Revised: 12-06-07   (5:00 p.m.)

 

 

AGENDA FOR THE HUNTSVILLE CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING

TO BE HELD  DECEMBER 6, 2007 AT 6:00 P.M.

IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

 

 

 

CALL TO ORDER.

 

1.         INVOCATION.

 

            Pastor Michael Crenshaw

            People of God Ministries                

 

2.         PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

 

 

3.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES

 

a.         Regular Meeting held November 8, 2007.

            (Minutes Received)

 

b.         Regular Meeting held November 20, 2007.

            (Minutes Received)

 

 

4.         RESOLUTIONS AND SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS.

 

a.         Mayor.

 

b.         Council.

 

1.         Adoption and Presentation.

 

a.         Resolution commemorating the life of Dr. Isaiah Ezell.  (Kling/Showers)

 

 

b.         Resolution congratulating Ms. Connie Cates, co-founder of Therapy Partners, Inc., and her therapy partner “Katie” on winning a national award representing the Delta Society ® Pet Partners® Therapy Dog Team of the Year Award.  (Kling)

 

2.         Adoption Only.

 

a.         Resolution recognizing the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Odell) Kelly to be held on Saturday, December 8, 2007.  (Showers)

 

c.         Other Special Recognitions.

 

 

d.         Announcements.

 

5.         BUSINESS WITH OUTSIDE LEGAL REPRESENTATION.

 

6.         PUBLIC HEARINGS.

 

a.         Public hearings to be held.

 

1.a.      Resolution authorizing the approval of and consent to the vacation of a East 45-foot right of way of 10th Street, North of Governor’s Drive to the Southerly right of way of 3rd Avenue and North of the Northerly right of way of 3rd Avenue to the Southerly right of way of I-565 for West Huntsville Land Company, Stove House 5, Inc., and Gregory Scott Hodges.  (Set November 8, 2007 Regular Council Meeting)  (City Attorney)

 

 

1.b.      Ordinance No. 07-1105, authorizing the vacation of a East 45-foot right of way of 10th Street, North of Governor’s Drive to the Southerly right of way of 3rd Avenue and North of the Northerly right of way of 3rd Avenue to the Southerly right of way of I-565 for West Huntsville Land Company, Stove House 5, Inc., and Gregory Scott Hodges.  (Set November 8, 2007 Regular Council Meeting)  (City Attorney)

 

2.         Public hearing for River City Carriages for one horse drawn carriage.  (Set November 20, 2007 Regular Council Meeting)  (Parking and Public Transit)

 

 

3.         Public hearing on the Liquor License Review Committee denying a class 2 on-premise beer license on November 15, 2007 to P & J Associates at 6870 Springfield Rd.   (Set November 20, 2007 Regular Council Meeting).  (Clerk-treasurer)

 

 

4.         Public Hearing on a resolution authorizing the City-Clerk Treasurer to assess the cost of the cutting and removing of grass and weeds against certain properties.  (Community Development)

 

 

 

 

 

b.         Public Hearings to be Set

 

1.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing for Maxzen Altubuh d/b/a Huntsville Cab Company to operation fifteen (15) taxicabs in the City of Huntsville.  (December 20, 2007 Regular Council Meeting)  (Parking & Public Transit)

 

 

2.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance amending ARTICLE 72 – SIGN CONTROL REGULATIONS and ARTICLE 92 – BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT of the City of Huntsville Zoning Ordinance.  (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting)  (Planning)

 

 

3.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance zoning newly annexed land lying on the north side of U.S. Highway 72 West and the west side of Christopher Drive to Highway Business C-4 District.  (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

 

4.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance zoning newly annexed land lying west of County Line Road and north of I-565 to Highway Business C-4 District and Commercial Industrial Park District.  (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

 

5.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance zoning newly annexed land lying on the south and west sides of Landess Circle and west of Wall Triana Highway to Planned Industrial District.  (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

 

6.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance zoning newly annexed land lying on the south side of Olmstead Road and west of Taylor Road to Residence 1-A District.  (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

 

7.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance rezoning land lying on the south side of Old Monrovia Road and the west side of Johns Road from Residence 2-A District to Residence 2-B District. (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

 

8.         Resolution to set a Public Hearing on an ordinance rezoning land lying on the east side of Meridian Street and north of Winchester Road from Light Industry District and Residence 1 District to Residence 2 District.  (January 24, 2008 Regular Council Meeting) (Planning)

 

7.         COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS.

 

a.         Communications from the Public.

