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Council minutes for Dec 19, 2017

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA DECEMBER 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, December 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chairman: Manzie
Councilmembers: Richardson, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
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: January 2, 2018


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COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT


CITY CLERK

HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE, MOBILE, ALABAMA, DECEMBER 19, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the History Museum of Mobile, 111 South Royal Street, on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Reverend Jim Gabel, Mobile Police Department Special Operations Division Chaplain Corps, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Councilmember Williams introduced the Murphy High School Ensemble, who performed several Christmas songs.

Councilmember Richardson introduced international soprano Lynn Campbell, who sang Christmas songs.

Councilmember Williams gifted each Councilmember with a watercolor portrait by local artist V. B. “Corky” Goldman.

Present on Roll Call:

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

STATEMENT OF RULES BY COUNCIL VICE 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 December 12, 2017 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson wished the citizens of Mobile a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Mayor Stimpson thanked all of the performers.

Mayor Stimpson stated he will light Mobile’s public menorah tonight in Bienville Square at 5:30 p.m.

Mayor Stimpson announced that a parade for the Dollar General Bowl will be held this Friday at 6:30 p.m.

Mayor Stimpson indicated that Christmas tree recycling will be available at various locations across Mobile from December 26, 2017 through January 14, 2018.

Councilmember Gregory introduced University of South Alabama student Savannah Long. Miss Long will be assisting with community projects in district seven.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

Councilmember Daves moved to adopt the agenda, which motion 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 agenda adopted.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ASSENTING TO THE VACATION OF AN ALLEY LOCATED AT 356 SOUTH ROYAL STREET.

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to consider assenting to the vacation of an alley located at 356 South Royal Street and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

Martha Durant, Attorney for Mobile County, 205 Government Street, provided information regarding the proposed vacation.

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

PRESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

Ronald Hunt, 1351 Sandra Drive, spoke about Ordinance 88-051.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Reggie Hill and D’Angelo Portis, 200 Government Street, recapped the year for the non-profit group “Success for the Future.”

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH SAFRAN NACELLES SERVICES AMERICAS, LLC, MOBILE COUNTY, MOBILE AIRPORT AUTHORITY AND MOBILE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, $150,000.00 (CO007; 20002000; 42140). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the meeting of December 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-799-2017

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 Project Agreement by and among the City of Mobile, Mobile County, Mobile Airport Authority, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce and Safran Nacelles Services Americas, LLC as outlined in the Project Agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full herein. A copy of said Project 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 Rich and the vote was as follows:

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

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

AUTHORIZE PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH MOBILE COUNTY AND CONTINENTAL MOTORS, INC.-PROJECT BLUE MARLIN, $217,500.00 (CO0007; 20002000; 42140) The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the meeting of December 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-800-2017

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 Project Agreement between the City of Mobile, Mobile County and Continental Motors, Inc. (Project Blue Marlin), as outlined in the Project Agreement attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full herein. A copy of said Project Agreement is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH WATKINS ACY STRUNK DESIGN, INC. FOR MICHAEL FIGURES PARK-BASKETBALL COURT, $26,550.00 (PR-015-18; CO197; 20002000-42200). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the meeting of December 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-801-2017

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: Watkins Acy Strunk Design, Inc.

Project name: Michael Figures Park - Basketball Court

Project number: PR-015-18

Amount: $26,550.00

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, 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 A & M PORTABLES, INC. FOR MARDI GRAS 2018-PORTABLE TOILETS, VARIOUS LOCATIONS, $30,422.00 (PS-010-18; 10043047-42140). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the meeting of December 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-802-2017

Sponsored by: City Council 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: A & M Portables, Inc.

Project name: Mardi Gras 2018 - Portable Toilets- Various Locations

Project number: PS-010-18

Amount: $30,422.00

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH YAMAHA MOTOR FINANCE CORPORATION USA, FOR LEASE OF 80 ELECTRIC GOLF CARTS FOR AZALEA CITY GOLF COURSE (3 YEAR PERIOD), $66,024.00 PER YEAR (BUDGET ITEM 6130 6130 50020). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, December 12, 2017 and held over for one (1) week until the meeting of December 19, 2017 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-803-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA that the Mayor and City Clerk be, and they hereby are, authorized and directed to execute and attest, respectively, for and on behalf of the City of Mobile, a contract, by and between the City of Mobile and Yamaha Motor Finance Corporation USA 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 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, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

DEEM PROPERTY LOCATED AT 258 NORTH HAMILTON STREET, NOT NOW NEEDED FOR PUBLIC OR MUNICIPAL PURPOSES AND AUTHORIZING THE SALE THEREOF TO HISTORIC MOBILE, LLC. The following ordinance was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

