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Revised: 06-09-15, 2:00 P.M.

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TO BE HELD JUNE 11, 2015 AT 6:00 P.M.

IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER.

 

 

1.INVOCATION.

 

 

 

2.PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

 

3.APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

a.  Regular Meeting held May 28, 2015.

(Minutes Received)

 

4.RESOLUTIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS.

 

a.  Mayor.

 

1.  Presentation of the STAR 99.1/CAFY Young Citizen of the Month.

 

b.  Council.

 

1.  Adoption and Presentation.

 

a.     Resolution honoring Barbara Little for outstanding work in bridging the gap between the English and Hispanic communities in the Whitesburg School area. (Kling)

 

b.     Resolution honoring Sonia Bonet Valentin for outstanding work in bridging the gap between the English and Hispanic communities in the Whitesburg School area. (Kling)

 

2.  Adoption Only.

 

a.     Resolution honoring the life and work of Howard J. Foster, who is credited with establishing the Physics Department at Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University 50 years ago. (Showers)

 

b.     Resolution congratulating Pearlie M. Stamper on her retirement from the City of Huntsville after 32 years of dedicated service. (Showers)

 

c.     Resolution congratulating Harold V. Jones on his retirement from federal service after 30 years of dedicated service.(Showers)

 

d.     Resolution acknowledging the 4th Adams Family Reunion, to be held July 2- July 5, 2015, in Durham, North Carolina.(Showers)

 

3.  ††Other Special Recognitions.

 

4.  ††Announcements.

 

1.     Presentation by the Huntsville Police Citizens Advisory Council.

 

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 cutting and removing of grass and weeds 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 regarding a Private Subdivision, Silo Hill Phase 1 at McMullen Cove, and a Resubdivision of Common Area, McMullen Place Phase II at McMullen Cove.(Planning)

 

b.     Public hearings to be set.

†††††††††

1.     Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance amending Zoning Ordinance, Article 3, Definitions, Amend Article 23, General Business C-3 District Regulations, Section 23.1, Uses permitted: Article 24, Highway Business C-4 District Regulations, Section 24.1, Uses Permitted; Article 25,Commercial Recreation C-5 District Regulations, Section 25.1, Uses Permitted; Article 40, Light District Regulations, Sections 40.1, Uses Permitted; Article 44, Commercial Industrial Park District Regulations, Section 44.1, Uses Permitted; Article 60, Medical District Regulations, Section 60.1, Uses Permitted; Article 64, Airport Commercial District Regulations, Sections 64.1, Uses Permitted; Article 66, Medical 2 District Regulations, Section 66.1 Uses Permitted; and amending Article 92, Board of Adjustment, Section 92.5.3, Permitted Uses As Special Exceptions, to add regulations concerning farmers markets.(Set July 23, 2015, Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

2.     Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance rezoning property lying on the west side of South Shawdee Road and on the north and south sides of South Village Square Road from Residence 2-A District to Residence 1 District.(Set July 23, 2015, Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

7.COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS.

 

a.   Communications from the Public.

 

b.   Reports

 

8.HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES ITEMS.

a.     Resolution authorizing approval for the purchase of 46kV insulators for the Farley Primary Substation. (PR 10184270) (Utilities: Electric).

b.     Resolution authorizing approval for the purchase of uniforms for the Gas and Water Operations Department. (PR 10184532) (Utilities: Gas & Water).

c.     Resolution authorizing the redemption of the Natural Gas Revenue Warrants, Series 2005. (Utilities: Gas).

9.BOARD APPOINTMENTS.

 

a.  Board Appointments to be Voted on.

 

b.  Board Appointment Nominations

 

1.  Nomination of Carla McAlpine-Franklin for reappointment to the Alabama Constitution Village Board for a term to begin June 26, 2015 and expire on June 26, 2018.(Showers)

 

2.  Nomination of Dorothy Huston for reappointment to the Huntsville Utilities Gas and Water Board for a term to begin July 1, 2015, and expire July 1, 2018.(Showers)

 

3.  Nomination of Thomas Winstead for reappointment to the Huntsville Utilities Electric Board for a term to begin July 1, 2015, and expire July 1, 2018.(Kling)

 

4.  Nomination of William H. Starnes for reappointment to the Alabama Constitution Village/Historic Huntsville Depot Board for a term to begin June 26, 2015, and expire June 26, 2018.(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 Will Culver

††††††††† Councilman Bill Kling

††††††††† Councilman Richard Showers, Sr.

††††††††† Councilwoman Jennie Robinson

††††††††† Councilman Mark Russell

 

13.†††† UNFINISHED BUSINESS ITEMS FOR ACTION.

 

14.†††† NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR INTRODUCTION.

 

a.     Introduction of an ordinance concerning the annexation of land lying on the north side of Capshaw Road and on the east side of Autumn Branch Drive.(Planning)

 

b.     Introduction of an Ordinance to amend Chapter 8, Article IV, Vehicles for Hire, of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Huntsville.(Parking and Public Transit)

 

c.     Introduction of an Ordinance to amend Section 15-85 (80) of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Huntsville.(Clerk-Treasurer)

 

d.     Introduction of an Ordinance to amend Section 22-1 and Section 22-39 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Huntsville.(Kling)

 

15.†††† NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION OR ACTION.

