City Council meeting, Nov. 16, 2015

The following are draft minutes of the Nov. 16, 2015 meeting. They must be approved to by the council to become part of the official record. No Homewoodatlarge reporter attended this meeting:

SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF
THE CITY OF HOMEWOOD, ALABAMA
November 16, 2015
The City Council of the City of Homewood, Alabama convened in Special Session on Monday, November 16, 2015 at City Hall at 6:00 p.m. The invocation was given by Pastor David Thompson of Trinity United Methodist Church, after which the pledge of allegiance was given.

The meeting was called to order by Council President Bruce Limbaugh.

Upon Roll Call, the following were present: Michael Hallman, Britt Thames, Fred Hawkins, Vance Moody, Patrick McClusky, Walter Jones, Barry Smith, Alex Wyatt, Peter Wright and Bruce Limbaugh. Absent: Rich Laws. Also present were: Mike Kendrick, City Attorney; and Linda Cook, City Clerk.

Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any recommendations or appointments to be made regarding board vacancies.
Mrs. Smith moved to close the Board of Zoning Adjustments application period. Mr. Moody seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

Mrs. Smith then moved to appoint Shannon Parker and Arden Blackwell to the At-Large Positions on the Arts Council. Mr. Thames seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

At this time, Mr. Limbaugh amended the published Council Agenda to add the following items to the Committee Referral Agenda: Item No. 22.11.15 – Request for consideration of traffic issues at or near the intersection of West Oxmoor Road and Huntington Glen/Park – Vance Moody/Donna Perrault – Public Safety Committee; Item No. 24.11.15 – Request to consider and authorize Mayor to sign a revised fee schedule for Alerus 457 plan – Melody Salter/Finance Director – Finance Committee.

Mr. Limbaugh further amended the published Council Agenda to add the following item to the Other New Business Agenda: Item No. 23.11.15 – Request for consideration of Resolution authorizing Mayor McBrayer to sign a contract with the Homewood Chamber of Commerce as approved in the 2015-2016 Budget not to exceed $60,000.00 – Melody Salter/Finance Director.

Mr. Limbaugh stated that prior to the Council Meeting tonight that the Finance Committee had met and reported out several items for inclusion on the Council Agenda. Mr. Limbaugh then amended the published Council Agenda to add those items to the Old Business Agenda as follows: Item No. 18.10.15 – Request for consideration of Final Budget Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget – Melody Salter/Finance Director; Item No. 12.11.15 – Request for consideration to authorize Mayor McBrayer to enter into a funding agreement with the State of Alabama for a Transportation Alternatives Program or TAP Grant for the 18th Street Revitalization Project – Keith Strickland/Goodwin, Mills and Cawood/Jim Wyatt/Building, Engineering and Zoning Department; Item No. 13.11.15 – Request for consideration to authorize Mayor McBrayer to formally request the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) for their authorization of CMAQ Funds for pedestrian improvements proposed for the 18th Street Revitalization Project – Mike Kaczorowski/Regional Planning Commission/Jim Wyatt/Building, Engineering and Zoning Department to the Old Business Agenda.
Mr. McClusky moved to approve the Council Agenda as amended. Mrs. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

CONSENT AGENDA
No items.

The first item, taken out of order, considered on the Agenda was Item No. 23.11.15 – Request for consideration of Resolution authorizing Mayor McBrayer to sign a contract with the Homewood Chamber of Commerce as approved in the 2015-2016 Budget not to exceed $60,000.00 – Melody Salter/Finance Director to the Other New Business Agenda.
At this time, Mr. Kendrick presented the following Resolution for the Council’s consideration:
Resolution No. 15-145
(A Resolution authorizing Mayor McBrayer to sign a contract with the Homewood Chamber of Commerce as approved in the 2015-2016 Budget not to exceed $60,000.00)
Mr. Moody moved for the adoption and enrollment of Resolution No. 15-145. Mr. Thames seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

OLD BUSINESS AGENDA
The first item on the Agenda under Old Business was Item No. 18.11.15 – Public Hearing set for December 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to consider declaring the property located at 506 Shades Creek Parkway, PID# 28-00-17-2-010-021.000 a public nuisance due to a violation of Ordinance’s 1910 and 1750 “Excessive Growth” – Scott Cook/Code Enforcement Officer/Building, Engineering and Zoning Department.
Mr. Limbaugh stated that this Item would be carried over pending the Public Hearing on Monday, December 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
The next item considered under Old Business was Item No. 18.10.15 – Request for consideration of Final Budget Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Budget – Melody Salter/Finance Director.
Mr. Jones stated that the Finance Committee met earlier tonight and voted 5-0 to recommend approving Final Budget Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 as presented and recommended by the Finance Director, Melody Salter.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the Finance Committee’s recommendation. There was no response from the Council.
At this time, Mr. Kendrick presented the following Resolution for the Council’s consideration:
Resolution No. 15-146
(A Resolution approving Final Budget Amendments to the Fiscal Year 2014-2015)
Mr. Jones then moved for the adoption and enrollment of Resolution No. 15-146. Mrs. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

