Meetings, news, events, and updates from the Central City Neighborhood Association.
1. Called to Order, 6:00pm
Adoption of Agenda
Approved January 20, 2015 Minutes
2. Open Reports
Council President Jonathan Austin provided updates on the city budget that begins July 1, 2015. He mentioned a focus on city services and less on nonprofits as well as focusing on issues of the pension system and healthcare. He also reported that the World Games will be coming to Birmingham in 2021 and that this opportunity can present other opportunities to develop a BRT system (example path: from the Airport, through the City Center, and to the Crossplex), eventually looking at a light rail system. It was also mentioned in a response to a question that the Uptown District is slated to become Birmingham’s first of the “Open Container” districts with a public hearing on March 17, 2015. Birmingham has the opportunity to have as many as five Open Container districts according to Alabama state law.
3. CCNA Funds:
After payment of the $3,400 approved by CCNA in January 2014 for benches on 2nd Avenue, the Capital fund will be $0. After payment of $1,000 to Sojourns for the Street Fair, as approved at the March 2014 meeting, payment of $1,000 for the CCNA/Park Place Apartments Fun Day, approved at the May 2014 meeting, and payment of $2,000 for Art Walk as approved at the July 2014 meeting, the Non-cap fund will be $3,289.24.
At this time, we still only get $2,000 per year from the City.
4. Old Business:
5. New Business:
Liquor License Request presentation by Matt Campbell for Tavern on 1st, Address 2320 1st Ave. N
TAVERN ON 1ST IS A LOCAL, UP-SCALE COCKTAIL BAR SERVING RESIDENTS & PROFESSIONALS OF THE DOWNTOWN BIRMINGHAM AREA’S HISTORIC LOFT DISTRICT.
The restaurant will take up 2,500 square feet – half of the actual building space. Owners of the Raymond Rose building have agreed to divide the space. Construction is estimated to take up to eight weeks as they look to open the first week of May 2015. This will be an owner operated business with about four additional employees.
Liquor License Request Passed: 7 – Approve and 0 – Oppose
Honorable Judge French of the Civil Division within the State Court invited neighbors to attend a mock trial benefiting local students by allowing an opportunity to gain trial experience. Meetings for these mock trials are in Room 610 on the 6th Floor.
See http://www.birminghamccna.com for more info
7. Adjourned, 7:00pm