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Council minutes for Sep 19, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, SEPTEMBER 19, 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, September 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chairman: Gregory
Councilmembers: Richardson, Manzie, Small, 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: September 26, 2017

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PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL

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CITY CLERK


MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Reverend Anna K. Fulmer, Associate Pastor, Spring Hill Presbyterian 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 September 12, 2017 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson announced the City’s partnership with New Orleans Pelicans star DeMarcus Cousins for "Boogie’s Block Party" to be held on September 23, 2017 to celebrate the new basketball court in Figures Park.

Mayor Stimpson report the City is installing new fiber infrastructure for traffic signal communications on intersections along Airport Boulevard to reduce travel time for drivers. The upgrade will extend from Sage Avenue to Pinebrook Shopping Center.

Mayor Stimpson extended congratulations to Executive Director of Engineering and Development Diane Irby for receiving the Distinguished Leadership Award for a Professional Planner from the American Planning Association.

Mayor Stimpson stated the city is introducing a will program to reduce blight and revitalize neighborhoods. Facilitated by Legal Services of Alabama, LLC, the "Leaving a Legacy" program will provide wills free of charge to those who qualify.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Rich moved to adopt the agenda, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Small and the vote was as follows:

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 50 South Ann Street on September 23, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Daves 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.

The Council considered the request of Susan Healy for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 155 Marine Street on October 28, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Daves 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.

The Council considered the request of J. Boyd Douglas, Order of Myths, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 254 St. Anthony Street on October 29, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Daves 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.

The Council considered the request of Sheri D. Hewitt for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 173 South Georgia Avenue on October 28, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. (District 2).

Councilmember Daves 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.

The Council considered the request of Tyesha Peters for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 1303 Windsor Avenue on September 23, 2017, from 5:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. (District 3).

Councilmember Daves 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.

The Council considered the request of Yvonne Chavers-Gordon for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 13th Street and Roosevelt Avenue on December 9, 2017, from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (District 7).

Councilmember Daves 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.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO RENAME GLENNON AVENUE TO DR. YVONNE KENNEDY AVENUE.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider a request to rename Glennon Avenue to Dr. Yvonne Kennedy Avenue and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Thelma Thrash, 2113 Hyland Court, spoke in favor of the renaming.

The Presiding Officer declared the hearing concluded and that the necessary ordinance authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO RENAME A PORTION OF LIVE OAK STREET TO STEWART MEMORIAL CME STREET.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider a request to rename a portion of Live Oak Street to Stewart Memorial CME Street and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Pastor Marvin Lue, Jr., 1266 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, spoke in favor of the renaming.

The Presiding Officer declared the hearing concluded and that the necessary ordinance authorizing the proper action would be introduced later in the meeting.

AGENDA ITEMS:

Ronald Hunt, 1351 Sandra Drive, asked the Council to consider allocating funds for downtown Christmas events.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Tameka Williams, President of the Mobile Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind, requested the Mayor and Council proclaim the month of October as “Meet the Blind Month” and October 15, 2017 as “White Cane Safety Day” in Mobile.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

AMEND ORDINANCE 01-004-2017, SECTION 115 OF THE TARIFF FOR THE CITY OF MOBILE, MOBILE ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL TO PROVIDE THAT TRANSPORTATION NETWORK COMPANIES AND TAXI-CAB COMPANIES SHALL PAY A $50 PER MONTH FEE FOR PROVIDING PASSENGER SERVICE. The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 01-033-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CITY OF MOBILE ORDINANCE 01-004-2017, SECTION 115 OF THE TARIFF FOR THE CITY OF MOBILE, MOBILE ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Ordinance 01-004-2017, Section 115 of the Tariff for the City of Mobile, Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal shall be amended as follows:

