City Council Meeting Recap 4.3.18

Here’s the video from today’s meeting:

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

Item 16

An Ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE HUD BLOCK GRANT FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, by transferring $300,000.00 from CDBG Interim Float Loan, Neighborhood Commercial Revitalization, $100,000.00 from CDBG Infrastructure, Grant Costs to be reimbursed and appropriating $300,000.00 to CDBG Housing Rehab. Activities-Public Facilities, Grant Costs to be Reimbursed and $100,000.00 to CDBG Commercial Revitalization-Micro Enterprise & Tech Assistance, Grant Costs to be Reimbursed.

The Community Development Block Grant funds that are being reappropriated will go towards two separate projects. The first will be a redevelopment project, including a walking trail, at Wahouma Park in East Lake for $300,000.

The second project will go toward a small business grant program totaling $100,000 that the Economic Development Department of the City of Birmingham will soon be announcing.

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

Item 19

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into Preliminary Engineering, Right-Of-Way Acquisition, and Construction Agreement with the State of Alabama; acting by and through the Alabama Department of Transportation for Project ST-037–999–018 Project Reference Number 100067672 Resurfacing Various City Streets in the City of Birmingham.

As part of the City’s ongoing efforts to resurface streets throughout Birmingham, the approval of this item is the next in an ongoing process to improve our infrastructure. The Alabama Department of Transportation will contribute $2.2 million to resurfacing streets in various locations across the City of Birmingham. The streets to be paved will be determined by a collaborative effort between the Mayor’s Office and City Council.

We will have more information about which streets are chosen for this particular project as soon as we can.

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

Item 22

A Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an Agreement with Red Mountain Theatre Company, Inc., under which RMTC will agree to make its facilities available, free to the public, for cultural events and training in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 for its 2018–2019 fiscal year.

The Birmingham City Council approved a funding agreement with the Red Mountain Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre that has served Birmingham for over 30 years by providing quality entertainment and arts education. The $50,000 agreement for the 2018–2019 fiscal year will allow the Red Mountain Theatre Company to provide free cultural programming and training to the community, including to an anticipated 13,000 Birmingham City School students.

For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

Full Agenda

Board Vacancies

There are currently 2 vacancies on the City’s Industrial Development Board

Those interested in serving should submit their resumes and letters of interest to John.Hilliard@Birminghamal.gov

Upcoming Meetings

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

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

Thursday, April 5, 2018

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

Friday, April 6, 2018

3:00 p.m. — Joint Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E” — CANCELLED

Monday, April 9, 2018

3:30 p.m. — Joint Budget and Finance Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”

Tuesday, April 10, 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 Public Improvements Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Room “A”

3:00 p.m. — Joint Economic Development Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Rooms “D & E”

Friday, April 13, 2018

3:00 p.m. — Joint Special Called Governmental Affairs and Public Information Committee and Special Called Committee of the Whole Meeting — Conference Room “E”

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