Meetings, news, events, and updates from the Central City Neighborhood Association.
Central City Neighborhood Association
Tuesday May 21, 2013 6:00 PM
Birmingham Public Library – Second Floor, Story Castle
1. Call to Order at 6:06
Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Doug Tilt; 2nd by Mike Dunnavant
Approval of March 18, 2013 Minutes and April 19, 2013 Minutes – Motion by Tom George; 2nd by Doug Tilt
2. Open Reports
Courtney (Councilor Austin’s Assistant) – Booting Ordinance Pass; booting cap is $65 and towing is $160; 30 minute limit within which to remove boot and 1 hour limit within which to allow vehicle to be picked up after towing; Felder Ordinance passed – re: security in nightclubs
Birmingham Police Department – Officer Godbee present report and heard attendee concerns re: motorcycle racing on 3rd Avenue North and 1st Avenue North, encampments under bridges, graffiti, breaking of windows. Officer reports that smash-and-grab suspect arrested in Shelby County. Other smash-and-grab suspect caught and arrested. Officer advises that as summer approaches, smash-and-grabs pick up. Also, make sure electronics are under your control because people walking by on street might pick up your belongings while outside eating.
CAP Officers – No report
Public Works – No report
3. Presentations/Requests for Sponsorship
Request by Vulcan Park & Museum for $500 sponsorship for Thunder on the Mountain, July 4, 2013 Fireworks show – No show.
Lisa Nelson with German Club Downtown
Non-profit organization – Oktoberfest (September 12-14) is big event of the year; profits used to fund organization for the entire year
Will request funding for event from CCNA at June meeting
Melissa from Sojourns – 2nd Annual Birmingham International Street Fair Update
Moving to Saturday September 14 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
located on 8th Avenue North (from 19th to 21st street) and Linn Park
expecting 15,000 to 20,000 people
Request for volunteers during Street Fair (need about 400) – email email@example.com to volunteer (put “volunteer” in subject line)
The Birmingham Comprehensive Plan is complete in draft form and is available for review and comment by the general public on the City of Birmingham Comprehensive Plan website, http://www.BirminghamComprehensivePlan.com. Hard copies of the draft Plan are available to review in the Avondale, Central, Eastwood, Five Points West, North Birmingham, Springville Road, East Ensley, East Lake, and West End libraries, as well as in the city planning offices, located on the 5th floor of City Hall. Comments on the Plan can be given via email through the Comprehensive Plan website or by leaving comments on comment sheets at one of the libraries or in the planning offices in City Hall through June 4th
5. New Business
John Mills, new president of 5 Points South Neighborhood Association has suggested a joint mixer between 5 Points South NA and Central City NA.
Lisa Nelson volunteers the German Club for venue
Margie George suggests mixer at Barons game
There will be a meeting of concerned citizens to develop a plan to challenge ALDOT’s current plan for replacing the I-20/59 bridges downtown. They will meet at Oak Hill Cemetery on Thursday from 6-7. This meeting is sponsored by Joseph Baker. Another ALDOT meeting is set for June 11 at St. James Missionary Baptist Church (1300 24th Street North from 4-7). Pat Ballard will circulate flyer.
Report from Sheila Montgomery (civil engineer) re: ALDOT plan
Ms. Barbara announces the start of First Fridays and June 1(Juneteenth celebration) at Kelly Ingram Park
Sheila – 2nd Saturday of the month vendors on 2nd from 22nd to 24th
Pat announces national design contest for foot soldiers memorial ($10,000 award for winning design); announcement of winner will occur on September 15 and drawing of design will be unveiled. If interested, visit 50 years forward website. Pat will circulate email with details.
7. Adjourn at 7:12