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City Council Meeting Recap – June 20, 2023

Jun 21st, 2023

Posted in: General News

MOBILE, AL – On June 20, the Mobile City Council authorized an intergovernmental agreement between the City of Mobile and the Board of School Commissioners of Mobile County regarding a proposal to sell Ladd-Peebles Stadium to the Mobile County Public School System. The agreement would allocate up to $9M in facility improvements and maintenance over five years starting in 2024. It also allows for community use of the property’s walking track/trail during designated times and notes the City will retain the facility's use for hosting popular HBCU games.
While the Council granted approval to the agreement, its implementation is contingent upon the Board of School Commissioners' approval. Furthermore, the Board holds the authority to suggest modifications to the agreement, leading to a review by the City Council before it takes effect. Full authorization of the sale was laid over until next week’s meeting as further details are reviewed.
A $3.8M contract with John G. Walton Construction Co., Inc. using 2022 PAYGO Resurfacing funds was approved for road repairs in Districts 4,5, 6 and 7. Among other areas, this project includes resurfacing the Hillsdale Community Center parking lot, sections of Grelot Rd. and Girby Rd., and the Stotts Park parking lot.
A contract with JPayne Organization, LLC was introduced for the relocation of Hank Aaron's childhood home to the Toulminville community. In collaboration with the Mobile City Council, the City of Mobile's Real Estate Asset Management Department has found an appropriate spot for the Hank Aaron Home on the same premises as the Mobile Police Department's 3rd Precinct at 2165 St. Stephens Road.
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