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January 8 City Council Meeting

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During the Birmingham City Council Meeting held Tuesday, January 08, 2013, Council: 

1. Approved a Resolution regarding Art Fund of Birmingham, Inc., Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, to provide an exhibit entitled “50 Years Later: The Civil Rights Movement and the Black Artist” in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 Civil Rights Movement, and to hold a year-long slate of programs featuring exhibitions, performance art projects and salons along with educational programs and seminars, and determining these events to be worthy events which are in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

2. Approved a Resolution to appoint The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, to host, promote and facilitate “Lessons of the Birmingham Movement: A Symposium on Youth, Activism and the Struggle for Human Rights” to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement scheduled for April 25-27, 2013, and determining this event to be a worthy event which is in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and authorizing the Mayor to execute the appointment letter on behalf of the City.

3. Approved a Resolution regarding the Birmingham Chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, to organize and plan a 50th Anniversary Civil Rights Rally to be held at the 16th Street Baptist Church, to organize, plan, market, and implement a Gun Buy Back Program, to organize, plan, market and implement a Drama Production – Reenactment of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement and promote racial harmony through programs and activities through its community affairs committee, and determining these events to be worthy events which are in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

4. Approved a Resolution regarding the Four Spirits Committee, LLC, Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, to facilitate design competition and select an artist to construct the Four Spirits Monument which is to be a tribute to the Four Little Girls to be placed in Kelly Ingram Park, and determining this event to be worthy event which is in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

5. Approved a Resolution regarding McWane, Inc., d/b/a McWane Science Center, Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00, to acquire and make available at its facility the “RACE – Are We So Different,” Exhibit an interactive exhibit components, historical artifacts, iconic objects, compelling photographs, multimedia presentations, and attractions in honor of Birmingham 50th Civil Rights Anniversary, this exhibit shall be available from May 18, 2013 through September 1, 2013, to market and promote the exhibit and the City with the purpose of improving race relations and inspiring individuals to discover and explore for more knowledge, and determining these events to be worthy events which are in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

6. Approved a Resolution regarding Urban Impact, Inc., Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00, to promote the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement in the Historic Black Business District with the planning and production of the 4th Avenue Taste of Jazz Festival, and plan and host a Finale “Event” as a tribute to the “Civil Rights Movement” in August 2013, and determining these events are worthy events which are in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

7. Deferred for one (1) week a Resolution regarding an agreement with Operation New Birmingham, Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00, to serve as a consultant to select a designer and/or artist to design, depict and/or commission an appropriate commemoration in honor of the “Foot Soldiers” and other supporters of the Civil Rights Movement, the commemorative depiction shall be located at Kelly Ingram Park, to lead a series of meetings for ideas for the memorial and commemorative site, to form a selection committee to establish a process and selection criteria for the construction of the “Foot Soldier” monument, to manage and direct the design and implementation of the “Foot Soldier” monument, to ensure the installation of the commemorative monument from beginning to end, pay all costs for the design, construction and installation of the commemorative monument, and determining these events to be worthy events which are in the best interest of the City of Birmingham and therefore serves a public purpose and to authorize the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

Announcements and Reminders: 

1. The Special Called Transportation and Communications Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, January 9, 2013, has been canceled.

2. The Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, January 14, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Conference Rooms D & E.

3. The Public Improvements Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Council Chambers.

4. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Conference Rooms D & E.

5. The Joint Public Safety and Technology Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Council Chambers.

6. Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal seeks to fill two (2) vacancies on the Birmingham Historical Commission. To apply, you must be a resident of the City of Birmingham; a representative of professional historian, and a representative of professional planners/architects. Submit a letter of interest and resume to the office of Council President Roderick Royal, Chair of the Education and Community Services Committee, atroderick.royal@birminghamal.gov or via mail at 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203.

7. Birmingham City Council President Roderick Royal seeks to fill a vacancy on the Public Building Authority. To apply, you must be a resident of the City of Birmingham and not an officer of the state or municipality. Submit a letter of interest and resume to the office of Council President Roderick Royal, Chair of the Education and Community Services Committee, at roderick.royal@birminghamal.gov or via mail at 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203.

8. The Birmingham City Council has approved funds to repair homes at no costs within the city limits. Roofing, exterior painting, deck repair and handicap ramp placement are the services being offered. The deadline for applications to be received in the Community Development, Housing Division, located on the 10th Floor of Birmingham City Hall, is January 18, 2013, at 5:00 p.m.

To make application you must (a) live in the City of Birmingham (b) own and occupy your home (c) meet income qualifications and (d) authorize the use of volunteer labor. In addition to your application, proof of homeownership and proof of income are required.

“These free repairs will be provided through a Community Development Block Grant. The City of Birmingham will certify eligibility of the applicants and we plan to help as many qualified candidates as possible,” said Councilor Steven W. Hoyt, Chair of Budget and Finance. For more information, contact the Community Development, Housing Division, at 254.2309 or 254.2312.

The City of Birmingham will make reasonable accommodations to ensure that people with disabilities have equal opportunity to enjoy all city services, programs and activities. If accommodations are required for public meetings, please contact Jacqueline Gray Miller, PIO, with reasonable advance notice by emailing jacqueline.graymiller@birminghamal.gov, or by calling 254.2294.

Are you unable to attend the Birmingham City Council meetings? Watch Council Meetings on demand. From anywhere in the world you can log on to www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org and click on the tab Watch Council Meetings; or from the comfort of your home, tune to BrightHouse Cable Channel 244. The Birmingham City Council meetings are free and on demand.

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