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Council minutes for Feb 06, 2018

MUNICIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA FEBRUARY 6, 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, February 6, 2018, at 9:00 a.m.

Present:
Chairman: Lisa C. Lambert
Councilmembers: Richardson, Small, Williams, Daves, Rich and Gregory
Absent: Manzie

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

The Presiding Officer adjourned the meeting.

Approved: February 14, 2018

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TEMPORARY CHAIR


CITY CLERK

MUNCIPAL BUILDING, MOBILE, ALABAMA, FEBRUARY 6, 2017

The City Council of the City of Mobile, Alabama, met in the Auditorium of the Mobile Government Plaza on Tuesday, February 6, 20178, at 10:30 a.m., in regular meeting.

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

Pastor Joseph Meredith, Tree of Life Christian Church, offered an invocation.

The Presiding Officer led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Present on Roll Call:

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

NOTE:

Councilmember Daves moved to appoint City Clerk Lisa C. Lambert as Temporary Chair, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Williams and the vote was as follows:

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

The vote was then announced by the City Clerk Lisa C. Lambert was declared Temporary Chair.

STATEMENT OF RULES BY TEMPORARY CHAIR:

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 30, 2018 were approved as submitted.

COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR:

Mayor Stimpson wished Henry “Hank” Aaron a happy birthday.

Mayor Stimpson congratulated native Mobilian Robert Brazile for his induction into the Class of 2018 NFL Hall of Fame.

Mayor Stimpson announced the City is providing a webinar on February 7, 2018 for businesses to learn how to hire youth through the YES Initiative.

Mayor Stimpson and Councilmember Small presented proclamations to the Mobile Area Mardi Gras Association (MAMGA) in honor of their 80th anniversary.

Councilmember Gregory presented a proclamation to the Clark-Shaw Magnet School basketball team in honor of them winning the 2017-2018 Mobile County Middle School Basketball Championship.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 HELD OVER:

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.

Councilmember Richardson moved to hold the appeal over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, which motion was seconded by Councilmember Rich and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, 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.

APPEALS:

The Council considered the request of Wanda Dumas for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 654 Elmira Street on February 11, 2018, from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (District 2).

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 Mark Taylor for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 13 Demouy Avenue on February 10, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (District 2).

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 Margaret Hardeman for a waiver of the Noise Ordinance at 1279 Glen Acres Drive East on March 3, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Planning Jurisdiction).

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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.

PRESENTATIONS OF PETITIONS AND OTHER COMMUNICATIONS TO THE COUNCIL:

AGENDA ITEMS:

Ira Bettis, 600 Texas Street, asked for additional time to repair the structure located at 665 Donald Street. Temporary Chair Lisa C. Lambert referred Mr. Bettis to David Daughenbaugh in Municipal Enforcement.

Quin Hillyer, 141 Batre Lane, voiced his opposition of Ordinance 34-003.

NON-AGENDA ITEMS:

Marty O’Malley, L’Arche Mobile, 151 South Ann Street, thanked the Council for their support and gave a recap of the 2018 First Light Marathon.

Jan McKay, Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center, 65 Government Street, provided updates on events and exhibits.

Robert Barrow, 1 Magnum Pass, asked for the Council’s support of the JROTC STEM Academy.

ORDINANCES HELD OVER:

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of February 6, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

The ordinance was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Williams moved that the ordinance be adopted, which was seconded by Councilmember Richardson.

Councilmember Rich stated for the record:

“I wish to thank Mr. Donald Bigler, Mr. Quin Hillyer, Mr.Lee Wallace, Mr. Mike Johnson, Mr. Page Stalcup, Mr. Franklin McMillion, Mr. Bradford Ladd and Mr. David Preston for volunteering their time and obvious financial expertise and talents as members of the Ad Hoc Committee for City Revenue and Growth Analysis. I served as Chair of this Committee and Councilman Manzie served as Vice Chair. They worked for over six (6) months on this project. These individuals were selected by the Mayor and each Councilmember. They represented a cross section of our community.”

“These members, selected by the Mayor and Councilmembers, came up with the same unanimous conclusions and recommendations for alternatives to the penny tax. They all agreed that Mobile’s tax structure is grossly imbalanced. It is one of the highest in the nation. They all agreed sales taxes are regressive. They all agreed that sales taxes are not stable or sustainable. They all agreed that sales taxes can be a detriment to economic growth; especially a high sales tax. They all agreed that the City should eliminate half of a penny and charge fees for garbage service. They all agreed to eliminate another half of a penny and replace it with a stable ten-mill property tax increase.”
“Yet the leaders who selected these wonderful volunteers are not listening. Despite stagnate City tax growth, despite the obvious closing of retail businesses throughout the city and despite the explosion of internet sales, which we can barely tax, our City leaders want to extend this flawed penny tax. It just does not make sense to me.”

