A Message from Mayor Stimpson - December 14
Dec 14th, 2020
It is 7:30 p.m. on Monday, December 14, and I am writing to give you an update from the City of Mobile.
Today, the Mobile County Health Department reports 22,411 COVID-19 cases, an increase of 132 cases. To review MCHD's detailed report, click here.
Beginning today, our public works crews are now following typical procedures for trash and garbage collection and our municipal enforcement team members will be issuing tickets for violations going forward. As a reminder, please put curbside trash out no more than 48 hours before the scheduled pick-up day in your area. You can review the city’s trash collection rules and schedules by clicking here.
Our recycling drop-off centers have also changed operating hours beginning this week. As of this today, the recycling drop-off centers at 4851 Museum Drive and 310 Pinehill Drive will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Earlier this month, we announced plans for the City to purchase nearly 300 acres along Mobile's coastline that will provide public access to our waterfront, preserve sensitive wetlands and secure invaluable property for future economic development. At the time we released a handful of photographs of the property, but it’s difficult to capture the untapped potential of this land in a still frame.
While the ultimate goal of this purchase is to give all Mobilians access to this waterfront property, we are able to provide some aerial video footage in the meantime with some help from our friends at the Mobile Airport Authority. I hope you enjoy this video which contains not only some additional information about this historic purchase but also maps and images of the property itself.
Today I joined the City’s department heads and executive directors in hosting our annual “Mingle and Jingle” event, which gives all City of Mobile employees a chance to get together, enjoy a few Christmas goodies and spend some time with me and our senior staff members. In a typical year, we would host this gathering in the Mayor’s conference room but as we know, 2020 has been anything but a typical year.
Thankfully, our team was able to organize this year’s event at the GulfQuest Maritime Museum, which gave us ample space for social distancing. I’d also like to thank Yellowhammer Coffee for helping us all stay warm with a few of their delicious hot drinks. I always look forward to this event because it gives me a chance to connect one-on-one with so many of the men and women who serve our citizens.
It was great to see our team members come together in fellowship. We all work in different areas, but we all work towards one goal: serving the citizens of Mobile. As we move closer to a New Year, I hope you can take some comfort knowing you have a strong team working for you every day.