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Council minutes for Jul 11, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JULY 11, 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, July 11, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

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

The meeting was called to order. The Council reviewed and discussed the agenda for their meeting to be held today at 10:30 a.m.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting.

Approved: July 18, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JULY 11, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Pastor Mike Sternad, Mobile Calvary 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 meeting of July 5, 2017 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson presented Mobile Police Officer Jesse Sluder with a Certificate of Recognition naming him Officer of the Month for June 2017.

Mayor Stimpson reported the City has opened a new single stream recycling location in the parking lot of the City’s Western Administrative Complex across from the Mobile Museum of Art. There are now two recycling drop off locations including the new location at the West Administrative Complex and the original location at the Mobile Recycling Center with more locations to be offered in the future.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Small moved to adopt the agenda, 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 agenda adopted.

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Kingdom Covenant Connections, Inc. for waivers of the Noise Ordinance at Spanish Plaza Park, 401 Government Street, on September 8, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.; September 9, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and September 10, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waivers be granted which motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

The Council considered the request of Gloria Sullivan for waivers of the Noise Ordinance at 82 Burtonwood Drive on September 2, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; September 3, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.; and September 9, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (District 7).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waivers be granted which motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

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

PRESENTATION OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

Arianna McArthur, 200 Government Street, posed questions to the Council about Resolution 31-411. Councilmember Gregory referred the questions to Public Safety Director James Barber.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

David Massey, 2279 Moss Creek Court, addressed the Council regarding speeding traffic on Cottage Hill Road near Inverness subdivision. Assistant Traffic Engineer Mary Beth Bergin advised Mr. Massey on measures the City is taking to remedy the problem.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT FOR THE ACCEPTANCE AND PROCESSING OF SOURCE SEPARATED RECYCLABLES WITH EMERALD COAST UTILITIES AUTHORITY, $125,000.00 (FOR PERIOD MAY 1, 2017-SEPTEMBER 30, 2019). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of April 25, 2017, then held over again until the regular meeting of May 16, 2017, and held over until the regular meeting of June 20, 2017, held over once more until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-224-2017

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 Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, in the amount of revenue or expense determined by a referenced market price index for recyclable commodities, but not to exceed $125,000, for a period to begin May 1, 2017, and to expire on September 30, 2019, for the receipt and processing of City of Mobile recyclables as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 18, 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 City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution held over.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH AMWASTE LLC FOR THE RENTAL OF EQUIPMENT TO COLLECT AND TRANSPORT RECYCLABLES, $900,000.00 (THREE YEAR PERIOD). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 18, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of April 25, 2017, then held over again until the regular meeting of May 16, 2017, and held over until the regular meeting of June 20, 2017, held over once more until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-225-2017

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 Amwaste LLC, in the amount not to exceed $900,000, for a three-year period to begin May 1, 2017, for the rental of equipment to collect and the transportation of City of Mobile recyclables as outlined in the contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the Office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be held over until the regular meeting of Tuesday, July 18, 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 City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the resolution held over.

RE-ALLOCATE $7,645.99 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT CO162-LADD PEEBLES STADIUM-TURF REPAIRS IN THE ALABAMA MUNICIPAL TRUST FUND TO CAPITAL PROJECT CO250-LADD STADIUM RENOVATIONS & REPAIRS. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-407-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $7,645.99 be reallocated from Capital Project C0162-LADD PEEBLES STADIUM-TURF REPAIRS in the Alabama Municipal Trust Fund to Capital Project C0250-LADD STADIUM RENOVATIONS & REPAIRS.

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

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

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

AMEND CONTRACT WITH AECOM TECHNICAL SERVICES, INC. TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR BALTIMORE STREET AND DRAINAGE REHABILITATION COM PROJECT NO. 2016-202-17, ADD $15,000.00 (CDBG-IDIS 2924). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-408-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract dated January 19, 2016 with AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for design engineering services on the project known as Baltimore St., Street and Drainage Rehabilitation, C.O.M. Project No. 2016-202-17.

WHEREAS, at the time the contract was entered into it was estimated that the construction cost would be $4,700,000.00, and the estimated design engineering fees based on the contract were estimated to be $235,000.00; and

WHEREAS, during design the need for water and sanitary sewer improvements and/or modernization were identified and requested by Mobile Area Water & Sewer System, and the additional estimated design cost, based on the design contract requirements, is $15,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the revised construction project cost is estimated to be $5,000,000 and professional engineering fees are being adjusted to properly compensate AECOM Technical Services, Inc. in accordance with the standard fee schedule used in City of Mobile Professional Services Contracts, thereby increasing professional design engineering fees by $15,000.00 to a total of $250,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the contract provides on Page 10 (V,A,1, g) that the "Total fees for professional engineering services for this contract shall not exceed $235,000.00 unless authorized by the COUNCIL";

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Council does hereby authorize the additional fee of $15,000.00, for a total of $250,000.00, to be paid to AECOM Technical Services, Inc. for engineering services on the Baltimore St., Street and Drainage Rehabilitation Project.

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH THOMPSON ENGINEERING, INC. FOR CRICHTON FIRE STATION-CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS TESTING, $13,500.00 (FD-131-16; CO098). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-409-2017

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: Thompson Engineering, Inc.

Project name: Crichton Fire Station - Construction Materials Testing

Project number: FD-131-16

Amount: $13,500.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SOUTHERN EARTH SCIENCES, INC. FOR 2016 PAYGO-COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICTS 1 & 3, $28,500.00 (PROJECT NO. 2017-3005-02; CO118). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-410-2017

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: Southern Earth Sciences, Inc.