 

b.         Reports

 

8.         HUNTSVILLE UTILITIES ITEMS.

 

a.         Resolution authorizing the installation of a new underground feeder circuit in a newly annexed and developing area of southeast Huntsville, including The Meadows subdivision on Old 431 Hwy. (W.O. 27010-N) (Utilities:  Electric)

 

 

b.         Resolution authorizing the replacement of existing 20-year old underground cable on Enterprise Way.  (W.O. 27011-U) (Utilities:  Electric)

 

 

c.         Resolution authorizing the upgrade of an existing three phase overhead line to a feeder circuit tie and the construction of an underground distribution system to provide service to a new apartment complex on Plummer Rd. (W.O. 27101-N) (Utilities: Electric)

 

 

d.         Resolution authorizing the replacement of 3 regulators at the Huntsville Primary Substation on Monroe St.  (W.O. 27147-G) (Utilities: Electric)

 

 

e.         Resolution authorizing the expansion of the Farley 161-46kV substation on Chaney Thompson Rd.  (W.O. 27148-G) (Utilities: Electric)

 

 

f.          Resolution authorizing the replacement of aging and deteriorating underground residential cable in existing conduit with new, jacketed, EPR insulated cable in Willow Run and Willow Point subdivisions on Westview Dr. (W.O. 27160-U) (Utilities: Electric)

 

 

g.         Resolution authorizing the replacement of a pole, 750 mcm feeder cable riser, and run of 25-year old cable in existing conduit located on Mountain Gap Rd. (W.O. 27161-G) (Utilities: Electric)

 

 

h.         Resolution authorizing the installation of 750 MCM cable to create a tie between Oakwood 214 and Oakwood 224 on Plummer Rd. (W.O. 27162-G) (Utilities:  Electric)

 

 

i.          Resolution authorizing the purchase of additional easement for the Hampton Cove/Chase 46kV tie circuit. (P.R. TG112707-01) (Utilities:  Electric)

 

 

j.          Ordinance to provide for the issuance of $13,195,000 Principal Amount of  Electric System Revenue Refunding Warrants, Series 2007, dated December 1, 2007.  (Utilities: Electric)

 

 

k.         Resolution authorizing the purchase of filter media in four filters at the South Parkway Water Treatment Plant.  (W.O. 1-07516-E08-17-52) (Utilities: Water)

 

 

l.          Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new ¾ ton truck for the Water Supply Section.  (P.R. tb 110807-031) (Utilities: Water)

 

 

m.        Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new ¾ ton truck for the Water Operations Section.  (P.R. tb 110807-032) (Utilities: Water)

 

 

n.         Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new tractor/backhoe. (P.R. tb 110907-001) (Utilities: Water)

 

 

o.         Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new tractor/backhoe.  (P.R. tb 110907-002) (Utilities: Water)

 

 

p.         Resolution authorizing installation of 5700’ of 2” PE pipe and 3350’ of 6” PE pipe for Cross Creek Subdivision.  (W.O. 16488 M08 20-51) (Utilities: Gas)

 

 

q.         Resolution authorizing installation of 1500’ of 4” PE pipe and 3200’ of 2” PE pipe for Villas at Moores Farm.  (W.O. 16560 M08 20-51) (Utilities: Gas)

 

 

r.          Resolution authorizing purchase of an additional easement from Robert Sublett and family.  (W.O. 16562 E08 82-53) (Utilities: Gas)

 

 

s.         Resolution authorizing the removal of decommissioned odorant tanks at Madison Pike Station.  (P.R. BR-10307-01)  (Utilities: Gas)

 

 

t.          Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new, unused 1-ton super duty truck, cab, and chassis for Gas Operations.  (P.R. tb 110807-001)  (Utilities: Gas)

 

 

u.         Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new, unused 3/4-ton pickup truck for Gas Meter Shop.  (P.R. tb 110807-028) (Utilities: Gas)

 

 

v.         Resolution authorizing the purchase of one new, unused ¾-ton, 4-wheel drive, extended cab truck for Gas Operations.  (P.R. tb 110807-029) (Utilities: Gas)

    

9.         BOARD APPOINTMENTS.

 

a.         Board Appointments to be Voted on.

 

1.         Resolution to appoint Mr. Everett Roper to The Educational Building Authority  of the City of Huntsville – Oakwood College for a term to expire November 12, 2013.  (Showers)

 

 

2.         Resolution to reappoint Dr. Oscar L. Montgomery to The Public Building Authority of the City of Huntsville for a term to expire December 14, 2013.  (Showers)

 

 

3.         Resolution to appoint Mr. Gregory Smith to The Educational Building Authority of the City of HuntsvilleAlabama A&M University for a term to expire November 12, 2013.  (Showers)

     

 

4.         Resolution to reappoint Mr. Richard T. Harp to The Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville – Faulkner University for a term to expire November 8, 2011.  (Kling)

 

 

5.         Resolution to reappoint Ms. Barbara S. Gamble to The Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville – Faulkner University for a term to expire November 12, 2013.  (Kling)

 

 

6.         Resolution to reappoint Mr. R. Timothy Jernigan to The Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville –Holy Spirit for a term to expire November 12, 2013.  (Kling)

 

 

7.         Resolution to reappoint Mr. Robert Burton to The Educational Building Authority of the City of Huntsville – Madison Academy for a term to expire November 12, 2013.  (Kling)

 

b.         Board Appointment Nominations.

