During the Birmingham City Council Meeting on September 16th, 2014 Council

birmingham-skyline-1024x678Approved a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Professional Engineering Services Agreement, in an amount not to exceed $160,000.00, between the City of Birmingham and Volkert, Inc., under which Volkert will provide professional engineering services related to the preparation of permit applications and reporting documents to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Jefferson County Health Department and the Environmental Protection Agency for the New Georgia Landfill and the Eastern Area Landfill Landfills. For more information please contact the Office of the Mayor at 205.254.2771.

Other items approved by the Council at today’s meeting include the following:

Approved a Resolution determining that the Birmingham Business Alliance Luncheon to be held September 12, 2014 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, East Ballroom, serves a public purpose that promotes goodwill and serves a public interest, and requesting that City funds be administered to pay for this event in accordance with Section 3-1-7 of the General Code of the City of Birmingham. For more information please contact the Office of Council President Johnathan Austin at 205.254.2679.

Approved a Resolution determining that the Annual District 5 Fun Day to be held October 19, 2014 at Railroad Park serves a public purpose that promotes goodwill and serves a public interest, and requesting that City funds be administered to pay for this event in accordance with Section 3-1-7 of the General Code of the City of Birmingham. For more information please contact the Office of Council President Johnathan Austin at 205.254.2679.

Approved a Resolution determining that the Community Policing and Revitalization 5th Annual Award of Excellence Banquet to be held September 20, 2014 at the Birmingham Sheraton Hotel serves a public purpose that promotes goodwill and serves a public interest, and requesting that City funds be administered to pay for this event in accordance with Section 3-1-7 of the General Code of the City of Birmingham. For more information please contact the Office of Councilor William Parker at 205.254.2464.

Approved a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a Construction Agreement with CSX Transportation, Inc. under which CSXT will permit the City of Birmingham to perform certain improvements on CSXT property, located at the Amtrak Station, for the facilitation of the Birmingham Intermodal Station Project. For more information please contact the Office of the Mayor at 205.254.2771.

Approved Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute a First Amendment to Contract for Professional Services with Daryl Perkins, d/b/a Master Solutions, LLC, under which Daryl Perkins will provide state government lobbying and to represent the City as a lobbyist in Montgomery, Alabama, for the 2015 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature and other government relations services for the benefit of the City of Birmingham for a professional services fee in an amount not to exceed $75,000 during a term from September 16, 2014, through June 30, 2015, to be payable on a monthly basis following a submission to the City of an invoice detailing the services undertaken during the preceding month, with such Contract to be renewable by mutual agreement of the parties for up to one additional term of one year, subject to the appropriation of funding for the Contract in the City’s budget for the 2016 fiscal year. For more information please contact the Office of Council President Johnathan Austin at 205.254.2679.

Announcements and Reminders:

1. The Joint Budget and Finance Committee and Economic Development Committee meeting
is September 22, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms D&E.

2. The Planning and Zoning Committee Meeting will be held Tuesday September 22, 2014 at
4:00 p.m. in the 5th Floor Engineering Conference Room.

3. The Committee of the Whole Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at
4:00 p.m. is CANCELLED.

4. The Administration/Education Committee scheduled for Friday, September 26, 2014 at
1:00 p.m. in Conference Rooms “D & E is CANCELLED.

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