ORDINANCE: 88-051-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

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

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

SECTION ONE: It is hereby found and determined by the City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, that the property at 258 North Hamilton Street hereinafter described is not now needed for public or municipal purposes and that it is in the best interest of the City of Mobile and in the public interest that said property be sold to HISTORIC MOBILE, LLC:

Beginning at a point on the East side of Hamilton Street a distance of 70 feet south from the southeast comer of Hamilton and Congress Streets, thence southwardly a distance of 40 feet for a front and extending back eastwardly and parallel with Congress Street a distance of 94 feet 6 inches with equal width in rear as in front. (Parcel H) R022906400003I04)

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

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

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

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

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 03-808 through 60-813 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 KEVIN ALEXANDER TO THE MOBILE CIVIC CENTER ADVISORY BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 03-808-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Kevin Alexander is re-appointed to the Mobile Civic Center Advisory Board of Mobile effective immediately for a term ending November 15, 2020.
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.

RE-APPOINT JOHN PEAVY TO THE MOBILE TENNIS CENTER ADVISORY BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 03-809-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that John Peavy is re-appointed to the Mobile Tennis Center Advisory Board effective immediately for a term ending June 28, 2020.

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.

RE-APPOINT JOHN WILLIAMS TO THE MOBILE SPORTS AUTHORITY. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 03-810-2017

Sponsored by: City Council

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that John Williams is hereby re-appointed to the Mobile Sports Authority.

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.

RE-APPOINT DAVID WILHELM TO THE LADD-PEEBLES MEMORIAL STADIUM PUBLIC PARK AND RECREATION BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 03-811-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that David Wilhelm is re-appointed to the Ladd-Peebles Memorial Stadium Public Park and Recreation Board of Mobile effective immediately for a term ending August 7, 2023.
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.

RE-APPOINT DANIELLE TAYLOR TO THE HISTORY MUSEUM OF MOBILE BOARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 03-812-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that Danielle Taylor is re-appointed to the History Museum of Mobile Board of Mobile effective December 31, 2017 for a term ending December 31, 2020.

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.

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

RESOLUTION: 60-813-2017

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”

Conditt David Officer of the Month November 2017

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, 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 21-814 and 21-815 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 CUSTOM METAL FABRICATION, INC. FOR HANK AARON STADIUM-GUARDRAIL IMPROVEMENTS, $19,345.00 (2017 CIP #399; CITY-WIDE; PR-063-17; CO253). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-814-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Williams 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: Custom Metal Fabrication, Inc.

Project name: Hank Aaron Stadium - Guardrail Improvements

Project number: PR-063-17

Amount: $19,345.00

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 Councilmember Rich 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 J & A CONTRACTING FOR MATTHEWS PARK AND JOE BAILEY PARK-DISTRICT 5-TIMBER BOLLARD REPLACEMENT, $8,460.00 (2017 CIP #351, D5-JOE BAILEY PARK & MATTHEWS PARK; PR-277-17; CO356). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 21-815-2017

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 though set forth in full. A copy of said contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Name of company: J & A contracting

Project name: Matthews Park and Joe Bailey Park
District 5 - Timber Bollard Replacement

Project number: PR-277-17

Amount: $8,460.00

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH SAWGRASS CONSULTING, INC. FOR 2018 CIP CITY-WIDE RESURFACING PROJECT, $302,700.00 (PROJECT NO. 2018-3005-13; RSF18; D #1-7, #31, #99, #202, #267, #338, #394 AND #450). The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-816-2017

Sponsored by: City Council 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: Sawgrass Consulting, LLC

Project name: 2018 CIP City Wide Resurfacing, LLC

Project no.: 2018-3005-13

Estimated cost: $302,700.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH GULF COAST UNDERGROUND, LLC FOR 2017 CIP MISCELLANEOUS DRAINAGE REPAIRS-PIPE LINING, $512,888.50 (D1-#27; D2-#89; D4-#252; D5-#316 AND D7-#432 AND #446). The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-817-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie, 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: Gulf Coast Underground, LLC

Project name: 2017 CIP Miscellaneous Drainage Repairs - Pipe Lining
(D1-#27, D2-#89, D4-#253, 263, D5-#316, D7-#432, 446)

Estimated cost: $512,888.50

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH DELTA FLOORING, INC. FOR TOULMINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY-FLOORING REPLACEMENT, $82,100.00 (LK-122-17; 2017 CIP #59, CITY-WIDE; CO131). The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-824-2017

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: Delta Flooring, Inc.