                                                          

1.         Nomination of Mr. Herman Stubbs for appointment to the Museum of Art for a term to expire August 13, 2012.  (Watson)

 

 

2.         Nomination of Mr. Willie Love for appointment to Human Relations Commission for a term to expire August 25, 2010.  (Watson)

 

10.       APPROVAL OF EXPENDITURES.

 

a.         Resolution authorizing the expenditures for payments.  (Finance Committee)

 

b.         Finance Committee Report.

 

1.         Resolution approving travel for Councilman Richard Showers, Sr., to attend the Annual Congressional City Conference, Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, Washington, DC, March 8 – 12, 2008.  (Moon)     

 

 

2.         Resolution approving travel for Councilman Bill Kling, to attend the Annual Congressional City Conference, Hilton Washington Hotel and Towers, Washington, DC, March 8 – 12, 2008.  (Moon) 

 

 

3.         Resolution approving travel for Councilman Richard Showers, Sr., to attend the Annual Alabama League of Municipalities Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, May 17 – 20, 2008.  (Moon)

 

 

4.         Resolution approving travel for Councilman Bill Kling, to attend the Annual Alabama League of Municipalities Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, May 17 – 20, 2008.  (Moon)

 

 

5.         Resolution approving travel for Councilwoman Sandra Moon, to attend the Annual Alabama League of Municipalities Convention, Birmingham, Alabama, May 17 – 20, 2008.  (Moon)

 

 

11.       COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR.

 

12.       COMMUNICATIONS FROM COUNCIL MEMBERS.

           

            Councilman Showers

            Councilwoman Moon

            Councilman Kling

            Councilman Russell

            Councilman Watson

 

13.       UNFINISHED BUSINESS ITEMS FOR ACTION.

 

14.       NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR INTRODUCTION.

 

a.         Introduction of an Ordinance to amend Ordinance #05-775 eliminating the quarterly Safety Incentive Awards.  (Administration)

 

15.       NEW BUSINESS ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION OR ACTION.

 

a.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Cost Reimbursement Agreement for $8,045.00 with the North Alabama Traffic Safety Office for traffic enforcement duties.  (Police)

 

 

b.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to pay the sum of $47,693.95 to the Senior `            Center for the Handi Ride program pursuant to Ord. No 07-1065, adopted and `        approved on October 25, 2007.  (Parking & Public Transit)

 

 

c.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to execute Amendment #3 to the Support Services Agreement between the City of Huntsville and TomorrowNow, Inc.  (ITS)

 

 

d.         Resolution authorizing the acceptance of donation to Landscape Management, Operation Green Team, in the amount of $25.00 from Redstone Arsenal Officer’s Wives Garden Club for Joy McKee speaking to the club; and donation to Animal Services in the amount of $50.00 from W.E. Strong in memory of Francis Hinkley for care of animals.  (Finance)

 

 

e.         Ordinance to amend Budget Ordinance No. 07-899, by changing appropriated funding within various departments.  (Finance)

 

 

f.          Resolution authorizing monthly payments to Huntsville City Schools.  (Finance)

g.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into agreements with the low bidders meeting specifications as outlined in the attached Summary of Bids for Acceptance.  (Finance)

 

 

h.         Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to seek a forfeiture of the surety bond issued by RLI Surety Company.  (City Attorney)

 

 

i.          Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke AmSouth Bank subdivision improvements letter of credit no. 79318094 for Twickenham Village Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

j.          Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke AmSouth Bank subdivision improvements letter of credit no. 79318091 for Crest Park First Addition, Crest Park Second Addition, Cumberland Estates and The Highlands Subdivisions.  (City Attorney)

 

 

k.         Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke First American Bank subdivision improvements letter of credit no. 1695 for Woodmill Trace Phase II Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

l.          Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke Renasant Bank subdivision letter of credit no. 2971 for Sockwell Subdivision Phase II.  (City Attorney)

 

 

m.        Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke Compass Bank sidewalk letter of credit no. S247541A for Hampton Ridge Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

n.         Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke First American Bank subdivision sidewalk improvements letter of credit for Woodmill Trace Phase II Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

o.         Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke AmSouth Bank subdivision sidewalk letter of credit no. 79318092 for Twickenham Village Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

p.         Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke AmSouth bank sidewalk letter of credit no. 79318093 for Crest park First Addition, Crest Park Second Addition, Cumberland Estates and The Highlands Subdivisions.  (City Attorney)

