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Council minutes for Jan 30, 2018

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA JANUARY 30, 2018

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, January 30, 2018, 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: February 6, 2018

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COUNCIL VICE PRESIDENT


CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, JANUARY 30, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, January 30, 20178, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Pastor Sandy McQueen, Truevine Baptist Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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 January 23, 2018 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

There were no communications from Mayor Stimpson.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

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

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

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Trisha Losee, Choose Yes, for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 2315 Costarides Street on February 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2018, from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (District 1).

Councilmember Richardson moved that the waiver be denied which motion was seconded by Councilmember Williams. 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 waiver denied.

The Council considered the appeal of the Mobile City Planning Commission’s approval of a Planned Unit Development to allow a new off-site parking lot to accommodate an existing medical clinic at 2001 Spring Hill Avenue and 137, 139 and 149 Tuscaloosa Street.

Those persons speaking in favor of the appeal:

1. Al Cariglino, 138 Florence Place
2. George Bru, 1956 College Court
3. Dorothy Wells, 134 Florence Place

Richard Olsen, City of Mobile Planning and Zoning Department, answered the Council’s questions regarding the Planned Unit Development.

Larry Smith, Project Engineer, 968 Whittier Street, provided information regarding the Planned Unit Development.

Councilmember Richardson moved to hold the appeal over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Rich. Following comments from Councilmember Williams the vote was as follows:

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

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk, whereupon the Presiding Officer declared the appeal held over.

PUBLIC HEARINGS:

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 2783 HAAS AVENUE IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 2783 Haas Avenue is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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 DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 324 BURTON AVENUE IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 324 Burton Avenue is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 2355 BULLEN STREET IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 2355 Bullen Street is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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

PUBLIC HEARING TO DETERMINE IF THE STRUCTURE AT 202 ABRAMS STREET IS A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1).

The Presiding Officer announced that today was the day for the public hearing to determine if the structure at 202 Abrams Street is a public nuisance and order it repaired or demolished and asked if there was anyone present to speak for or against this matter.

No one appeared.

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

PRESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

None.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

David J. Smith, 6861 Greenway Drive, South, asked the Council to adopt a non-discriminatory policy for Mardi Gras organizations.

CIP RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT AMENDMENT WITH CONSTANTINE ENGINEERING, INC. FOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SERVICES-2017 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS-VARIOUS CITY OF MOBILE FACILITY LOCATIONS, $90,421.00 (PM-002-17; D1 #48; D3 #321 AND #1040; D4 #382 AND #286; D5 #351; D6 #407; D7 #470). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of January 30, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-050-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Small, Williams,
Daves, Rich 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, an amendment to the contract, between the City of Mobile and Constantine Engineering, Inc. for work as outlined in the contract amendment attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full. A copy of said amendment is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

Project name: Program Management Services-2017 Capital improvement
Projects - Various City of Mobile Facility Locations

Project number: PM-002-17

Amount: $90,421.00

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH AEIKER CONSTRUCTION CORPORATION FOR HILLSDALE PARK ($29,500.00) AND MEDAL OF HONOR PARK ($173,400.00)-FIELD CONDITION IMPROVEMENTS, $202,900.00 (PR-166-17 AND PR-167-17; 2017 CIP D7 #457 AND D6 #399; 20002000-48010). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of January 30, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-051-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Rich 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 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: Hillsdale Park - Field Condition Improvements (PR-166- 17) Medal of Honor Park -
Field Condition Improvements(PR-167-17)

Amount: $29,500.00 Hillsdale Park-2017 CIP, #457, D7
$173,400.00 Medal of Honor Park-2017 CIP, #399, D6
$202,900.00 Total for both parks

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.

RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

AUTHORIZE AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF ALABAMA FOR TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE PROJECT (TAP) SIDEWALKS ALONG AIRPORT BOULEVARD (FROM WEST OF REGENCY SUBDIVISION TO HILLCREST ROAD). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of January 30, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 01-052-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Rich and Mayor Stimpson

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

1. That the City enter into an agreement with the State of Alabama, acting by and through the Alabama Department of Transportation relating to the Transportation Alternatives Project No. TAPMB-TAl 8(903) for Sidewalks Along South Side of Airport Boulevard with partial funding by the Federal Highway Administration, which Agreement is before this Council;

2. That the Agreement be executed in the name of the City, for and on behalf of the City, by its Mayor;

3. That it be attested by the Clerk and the seal of the City affixed thereto.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that upon the completion of the execution of the Agreement by all parties that a copy of such Agreement be kept on file by the City Council.