“The rational I have heard about extending this penny tax is that they want the money for capital improvements for their districts. I want this too, but by utilizing a stable revenue source.”

“I predict that when the sales taxes fall the leaders of this city will be forced to divert these capital funds to operate City services. This happened before during an economic slowdown and the continued spending, which we must do, to get our services to you twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, three-hundred, sixty-five days a year. It seems to be happening now since present sales tax projections are not performing.”

“The Ad Hoc Committee members see the potential downturn happening, unfortunately we are not facing this known reality. Although I am highly encouraged by my fellow Councilmember in his comments about seriously looking at other revenue streams.”

“I would prefer a stable income source to support our capital needs and operational needs. I prefer a stable income source that does not penalize our businesses because they are not competitive at a 10% tax rate. I prefer a stable income because it can be less punitive to the economically disadvantaged in our city when they are faced with paying the 10% tax every time they enter a grocery store or buy school supplies for their children. I plan to vote no.”
“I hope the Mayor agrees heartily with my statements. I know that last time he changed the Council’s action. With six (6) supporters the change is probably not going to go very far. I look forward to working with the Administration to pull together this community to step up and resolve how we fund our system and consider vetoing this tax extension should it pass.”

Following comments from Councilmembers Daves, Gregory, Williams, Small, Richardson and Mayor Stimpson the vote was as follows:

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

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

CIP RESOLUTIONS HELD OVER:

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of February 6, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 HEROES’ (THEODORE) PARK-SITE DRAINAGE AND FIELD CONDITIONS IMPROVEMENTS, $113,077.00 (PR-247-17; 2017 CIP #281; D4; 20002000-48010). The following resolution which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of February 6, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of February 6, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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)

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, 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:

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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of February 6, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution be held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Wednesday, February 14, 2018, which was seconded by Councilmember Rich and the vote was as follows:

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

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

RE-ALLOCATE $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 which was introduced and read at the regular meeting of Tuesday, January 30, 2018 and held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of February 6, 2018 was called up by the Presiding Officer.

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.

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 Gregory the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, 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 31-076 through 58-070 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Williams, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

CONSENT RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE THE MAYOR TO APPLY, ACCEPT AND RECEIVE FUNDING FROM THE CFSA ANGELS ARMS ANIMAL WELFARE FUND GRANT, $10,000.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 31-076-2018

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that the Mayor is authorized to apply, accept and receive from the Community Foundation of South Alabama, Angels Arms Animal Welfare Fund, a Notice of Award and Memorandum of Agreement for grant assistance in the approximate amount of $10,000.00 for the Mobile Police Department K-9 Unit.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor or his designee be authorized to accept said grant If offered and to sign any agreements or other documents in connection with the grant application and to provide any information required by the Community Foundation of South Alabama and the Angels Arms Animal Welfare Fund.

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 AMELIA’S RESTAURANT, LLC, 5396 U. S. HIGHWAY 90 WEST. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 37-067-2018

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: Restaurant Retail Liquor License

Submitted by: Amelia's Restaurant, LLC

Location: 5396 USHY 90 W., Mobile, AL 36619

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

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

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

RECOMMEND APPROVAL TO THE ABC BOARD FOR ISSUANCE OF A NON-PROFIT TAX EXEMPT LICENSE FOR FESTIVAL OF FLOWERS 2018, 6801 AIRPORT BOULEVARD. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 37-068-2018

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: Non-Profit Tax Exempt License

Submitted by: Providence Foundation

Location: Festival of Flowers 2018
6801 Airport Boulevard
Mobile, AL 36608

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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 LIT CIGAR LOUNGE, 258 DAUPHIN STREET. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 37-069-2018

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: Lit Cigar Lounge, Inc.

Location: Lit Cigar Lounge
258 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602

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

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

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

ASSESS COST FOR REMOVAL OF WEEDS, GROUP #1569. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Williams.