115 COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VEHICLE USE FEES DEFINITIONS: Definitions for Section 116 and Section 204 of this Tariff may be found in City of Mobile Ordinances, Chapter 59, Section 59-2. 116 REQUIREMENTS FOR COMMERCIAL PASSENGER VEHICLES ACCESSING THE CITY OF MOBILE ALABAMA CRUISE TERMINAL All Transportation Network Companies and Taxi-cab companies must pay a one-time account set up fee of $50 and $50 per month for the privilege of picking up and dropping off passengers at the Terminal. All commercial passenger vehicles to include limousines, courtesy shuttles, shuttles, and charter buses, must pay a one-time account setup fee of $50 per vehicle to terminal operator or its agent for the privilege of accessing the Terminal to pick up passengers. Commercial passenger vehicles accessing the terminal before terminal entry is allowed for embarkation and are engaged in on-loading of passengers are presumed to be picking up passengers. See Section 204 of this tariff for a schedule of fees for commercial passenger vehicle. All vehicles must be in compliance with the City of Mobile ordinances regarding vehicles for hire, including insurance requirements.

SEVERABILITY: In the event that any subsection, sentence, clause or phrase of this ordinance shall be declared or adjudged in valid or unconstitutional, such adjudication shall in no manner affect the other sections, sentences, clauses or phrases of this ordinance, which shall remain in full force and effect, as if the section, subsection, sentence, clause or phrase so declared or adjudged invalid or unconstitutional were not originally a part thereof.

REPEALER: All City Code sections and ordinances or parts of City Code sections and ordinances in conflict are hereby repealed.

EFFECTIVE DATE: The effective date of this Ordinance is .

PUBLICATION: A copy of this ordinance shall be published pursuant and according to law, after its adoption.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the ordinance be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 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 ordinance held over.

REZONE PROPERTY AT 5803, 5809 AND 5811 OLD SHELL ROAD (SOUTHWEST CORNER OF OLD SHELL ROAD AND LONG STREET) FROM B-2 AND R-A TO B-2 (LOT A) AND R-1 AND R-2 TO R-3 (LOT B) (DISTRICT 6). The following ordinance which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

ORDINANCE: 64-034-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE ON THE 16TH DAY OF MAY, 1967, SAID ORDINANCE BEING COMMONLY KNOWN AS THE ZONING ORDINANCE.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE AS FOLLOWS:

Section One: That the Ordinance commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and adopted on May 16, 1967, together with the Zoning Map of the City of Mobile, 1967, be, and the same hereby is changed and altered in respect to that certain property in the City of Mobile, State of Alabama, described as follows to-wit:

LOT A: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3, WESTERN HILLS EXTENSION AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 3, PAGE 432, PROBATE COURT RECORDS, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA; THENCE NORTH 170.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89° 36' 30" EAST 202.48 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00° 05' 06" EAST 297.44 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF OLD SHELL ROAD; THENCE SOUTH 81° 17' EAST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 105.09 FEET; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LONG STREET 452.13 FEET TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, WESTERN HILLS EXTENSION; THENCE NORTH 89° 36' 30" WEST 307.41 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

LOT B: COMMENCING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3, WESTERN HILLS EXTENSION AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 3, PAGE 432, PROBATE COURT RECORDS, MOBILE COUNTY, ALABAMA; THENCE NORTH 170.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED; THENCE SOUTH 89° 36' 30" EAST 202.48 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00° 05' 06" EAST 297.44 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF OLD SHELL ROAD; THENCE NORTH 81° 17' WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE 205.19 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 3; THENCE SOUTH ALONG THE WEST LINE OF LOT 3 A DISTANCE OF 327.16 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.

