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March 12, 2013 Birmingham City Council Meeting

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During the Birmingham City Council Meeting held Tuesday, March 12, 2013, Council:
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1. Approved Resolution supporting the expansion of the boundaries of the City of Birmingham Urban Enterprise Zone within the City limits of Birmingham to the locations in Ensley and Downtown Birmingham and deleting areas included in what is now Regions Field.

2. Approved, with amendments, 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.

3. Approved 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.

4. Approved a 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.

5. Approved an Ordinance adopting by reference the Rules and Regulations of the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to allow enforcement through Alabama Code, 1975, Section 28-3-20, which identifies violations of the ABC Board Rules and Regulations as misdemeanors.

6. Approved the following items to remove obsolete and/or duplicate language in the General Code of Birmingham:

a. An Ordinance repealing Title 5, “Aviation, Chapter 2, “Aircraft Operation,” Section 4, “Minimum altitude for aircraft over city; permits for flying at less than minimum altitude,” and Section 5, “Unlawful to fly over Legion Field during football games,” of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980 as the provisions are pre-empted by federal law.

b. An Ordinance repealing Title 8, “Municipal Court,” Chapter 5, “Bonds and Bondsmen,” Sections 8-5-1 through 8-5-15, of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, as such provisions are obsolete and the subject is fully covered by the Alabama Bail Reform Act of 1993.

c. An Ordinance amending Title 9, “Public Safety and Protection,” Chapter 2, “City Jail,” Article A, “General Provisions,’ of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, by repealing Sections 9-2-1, “Escaping or attempting to escape,” 9-2-2, “Aiding escape,” 9-2-3, “Inciting a rescue,” and 9-2-5, “Permitting escape,” because such provisions are obsolete or are duplicative as covered by provisions of Title 13A, “Criminal Code,” Chapter 10, “Offenses Against Public Administration,” Article 2, “Escape and Other Offenses Relating to Custody,” of the Code of Alabama, 1975.

d. An Ordinance repealing Section 3, “Powers, duties of director,” and Section 4, “Fallout shelters required in publicly owned buildings,” of Title 9, “Public Safety and Protection,” Chapter 4, “Civil Defense and Disaster,” of the General Code of the City Of Birmingham, 1980, because such provisions are obsolete and superseded by the Alabama Emergency Management Act, Section 31-9-1, et seq. of the Code of Alabama, 1975.

e. An Ordinance amending Title 10, “Motor Vehicles and Traffic,” of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, by repealing certain sections of Title 10 because such provisions are duplicative as covered by comparable state code traffic misdemeanors or other provisions of the Code of Alabama, 1975.

f. An Ordinance repealing certain sections of Title 10, “Motor Vehicles and Traffic,” of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, because such provisions are pre-empted by federal law in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 20106 (a) concerning the national uniformity of railroad safety regulations.

g. An Ordinance repealing certain sections of Title 11, “Crimes and Offenses,” of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, because such provisions are duplicative as covered by comparable state code criminal misdemeanors or other provisions of the Code of Alabama, 1975.

7. Appointed Patty Pilkerton and Kimberly Richardson to the Birmingham Library Board.

8. Appointed Creig Hoskins, Ben Wiesman, Richard Mauk, and Noland Bearden to the Design Review Committee.

9. Appointed to Helen Rivas, Janis Sorrell, and Debra Weston Pickens to the Jefferson County Department of Human Resources Board.

10. Appointed Sam Donnell, Jane Yost, and Dr. Denyse Thornley-Brown to the Special Care Facilities Finance Authority – Fairhaven.

Announcements and Reminders:

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

2. The Administration Committee/Committee of the Whole will hold the second interview session to fill the vacant District 6 Council Seat on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Conference Room A.

3. Birmingham City Councilor Johnathan Austin seeks to fill a 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.

4. 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.

5. Birmingham City Councilor Lashunda Scales seeks to fill three (3) vacancies on the Industrial Development Board. To apply, 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.

6. 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.

7. 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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