City Council Meeting Recap 11.13.18

Here’s the video from the meeting.

And here’s a recap of some of the items the City Council passed by the Council:

Item 2

A Resolution relative to the application of Euphoria Sports Bar and Hookah Lounge LLC for a Lounge Retail Liquor Class I License to be used at Euphoria Sports Bar and Hookah Lounge, 7–15th Street West, Birmingham, and the hearing of all interested parties.

The process for obtaining a license to sell alcohol begins by requesting an appointment with the Office of Tax and License Administration on the 1st Floor of City Hall. To schedule an appointment call (205) 254–2198 After staff provides you with the proper documents, you’ll need to attend 3 meetings: 1. The meeting of the Neighborhood Association in which your business will operate. 2. A Public Safety Committee Meeting, which meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month in the City Council chambers on the 3rd Floor of City Hall. 3. A City Council Meeting. After all your application is approved by the City Council, you will be given a certified Resolution within 10 business days, which you will need to take to a State ABC Board Meeting for approval.

Please know that the application process will last 6–8 weeks, so plan accordingly. For more information about the process, please call (205) 254–2198

Item 7

A Resolution authorizing the abatement of the nuisances existing on the following properties and the costs of such abatement to be assessed against and constitute a lien upon such properties, and the hearing of all interested parties

City of Birmingham inspectors determined that 432 properties (listed in full on the Council meeting agenda) have overgrown weeds that are a public nuisance, and had previously given 30 days notice to property owners to remediate the issue. A representative of one of the properties on the list (#10), came before the Council, and told the Council and Mayor that he believed the owners were adequately taking care of the property. The Mayor connected the man with Walter Gibbins, the City’s new Director of Public Works, to discuss the property in question. The Council then removed one property from the item, reconsidered the item, and passed it with 431 properties included.

Item 76

A Resolution appointing one (1) member to the Birmingham Jefferson County Port Authority said term expiring June 14, 2022.

The Birmingham City Council voted to appoint Sharon Ward, the Executive Director of the Debt Management Operations Center at the US Treasury Department Bureau of Fiscal Service to the Birmingham-Jefferson County Port Authority.

Birmingport (or Port Birmingham) is a river port and rail terminal located on the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in northwestern Jefferson County on Alabama Highway 269 (Birmingport Road) south of Quinton.

The port was developed in 1920 by the Port of Birmingham Company, with offices in the Jefferson Bank Building. It was created in conjunction with the development of the Warrior River Barge Line, which permitted barge traffic from Birmingham to reach Mobile and New Orleans

Birmingport was annexed into the city of Birmingham in 1986. The Birmingham-Jefferson County Port Authority was created in August 2016 to lobby for development of the port and market its use.

Full Agenda

City Council Vacancies

For those interested in being considered for the District 1 and District 6 seats, each applicant should be a qualified elector of the City of Birmingham, at least 21 years of age, and shall not hold any other public office except that of notary public or member of the National Guard, naval or military reserve. The deadline to apply is Friday, November 16th at 5:00pm

Interested applicants can secure a copy of the applications here:

District 1 Application

District 6 Application

Completed applications and resumes should be emailed to the attention of Council President Valerie Abbott at ­­­

For additional information please feel free to call our office at 205–254–2294

Upcoming Meetings and Events

Thursday, November 15, 2018

3:00 p.m. — Joint Planning and Zoning Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — 5th Floor Conference Room

Monday, November 19, 2018

12:30 p.m. — Joint Parks and Recreation Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — City Council Chambers

4:00 a.m. — Joint Transportation Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — City Council Chambers

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

9:00 a.m. — Pre-Council Meeting — City Council Chambers; 9:30 a.m. — Council Meeting — City Council Chambers

2:00 p.m. — Joint Utilities/Technology Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”

3:30 p.m. — Joint Public Safety Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — City Council Chambers

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

9:00 a.m. — Park Board Meeting — Maxine Herring Parker Board Room, Legion Field, 400 Graymont Avenue West

Thursday, November 22, 2018


2:30 p.m. — Agenda Meeting — Conference Room “A” — CANCELLED

Friday, November 23, 2018


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