In order for the people of Birmingham to be fully aware of the goings on at the Birmingham City Council, as well as keep elected officials accountable for their actions, Weld will be publishing recaps of the city council meetings each week. Sometimes big items can slip through undetected and be passed without the public even knowing. Other times nothing controversial gets discussed. Either way, a recap of what is passed or voted down will be presented online each week.
A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Tax Abatement Agreement with Graham & Company Birmingham LLC, under which non-educational property taxes related to land located at 2415 and 2416 7th Avenue South in the City of Birmingham will be abated for a period of two years for the City’s portion. (Submitted by the City Attorney) (Recommended by the Mayor, the Economic Development Committee and the Budget Finance Committee)
Action: Council voted for one-week delay.
A resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Project Agreement with Graham & Company Birmingham LLC, under which Graham & Company will develop and construct a new three-story primary care annex and an eight-story parking deck, including approximately, 2,300 parking spaces, on land located at 2415 and 2416 7th Avenue South in the City of Birmingham and under which the City will support Graham & Company LLC’s efforts by providing assistance in the form of two annual payments not to exceed $165,000.00 per year. (Submitted by the City Attorney) (Recommended by the Mayor, the Economic Development Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee)
Action: Council voted for one-week delay.
A resolution finding that expenditure of public funds to purchase goods and services for the annual community picnic events, such as “Get to Know Your Neighbor Day” or “Fun Day” on behalf of the neighborhood associations, serves a public purpose and promotes goodwill and that an amount not to exceed $2,500 per neighborhood for the 2015 fiscal year for the rental of inflatables, interactives, carnival equipment, tents, tables, large industrial fans, generators, portable restrooms, concession equipment, novelty items and t-shirts, for the services of a disc jockey and for any other service or equipment that is similar to the specifically listed items above, consistent with the purpose of supporting the annual community picnic events. If food is purchased, an additional amount of $500.00 is authorized for the purchase of concessions, expenditures for food and non-alcoholic beverages, for an annual amount not to exceed $3,000. (Submitted by City Attorney) (Recommended by the Mayor)
Action: Referred back to Budget and Finance Committee.
A resolution authorizing the Director of Planning, Engineering and Permits to issue a condemnation repair permit to William B. Washington, the owner or agent of the property located at 2112 33rd Avenue North, Birmingham, which was condemned by the Council August 7, 2012, in order to remove the weeds and trash from the premises within ten (10) days of permit issuance and to commence and make substantial repairs within 30 days of permit issuance, one (1) permit having been voided due to the lack of substantial repairs. (Submitted by the Mayor) (Recommended by the Director of Planning, Engineering and Permits) (No Recommendation by the Public Improvements Committee)
A resolution setting a public hearing July 29, 2014 to consider the adoption of an Ordinance “TO AMEND THE ZONING DISTRICT MAP OF THE CITY OF BIRMINGHAM” to change zone district boundaries from MXD (Mixed Use District) to B-1 (Neighborhood Business District) filed by J. Michael Carpenter, representing the owner, Birmingham Board of Education, for property located at 1500 Daniel Payne Drive; and situated in the SE ¼ of Section 17, Township 17-s, Range 3-West, Birmingham [First Reading] (Submitted by Councilor Tyson, Chairperson, Planning and Zoning Committee)
An ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by transferring $25,000.00 from Non Departmental — JCCEO-PING and appropriating $25,000.00 to Non Departmental — Other Professional Services for the Alabama Sports Foundation to promote the Alabama Sports Festival 32nd Annual State Games. (Submitted by the Mayor and the Budget and Finance Committee) (Recommended by the Director of Finance)
A resolution approving the agreement with Alabama Sports Festival TM/State Games of Alabama (ASF), Montgomery, Alabama, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, to host the 2014 Alabama State Games, June 20-22, 2014 at the Birmingham CrossPlex and Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City. (Submitted by the Mayor) (Recommended by the Purchasing Agent and Budget and Finance Committee)
A resolution approving the agreement with Kelly Green Marketing LLC, Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $62,500.00, to provide professional skills, knowledge, experience in advertisement for environmentally sustainable practices and innovative solutions to make Birmingham a smarter and more livable city and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City. (Submitted by the Mayor) (Recommended by the Purchasing Agent and the Budget and Finance Committee)