Project name: Toulminville Public Library - Flooring Replacement

Project number: LI-122-17

Amount: $82,100.00

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

Councilmember Richardson moved for the suspension of the rules to consider Resolutions 09-818, 47-823 and 60-825 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.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

REALLOCATE $800.00 FROM DISTRICT 6 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-06, GENERAL FUND ACCOUNT 10041020.42080 TO GENERAL FUND DEPARTMENT 2040, CONNIE HUDSON MOBILE REGIONAL SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER, GERNAL FUND ACCOUNT 10042040.42140 AS REIMBURSEMENT FOR THEIR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Rich.

RESOLUTION: 09-818-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $800.00 be transferred from the General Fund, District 6 Discretionary Account DSC-06 10041020.42080, to the General Fund Department 2040, Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center, 10042040.42140. The funds are being transferred to reimburse the Community Center for the Christmas Breakfast that was held on December 13, 2017 for its members, instructors and volunteers.

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, Rich and Gregory
Nays: None

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

REALLOCATE $100,000.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT CO337 GRANT MATCH-PARKS & RECREATION IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000 TO GRANT FUND 5019; 50195019.42200 PARKS AND RECREATION, PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL FOR A GRANT MATCH. The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 09-819-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $100,000.00 be reallocated from Capital Project #C0337 Grant Fund-Parks & Recreation Master Plan in the Capital Improvement Fund (2000) to the Grants Fund Parks and Recreation Master Plan (50195019.42200) Parks and Recreation Professional and Technical.

REALLOCATE $27,000.00 FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING & DEVELOPMENT PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL (10042000-42200) ACCOUNT TO THE PARKS & RECREATION SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PLAN GRANT ACCOUNT (50195019-93010). The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 09-820-2017

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of twenty-seven thousand dollars ($27,000) be reallocated from the Senior Planning Director General Budget (10043000) Professional and Technical (42200) to the Grant Fund Parks and Recreation Master Plan (50195019-93010).

REALLOCATE $4,500.00 FROM DISTRICT 5 DISCRETIONARY ACCOUNT DSC-05, GENERAL FUND 1000 TO CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000, TRAFFIC ENGINEERING-CAPITAL PROJECT 30043, STREET TRAFFIC IMPRS. FOR 10 DECORATIVE STREET POLES TO MOUNT SECURITY CAMERAS THAT WILL BE INSTALLED BY PROJECT SHIELD. The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 09-821-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $4,500.00 be transferred from the General Fund, District 5 Discretionary Account D8C-05 to the Capital Improvements Fund, Capital Project E0043, Traffic Engineering - Street Traffic Improvements to be used to purchase 10 decorative street poles to mount security cameras that will be hooked up to Project Shield.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH AEIKER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION FOR LADD-PEEBLES STADIUM-CONCESSIONS ROLL-UP WINDOW REPLACEMENT-PHASE I, $50,355.00 (PR-209-17; CO029). The following resolution was held over for two (2) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-822-2017

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: Aeiker Construction Corporation

Project name: Ladd-Peebles Stadium - Concessions Roll-up Window
Replacement - Phase 1

Project number: PR-209-17

Amount: $50,355.00

ASSENT TO THE VACATION OF AN ALLEY LOCATED AT 356 SOUTH ROYAL STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Manzie.

RESOLUTION: 47-823-2017

Sponsored by: Councilmember Manzie

RESOLUTION ASSENTING TO THE VACATION OF ALLEY LOCATED AT 356 SOUTH ROYAL STREET

WHEREAS, it having been made known to the City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, that Mobile County, Alabama desires to vacate the hereafter described alley situated in the City of Mobile, Alabama, approximately five (5) feet in width and fifty (50) feet in length, and 250 square feet, more or less, in size; and

WHEREAS, it being shown to the satisfaction of the Council that Mobile County, Alabama is the owner of all of the parcels of land abutting the alley; that the said alley is not now and that no other property owners will be denied convenient means of ingress and egress from their property or otherwise be affected by vacation of the alley;

WHEREAS, it having further been made known that entities with utility lines, equipment or facilities in place at the time of the approval of this resolution have consented to the vacation and shall have the right to continue to maintain, extend and enlarge their lines, equipment and facilities to the same extent as if the vacation had not occurred; and

NOW, THEREFORE, the City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, does hereby approve this resolution and ASSENT to the vacation of the following described alley:

Commencing at a capped rebar (Wattier) at the Southwest comer of Canal Street (50' RAV) and Royal Street (64' R/W); thence run north 87°-09'-02" west along the south right-of-way line of said Canal Street a distance of 79.98 feet to a capped rebar (Wattier) at the point of beginning of the following described alley: Thence run south 08°-11'-57" west along the east line of said alley a distance of 50.00 feet to a capped rebar (Wattier); thence run North 87°-09'-02" west along the south line of said alley a distance of 5.02 feet to a nail & disk (Wattier); thence run north 08°-11'-57" east along the west line of said alley a distance of 50.01 feet to a capped rebar (Wattier) on the south right-of-way line of said Canal Street; thence run south 87°-09'-02" east along said south right-of-way line a distance of 5.02 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 0.006 acre, more or less.

