Birmingham City Council Highlights

birmingham-skyline-1024x678During the Birmingham City Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, Council:

Passed an Ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by appropriating $123,924.13 to Trinity Medical Center per incentive agreement. Funding Source is Fund Balance. For more information please contact the Office of the Mayor at 205.254.2771.

Passed an Ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE CAPITAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by appropriating $1,983,456.99 to Non Departmental, Transfer to the General Fund; and “TO FURTHER AMEND THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by appropriating $1,983,456.99 to the Law Department, Various Accounts. For more information please contact the Office of Councilor Valerie Abbott at 205.254.2355.

Passed a Resolution approving the amended appointment of Macknally LandDesign, Birmingham, in the additional amount of $7,500.00 which increases the amount to be paid to the contractor to $170,608.00, inclusive of any reimbursable expenses, to provide landscape design services for the Crestwood Park Renovations Project, 1st Amendment and authorizing the Mayor to execute the amended appointment letter on behalf of the City. [G/L Account: 131_342.652-005; Project Code: PR131CP 003661]
For more information please contact the Office of the Mayor at 205.254.2771.
Referred to Public Improvement Committee a resolution authorizing the incorporation of The Birmingham Land Bank Authority under Chapter 9 of Title 24 of the Code of Alabama (1975). For more information please contact the Office of Councilor Sheila Tyson at 205.254.2359.

Adopted a Resolution accepting the lump sum bid of A.G. Gaston Construction Company, Inc., 2 North 20th Street Suite 150, Birmingham, in the amount of $715,043.00 for the Cooper Green Park Completion Work for 5 Baseball Fields, this being the lowest and best bid submitted, and authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with A.G. Gaston Construction Company, Inc., in substantially the form contained within the bid documents and in accordance with said bid, providing that the total compensation payable under the contract not exceed the appropriation.[Project Codes: PEP131CP 003663, PEP102CP 003663 and PEP129CP 003497; GL Accounts: 131_342.652-005, 102_000.652-005
and 129_342.652-005] For more information please contact the Office of Planning Engineering and Permits at 205.254.2242.

Placed on consent A resolution to continue the date of the public show cause hearing to consider the revocation of the business license(s) issued to GFC Foods, Inc., d.b.a. Good Friends Chinese and Seafood, President, 1720 Dennison Avenue SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35211, from March 11,
2014 to March 18, 2014. For more information please contact the Office of Councilor Steven Hoyt at 205.254.2304

Approved an Ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE CAPITAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by appropriating $2,000,000.00 to Non Departmental, Transfer to the General Fund; and “TO FURTHER AMEND THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, by appropriating $2,000,000.00 to Public Works, Personnel Services for the Mow More Initiative. For more information please contact the Office of the Mayor at 205.254.2771.

Announcements and Reminders:
1.      The Transportation and Communications Meeting will be held Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 12:30 p.m. in Conference Room A.
2.      The Public Improvement and Beautification Committee Meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Conference Room D&E.
3.      The Economic Development Committee Meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in Conference Room D&E.
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