 

a.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a cooperative agreement between the City of Huntsville, dba Huntsville Madison County Emergency Management Agency, and the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, for Emergency Management Performance Grant 4 EMS.(Emergency Management)

 

b.     Request for authorization to advertise and fill one (1) Landscape Maintenance Worker position.(Landscape Management)

 

c.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment No. 1 to the Cooperative Services Agreement between the City of Huntsville and the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Wildlife Services Resolution #15-103 (WS).(Landscape Management)

 

d.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Consulting Agreement between the City of Huntsville and James Ssemambo.(Landscape Management)

 

e.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into agreements with the low bidders as specified in the attached Summary of Bids for Acceptance.(Finance)

 

f.      Ordinance to amend Budget Ordinance No. 14-665 by changing appropriated funding for various departments and funds.(Finance)

 

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

 

h.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement between the City of Huntsville and the State of Alabama Department of Transportation for the Complete Removal of Overhead School Flashers and Signs at the following locations:AL-53 @ 700 FT WEST of14TH STREET (C) and AL-53 @ 105 FT EAST of 13TH STREET (C).(Traffic Engineering)

 

i.       Resolution authorizing and directing the Mayor to terminate the agreement between the City of Huntsville and Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corporation for the refurbishment of a 1989 Grumman Ladder Truck.(City Attorney)

 

j.       Resolution authorizing condemnation proceedings to acquire rights-of-way, utility and drainage easements, and temporary construction easements on, over, or across and upon certain tracts of land for the Martin Road Widening Project.(City Attorney)

 

k.     Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke National Bank of Commerce Letter of Credit No. 400957400 for Lanier Lake Subdivision.(City Attorney)

 

l.       Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke BB&T Bank Letter of Credit No. 9641679078 0003 for Lendon Phase l in Jones Valley Subdivision.(City Attorney)

 

m.   Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke BB&T Bank Letter of Credit No. 9641679078 0004 for Lendon Phase l in Jones Valley Subdivision.(City Attorney)

 

n.     Resolution authorizing the Clerk-Treasurer to invoke BB&T Bank Letter of Credit No. 9641679078 0005 for Lendon Phase I in Jones Valley Subdivision.(City Attorney)

 

o.     Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to settle the claim of Antonio Youngblood, a minor, by and through his mother, Keyunda Seay.(City Attorney)

 

p.     Resolution authorizing condemnation proceedings to obtain fee simple title to certain parcels of property for the Greenbrier Parkway Phase III-C Project.  (City Attorney)

 

q.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Ground Landlordís Estoppel Certificate between the City of Huntsville and Avenue Huntsville, LLLP.  (City Attorney)

 

r.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Ground Lease between the City of Huntsville and Cabelaís Wholesale, Inc. (City Attorney)

 

s.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Lease Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Sublett Farms, Inc., for the lease of property in North Huntsville Industrial Park.(Engineering)

 

t.      Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and the low bidder, Reed Contracting Services, Inc., for Highway 72 West and Watercress Boulevard Turn Lane Improvements, Project No. 65-14-SP40.(Engineering)

 

u.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a License Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Bice Farms, Inc., for the Lease of Farm Land located in the vicinity of Moores Mill Road at Vintage Park Subdivision.(Engineering)

 

v.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Renewal Land Lease Agreement between the City of Huntsville and Alan Wade Murphy and Kathleen Murphy for the Lease of Farm Land in the vicinity of the Western Area Treatment Plant.(Engineering)

 

w.    Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and the low bidder, Reed Contracting Services, Inc., for Sparkman Drive Turn Lane, Project No. 65-15-TI02.(Engineering)

 

x.     Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement between the City of Huntsville and OMI, Inc., for Phase II Environmental Testing Services for Old Huntsville Foundry, Project No. 65-15-SP46.(Engineering)

 

y.     Ordinance declaring certain equipment surplus and to be sold at auction.(Administration)

 

z.     Request for authorization to advertise and fill the budgeted vacant positions of Water Pollution Control Operator II, Grade 11, at higher than minimum if necessary.(Water Pollution Control)

 

aa. Request for authorization to advertise and fill the budgeted vacant positions of Water Pollution Control Operator III, Grade 13, at higher than minimum if necessary.(Water Pollution Control)

 

16. †††† LEGAL DEPARTMENT ITEMS/TRANSACTIONS.

 

a.     Vacation of Easements

 

††††††††† None.

 

b.     Vacation of rights-of-way

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† None.

 

c.     Deeds for acceptance

 

1.     Right-of-Way††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust

Acquired 6/10/2015

 

2.     Right-of-Way††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Carter W. Martin

Acquired 6/09/2015

 

d.     Routine bond satisfactions

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† None.

 

e.     Liquor bond mortgages.

 

††††††††† None.

 

17.†††† NON-ROSTER COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.

 

18.†††† ADJOURN.