Revised: 02-07-12, 2:00 P.M.

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 9, 2012 AT 6:00 P.M.

IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER.

 

 

1.   INVOCATION.

 

      Councilman Will Culver

      Representing District Five

 

 

2.   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

 

 

3.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

a.    Regular Meeting held January 26, 2012.

(Minutes Received)

                 

                                                                     

4.   RESOLUTIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS.

 

a.    Mayor.

 

            b.   Council.

 

1.    Adoption and Presentation.

 

a.   Resolution commemorating the life of Mrs. Melba Peters.  (Kling)

                 

            2.   Adoption Only.

 

                 

 

 

            c.   Other Special Recognitions.

 

                  1.   Certificate of Recognitions congratulating the Chapman Middle School Boys Basketball Team on winning the 2012 Huntsville City Middle School Championship on February 4, 2012.  (Showers/Russell)

                       

            d.   Announcements.

 

                  1.   Presentation of the City of Huntsville Public Transit Comprehensive Operating  Analysis.  (Public Transit)

     

     

5.   BUSINESS WITH OUTSIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION.

 

 

6.   PUBLIC HEARINGS.

 

a.          Public hearings to be held.

 

1.    Public Hearing on a Resolution authorizing the City Clerk-Treasurer to assess the cost of the cleanup and removal of debris against certain properties.  (Community Development)

           

 

2.    Public hearing on a Resolution authorizing the City Clerk-Treasurer to assess the cost of boarding and securing against certain properties.  (Community Development)

 

 

3.    Public hearing on a Resolution authorzing the City Clerk-Treasurer to assess the cost of the cutting and removing of grass and weeds against certain properties.  (Community Development)

 

b.          Public hearings to be set.

 

1.    Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance zoning newly annexed land lying generally east of I-65, south of Huntsville Brownsferry Road, west of Mooresville Road and north of Old Highway 20 to Residence 1-A District, Residence 1-B District, Residence 2 District, Residence 2-A District, Neighborhood Business C-1 District and Highway Business C-4 District.  (March 22, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

 

2.    Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance zoning newly annexed land lying south of Interstate 565 and on the west side of County Line Road to Commercial Park Industrial District.  (March 22, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

7.   COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS.

 

            a.   Communications from the Public.

 

 

            b.   Reports

     

8.   HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES ITEMS.

 

 

9.   BOARD APPOINTMENTS.

 

a.    Board Appointments to be Voted on.

 

1.  Resolution to reappoint Mr. Jack Kelly to the Educational Building

     Authority of the City of Huntsville – Madison Academy for a term to

     expire November 8, 2017.  (Nominated January 26, 2012 Regular Council

     Meeting) (Culver)

 

 

2.  Resolution to reappoint Mr. Mark McDaniel to the Educational Building

     Authority of the City of Huntsville – Madison Academy for a term to expire

     November 8, 2017.  (Nominated January 26, 2012 Regular Council

     Meeting) (Culver)

 

 

3.  Resolution to reappoint Dr. Prasad Vankineni to the Advisory Commission

on Accessibility for a term to expire January 10, 2015.  (Nominated January 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Kling)

 

 

4.  Resolution to reappoint Mr. John Glenn to the Medical Clinic Board (Fifth

     Avenue) for a term to expire on January 11, 2018.  (Nominated January

     26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Kling)

 

5.  Resolution to reappoint Ms. Lady Shivers Tucker to the Huntsville Public

     Library Board for a term to expire February 10, 2016.  (Nominated January

      26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Showers)

 

 

6.  Resolution to reappoint Mr. Earl Carter Sibley to the Huntsville Public

     Library Board for a term to expire February 10, 2016.  (Nominated January

      26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Showers)

 

 

 

7.  Resolution to reappoint Ms. Lucille Jones to the Community Development

Citizens Advisory Council for a term to expire February 14, 2016. (Nominated January 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Showers)

 

   

                  8.  Resolution to appointment Mr. Frank Ogle to the Medical Clinic Board of

                       Huntsville – 1973 for a term to expire on January 24, 2018.  (Nominated

                       January 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Kling)

 

 

                  9.  Resolution to reappoint Mr. James Smith to the Community Development

                        Citizens Advisory Council for a term to expire February 14, 2015.

                        (Nominated January 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Showers)

 

b.    Board Appointment Nominations.                                                                                           

 

1.   Nomination of Ms. Amy Harbarger to the Burritt Memorial Committee for a term to expire October 1, 2013.  (Olshefski)        

 

           

2.   Nomination of Mr. Lowell Zoller to the Burritt Memorial Committee for a term to expire October 1, 2012.  (Olshefski)        

 

10.  APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES.

 

a.    Resolution authorizing the expenditures for payment.  (Finance Committee)

 

b.    Finance Committee Report.

 

1.    Resolution approving travel for Councilman Will Culver, to attend the 2012   

 Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC trip, April 22 - 24, 2012.(Culver)

 

                  2.   Resolution approving travel for Councilman Bill Kling, to attend the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC trip, April 22 - 24, 2012.  (Culver)          

 

                  3.   Resolution approving travel for Councilman John Olshefski, to attend the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Washington, DC trip, April 22 - 24, 2012. (Culver)

 

 

                  4.   Resolution approving travel for Councilman Will Culver, to attend the 2012 Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, May 19 – 22, 2012.  (Culver)         

 

                  5.   Resolution approving travel for Councilman Richard Showers, Sr., to attend the 2012 Alabama League of Municipalities Annual Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, May 19 – 22, 2012.  (Culver)  

 

11.  COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR.

 

 

12.   COMMUNICATIONS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS.

                    

            Councilman Richard Showers, Sr.