Project name: 2016 PAYGO - County Commission Districts 1 & 3

Project no.: 2017-3005-02

Estimated cost: $28,500.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE DOJ FY2017 PORT SECURITY GRANT, $658,056.83) ($219,352. 27 LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 31-411-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor is authorized to apply, accept and receive from the U.S. Department of Justice, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $877,409.10 for the FY2017 Port Security Grant Program.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee be authorized to accept said grant if offered and to sign any agreements or other documents in connection with the grant application and to provide any information required by the U. S. Department of Justice and any other federal agency.

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

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

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

APPROVE THE APPLICATION OF DEREK TUCKER D/B/A DEREK TAXI AND TRANSPORTATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY TO OPERATE A TAXI/SEDAN SERVICE. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Wednesday, July 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of July 11, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 37-412-2017

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

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

Ayes: Richardson, Manzie, Small, Williams, Daves 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 37-415 and 58-416 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 item.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL, 7765 AIRPORT BOULEVARD, SUITE D100. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 37-415-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: Chipotle Mexican Grill of Colorado, LLC

Location: Chipotle Mexican Grill
7765 Airport Boulevard, Suite D100
Mobile, AL 36608

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 and Gregory
Nays: None

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

DECLARE WEEDS NOXIOUS, GROUP #1564. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 58-416-2017

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.

WHEREAS, a survey has been made to determine the properties upon which or in front of which noxious or dangerous weeds are growing and the agents or employees of the City of Mobile have obtained the legal description of parcels of property in the City of Mobile upon which or in front of which such weeds are growing, and it has been determined to follow the provisions of Act No. 329 of the Legislature of the State of Alabama, approved on April 28, 1988, and to have caused such weeds to be cut or otherwise abated as public nuisances:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

SECTION 1: It has been determined by the City Council of Mobile that the weeds growing on the privately owned lots or parcels of land described in Exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part thereof as though set forth in full, known as Group #1564 under the caption "NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS GROWING ON PROPERTY." are noxious and dangerous, and such weeds are hereby declared to be public nuisances. The properties upon which such weeds are growing are all located within the corporate limits of the City of Mobile, about the streets referred to in the description which are more particularly described in said Exhibit "A."

SECTION 2: The weeds growing on or in front of the above described parcels of property shall be abated by the removal of such noxious or dangerous weeds or they will be removed and the nuisances abated by the City of Mobile, in which case the cost of such removal will be assessed against the respective parcels of lands from which such weeds are removed, and such cost will constitute a lien upon such respective parcels of land until paid. A public meeting is hereby called to be held in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza, 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, on the 15th day of August. 2017. at ten thirty a.m., for the purpose of hearing any objections to the declarations contained in this resolution and to the proposed removal of such weeds, at which time all objections will be heard and given due consideration by the City Council of Mobile; and it is directed that there shall be conspicuously posted in front of each parcel of property, a notice headed "NOTICE TO DESTROY WEEDS," such heading to be in words not less than one inch in height and substantially in the form set out in such Act No. 329, approved April 29, 1988.



The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember 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 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 RESOLUTION BEING INTRODUCED FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider CIP Resolution 21-417 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 item.

CIP RESOLUTION BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH CLARK, GREER, LATHAM & ASSOCIATES, INC. FOR SAENGER THEATER-COOLING TOWER REPLACEMENT STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, $9,000.00 (2017 CIP #157, CITY-WIDE; CL-207-17; CO061). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Small.

RESOLUTION: 21-417-2017

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: Clark, Geer, Latham & Associates, Inc.

Project Name: Saenger Theater - Cooling Tower Replacement
Structural Engineering

Project Number: CL-207-17

Amount: $9,000.00

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 and Gregory
Nays: None

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Rich extended an invitation for all to attend the grand opening of the Playground Express at Medal of Honor Park this Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Councilmember Rich announced the Public Safety Committee will meet Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss policy and procedures regarding police officer body cameras and to receive an update from the Police Citizens Community Relations Advisory Council.

Councilmember Small declared the annual “Back to School Rally” will be held Sunday, August 3, 2017, 3:00 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Shopping Center.

Councilmember Williams thanked everyone involved with organizing the Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K Run/Walk.

Councilmember Williams stated he has requested the Administration give retirees a one (1) time bonus.

Councilmember Richardson reported the Three Mile Creek Greenway is thriving.

Councilmember Richardson indicated that bids will be accepted tomorrow to correct the flood problems on Grand Boulevard.

Councilmember Daves commented the future Federal Court House will be an ornamental asset to downtown.

Councilmember Daves stated he looks forward to visiting the Child Advocacy Center later this week.

Councilmember Daves provided updates for two (2) capital improvement projects on Airport Boulevard.

Councilmember Manzie thanked everyone engaged in organizing the well-attended Africatown Bridge Challenge 5K Run/Walk.

Councilmember Manzie thanked involved with the re-surfacing of Ann Street in district two.

Councilmember Manzie stated a district two community meeting will be held at All Saints Episcopal Church. The topic of the meeting will be the recent rise in crime.

Councilmember Gregory announced a district seven community meeting will be held Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:00 p.m., at Spring Hill Baptist Church.

Councilmember Gregory informed residents that the drainage work on Schillinger Road will eventually lead to the temporary closure of one (1) lane.

Councilmember Gregory mentioned that the Market in the Park at Lavretta Park will run through July 27, 2017. The hours will be every Thursday afternoon from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Gregory said she will participate in Hip Hop Week activities at Langan Park later today.

Councilmember Gregory expressed her pleasure in attending the Silver Anniversary of Pastor Payne at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church this past Sunday.

Each Councilmember articulated his/her concerns regarding the recent surge in crime and offered their support to the community and the Mobile Police Department.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:51 a.m.

Approved: July 18, 2017

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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK








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