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

RE-ALLOCATE $20,000.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #CO144 PARKS-MARDI GRAS PARK IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND (2000) TO CAPITAL PROJECT PERFORMANCE CONTRACT-VILLAGE OF SPRING HILL (2000-2000-42140). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of January 30, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 09-053-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $20,000.00 be reallocated from Capital Project #C0144 Parks-Mardi Gras Park in the Capital Improvement Fund (2000) to Capital Project Performance Contract-Village of Spring Hill. Account Code 2000.2000,42140 Capital Improvement Fund, Non-Contractual Services.

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH J. HUNT ENTERPRISES, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, LLC FOR TAYLOR PARK-SITE DRAINAGE REPAIRS AND WALKING TRAIL, $133,500.00 (PR-090-16; G-CPD2925; 20002000-48010). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of January 30, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-054-2018

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: J. Hunt Enterprises, General Contractors, LLC

Project name: Taylor Park - Site Drainage Repairs & Walking Trail

Project number: PR-090-16

Amount: $133,500.00

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

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

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

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH NEEL-SCHAFFER, INC. FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY ACQUISITION SERVICES FOR MCGREGOR AVENUE WIDENING FROM AIRPORT BOULEVARD TO DAUPHIN STREET, $323,000.00 (PROJECT NO. 2013-202-07-07; STPMB-7508[600]; CO159; 20002000-42200). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 23, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of January 30, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

RESOLUTION: 21-055-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Daves and Mayor Stimpson

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

Name of company: Neel-Schaffer, Inc.

Project name: McGregor Avenue Widening
from Airport Boulevard to Dauphin Street

Project no.: 2013-202-07, STPMB-7508(600)

Estimated cost: $323,000.00

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

ORDINANCES BEING INTRODUCED:

FURTHER AMEND ORDINANCE 34-039, ADOPTED SEPTEMBER 16, 2014, AND AMENDED ON NOVEMBER 18, 2014, TO EXTEND THE SUNSET PROVISION UNTIL SEPTEMBER 30, 2023. The following ordinance was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

ORDINANCE: 34-003-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie, Small,
Williams, Daves and Gregory

AN ORDINANCE TO FURTHER AMEND ORDINANCE 34-028-2012

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

SECTION ONE. That the unnumbered section of Ordinance 34-028-2012, adopted October 2, 2012, entitled "Sunset Provision" shall be, and the same hereby is, amended so that it now reads in its entirety as follows:

SUNSET PROVISION: The additional tax imposed by Ordinance 34-028-2012, and the "Dedication" of the proceeds thereof as established in Ordinance 34-052-2014, adopted November 18, 2014, shall sunset effective September 30, 2023.

SECTION TWO. All other sections and provisions of Ordinance 34-028-2012, adopted October 2, 2012, as amended, and Ordinance 34-052-2014, adopted November 18, 2014, not In conflict with this Ordinance, shall remain in full force and effect.

SECTION THREE. This Ordinance shall be in full force and effect following 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 40-057 through 40-060 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:

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 2783 HAAS AVENUE A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-057-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances," adopted December 5, 2017, the structure at 2783 Haas Avenue has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE that the structure at 2783 Haas Avenue described as:

LOTS 22 & 23 IN HAAS PL DBK 153 N 8 PG 266 #SEC 18 T48 R1W#MP29 08 18 4 002

Parcel #: 022908184002013

Last assessed to: Shepard Marion J. Jr. & Mattie M.
4179 Heron Lakes Drive
Mobile, AL 36693

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance and a blighted property, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 324 BURTON AVENUE A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-058-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances," adopted December 5, 2017, the structure at 324 Burton Avenue has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE that the structure at 324 Burton Avenue described as:

