts necessary in connection with the Lease. A copy of said Lease is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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 stated a district six community meeting will be held on Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6:30 p.m., at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss public safety.

Councilmember Small reported big attendance for the DIP Sausage Festival last weekend. Proceeds benefitted several local non-profit agencies.

Councilmember Small announced the South Alabama Regional Planning Commission will host a business expo and job fair at The Grounds on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Councilmember Williams remarked that the numerous sidewalk projects around the city are proof that the Capital Improvement Plan works.

Councilmember Williams advised that the Halls Mill Creek/Montlimar Canal walking trail is now open and a grand opening will be announced soon.

Councilmember Richardson declared the Youth Symphony Orchestra performance held last weekend a huge success.

Councilmember Richardson recounted a new Popeye’s restaurant opened in Crichton over the weekend and employs seventy-five people.

Councilmember Richardson stated the groundbreaking for the Crichton Fire Station will be held Thursday, May 18, 2017, at 2:00 p.m.

Councilmember Daves announced the Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 2:00 p.m., in the Council conference room on the 9th floor of the south tower in Government Plaza.

Councilmember Daves remarked that a great time was had by all at the kick-off of the State of Alabama Bicentennial celebrations last Friday.

Councilmember Daves said he and Councilmember Richardson recently toured the Joshua Kennedy House on Government Street and thanked those involved with the renovations.

Councilmember Manzie invited residents to participate in a district two neighborhood clean-up Saturday, May 13, 2017, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., beginning at Crawford Murphy Park. A cook-out will follow the clean-up.

Councilmember Manzie indicated that registration for the Boys and Girls Club summer program will be held May 12, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. at Florence Howard Elementary School.

Councilmember Manzie conveyed that he was asked to help the Mobile County Training School and has succeeded in acquiring ten (10) laptops for the students.

Councilmember Manzie thanked the Church of the Living God for holding their annual conference in Mobile last weekend.

Councilmember Gregory asserted that district seven re-surfacing projects are almost complete.

Councilmember Gregory announced a district seven community meeting will be held Monday, June 12, 2017, at St. John United Methodist Church.

Councilmember Gregory reminded residents that the Mobile Museum of Art will offer summer classes for children and adults from June 12 through July 28.

Councilmember Gregory said she will be attending the National Travel and Tourism Day event at Cooper Riverside Park today.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:39 a.m.

Approved: May 16, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK







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