The next item considered under Old Business was Item No. 12.11.15 – Request for consideration to authorize Mayor McBrayer to enter into a funding agreement with the State of Alabama for a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for the 18th Street Revitalization Project – Keith Strickland/Goodwin, Mills and Cawood/Jim Wyatt/Building, Engineering and Zoning Department.
Mr. Jones stated that the Finance Committee met earlier tonight and voted 5-0 to recommend authorizing Mayor McBrayer to enter into a funding agreement with the State of Alabama for a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for the 18th Street Revitalization Project as presented by Keith Strickland/Goodwin, Mills and Cawood and Jim Wyatt/Building Engineering and Zoning Department at the committee meeting.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the Finance Committee’s recommendation. There was no response from the Council.
At this time, Mr. Kendrick presented the following Resolution for the Council’s consideration:
Resolution No. 15-147
(A Resolution authorizing Mayor McBrayer to enter into a funding agreement with the State of Alabama for a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) Grant for the 18th Street Revitalization Project)
Mr. Jones then moved for the adoption and enrollment of Resolution No. 15.147. Mrs. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried on a 9-1 vote with Mr. Hallman voting no.

The next item considered under Old Business was Item No. 13.11.15 – Request for consideration to authorize Mayor McBrayer to formally request the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) for their authorization of CMAQ Funds for pedestrian improvements proposed for the 18th Street Revitalization Project – Mike Kaczorowski/Regional Planning Commission/Jim Wyatt/Building, Engineering and Zoning Department.
Mr. Jones stated that the Finance Committee met earlier tonight and voted 5-0 to recommend authorizing Mayor McBrayer to formally request the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) for their authorization of CMAQ Funds for pedestrian improvements proposed for the 18th Street Revitalization Project as presented by Mike Kaczorowski/Regional Planning Commission/Jim Wyatt/Building Engineering and Zoning Department.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the Finance Committee’s recommendation. There was no response from the Council.
At this time, Mr. Kendrick presented the following Resolution for the Council’s consideration:
Resolution No. 15-148
(A Resolution authorizing Mayor McBrayer to formally request the Regional Planning Commission (RPC) for their authorization of CMAQ Funds for pedestrian improvements proposed for the 18th Street Revitalization Project)
Mr. Jones then moved for the adoption and enrollment of Resolution No. 15-148. Mr. Thames seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried on a 9-1 vote with Mr. Hallman voting no.

COMMITTEE REFERRAL AGENDA

020.11.15 Request for consideration of Resolution No. 15.01 as application to the City Council to authorize the filing of the Amended Certificate of Incorporation to increase the number of members of the Board of Directors of the Homewood Downtown Redevelopment Authority to 13 members – City Attorney – Special Issues Committee
22.11.15 Request for consideration of traffic issues at or near the intersection of West Oxmoor Road and Huntington Glen/Park – Vance Moody/Donna Perrault – Public Safety Committee
24.11.15 Request for consideration to authorize the Mayor to sign a revised fee schedule for Alerus 457 Plan – Melody Salter/Finance Director – Finance Committee
Mr. McClusky moved to approve the Committee Referral Agenda as amended. Mr. Jones seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

OTHER NEW BUSINESS

The next item on the Agenda under Other New Business was Item No. 01.12.15 Request for consideration of a Resolution authorizing payment of invoices for the period November 9, 2015 through November 13, 2015 – City Treasurer/Finance Committee.
At this time, Mr. Kendrick presented the following Resolution for the Council’s consideration:
Resolution No. 15-149
(A Resolution authorizing payment of invoices for the period November 9, 2015 through November 13, 2015)
Mr. Moody moved for the adoption and enrollment of Resolution No. 15-149. Mrs. Smith seconded the motion.
Mr. Limbaugh asked if the Council had any questions or comments regarding the motion. There was no response from the Council.
On a voice vote, the motion carried without dissent.

Mr. Hawkins stated the Special Issues Committee would meet on November 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
Mr. McClusky stated the Public Safety Committee would meet on November 30, 2015 at 5:15 p.m.
Mr. Jones stated the Finance Committee would meet on November 30, 2015 at 5:45 p.m.
There being no further business to come before the Council, the meeting was, on a motion duly made, adjourned.

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