PROVIDED, entities with utility lines, equipment or facilities in place at the time of the vacation shall have the right to continue to maintain, extend and enlarge their lines, equipment and facilities to the same extent as if the vacation had not occurred.

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.

MAKE THE FINDINGS REQUIRED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED MOBILE TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ORDINANCE. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 60-825-2017

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA MAKING THE FINDINGS REQUIRED FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED MOBILE TOURISM IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the patterns of urban development have had substantial adverse impacts upon business districts that are vital to the economy of the State of Alabama and the City of Mobile; and

WHEREAS, Senate Bill No. 146 was signed into law by the Governor of the State of Alabama on May 3, 2004 ("Enabling Law"); and

WHEREAS, the Enabling Law authorizes the City of Mobile, as a Class 2 municipality, to provide for the creation and maintenance of Self-Help Business Improvement Districts within its boundaries through the adoption of an Ordinance after making statutorily required findings, providing statutorily required notice, and holding a statutorily required hearing; and

WHEREAS, on December 15, 2017, the property owners within the boundaries of the proposed Mobile Tourism Improvement District filed a request for the creation of a self-help business improvement district with the City Clerk ("Request"); and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, THAT:

(1) The recitals set forth herein are adopted by the City Council as findings and they are true and correct;

(2) A request for the creation of a self-help business improvement district, the proposed Mobile Tourism Improvement District, which satisfied Section 11-54B-44 of the Enabling Law has been filed with the City Clerk;

(3) The area described in the self-help business improvement plan would benefit from being designated as a self-help business improvement district;

(4) The self-help business improvement district plan required by Section 11-54B-44 of the Enabling Law include a designated district management corporation, the Mobile Area Lodging Corporation, to provide administrative and other services to benefit businesses, employees, residents, and consumers in the self-help business improvement district.

(5) The self-help business improvement district plan includes a special assessment which will be levied by the municipality on the owners of the real property located within the geographical area of the district to finance the supplemental services described in the plan and that the special assessment is expected to produce revenue which is consistent with the annual budget adopted and approved as provided in the Enabling Law;

(6) The copies of the articles of incorporation and bylaws of the district management corporation satisfy the requirements of Section 11-54B-48 of the Enabling Law;

(7) It is in the best interest of the City of Mobile and the public to designate the geographical area described in the plan as a self-help business improvement district, the Mobile Tourism Improvement District, and to designate a district management corporation, the Mobile Area Lodging Corporation, to provide administrative and other services to the district;

(8) The existing level of publicly funded services provided by the municipality in the geographical area of the proposed district has been documented in writing and certified by the Mayor of the City of Mobile; and

(9) The date, time, and place set for the public hearing on the adoption of the ordinance to establish the proposed Mobile Tourism Improvement District is set for January 30, 2018, at 10:30 AM, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be heard, at the City Council chambers located at 205 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 96644. No later than January 9, 2018, notice of the date, time, and place of the public hearing, together with a description of the geographical area proposed to be included in the Mobile Tourism Improvement District, the proposed Ordinance, and the Mobile Tourism Improvement District Plan shall be mailed to all owners, as identified in the county tax assessment records, of nonexempt real property within the proposed Mobile Tourism Improvement District and a copy of the notice shall be posted in at least three places located within the geographical area proposed to be included in the proposed Mobile Tourism Improvement District as required by Section 11-54B-45 of the Enabling Law.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich. Following comments from Councilmember Williams and Council Attorney Wanda Cochran the vote was as follows:

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

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

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The City Clerk announced there will not be a meeting the week of December 25, 2017. The next regular meeting of the Council will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

The City Clerk and Councilmembers recognized and thanked the History Museum of Mobile staff and board members for hosting today’s meeting.

Each Councilmember extended their wishes to citizens for a happy holiday.

Councilmember Small commented that the district three Christmas meeting and parade were well attended and successful.

Councilmember Richardson encouraged citizens to attend the New Year’s Eve Moon Pie Drop.

Councilmember Rich thanked Mayor Stimpson for hosting a public menorah lighting.

Councilmember Gregory invited residents to participate in the Santa Run on Christmas Eve. The race will begin at Carpe Diem on Old Shell Road.

Councilmember Gregory stated the Mobile Terrace Development Corporation will deliver gifts to home-bound senior citizens on Christmas Eve.

Councilmember Manzie reported that non-perishable food items were collected at the Lighting of Lafayette last Saturday.

Councilmember Richardson moved to adjourn the meeting, 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 regular meeting adjourned at approximately 11:55 a.m.

Approved: January 2, 2018



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CITY CLERK





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