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AGENDA FOR THE HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TO BE HELD JANUARY 23, 2014 AT 6:00 P.M.

IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER.

 

1. INVOCATION.

 

Blake Kirk

A leader in earth-based spiritual communities

 

2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

 

Boy Scout Troop 70

First Baptist Church

Mr. Scott Dolloff, Scoutmaster

 

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

a.  Regular Meeting held January 9, 2014.

(Minutes Received)

 

4. RESOLUTIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS.

 

a.  Mayor.

 

1.    Recognition of Huntsville High School 6A State Championship Swim and Dive Team.

 

2.    Recognition of Lorenzo James for his selection to the American Football Worldwide ELITE team for a game to be played in Paris, France. DELETED

 

3.    Presentation of the Lay Award to State Representative Laura Hall for outstanding service to the cause of recreation in District II by the Alabama Recreation & Parks Association. DELETED

 

4.    Check presentation by Madison County Commissioner Phil Riddick to assist with the construction of Chaney Thompson Park.

 

5.    Recognition of All-State Football Players.

b.  Council.

 

1.  Adoption and Presentation.

 

2.  Adoption Only.

 

a.    Resolution congratulating General Dennis Via, the commanding general of Army Materiel Command as the recipient of the 2013 Alumni Leadership Award from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. (Showers)

 

c.  Other Special Recognitions.

 

d.  Announcements.

 

5. BUSINESS WITH OUTSIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION.

 

6. PUBLIC HEARINGS.

 

a.  Public hearings to be held.

 

1.  Public hearing on Ordinance No. 13-962 zoning newly annexed property lying on the west side of U.S. Highway 431 South and north of Sutton Road to Highway Business C-4 District. (Set December 5, 2013, Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

2.  Public hearing on Ordinance No. 13-964 rezoning property lying south of U.S. Highway 72 East and on the north side of Old Gurley Road from Highway Business C-4 District to Residence 2-B District. (Set December 5, 2013, Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

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

 

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

 

5.  Public hearing on a Resolution authorizing the demolition of an unsafe building constituting a public nuisance located at 2600 Trail Ridge Road. (Community Development) 2 LINKS: Public = Paperwork Hearing = Slideshow

 

6.  Public hearing on a Resolution authorizing the demolition of an unsafe building constituting a public nuisance located a 3421 Glen Park Drive, NW. (Community Development) 2 LINKS: Public = Paperwork Hearing = Slideshow

 

b.    Public hearings to be set.

 

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 Freeman Holifield to the Solid Waste Disposal Authority of the City of Huntsville, Fifth Director, for a term to expire January 1, 2018. (Nominated January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Showers)

 

2.  Resolution to reappoint Nancy Archuleta to the Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville John Paul II High School, for a term to expire November 11, 2019. (Nominated January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Kling)

 

3.  Resolution to reappoint R. Timothy Jernigan to the Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville Holy Spirit, for a term to expire November 12, 2019. (Nominated January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Kling)

 

b.  Board Appointment Nominations

 

1.    Nomination to appoint Douglas C. Martinson, II to the Huntsville Public Library Board for a term will expire February 10, 2015. (Russell)

 

10. APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES.

 

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

 

b.    Finance Committee Report.

 

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.  Ordinance No. 14-15 for the annexation of land lying on the west side of Old Big Cove Road and on the north side of Buford Drive. (Introduced January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

b.  Ordinance No. 14-16 for the annexation of land lying east of Old Jim Williams Road and on the north side of Martin Road. (Introduced January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

c.  Ordinance No. 14-17 to amend Budget Ordinance No. 89-79, Classification and Salary Plan Ordinance. (Introduced January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Human Resources)

 

d.  Ordinance No. 14-18 to amend Budget Ordinance No. 13-630 to modify the authorized strength of the departments. (Introduced January 9, 2014, Regular Council Meeting) (Human Resources)

 

14. NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR INTRODUCTION.

 

a.  Introduction of an ordinance concerning the annexation of land lying west of U.S. Highway 431 South on the north side of Plainview Drive. (Planning)

 

b.  Introduction of an ordinance concerning the annexation of land east of Old Big Cove Road north of Hampton Ridge Drive. (Planning)

 

15. NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION OR ACTION.

 

a.  Resolution authorizing the Mayor to accept a grant from Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. (Emergency Management)