RESOLUTION: 58-070-2018

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

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

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

Section 1. The amount set opposite each described parcel of real property contained in exhibit "A," a copy of which is on file in the Office of the City Clerk and made a part hereof as though set forth in full and known as Group #1569 shall constitute special assessments against such respective parcels of land; and each such parcel of land is hereby assessed with the amount set opposite its description; and the assessment hereby made and confirmed shall constitute a lien on and against each such respective parcel of land for the amount of each respective assessment so made; and the report made to this body of the costs of removing the noxious or dangerous weeds on or in front of the respective parcels of land is hereby In all respects confirmed.

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

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

Ayes: Richardson, 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.

CIP RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE CONTRACT WITH ASPHALT SERVICES, INC. FOR 2018 CIP 2018 SIDEWALK REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE, $477,716.71 (SDW05, $125,000.00; SDW06, $216,916.65; SDW07, $135,800.06) (PROJECT NO. 2015-3005-15B; D5 #337; D6 #393; D7 #449; 20002000-48010). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-071-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmembers Dave, Rich and 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 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: Asphalt Services, Inc.

Project name: 2018 CIP 2018 Sidewalk Repair and Maintenance

Project no.: 2015-3005-158 (D5 #337, D6 #393, D7 #449)

Estimated cost: $477,716.71

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 01-072 and 09-073 being introduced for the first time. The motion was seconded by Councilmember Daves, and the vote was as follows:

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

The Presiding Officer declared unanimous consent granted for the items.

RESOLUTIONS BEING INTRODUCED:

AUTHORIZE PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH GULF HAULING & CONSTRUCTION, INC. FOR RECEIVING, PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL OF RESIDENTIAL TRASH, $2,810,304.00. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 01-072-2018

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 and Gulf Hauling and Construction, Inc. 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 held over for four (4) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 6, 2018, which was seconded by Councilmember Small and the vote was as follows:

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

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

RE-ALLOCATE $378,819.00 FROM GENERAL FUND TO TRASH DEPARTMENT “HAULING” TO PAY MONTHLY INVOICES TO WASTE MANAGEMENT PER SETTLEMENT. The following resolution was introduced by Councilmember Gregory.

RESOLUTION: 09-073-2018

Sponsored by: Mayor Stimpson

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA, that that the sum of $378,819 will be transferred from the General Fund "Transfer to the Solid Waste Authority," account 1004999 94310, to the Trash Department account 10042090 42060, "Hauling," to pay monthly invoices to Waste Management per the settlement agreement for diverted trash for FY2018.

The resolution was read by the City Clerk; whereupon Councilmember Gregory moved that the resolution be held over for four (4) weeks until the regular meeting of Tuesday, March 6, 2018, which was seconded by Councilmember Small and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, 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 EDMOND G. ESLAVA, III FOR APPRAISAL SERVICES, $14,000.00 (PROJECT G-TIGER 16; ORG.-OBJECT 50175017-42200). The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 21-074-2018

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 Appraisal Contract between the City of Mobile and Edmond G. Eslava, in as outlined in the Appraisal Contract attached hereto and made a part hereof as though set forth in full herein. A copy of said Appraisal Contract is on file in the office of the City Clerk.

AUTHORIZE TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVE PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE OF ALABAMA FOR SIDEWALKS ALONG OLD SHELL ROAD. The following resolution was held over for one (1) week until the regular meeting of Wednesday, February 14, 2018.

RESOLUTION: 31-075-2018

Sponsored by: Councilmember Gregory 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-TA17 (950) for Sidewalks Along North Side of Old Shell Road 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.

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 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 Rich stated that the Hillcrest Road Access Management meeting scheduled for February 22, 2018 will be rescheduled.

Councilmember Rich wished everyone a happy and safe Mardi Gras.

Councilmember Daves advised that a district five community meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, at 6:00 p.m., at Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Councilmember Richardson commented on sidewalk repairs and park improvement projects scheduled in district one.

Councilmember Richardson encouraged everyone to attend the Trinity Gardens parade on Saturday, February 17, 2018.

Councilmember Richardson stated a Crichton community meeting will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Dumas Wesley Community Center.

Councilmember Small said that an announcement concerning the dates, times and venues for the district three spring meeting and the annual Easter egg hunt is expected next week.

Councilmember Williams encouraged citizens to volunteer to coach youth sports.

Councilmember Williams reminded the public to welcome visiting Navy personnel in town for Mardi Gras.

Councilmember Daves moved to adjourn the meeting, which was seconded by Councilmember Williams and the vote was as follows:

Ayes: Richardson, 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 12:04 p.m.

Approved: February 14, 2018




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