The classification of said property is hereby changed from B-2, Neighborhood Business District and R-2, Two-Family Residential District, to B-2, Neighborhood Business District, for Lot A and R-1, Single-Family Residential District, and R-2, Two-Family Residential District, to R-3, Multiple-Family Residential District for Lot B and it shall hereafter be lawful to construct on such property any structures permitted by the Ordinance of May 16, 1967, commonly known as the Zoning Ordinance and to use said premises for any use permitted by the terms of said Ordinance in a B-2, Neighborhood Business District and R-3, Multiple-Family Residential District, provided, however, that the plans for any structure or building sought to be erected on said property shall be in compliance with the building laws of the City of Mobile, and that any structure shall be approved by the Building Inspector of the City of Mobile, and that any such structure be erected only in compliance with such laws, including the requirements of said Zoning Ordinance of May 16, 1967, and further provided, however, that no lot or parcel of land herein above described shall be used for any use allowed in a B -2, Neighborhood Business District and R-3, Multiple-Family Residential District, until all of the conditions set forth below have been complied with: (Lot A) 1) completion of the Subdivision process; 2) preservation status is to be given to the 68" live oak tree along Old Shell Road on Lot A; 3) full compliance with tree planting and landscape area requirements; and 4) full compliance with all municipal codes and ordinances, and (Lot B) 1) completion of the Subdivision process; 2) development of Lot B limited to an approved Planned Unit Development; and 3) full compliance with all municipal codes and ordinances.

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

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Rich moved that the ordinance be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 26, 2017, 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 ordinance held over.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

ADOPT THE 2017-2018 BUDGETS FOR THE GENERAL FUND, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT, STRATEGIC PLAN, AND THE CONVENTION CENTER. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 5, 2017 and held over until the regular meeting of September 12, 2017, and held over again until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-553-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the FY 2017-2018 budgets for the General Fund, Capital Improvement, Strategic Plan, and Convention Center are hereby adopted.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson moved that the resolution be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 26, 2017, 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 held over.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH CONSTRUCTION LABOR SERVICES, INC. FOR MCNALLY PARK-PIER REPLACEMENT, $72,479.00 (2017 CIP #212; D3; PR-137-17; CO105). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-562-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Small and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Construction Labor Services, Inc.

Project name: McNally Park - Pier Replacement

Project number: PR-137-17

Amount: $72,479.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Small moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich. 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.

AUTHORIZE DOWNTOWN MOBILE BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT BASE LINE SERVICES AGREEMENT, $120,157.00 PER YEAR FOR FOUR (4) YEARS. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-564-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, the Downtown Mobile Business Improvement District Base Line Services Agreement, as outlined in the Agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said Agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Daves moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Small, with the substitution of paragraph six (6) of the Agreement as follows:

“6. President of Mobile City Council to Nominate a Director. The then-current President of the Mobile City Council may nominate one candidate for membership on the Board of Directors of the Corporation to be elected by the members at the annual meeting to be held in 2018 and at every third annual meeting held thereafter. Each such nominee shall meet the requirements of the Enabling Law, the Ordinance and applicable law. This provision shall be in addition to and not in lieu of Section 3,10(c) of the by-laws of the Corporation, which authorizes municipal representatives designated by the City Council to attend and participate in annual, regular and special meetings of the Board of Directors, but not to vote on matters considered by the Board of Directors.”

Councilmember Williams moved to amend the original resolution as follows:

“Paragraph three (3) “Payment in Lieu”; sub-paragraph C:”

“In addition to payments described in paragraph 3a above the City will make a one-time payment to the corporation in the amount of $40,000.00. The proceeds of this payment will be used by the corporation for holiday events and decorations during the 2017 holiday season.”

Which move was seconded by Councilmember Small. Following comments from Councilmembers Williams, Small, Manzie, Richardson and Rich the vote was as follows:

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

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the amendment denied.

The Presiding Officer called for the vote on the original motion and the vote was as follows:

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

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 GRAND BOULEVARD 2016 DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS, $16,500.00 (PROJECT NO. 2016-202-03; CO195). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-565-2017

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: Grand Boulevard 2016 Drainage Improvements

Project no.: 2016-202-03

Estimated cost: $16,500.00

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Richardson 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 MODIFICATION OF LEASE WITH THE STATE OF ALABAMA FOR STORAGE OF CROWD CONTROL BARRICADES. The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of September 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 35-566-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Clerk are hereby authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and in the name and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a Lease between the State of Alabama and the City of Mobile, for an area of Right-of-Way for Storage of Crowd Control Barricades for a maximum term of 20 years, as outlined in the Lease attached hereto and made apart hereof as though set forth in full.

