City Council Meeting Recap 3.26.19
Here’s the video from the meeting:
And here’s a recap of some of the items the City Council discussed by the Council:
An Ordinance to be known as the City of Birmingham Post-Construction Storm Water Ordinance that includes design standards for drainage and flood control and design standards for compliance with the City’s national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit for its municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4), NPDES Permit No. ALS000032, Part II.B.5., post-construction storm water management in new development and re-development, requiring the development and implementation of a program to address the discharge of pollutants in post-construction storm water runoff to the MS4 from qualifying new development and re-development, and the hearing of all interested parties.
After a thorough presentation, and a lengthy period of discussion, the Council passed this Stormwater Ordinance that will encourage green infrastructure and regulate pollutants for developments, and will include training and education on maintenance and best practices for developers, engineers, and citizens.
A Resolution authorizing the City’s Authorized Official to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before May 15, 2019 the City’s Final Action Plan-One Year Use Of Funds Submission for the period July 1, 2019 — June 30, 2020 in accordance with the Consolidated Formula Allocation Budget authorized herein, and further authorizing the City’s Authorized Official to enter into necessary agreements under the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant Program (HUD ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA), to acquire services as authorized herein.
In December, the City’s Community Development Department began conducting public meetings, guiding organizations through the process of applying for Federal Funding, through through City, from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. This Item was to approve the over $9 Million aggregate application from various local non-profit organizations before the end of the 2019–2019 Fiscal Year. Here is a full breakdown of the organizations applying for this funding, by category.
A Resolution approving, and authorizing the Mayor to execute, (i) an Amended and Restated Development Agreement with United States Steel Corporation, through its division USS Real Estate, under which an existing Development Agreement between the City and US Steel dated December 28, 2017, will be amended to provide that US Steel will undertake road construction and grading of approximately 40 acres of undeveloped property, located in the Grand River area south of Barber Motorsports Park in the City of Birmingham, for use as industrial sites, and the City will purchase from USS Real Estate an adjoining 24-acre parcel of property for a purchase price of $3,700,000.00, to be used as the future site of the Southern Museum of Flight, and US Steel will undertake clearing and grading activities on the 24-acre parcel at a cost of up to $1.2 million, which funding is being awarded to US Steel as part of an Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program grant; (ii) a Temporary Access and Construction Easement with United States Steel Corporation under which the City will grant to US Steel a temporary access and construction easement on the 24- acre parcel for the purpose of allowing US Steel to clear and grade the 24- acre parcel, and to construct storm water drainage lines and a retention pond on the 24-acre parcel; and (iii) a Storm Water Drainage Easement and Maintenance Agreement with United States Steel Corporation and Grand River Commercial Association, Inc., under which the City will grant to Grand River Commercial Association, Inc., permanent easements for the purpose of accessing the 24-acre parcel in connection with the operation and maintenance of the storm water drainage lines and retention pond, and will grant to US Steel a permanent easement to utilize the storm drainage lines and the retention pond for the purposes of discharging storm water and surface water drainage from US Steel’s adjoining property into the retention pond.
This Item updates the City’s Agreement with US Steel Corporation from December 2017, in order for the Southern Museum of Flight to move to a new location on previously undeveloped property near Barber Motorsports Park.
The 40 acre property will eventually become an industrial parking where multiple tech companies will relocate to. US Steel will clear and grade the property for development, and will now also be given legal access to the 24 acre property to develop the infrastructure needed for the relocation of the Southern Museum of Flight.
A presentation on this Item from the Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting on March 20th, starting at the 23 minute mark:
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
3:30 p.m. — Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”
Monday, April 1, 2019
12:30 p.m. — Joint Parks and Recreation Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — City Council Chambers
2:00 p.m. — Joint Special Called Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Room “A”
4:00 p.m. — Joint Transportation Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — City Council Chambers
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
9:00 a.m. — Pre-Council Meeting — City Council Chambers; 9:30 a.m. — Council Meeting — City Council Chambers
3:30 p.m. — Joint Public Safety Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — City Council Chambers
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
9:00 a.m. — Park Board Meeting — Maxine Herring Parker Board Room, Legion Field, 400 Graymont Avenue West
Thursday, April 4, 2019
3:00 p.m. — Joint Planning and Zoning Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — 5th Floor Conference Room-City Hall
4:00 p.m. — Joint Special Called Public Improvements Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Room “A”