FROM THE SW COR OF LOT 26 BURTON SUBD AS RECORDED DBK 94 PCS 482-483 RUN NLY ALG THE E ROW LINE OF BURTON AVE 59 FT TO THE POB OF THE PPTY HEREIN DESC TH CONT NLY ALG SD E ROW LIN 50 FT TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE S ROW LINE OF PAGES LN (FORMERLY FACTORY STREET)TH WITH AN INTERIOR ANGLE OF 110 DEG 18 MIN RUN NELY ALG THE S ROW LINE OF SD PAGES LANE 109.7 FT TH DEFLECTING 106 DEG 52 MIN 13 SEC TO THE RIGHT RUN SLY 88.22 FT TH WLY & PARA TO THE S/L OF LOTS 28 27 & 26 BURTON SUB 108.16 FT TO THE POB BEING A PART OF LOTS 26 27 & 28 IN AFORESAID SUBD #SEC 18 T4S R1W#MP29 08 18 1 003

Parcel #: 022908181003037

Last assessed to: State of Alabama
c/o Tensley Gussie & Regina A. Peterson
Montgomery, AL 36130

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance and a blighted property, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed In the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 2355 BULLEN STREET A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-059-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Chapter 52. Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances," adopted December 5, 2017, the structure at 2355 Bullen Street has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE that the structure at 2355 Bullen Street described as:

LOT 8 BLK 3 SUMMERVILLE PL MBK 3 P 632 #SEC 42 T4S R1W#MP29 07 42 0 002

Parcel #: 022907420002146

Last assessed to: Evans Robert James Jr.
2351 Bullen Street
Mobile, AL 36617

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance and a blighted property, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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

DECLARE THE STRUCTURE AT 202 ABRAMS STREET A PUBLIC NUISANCE AND ORDER IT REPAIRED OR DEMOLISHED (DISTRICT 1). The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Daves.

RESOLUTION: 40-060-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Richardson

WHEREAS, under the provisions of Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances," adopted December 5, 2017, the structure at 202 Abrams Street has been found by the Building Official of the City of Mobile to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance; and

WHEREAS, the Mobile City Council has held a public hearing to determine whether said structure constitutes a public nuisance;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE that the structure at 202 Abrams Street described as:

PT OF LOT 15 BLK 1 INGATE PLACE BEG AT SW COR OF LOT 15 TH NLY ALG W/L OF LOT 15 32 FT TH E & PAR TO S/L OF LOT 15 150 FT TH S & PAR W/ W/L OF LOT 15 32 FT TO S/L OF LOT 15 TH W ALG S/L OF LOT 15 150 FT TO POB & BEING KNOWN AS 202 ABRAMS ST #SEC 18 T4S R1W #MP29 08 18 2 003

Parcel #: 022908182003076

Last assessed to: Jackson Bernard Jr. & Lashundra Y. Jackson
714 South Cedar Street
Mobile, AL 36603

is found and determined by the Mobile City Council to be unsafe to the extent that it is a public nuisance and a blighted property, and it is hereby ordered that said structure be repaired or demolished in accordance with the terms of said Chapter 52, Article II of the Mobile City Code, "Abatement of Unsafe Buildings and Structural Nuisances."

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the City Clerk of the City shall mail a certified copy of this resolution by registered or certified mail to the interested persons listed above, and a certified copy of this resolution shall be published in the manner and as prescribed for the publication of municipal ordinances, and a certified copy of this resolution shall also be filed in the Office of the Judge of Probate of Mobile County, Alabama.

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

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CHANGE ORDER/RENEWAL #3 FOR CONTRACT WITH ARWELL & COMPANY, LLC, FOR 2018 CIP-2018 SIDEWALK REPAIR, $562,297.91 (D1 #30; D2 #98; D3 #201; D4 #266; PROJECT NO. 2018-3005-15A; PROJECT SDW01, D1 #1528; SDW02, D2; #1529; SDW03, D3 #1530; SDW04, D4 #1531; 20002000-48010). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 13-061-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, Manzie, Small and Williams
and Mayor Stimpson

WHEREAS, the City entered into a contract dated December 13, 2016 with Harwell & Company, LLC for construction services on the project known as 2017 CIP Project, 2017 City Wide Sidewalk Repairs and Maintenance.

WHEREAS, the original contract amount total $954,750.00; and

WHEREAS, the contract was renewed for $515,200.00; and

WHEREAS, additional funding was added in the amount of $150,000.00; and

WHEREAS, the second contract renewal totals $562,297.91; and

WHEREAS, the adjustment to the contract amount for construction services are required to be authorized by COUNCIL;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Council does hereby authorize the second renewal of the contract for $562,297.91, for a total of $1.227,497.91 to be paid to Harwell & Company. LLC for construction services on the 2018 City Wide Sidewalk Repairs and Maintenance Project.