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

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

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

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 37-568 – 60-576 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 RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SONNY’S BBQ, 770 SCHILLINGER ROAD SOUTH. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 37-568-2017

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: ACG BBQ, LLC

Location: Sonny's BBQ
770 Schillinger Road South
Mobile. AL 36609

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie 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 RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (ON/OFF PREMISES) LICENSE FOR VIRGINIA’S HEALTH FOODS, 3055-A DAUPHIN STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 37-569-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

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

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

Submitted by: Virginia's Health Foods, Inc.

Location: Virginia's Health Foods
3055-A Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36606

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie 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 RESTAURANT RETAIL LIQUOR LICENSE FOR TAVERN ON THE HILL, 9 DU RHU DRIVE, SUITE 201B. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 37-570-2017

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: Cox Restaurant Group, LLC

Location: Tavern on the Hill
9 Du Rhu Drive. Suite 201B
Mobile, AL 36608

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie 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 RETAIL BEER/TABLE WINE (OFF PREMISES ONLY) LICENSE FOR LITTLE K OIL COMPANY NO. 2, 5575 U. S. HIGHWAY 90 WEST. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 37-571-2017

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

Submitted by: Little K Oil Company, Inc.

Location: Little K Oil Company No. 2
5575 U. S. Highway 90 West
Theodore, AL 36582

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie 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 LOUNGE RETAIL LIQUOR-CLASS I LICENSE FOR ALCHEMY TAVERN, 7 SOUTH JOACHIM STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 37-572-2017

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: Lounge Retail Liquor-Class I License

Submitted by: MM and JB Enterprises Incorporated

Location: Alchemy Tavern
7 South Joachim Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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

HONORARILY RENAME GLENNON AVENUE TO DR. YVONNE KENNEY AVENUE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 46-573-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that Glennon Avenue is hereby honorarily renamed "Dr. Yvonne Kennedy Avenue."

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

RENAME A PORTION OF LIVE OAK STREET TO STEWART MEMORIAL CME STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 46-574-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA; that a portion of Live Oak Street from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue to St. Madar Street is hereby renamed "Stewart Memorial CME Street."

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Manzie moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Daves. Following 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 REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1567. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 58-575-2017

A RESOLUTION DETERMINING WHAT OBJECTIONS SHALL BE ALLOWED AND WHAT OBJECTIONS SHALL BE OVERRULED TO THE REMOVAL OF NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS ON OR IN FRONT OF CERTAIN PARCELS OF LAND.

WHEREAS, notice has been duly given and posted at least five days prior to the date of this resolution in the manner provided by law offering full opportunity to all interested parties to object to the removal of noxious or dangerous weeds on the hereinafter described parcels of land, and the City Council of Mobile having held such public hearing in connection with the notices given and no objections having been filed or made by any of the interested parties; and

WHEREAS, Parcels Nos. 1 through 20 described in the resolution adopted on the 15th day of August, 2017, have not been cleared of noxious and dangerous weeds and continue to be public nuisances.

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

SECTION 1. It is hereby ascertained and determined that the dangerous and noxious weeds growing on the hereinafter described parcels of real property are public nuisances, and it is hereby ordered and directed that the employees of the City of Mobile assigned to that work promptly remove the weeds on such parcels of property:

PARCELS OR PIECES OF PROPERTY ON WHICH NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS WEEDS ARE TO BE REMOVED:

Parcels of real property located in the City of Mobile and more particularly described as Parcels Nos. 1 through 20, as described in the resolution adopted on the 15th day of August, 2017, and entitled: "A RESOLUTION DECLARING WEEDS GROWING UPON THE STREETS OR SIDEWALKS AND UPON PRIVATE PROPERTY WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF MOBILE TO BE NOXIOUS OR DANGEROUS AND TO BE PUBLIC NUISANCES AND PROVIDING FOR THE ABATEMENT OF SUCH NUISANCES."