 

 

q.         Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke Superior Bank sidewalk letter of credit No. 628 for Marina Park Subdivision, Phase I.  (City Attorney)

 

 

r.          Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke North Alabama Bank sidewalk letter of credit no. 354 for Belle Mor Lakes Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

s.         Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke SouthBank letter of credit no. 2003-142 for Chapman Cove Subdivision of the High Mountain Reserve Phase II.  (City Attorney)

 

 

t.          Resolution authorizing the Clerk Treasurer to invoke Compass Bank sidewalk letter of credit no. S27542A for Hampton Station Phase II Subdivision.  (City Attorney)

 

 

u.         Resolution authorizing the City Attorney to settle the Worker’s Compensation claim of Charlie V. Jefferson, Sr., Civil Action No. CV007-900678.  (City Attorney)

 

 

v.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a Real Estate Sales Contract between the City of Huntsville and Inspired Development, LLC, for 11.0 acres in Cummings Research Park West.  (City Attorney)

 

w.        Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with the low bidder, Shelby Contracting Co., Inc. for Explorer Boulevard & Pegasus Drive Improvements, Project No. 65-07-RD08.  (Engineering)

 

 

x.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Volkert & Associates, Inc. for Appraisal Review, Negotiation, and Relocation Services associated with the Widening and Realignment of Church Street, Phase II, Project No. STPHV-8450(600).  (Engineering)

 

 

y.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an agreement with Florence & Hutcheson, Inc. for Engineering Design Services for Whitesburg Drive/Brandon Street/Longwood Drive Intersection Improvements, Project No.  65-08-TI01.  (Engineering)

 

 

z.         Resolution authorizing the Mayor to modify the agreement with Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon, Inc.  for Engineering Design Services for U. S. Highway 72 Sanitary Sewer, Phase VI, Project No. 65-07-SS03, by Modification No. 2.  (Engineering)

 

 

aa.       Resolution authorizing the Mayor to modify the agreement with Johnson & Associates, Inc. for Meridian Street, Phase I,  by Modification No. 3, City Project No. 65-01-RD01 & State Project Nos. STPOA-8539(001) & STPHV-8539(600).  (Engineering)

 

 

bb.       Resolution authorizing the Mayor to amend the contract with Miller & Miller, Inc. for Hobbs Island Road Bridge, Project No. 65-06-BR04, by Change Order No. 2.  (Engineering)

 

 

cc.       Approval to advertise and fill position of Traffic Signal Technician I, Pay Grade 13, and to fill position at steps higher than minimum within the pay grade if necessary. (Traffic Engineering)

 

 

dd.       Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into a contract with the Huntsville Times for advertising.  (Administration)

 

 

ee.       Ordinance to amend Budget Ordinance No. 07-899, by changing the authorized personnel strength in the I.T.S. Department (I.T.S.)

 

16.       LEGAL DEPARTMENT ITEMS/TRANSACTIONS.

 

a.         Vacation of Easements

 

1.         Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a 10-foot utility and drainage easement running North and South along the East property line beginning at the South property line on Governors Drive to the North property line at I-565, and also a 10-foot utility and drainage easement running East and West along the North property line beginning at the East property line at 10th Street to the west property line at I-565 Right-of-way,  West Huntsville Land, Building and Manufacturing Association’s Addition, Plat Book 1, Page 39.  (3202 thru 3704 Governors Drive; West Huntsville Land Co.)

 

 

 

 

 

2.         Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a portion of an 18-foot utility and drainage easement, Lot 1, Block 3, Havenwood Estates Subdivision, Plat Book 12, Page 24.  (6316 Havenwood Drive; Adams)

 

 

3.         Ordinance authorizing the vacation of a portion of a 10-foot utility and drainage easement, Lot 7, Block 1, Bel Air Subdivision, Plat Book 1, Page 245.  (7216 Cadillac Drive; Seigler)

 

b.         Vacation of rights-of-way

 

 

c.         Deeds for acceptance

 

US HIGHWAY 72 WEST

SANITARY SEWER EXTENSION

CHRISTOPHER DRIVE

 

1.         Easement                                                       Bancorp South 

                                                                                    Accepted 9/25/07

 

 

2.         Easement                                                      Strong Family Properties, LLC

                                                                                    Madison Investment Properties, LLC

                                                                                    Accepted 9/6/07

 

 

d.         Routine bond satisfactions

 

 

e.         Liquor bond mortgages

 

 

17.       NON-ROSTER COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE PUBLIC.

 

 

18.       ADJOURN.