 

b.  Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement with the City of Madison. (Emergency Management)

 

c.    Ordinance to amend Budget Ordinance No. 12-768, by changing the authorized personnel strength within the various departments. (Finance)

 

d.    Ordinance to amend Budget Ordinance No. 12-768, by changing appropriated funding within various departments and funds.  (Finance)

 

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

 

f.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Special Employee Agreement between City of Huntsville and Cecilia Summers. (Finance)

 

g.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Special Employee Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Jessica Lauren White. (Planning)

 

h.    Request for authorization to advertise and fill the position of Environmental Specialist II, Grade 15, at a higher rate than minimum if necessary. (Natural Resources)

 

i.      Request for authorization to advertise and fill position of General Clerk III, Grade 7, at a higher rate than minimum if necessary. (Engineering)

 

j.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Littlejohn Engineering Associates, Inc. d/b/a G. W. Jones & Sons Consulting Engineers to accept the assignment of the following contract owned by ICA Engineering, Inc. as of January 23, 2014 Res. No. 13-801. (Engineering) DELETED

 

k.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the low bidder, SJ&L General Contractor, L.L.C., for Cecil Ashburn Turn Lane, Project No. 65-14-TI01. (Engineering)

 

l.      Resolution authorizing the City of Huntsville to enter into a policy for insurance with McGriff, Seibels and Williams, Inc., for General Liability Insurance on Public Transit fleet. (Public Transit)

 

m.   Request for authorization to advertise and fill the position of one (1) General Service Electrician and to fill at higher than minimum if necessary. (General Services)

 

n.    Request for authorization to advertise and fill the position of one (1) Secretary II and to fill a higher than minimum if necessary. (General Services)

 

o.    Resolution to declare certain equipment as surplus and to be donated to the Huntsville Area Crimestoppers. (Fleet)

 

p.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a lease agreement with Drake and Harlan Properties for warehouse space located at 3000 and 3002 12th Avenue. (Police)

 

q.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Change Order No. 1 to the agreement between the City of Huntsville and Consolidated Construction Company Inc. for North Public Safety Complex located 4014 North Memorial Parkway. (Facilities Projects Management)

 

r.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Garber Construction Company, Inc. for construction services for the Chaney Thompson Dog Park located at 15935 Chaney Thompson Road. (Facilities Projects Management)

 

s.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Summit Technology, Inc. for PeopleSoft Support Services. (ITS)

 

t.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into Modification No. 11 to the Supplemental Development Agreement TIF5, Series 2010-A between the City of Huntsville and LW Redstone Company, LLC. (City Attorney)

 

u.    Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to have the City of Huntsville join as a plaintiff in Civil Action No. CV13-150 in the Circuit Court of Madison County. (City Attorney)

 

v.    Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke Regions Bank Letter of Credit number L063908 for Clearwater IV Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

w.   Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke Progress Bank Letter of Credit number 8000003510 for South Gate Subdivision Phase 1.  (City Attorney)

 

x.    Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke National Bank of Commerce Letter of Credit number 400511900 for Watercress Subdivision Phase 3.  (City Attorney)

 

y.    Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke National Bank of Commerce Letter of Credit number 400512200 for Watercress Subdivision Phase 3.  (City Attorney)

 

z.    Ordinance declaring the 1967 Crown Locomotive be declared surplus and no longer needed for a municipal purpose.  (City Attorney)

 

aa. Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement between the City of Huntsville and CareHere Management, PLLC, for Health Risk Assessment and Biometric Screenings.  (Human Resources)

 

16. LEGAL DEPARTMENT ITEMS/TRANSACTIONS.

 

a.    Vacation of Easements

 

1.    Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a 10-foot Utility and Drainage Easement, Lots 3 & 4, CCI/Martin Medical Complex. (Russell Hill Drive)

 

b. Vacation of rights-of-way

 

2.    Resolution authorizing the approval of, consent to, and authorizing the vacation of, a portion of Cedar Avenue Right-of-Way, Huntsville Park,Plat Book 1, Page 216. (3320 & 3400 Clopton St.)

 

c. Deeds for acceptance

 

1. Sanitary Sewer Easement Big Cove Commons, LLC

Acquired 1/14/2014

 

d. Routine bond satisfactions

 

None.

 

e. Liquor bond mortgages.

 

None.

 

17. NON-ROSTER COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.

 

18. ADJOURN.