(Lot Cleaning Liens, Group No. 1,567, on file in the office of the City Clerk).

SECTION 2. The employees of the City of Mobile assigned to the work required by this resolution are hereby expressly authorized to enter upon such described pieces of property for the purpose of removing the weeds authorized by this resolution to be removed. The owner of any of the above described pieces of property shall have the right to remove the weeds ordered by this resolution to be removed from this property provided such removal is done prior to the arrival of the employees of the City of Mobile against his property by reason of any action taken hereunder. An accurate account of the costs with respect to each piece of property shall be kept by the employees of the City of Mobile covering the costs of removing such weeds in front of or in front of or on each separate lot or parcel of land where the work Is done by the City of Mobile or Its employees, and promptly thereafter an itemized report in writing shall be made to the City Council showing such costs with respect to each separate lot or parcel of land but before the report is submitted to the City Council a copy of the itemized costs with respect to each such lot or parcel of land shall be posted for at least three days prior to such report on the door of the Council Chamber at the City Hall of Mobile, Alabama, together with a notice of the time when the report will be submitted to the City Council for confirmation.

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

APPROVE AWARD OF SPECIAL BONUS TO TIFFANY MONTE AS PART OF THE MAYOR’S INCENTIVE PROGRAM, $500.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 60-576-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that the Mayor, upon the nomination by City supervisors recommends to the City Council that it authorize awards, pursuant to Section 11-40-22 Code of Alabama 1975, of $500 each to the employees on the attached list.

These employees are to be commended for their exemplary work performance or innovations that significantly reduce costs or result in an outstanding improvement in service to the public.

EXHIBIT “A”

Monte, Tiffany Officer of the Month August 2017

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

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 Resolution 21-577 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Gregory, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the item.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WALTERS CONTROLS, INC. FOR CONTROLS REPLACEMENT AND CALIBRATION-MOBILE MUSEUM OF ART, $10,264.00 (MU-098-17; D7; CIP17 #482; CO289). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 21-577-2017

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: Walters Controls, Inc.

Project Name: Controls Replacement and Calibration
Mobile Museum of Art

Project Number: MU-098-17

Amount: $10,264.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH CONTACT NETWORK, LLC D/B/A INLINE FOR AIRPORT BOULEVARD SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT-FIBER INSTALLATION, $421,748.61 (CIP PROJECT; D5; CO226; 2017-2060-06). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-578-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor and the City Cleric 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; to provide construction services for the construction of traffic signal communications infrastructure for the Airport Boulevard Signal Improvement Project, 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: Contact Network, LLC D/B/A InLine

City of Mobile project no.: 2017-2060-06

Capital project no.: C0226

Amount: $421,748.61

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE MASTER SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH PLANNING NEXT FOR GENERAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT STAFF IN PREPARATION AND DELIVERY OF STRATEGIC PLANNING RELATED SERVICES, $120,000.00. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 01-579-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SIMPLEX GRINNELL FOR FIRE ALARM SYSTEM INSPECTION AND TESTING-VARIOUS CITY OF MOBILE FACILITY LOCATIONS, $76,926.00, THREE-YEAR CONTRACT (10043037-42150 GL NO.; SC-188-17). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 21-580-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Simplex Grinnell

Project name: Fire Alarm System Inspection & Testing
Various City of Mobile Facility Locations

Project number: SC-188-17

Amount: $27,179.00 (1st Year Initial Term)
$21,244.00 (2nd Year 2nd Additional Term)
$28.503.00 (3rd Year 3rd Additional Term)
$76,926.00 3 Year Contract

RE-ALLOCATE $2,500.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND 1000, DISTRICT 6 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-06 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 2000, CAPITAL PROJECT D0018, PRIORITY PROJECTS-DISTRICT 6 CAPITAL. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-581-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $2,500.00 be transferred from General Fund 1000, District 6 Discretionary Account DSC-06, to the Capital Improvements Fund 2000, Capital Project D0018, Priority Projects-District 6 Capital.

