Birmingham City Council meeting highlights: Oct. 9, 2018

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During the Birmingham City Council Meeting on October 9, 2018, the City Council voted on the following items:

1. An Ordinance “TO FURTHER AMEND THE Neighborhood Revitalization FUND BUDGET” for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019, by transferring $916,540.50 from Neighborhood Revitalization Projects, Undesignated and appropriating $916,540.50 to Brush Trucks for Public Works for the purchase of six (6) trucks.

Was this item approved? Yes

What does this mean? The Council approved an item appropriating $916,540 for the purchase of six new brush trucks. Because of the current fleet that has fallen into disrepair, the Public Works Department has had to push back brush pick up from every two weeks to three weeks.

Next Steps: For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

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2. A Resolution appointing one (1) member to the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board said term expiring October 8, 2022.

Was this item approved? Yes

What does this mean? The Birmingham City Council appointed Carly Miller as a new member of the Birmingham Parks and Recreation Board, replacing Bernard Kincaid’s expired term. Miller received five votes necessary to appoint her to the board. The term will expire on October 8, 2022. Miller is a local attorney who has represented clients on issues involving healthcare, insurance and has experience litigating civil rights violations. Miller will be welcomed at tomorrow’s special called Park Board Meeting at 9 am Wednesday October 10th. The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board is responsible for operating all City of Birmingham parks. A five-member board is appointed by the Birmingham City Council. The Board holds more than 100 pieces of property, encompassing more than 2,000 acres. Included among the park amenities are recreation centers, golf courses, tennis courts, swimming pools, walking tracks, lakes, athletic fields and picnic pavilions, just to name a few.

It is the mission of the Birmingham Park and Recreation Board to offer quality leisure service programs and open park space reflective of the changing community in a clean, courteous, efficient and safe environment.

Next Steps: For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294

3. A Resolution encouraging citizens of the City to attend the 2nd public meeting regarding the future of Carraway Hospital Campus on Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the BJCC Forum Building, Room J

Was this item approved? Yes

What does this mean? The Birmingham City Council supports the efforts to redevelop the former Carraway Hospital Campus in Norwood. On September 11th, Corporate Reality, who is purchasing the property from
the Lovelady Center, held the first public meeting to get input from residents about what types of amenities and facilities they’d like to see in the space. On Thursday, October 11th, Corporate Reality will present a new plan for the property, based on that input from the public. They hope to have all plans and necessary permits approved by the City Council by the end of 2018.

Next Steps: For more information, please contact the Office of the City Council at 205.254.2294. 

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Meeting highlights provided by the Birmingham City Council Public Information office.

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