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Book 40, Pg. –11Minutes of the Alabaster City Council Meeting Alabaster, Alabama September 6, 2011 A regular meeting of the Alabaster City Council was held in the Municipal Annex on Tuesday, September 6, 2011, at 7:00 P.M., and there were present at said meeting Councilpersons: Present: Sophie Martin, Bob Hicks, Adam Moseley, Rick Walters, Scott Brakefield, Tommy Ryals and Jim McClain. Absent: None. MEETING OPENING The meeting was opened with prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Council Member Moseley made a motion to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2011 meeting as read. Council Member Hicks seconded the motion. Voting – Ayes: Sophie Martin, Bob Hicks, Adam Moseley, Rick Walters, Scott Brakefield, Tommy Ryals and Jim McClain. Nays: None. Motion carried. Council Member Walters made a motion to approve the agenda for tonight’s meeting as presented. Council Member Martin seconded the motion. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. MAYORS COMMENTS Mayor Frings proclaimed the week of September 17 through 23 as “Constitution Week” in the City and asked that our citizens reaffirm the ideals the Framers of the Constitution had in 1787. Mayor Frings proclaimed September 9, 2011 as “Greg Farrell Day” in the City of Alabaster in appreciation of his distinguished service and outstanding leadership with the Alabaster Fire and Rescue Service. The Mayor also announced a memorial ceremony will be held on Friday, September 9 at Veterans Park at 9 A.M. in recognition of the 10 th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 tragedy. COUNCIL COMMENTS Council Member Hicks read the Police Department report for the month of August. Council Member Walters, in lieu of a Library report, stated he has received a request from Nancy Hicks of the Library Board for the reappointment of Mark Harwood to the Board. Council Member Walters made a motion to reappoint Mr. Mark Harwood to the Library Board for a four year term beginning October 31, 2011 and ending on October 31, 2015. Council Member Ryals read the Building Safety report for the month of August. RESOLUTION NO. 090611 RESOLUTION REGARDING WAIVING BUSINESS LICENSE FEES FOR THE ONE DAY EVENT OF “BARK IN THE PARK”, OCTOBER 1, 2011. 1.

Council Member Brakefield introduced Resolution No. 090611 waiving the business license fees for the one day event of “Bark in the Park”. Said event is to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Veterans Park.


ALABASTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES, 09/06/11, Book 40, Page –12After brief discussion, Council Member Brakefield made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611 with Council Member Ryals seconding. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. RESOLUTION NO. 090611-A 2. RESOLUTION REGARDING WAIVING BUSINESS LICENSE FEES FOR ONE DAY EVENT OF “FALL FEST”, OCTOBER 29, 2011. Council Member Brakefield introduced Resolution No. 090611-A waiving the business license fees for the one day event of “Fall Fest”. Said event is to be held on Saturday, October 29, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Buck Creek Trail. After brief discussion, Council Member Brakefield made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611-A with Council Member Walters seconding. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. RESOLUTION NO. 090611-B 3. A RESOLUTION REGARDING EMPLOYEE HOLIDAYS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012. Council Member Martin introduced Resolution No. 090611-B indicating the holidays to be observed by city employees for the 2012 fiscal year. Council Member Martin made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611-B as introduced with Council Member Hicks seconding. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. RESOLUTION NO. 090611-C 4. A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR TO ENTER INTO RENEWAL CONTRACT WITH U. S. TEKS FOR COMPUTER SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE. Council Member Hicks introduced Resolution No. 090611-C which amends and renews the professional customized service for Managed IT Services as shown in the attached renewal contract. See Exhibit “A” between the City of Alabaster, Alabama and U. S. TEKS, LLC. Council Member Hicks made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611-C as introduced with Council Member Brakefield seconding. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. RESOLUTION NO. 090611-D 5. A PUBLIC HEARING ON A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION TAXABLE WARRANTS, NOT TO EXCEED $6,600,000, REFUNDING PREVIOUS ISSUANCE. Council Member Moseley introduced Resolution No. 090611-D authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation taxable and non-taxable warrants, not to exceed $6,600,000, for the purpose of refunding previous issuance. Council President McClain opened the public hearing up to the floor for those wishing to speak either for or against said resolution. No one spoke against or in favor of said resolution. Council Member Moseley made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611-D authorizing the issuance and sale of general obligation taxable warrants, Series 2011-A in an amount not to exceed $1,350,000 and general obligation warrants, Series 2011-B in an amount not to exceed $5,250,000 and authorizing the execution and delivery of a purchase contract with the underwriter for the Series 2011 Warrants (see Exhibit “A” attached). Council Member Walters seconded. Voting – Ayes: Sophie Martin, Bob Hicks, Adam Moseley, Rick Walters, Scott Brakefield, Tommy Ryals and Jim McClain. Nays: None. Motion carried.


ALABASTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES, 09/06/11, Book 40, Page –136. A PUBLIC HEARING ON RECOMMENDATION FROM THE HOUSING ABATEMENT BOARD ON 332 PEBBLE LANE. Council received recommendation from the Housing Abatement Board that the building/structure at 332 Pebble Lane is unsafe to the extent of creating a public nuisance and should be demolished and site properly cleaned. An appeal to the Council was received requesting a continuance by Cimarron Mortgage Company through Shapiro & Pickett LLC. Council President McClain opened the public hearing up to the floor for those wishing to speak either for or against said recommendations from the Housing Abatement Board on 332 Pebble Lane. No one spoke against or in favor of said resolution. After a brief discussion, Council Member Walters made a motion to continue this item until Monday, October 17 with the following stipulations: 1) said building/structure is to be secured within seven (7) days of this meeting, 2) all repairs/improvements as listed in the plan or scope of work by the Engineers should be approved by the City of Alabaster Building Official and begun prior to the City Council meeting on October 17, and 3) infestation of raccoons and any other pests on premises should be treated immediately. Council Member Hicks seconded. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. 7. A PUBLIC HEARING ON RECOMMENDATION FROM THE HOUSING ABATEMENT BOARD ON 725 1ST STREET SOUTH. Council received recommendation from the Housing Abatement Board that the building/structure at 725 1st Street South (Parcel ID # 23 1 01 3 001 015.000) is unsafe to the extent of creating a public nuisance and should be demolished and site properly cleaned. An appeal to the Council was received by Clarence McDade requesting a public hearing to learn about the evidence that is being presented against said property. Council President McClain opened the public hearing up to the floor for those wishing to speak either for or against said recommendations from the Housing Abatement Board on said address. No one spoke against or in favor of said recommendations. After brief discussion and presentation of issues on this structure by Building Official Steve Sims, Council Member Martin made a motion to accept said recommendations from the Housing Abatement Board and declare said building/structure to be unsafe to the extent of creating a public nuisance and at the end of the 30 day appeal period shall be demolished and site properly cleaned. Also, any costs associated with the abatement borne by the City of Alabaster shall be attached as a lien and collected pursuant to the fullest extent of the law. Council Member Ryals seconded. Voting – Ayes: Sophie Martin, Bob Hicks, Adam Moseley, Rick Walters, Scott Brakefield, Tommy Ryals and Jim McClain. Nays: None. Motion carried. 8. SET A PUBLIC HEARING ON A RE-ZONING REQUEST BY ALABASTER PLANNING AND ZONING OF 66 +/- ACRES FROM R-7 AND R-4 TO R-2 IN GRANDE VIEW ESTATES OFF BUTLER ROAD. Council Member Ryals made a motion to set said public hearing on Monday, October 17, 2011 to consider a re-zoning request by Alabaster Planning and Zoning of 66 +/acres from R-7 and R-4 to R-2 in Grande View Estates off Butler Road. Council Member Walters seconded. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried. 9. SET A PUBLIC HEARING ON A RE-ZONING REQUEST BY ALABASTER PLANNING AND ZONING OF 72 +/- ACRES FROM R-4 AND R-2 TO R-2 IN GRANDE VIEW ESTATES OFF BUTLER ROAD. Council Member Ryals made a motion to set said public hearing on Monday, October 17, 2011 to consider a re-zoning request by Alabaster Planning and Zoning of 72 +/acres from R-4 and R-2 to R-2 in Grande View Estates off Butler Road. Council Member Moseley seconded. Voting – Ayes: All Ayes. Nays: None. Motion carried.


ALABASTER CITY COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES, 09/06/11, Book 40, Page –14RESOLUTION NO. 090611-F 10. A RESOLUTION REGARDING ACCRUAL OF SICK DAYS USED TOWARD RETIREMENT. Council Member Moseley introduced Resolution No. 090611-F amending Resolution No. 051895, regarding the assignment of accrued sick days towards city employee retirement credit within the Employees Retirement System of Alabama. After brief discussion, Council Member Moseley made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611-F amending the maximum amount allowed by law, not to exceed 300 8hr days as accrued pursuant to Alabaster Civil Service Law in lieu of 180 days. Council Member Brakefield seconded. This would reward long-term employees that have accrued sick days over their years of service rather than using them up as they are earned. Voting – Ayes: Sophie Martin, Bob Hicks, Adam Moseley, Rick Walters, Scott Brakefield, Tommy Ryals and Jim McClain. Nays: None. Motion carried. RESOLUTION NO. 090611-E 11.

A RESOLUTION ON ADMINISTRATIVE EMPLOYEES SALARY/BENEFITS.

Council Member Hicks introduced Resolution No. 090611-E regarding job description and benefits for the positions of City Administrator and Mayor’s Executive Assistant for the City of Alabaster. Council Member Hicks made a motion to approve Resolution No. 090611-E which formalizes the non-classified position of City Administrator with a pay range of $80,000 to $110,000, and the non-classified position of Mayor’s Executive Assistant with a pay range of $32,500 to $47,500, as referenced in the job descriptions kept on file in the personnel office. Any incumbents will be integrated into the pay scale based on their years of service. Council Member Brakefield seconded. Voting – Ayes: Sophie Martin, Bob Hicks, Adam Moseley, Rick Walters, Scott Brakefield, Tommy Ryals and Jim McClain. Nays: None. Motion carried.

Council President McClain announced that the regularly scheduled monthly Finance Committee Meeting would be moved up a few minutes to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 due to the Council Work Session scheduled for 6:00 p.m. that evening. After brief council and audience comments, Council Member Walters made a motion to adjourn with Council Member Brakefield seconding. All were in favor and said meeting was adjourned at 8:19 P.M.

_________________________________ Marsha Massey City Clerk/Treasurer

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