Meetings, news, events, and updates from the Central City Neighborhood Association.
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During the Birmingham City Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, Council:
1. Adopted a Resolution approving payment to Birmingham Jefferson County Animal Control, Birmingham, in the amount of $63,389.02 per month to extend the current animal control services contract for the period beginning April 1, 2013 through April 30, 2013.
2. Adopted an Ordinance “to further amend the capital fund budget” by transferring $300,000.00 from Council Elementary School Access Improvements, $48,458.51 from Jackson Olin High School Access Improvements, $170,461.85 from Lincoln-Wilkerson Middle School, $98,019.98 from Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School Access Improvements, $80,000.00 from Parker High School Access Improvements, $61,154.68 from Princeton Elementary School Access Improvements, $122,008.11 from Washington Elementary School Access Improvements, $500,000.00 from Wenonah High School Access Improvements, $30,328.49 from WJ Christian K-8 School Access Improvements, $29,671.20 from Wylam ES Access Improvements and appropriating $111,832.00 to Glen K-8 Access Improvements, $878,095.02 to Lawson Field Improvements, $120,573.00 to Ramsay High School Access Improvements and $329,602.80 to Tuggle Elementary Access Improvements.
3. Adopted a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Loan Credit Agreement with Denechaud House, LLC under which the City will provide a Birmingham Business Development Loan to Denechaud House, LLC in an amount not to exceed $250,000.00 for a term of two (2) years at an interest rate of 1.86% per annum. The loan will be secured by an irrevocable, direct pay letter of credit. The loan proceeds will be used in connection with the third floor renovation of the historic Denechaud House located at 2107 2nd Avenue North, for residential use.
4. Adopted a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Project Funding Agreement with First Partners Bank under which First Partners will relocate its corporate headquarters to a historic building located at 2121 Highland Avenue and the City will provide $30,000.00 in incentives in support of the relocation.
5. Adopted a Resolution authorizing the City’s Authorized Official to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on or before May 17, 2013 the City’s Final Action Plan One Year Use Of Funds Submission for the period July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014 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), Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS Program (HOPWA), to acquire services as authorized herein.
6. Set a public hearing May 28, 2013 to consider the adoption of an Ordinance “ to amend the zoning district map of the city of Birmingham” (Case No. ZAC2013-00005) to change zone district boundaries from “Q”B-2, Qualified General Business District and “Q”M-1, Qualified Light Industrial District to M-1 Light Industrial District, filed by Charles A. Beavers, Jr., attorney for Alagasco, representing the owner, South Central District, North Alabama Annual Conference, United Methodist Church Inc., for property located at 5710 Amber Hills (34 acres), and situated in the NW¼ of Section 10, Township 17-S, Range 2 West, Birmingham.
7. Held a public hearing and adopted a Resolution approving the issuance by The Special Care Facilities Financing Authority of the City of Birmingham of its Revenue Refunding and Improvement Bonds (Methodist Home for the Aging), Series 2013 in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding $30,000,000.00 for the primary purpose of (i) refunding certain outstanding revenue bonds heretofore issued by the Authority for the benefit of Methodist Home for the Aging, an Alabama nonprofit corporation, used in the construction and equipping of Fair Haven Retirement Center in Birmingham, Alabama and its related executive offices and Wesley Manor Retirement Center in Dothan, Alabama all of which facilities, and (ii) financing costs of various capital improvements at Fair Haven.
8. Deferred until April 30, 2013 the vote on an order to provide clear guidelines to accommodate urban agriculture for the purpose of improving food security, food access, and to help ameliorate blight. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Valerie Abbott at 254.2355.
Announcements and Reminders:
1. The Public Improvements and Beautification Committee met today Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Council Chambers.
2. The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Arts Committee Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 12:30 p.m., has been canceled.
3. The Joint Public Safety and Technology Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Council Chambers.
4. Councilor Steven Hoyt invites you to help build a playground in a day. KaBoom is returning to District 8 on Tuesday, April 18, 2013, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., at 2501 28th Street Ensley, 35208. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Hoyt at 254.2304. To volunteer call 960.2462 or log on to http://www.handsonbirmingham.org
5. The Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 22, 2013, 4:00 p.m., in Conference Rooms D & E.
6. The Planning and Zoning Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 4:00 p.m., 5th Floor Engineering Conference Room.
7. The Administration Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 2:00 p.m., Conference Rooms D & E.
8. The Committee of Whole is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Conference Rooms D & E.
9. On behalf of the Birmingham City Council, Councilor Lashunda Scales will host an Economic Development Summit April 26-27, 2013 at the BJCC East Exhibition Halls 2 & 3. Free and open to the public, the conference is designed to assist small business owner and persons wishing to start a business. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Lashunda Scales at 254.2349.
For more information, log onto http://www.birminghamalcitycouncil.org