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BhamCity Council Briefs During the Birmingham City Council Meeting on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, Council:

1. Placed on consent an Ordinance “to further amend the grants fund budget” by appropriating $325,000.00 to Municipal Court – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Grant per award received, which is year one (1) of a three (3) year grant. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 254.2304.

2. Placed on consent an Ordinance “to further amend the grants fund budget” by appropriating $275,816.00 to Police – 2013 Justice Assistance Grant awarded per Resolution No. 1264-13. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 254.2304.

3. Placed on consent a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for preliminary engineering for and on behalf of the City with the State of Alabama Department of Transportation for Project No. ACAA58363-ATRP Widening Cotton Avenue from 10th Street to Lomb Avenue.

4. Placed on consent a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement for preliminary engineering for and on behalf of the City with the State of Alabama Department of Transportation for Project No. IM-I459(308), I-459 Pavement Rehabilitation from CR-143 (Grants Mill Road) to SR-7(US-11).

5. Approved a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Convention Innovations, LLC for a term of one (1) year and in an amount not to exceed $104,000.00, in which Convention Innovations shall create a central sports brand image and marketing strategy (making use of mobile marketing) for the City of Birmingham CrossPlex to increase the quantity of regional, national and international sports events (amateur and professional) held in the CrossPlex, and to increase regional, national and international awareness of the Birmingham CrossPlex as a first-class, high-quality, cost-effective and efficient facility that is matchless for conducting and viewing athletic and entertainment events. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 254.2304.

6. Referred to Budget and Finance a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute an agreement with Edwin M. Moyo, M.D., a certified doctor of medicine (Physician) licensed to practice medicine in the State of Alabama by The Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, under which Dr. Moyo will provide medical evaluations and treatment of inmates incarcerated in the Birmingham City Jail, said agreement for medical services shall be for a term of one (1) year and the City shall pay Dr. Moyo an amount not to exceed $100,000.00. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 254.2304.

7. Referred to Budget and Finance a Resolution approving an agreement with Birmingham Construction Industry Authority, Birmingham, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.00, renewable annually subject to funds availability for a term not to exceed five (5) years, to coordinate and work with City departments to identify and help overcome the underutilization of Minority and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (MBE/DBE) in Birmingham’s economic growth and authorizing the Mayor to execute the agreement on behalf of the City.

8. Placed on consent a Resolution awarding a contract to Walker Patton Company, Inc., Birmingham, in an amount up to $3,100,748.78, to complete the pedestrian access improvements for the Jones Valley Complete Streets Project.

9. Approved an Ordinance to amend Title 12, “Licensing and Regulation,” Chapter 10, “Intoxicating Liquors,” of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, to add a new article for the creation of entertainment districts pursuant to Alabama Act No. 2012-438. For more information, contact the office of Councilor Johnathan Austin at 254.2678. 

10. Approved an Ordinance amending Title 2, “General Government,” Article A, “General Provisions,” Section 2-3-1, “City departments and offices” of the General Code of the City of Birmingham, 1980, to change the name of the Department of Personnel to Human Resources. 

Announcements and Reminders:

1. The Planning and Zoning Committee met today, September 24, 2013, 4:00 p.m., 5th Floor Engineering Conference Room.

2. The Administration Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 2:00 p.m.,Conference Rooms D & E.

3. The City of Birmingham Emergency Management Communication District will reconvene on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 3:00 p.m., in the Birmingham City Council Chamber.

4. The Committee of the Whole is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Conference Rooms D & E.

5. The Transportation and Communications Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Conference D.

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

7. The national award winning Party with a Purpose returns to Ensley Park on Saturday, October 5, 2013, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Presented by Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt, the 7th Annual Party with a Purpose is a family festival that features a job fair and health fair. “I am proud of this collaborative effort with the city, law enforcement, community and business leaders who have all come together in an attempt to combat crime, poverty and health issues that affect our community. This is another opportunity to reach out and serve,” said Councilor Steven Hoyt. For more information, call 254.2363. 
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