            Councilman John Olshefski

            Councilman Will Culver

            Councilman Bill Kling

            Councilman Mark Russell

 

13.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS ITEMS FOR ACTION.

 

            a. Resolution No. 12-59 confirming Mayor Battle’s nomination of the members

                to the City of Huntsville Federal Building Authority.  (Introduced January 26,

               2012 Regular Council Meeting) (Mayor)

 

 

            b. Ordinance No. 12-60 amending Chapter 18 Residential Solicitation

                (Introduced January 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting)  (Russell)

 

 

            c. Ordinance No. 12-61 to amend Ordinance No. 89-79 Classification and Salary

                Plan Ordinance.  (Introduced January 26, 2012 Regular Council Meeting) 

                (Human Resources)

 

 

            d. Ordinance No. 12-62 to amend Budget Ordinance No. 11-655A to modify the

                authorized strength in various departments.  (Introduced January 26, 2012

               Regular Council Meeting) (Human Resources)

 

 

14.       NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR INTRODUCTION.

 

                                                     

15.       NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION OR ACTION.

 

a.   Resolution authorizing the Mayor to sign the plat entitled Cowley Subdivision:  Resubdivision of Cowley Subdivision Tract 2 and Other Lands (Minor).  (Planning)

 

 

b.  Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Professional Services Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Summit Technology, Inc.  (ITS)

 

 

c.    Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to seek a forfeiture of the surety bond issued by Great American Insurance Company.  (City Attorney)

 

 

d.  Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke Wells Fargo Bank letter of credit no. SM230110W for Kenthurst at McMullen Cove Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

e.  Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke Wells Fargo bank letter of credit no. SM230111W for Abby Glen at McMullen Cove Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

f.   Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke RBS Bank letter of credit no. 1948 for Highland Park 2 Subdivison.   (City Attorney)

 

 

g.    Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke First Commercial Bank letter of credit no. 938 for Hawks Ridge First Addition Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

h.    Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to settle the claim of Edith “Katie” Stewart.  (City Attorney)

 

 

i.      Resolution authorizing the mayor to enter into a Special Employee Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Cecilia Summers.  (Finance)

 

 

j.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a special employment with Veena Kaul.  (Finance)

 

 

k.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into agreements with the low bidders meeting specifications as outlined in the attached Summary of Bids for Acceptance.  (Finance)

 

 

l.      Resolution authorizing the acceptance of donations.  (Finance)

 

 

m.  Ordinance to amend Budget Ordinance No. 11-655A by changing appropriated funding within various departments and funds.  (Finance)

 

 

n.    Ordinance declaring certain equipment surplus and to be sold at auction.  (Fleet)

 

 

o.    Resolution approving a grant for safe rooms for residents of Huntsville and Madison County.   (Emergency Management)

 

 

p.    Resolution adopting an agreement between the City of Huntsville and the North Alabama Medical Reserve Corps.  (Emergency Management)

 

 

q.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to modify the agreement with Tennessee Valley Archaeological Research, Inc. for Engineering Services for Research Design for Supplemental Phase II Investigation, Project No. 65-11-SP29, as adopted by Resolution No. 11-527 of July 28, 2011, by Modification No. 1.  (Engineering)

 

 

r.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the low bidder, Christopher Professional Enterprises, Inc.,  for  Martin Road Improvements on Redstone Arsenal (Electrical Relocation Phase), Project No. 65-10-RD09.  (Engineering)

 

 

s.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to modify the agreement with Garver, L.L.C. Redstone Gateway, 1B-5 Gravity Sanitary Sewer, Project No. 65-08-SM05, as adopted by Resolution No. 11-332 of May 12, 2011, by Modification No. 1.  (Engineering)     

 

 

t.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with JRF Consulting, L.L.C. for On-Call Professional Services Related to Western Area Development, Project No. 65-12-SP12.  (Engineering)      

 

 

u.    Resolution calling for the early dissolution of Tax Increment Financing District 3, eleven years ahead of schedule.  (Administration)

 

 

v.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a contract between the City of Huntsville and Chapman Sisson Architects for Architectural Design Services for a proposed parking garage on St. Claire Avenue.  (Facilities Projects Management)

 

 

w.   Ordinance authorizing the City Attorney to settle any claims up to $5,000 without formal approval from the City Council.  (City Attorney)

 

x.   Resolution changing the May 10, 2012 Regular Council Meeting to

May 3, 2012.  (Russell)                      

 

 

y.   Request for authorization to advertise to the public one Procurement 

      Supervisor and fill at higher than minimum if necessary.  (Finance)

 

 

z.   Council approval for Special Events Wine License for Belk, Inc. for

      “Engagement Party” event scheduled for February 16, 2012. 

      (Clerk-Treasurer)

 

 

16.    LEGAL DEPARTMENT ITEMS/TRANSACTIONS.

 

a.         Vacation of Easements

                       

                        1.         Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a 20-foot Utility and Drainage                       Easement, Lots 71, 72 and 73, McMullen Place at McMullen Cove.                         (McMullen Lane: Red Leaf Land)

 

2.         Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a 125-foot Utility and Drainage Easement and Detention and Retention Area between Lots 3 & 4, Mountain Cove Fourth Addition.  (Sutton Road: Big Cove Properties)

 

b.         Vacation of rights-of-way

                       

 

                                    None.

                       

c.         Deeds for acceptance

 

 

                                    None.

                       

                                   

d.         Routine bond satisfactions

 

 

                                    None.

 

 

e.         Liquor bond mortgages.

 

 

            None.

 

 

17.       NON-ROSTER COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.

 

 

18.       ADJOURN.