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March 5 City Council Meeting

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During the Birmingham City Council Meeting held Tuesday, March 5, 2013, Council:

1. Denied the approval of a Resolution relative to the application of A & A Enterprise LLC for a Lounge Retail Liquor Class II License to be used at A & A Discount Store, 3400 – 26th Street North Suite B. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Johnathan Austin at 254.2678.

2. Announced a Work Session on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m., in Conference Rooms D & E, to discuss the following items which were delayed for one week:

• An Ordinance “to further amend the general fund budget” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013 by appropriating $9,000,000.00 to Non Departmental – Transfer to Fund 102 Capital Improvement Fund and “to further amend the capital fund budget” by appropriating $9,000,000.00 to Street Resurfacing, funds to be repaid from bond proceeds.

• An Ordinance authorizing the execution of a Bond Purchase Agreement with respect to the issuance of not to exceed $73,000,000.00 original principal amount of General Obligation Convertible Capital Appreciation Bonds, Series 2013-A of the City of Birmingham, Alabama.

• A Resolution approving bond funds be appropriated for the renovation, designing, construction, improving, reconstructing and furnishing of designated Park and Recreation buildings and facilities in the City of Birmingham.

• Resolution awarding a contract to APAC Mid-South, Inc., Birmingham, for payment up to $9,000,000.00 to complete the 2013 Resurfacing Citywide, and authorizing the Mayor to execute the contract in accordance with said contract.

3. Placed on consent a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Project Agreement with Serra Chevrolet, Inc., Jackmax Automotive, Inc. and Serra Nissan Oldsmobile, Inc. (“Serra” or “the Dealerships”), under which Serra will undertake certain capital improvements to the Dealerships to retain the business operations of the Dealerships within the City and the City will provide incentives in an amount not to exceed $5,271,000.00, payable in annual installments from sales tax revenue in an amount equal to the lesser of $753,000.00 or the actual amount of annual sales tax revenue paid to the City from Serra during the prior fiscal year.

4. Referred to Committee of the Whole a Resolution recommending that each neighborhood association send one (1) person, if they so desire, to attend the 2013 NUSA Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, not withstanding the two (2) Birmingham NUSA Board Members and/or any presenter approved by the Council.

5. Approved an Ordinance “to further amend the capital fund budget” by transferring $2,000,000.00 from New Start Housing and appropriating $2,000,000.00 to 14th Court – Enon Ridge Housing.

6. Set a public hearing April 2, 2013 to consider the adoption of an Ordinance to amend the conceptual plan for Oxmoor Mixed Use District IV (Case Z-14-93) in order to change the MXD/Residential designation to MXD/Employment Center designation with Commercial Use Group 2 and Open Space, filed by Peter Allsopp, representing the owner, United States Steel Corporation, for properties located at 2800 Goss Street; 1951 and 1991 Lakeshore Parkway, and 1900 Peck Road, and situated primarily in the SW¼ of Section 32, Township 18-S, Range 3 West, Case No. ZAC2013-00001.

7. Set a public hearing April 2, 2013 to consider the adoption of an Ordinance to amend Title I: “General Provisions”, Definitions Section 1.; Title II: “Zone Districts”, Article I “Residential Classifications”, Section 1.2 “Use Regulations”, Article II “Commercial Classifications”, Section 1.2 “Use Regulations”, Section 2.2 “Use Regulations”, Section 3.2 “Use Regulations”; Article III “Industrial Classifications”, Section 1.2 “Use Regulations”, Section 2.2 “Use Regulations”, and Title III: “Miscellaneous Regulations”, Article V: “Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements”, Section 1.15 “Parking Requirements-Specified Uses”, Section 2.4 and adding Section 2.5 “Location of required spaces, adding Section 4.4 “Loading requirements-Specified uses; Article VIII: “Zoning Board of Adjustment”, Section 5.4: “Powers and Duties” of the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Birmingham (Ordinance No. 90-130 as amended), filed by the Birmingham Planning Commission in order to provide clear guidelines to accommodate urban agriculture for the purpose of improving food security, food access, and to help ameliorate blight, Case No. ZAC2012-00022.

Announcements and Reminders:

1. The Birmingham City Council held Library Board Interviews today, March 5, 2013, 2:00 p.m., in Conference Room D.

2. The Education Committee convened today, March 5, 2013, 3:30 p.m., in Conference Room A.

3. The Transportation and Communication Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 12:30 p.m., in Conference Room A.

4. The Joint Public Safety and Technology Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m., in Council Chambers.

5. Birmingham City Councilor Valerie Abbott invites you to the Beloved Community Church Spring Concert and Silent Auction. The event on Thursday, March 7, 2013, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., will include food, fun and live entertainment. Beloved Community Church is located at 131 41st Street South, 35222. For more information, log on to http://www.belovedcommunitychurch.org

6. Birmingham City Council will hold a Work Session on Saturday, March 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m., in Conference Rooms D & E.

7. The Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, March 11, 2013, 4:00 p.m., in Conference Rooms D & E.

8. The Birmingham City Council will travel to the Apple Valley Recreation Center on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 12Noon or immediately following Council Meeting, for a site visit.

9. The Administration Committee/Committee of the Whole will hold the first interview session to fill the vacant District 6 Council Seat on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Conference Room D.

10. The Planning and Zoning Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 4:00 p.m., in the 5th Floor Engineering Conference Room.

11. A Northern Beltline Informational Forum is scheduled on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 2:00 p.m., in the Council Chambers. While open to the public, this is not a public hearing.

12. The City Clerk announced an upcoming vacancy on the Mental Retardation and Development Disabilities Care Authority. To apply, you must be a resident of the City of Birmingham and submit a letter of interest and resume to the office of Councilor Johnathan Austin, at johnathan.austin@birminghamal.gov or via mail at 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203.

13. Council President Pro Tempore Steven Hoyt encourages eligible students to participate in the African-American History in Science & Mathematics Essay Contest. Open to youth in grade levels 6th – 8th, the Essay Contest is designed to educate students on the importance of African-Americans contribution to history with emphasis on the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math. Only youth who currently attend a school in the Birmingham-Jefferson County, AL limits are eligible to apply. Applications are available on the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District website http://www.habd.org. For more information, call 521.0619.

14. There are three (3) vacancies on the Commercial Development Authority. To apply, you may not be an officer of the state, county or city and must be a duly qualified elector of the City of Birmingham. Submit a letter of interest and resume to the office of Councilor Lashunda Scales, at lashunda.scales@birminghamal.gov or via mail at 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203.

15. Birmingham City Council President Roderick V. 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, at roderick.royal@birminghamal.gov or via mail at 710 North 20th Street, Birmingham, AL 35203.

16. Birmingham City Council President Roderick V. 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.

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