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH J. HUNT ENTERPRISES, GENERAL CONTRACTORS, LLC, FOR HEROES’ (THEODORE) PARK-SITE DRAINAGE AND FIELD CONDITIONS IMPROVEMENTS, $113,077.00 (PR-247-17; 2017 CIP #281; D4; 20002000-48010). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-062-2018

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: J. Hunt Enterprises, General Contractors, LLC

Project name: Heroes' (Theodore) Park
Site Drainage & Field Conditions Improvements

Project number: PR-247-17

Amount: $113,077.00

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH MICOR, INC. D/B/A MDS CONSTRUCTION FOR HENRY AARON PARK-FIELD CONDITION IMPROVEMENTS (PR-162-17; 2017 CIP #36; D1; CO102), $94,540.00 AND CRAWFORD-MURPHY PARK-FIELD CONDITION IMPROVEMENTS (PR-163-17; 2017 CIP #107; D2; CO201), $29,931.00; $124,471.00 TOTAL. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-063-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Richardson, 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: Micor, Inc. d/b/a MDS Construction

Project name: Henry Aaron Park-Field Condition Improvements, PR-162-17
Crawford-Murphy Park - Field Condition Improvements,
PR-163-17

Amount: $94,540.00 (Henry Aaron Park)
$29.931.00 (Crawford-Murphy Park)
$124,471.00 (Total amount for combined parks)

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

RE-ALLOCATE $120,000.00 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #C0052 CITY-WIDE STORM DRAIN AND PIPES IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000 TO GRANT FUND FTA/FHWA 50015001.93030 TO CONSTRUCT SIDEWALKS ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 09-064-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $120,000.00 be reallocated from Capital Project C0052 Citywide Storm Drain and Pipe Projects in the Capital Improvement Fund 2000 to Grant Project Sidewalk Grants in Grant Fund 5001. These funds will be used for TAP Agreement TAPMB-Tal 7(950) Old Shell Road Sidewalks grant.

RE-ALLOCATE $47,961.91 FROM CAPITAL PROJECT #CON07 DISTRICT 7 CONTINGENCY PROJECTS IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS FUND 2000 TO GRANT FUND FTA/FHWA 50015001.93030 TO CONSTRUCT SIDEWALKS ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 09-065-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory and Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the sum of $47,961.91 be re-allocated from Capital Project CON07 District 7 Contingency in the Capital Improvement Fund 2000 to Grant Project Sidewalk Grants in Grant Fund 5001. These funds will be used for TAP Agreement TAPMB-TA17 (950) Old Shell Road Sidewalks grant.

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO ACCEPT AND RECEIVE THE ALEA FY2017 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM, $89,094.00 (NO LOCAL MATCH). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 31-066-2018

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor is authorized to accept and receive grant proceeds in the amount of $89,094.00 for the ALEA FY2017 Homeland Security Grant Program.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The City Clerk announced the February 13, 2018 Council meeting will be held on February 14, 2018 due to the Mardi Gras holiday.

Councilmember Williams congratulated everyone involved with organizing the Senior Bowl for a job well done.

Councilmember Gregory invited residents to attend a Mardi Gras parade and celebration at the Hillsdale Community Center on Friday, February 9, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Councilmember Gregory noted a district seven community meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, 6:00 p.m., at the Vision Center.

Councilmember Small indicated that a date and place for the district three spring community meeting will be announced soon.

Councilmember Rich requested the Administration provide representatives from the City’s Engineering and Traffic Engineering departments to attend a Hillcrest Road Access Management meeting on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., at the Connie Hudson Mobile Regional Senior Community Center.

Councilmember Richardson reported there will be equipment upgrades coming to district one parks.

Councilmember Daves stated that Resolution 21-055 for right-of-way acquisition will allow the heavy traffic on McGregor Avenue to flow more efficiently.

Councilmember Manzie acknowledged the passing of long time educator Luberta Portis and Vernon Simpson.

Councilmember Manzie applauded Anitra Bell Henderson for her work with the YES Initiative.

Councilmember Manzie stated:

“I make a motion to convene into Executive Session to discuss threatening and pending litigation. We will not reconvene.”

The 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 regular meeting adjourned at approximately 11:48 a.m.

Approved: February 6, 2018




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CITY CLERK





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