RE-ALLOCATE $10,710.77 FROM THE GENERAL FUND 1000, DISTRICT 4 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-04 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND 2000, CAPITAL PROJECT PKR04-DISTRICT 4 PARK REPAIR. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-582-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $10,710.77 be transferred from the General Fund 1000, District 4 Discretionary Account DSC-04, to the Capital Improvement Fund 2000, Capital Project PKR04-Dist 4 Park Repair Projects.

RE-ALLOCATE $10,000.00 FROM THE GENERAL FUND 1000, DISTRICT 4 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-04 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000, CAPITAL PROJECT C0037, PARKS-MIMS-RENOVATIONS. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-583-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $10,000.00 be transferred from the General Fund 1000, District 4 Discretionary Account DSC-04, to the Capital Improvement Fund 2000, Capital Project C0037, Parks- Mims -Renovations & Repairs.

RE-ALLOCATE $1,021.04 FROM THE GENERAL FUND 1000, DISTRICT 7 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-07 TO THE GRANT FUND 5700, CPD GEN. ADMINISTRATION (TO BE USED FOR RENOVATIONS AT 7220 BISHOP PHILLIPS AVENUE IN MOBILE TERRACE). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-584-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $1,021.04 be transferred from the General Fund, District 7 Discretionary Account DSC-07, to the Grant Fund 5700, CPD General Administration, the funds are to be used for renovations at 7220 Bishop Phillips Avenue in Mobile Terrace.

RE-ALLOCATE $35,593.44 FROM THE GENERAL FUND 1000, DISTRICT 5 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-05 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000, CAPITAL PROJECT D0017, PRIORITY PROJECTS-DISTRICT 5 CAPITAL. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-585-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $35,593.44 be transferred from General Fund 1000, District 5 Discretionary Account DSC-05, to the Capital improvements Fund 2000, Capital Project D0017, Priority Projects-District 5 Capital.

RE-ALLOCATE $25,946.09 FROM THE GENERAL FUND 1000, DISTRICT 6 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-06 TO THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000, CAPITAL PROJECT C0073, STREET BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS (FOR BEAUTIFICATION OF MEDIANS IN DISTRICT 6). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

RESOLUTION: 09-586-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $25,946.09 be transferred from the General Fund 1000, District 6 Discretionary Account DSC-06, to the Capital Improvement Fund 2000, Capital Project C0073, Street Beautification Projects. These funds are being transferred for the beautification of medians in District 6.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Councilmember Williams expressed his support for the Downtown Mobile Alliance as well as the need to adequately fund the organization.

Councilmember Small notified district three residents that postcards will be sent to them announcing dates for community meetings. The purpose of the meetings will be to name street captains.

Councilmember Small reported that a 21st Century grant was awarded to the Boys & Girls Club to provide year round youth programs at Gilliard Elementary School.

Councilmember Rich wished everyone a happy Rosh Hashanah, which will begin at sunset this Wednesday.

Councilmember Rich encouraged residents to volunteer their landscaping abilities at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center on Saturday, October 7, 2017, beginning at 7:00 a.m.

Councilmember Rich announced the Police Citizens’ Community Relations Advisory Council will meet in district six at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Richardson informed district one residents that their suggestions for 2018 CIP projects are due back to his office no later than October 1, 2017.

Councilmember Richardson stated a community meeting will be held at the Toulminville Library on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 6:00 p.m.

Councilmember Manzie reached out to district two residents for priorities in their respective communities for 2018 CIP projects.

Councilmember Manzie recounted he was honored to be interviewed by Michael Karlik for his podcast “City Council Chronicles.”

Councilmember Gregory mentioned she will attend the “Focus Women’s Conference” with Commissioners Hudson and Ludgood this Friday at the Mobile Convention Center.

The Presiding Officer adjourned the regular meeting at approximately 11:47 a.m.

Approved: September 26, 2017


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COUNCIL PRESIDENT


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CITY CLERK








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