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Like to see everyone and Matthew will not. 00:00:00
He's back from Africa, but he will not be here today. 00:00:03
You'll be here tonight and he won't be in committee meetings. 00:00:06
He says he's bringing gifts to us tonight from Ghana. 00:00:11
So look forward. 00:00:15
So we're getting giving some presents. 00:00:18
And. 00:00:21
Ohh mercy. 00:00:25
So. 00:00:27
Is there a motion We approve the Minutes, so moved second. 00:00:29
Motion second. All in favor. Say aye. Aye. Minutes approved. Alright. Is it Zach? 00:00:32
OK. 00:00:38
Alright, thank you guys. So we have two. 00:00:43
Bars and gas or we have two bars Taverns that were. 00:00:46
Coming to you guys last week. 00:00:50
That are back on y'all's agenda, Y'all tabled them for one week. 00:00:51
Nothing has changed with those, that is crew. 00:00:55
And then grandstand. 00:00:58
Do you want me to go through that PowerPoint again to just kind of refresh your memory on on what they're OK, you don't mind? 00:01:01
Yeah, yeah, me too. 00:01:09
So this one is Grandstand. This is the old Will Haggen's location. 00:01:11
As you can see. 00:01:16
The. 00:01:18
Occupancy currently is 375. 00:01:20
Their hours of operation 11 to 10:30 on Sunday and then 2:00 to 2:00 on Monday through Saturday and then Friday. 00:01:23
2:00 to 3:00. 00:01:31
They are. 00:01:33
This is kind of just their lighting and security plan. 00:01:36
They currently are operating as a restaurant with an attached bar. They want to go to strictly a bar Tavern. 00:01:40
And that's that's really all I've got on that one. They they haven't changed anything with their application. 00:01:48
We did speak with chief. There was some discussion with the owner of the OR with the tenant. 00:01:55
Owner of grandstand. 00:02:02
About the possibility of reducing their occupancy to 200. 00:02:04
And we spoke with Chief and he can kind of speak more on that if you had any specific questions about that. 00:02:08
OK. 00:02:13
But OK, yeah. Just stay. Yeah. Yeah. 00:02:15
Welcome back. Hey, thank you, Council. 00:02:18
Umm. 00:02:20
Like we've stated before, the Police Department is against. 00:02:22
Anymore bars in that area? 00:02:25
We feel like there is a deaf bars and it creates a more public safety hazard to add additional. 00:02:27
Bars in that area, the occupancy is 375. 00:02:32
We consider that a mega bar. 00:02:36
And we are totally against it. 00:02:38
I'll answer any questions you have. 00:02:40
It's been discussed back and forth about a 200 occupancy. 00:02:43
But after reconsidering everything, we feel like there are enough bars. We have stretched our people enough. 00:02:46
And we can't do anymore. 00:02:51
So we are requesting that you deny this based on we have enough bars in that area already. 00:02:54
What's that all is there? 00:03:00
Yes, Sir. 00:03:02
So. 00:03:04
Zach or Mommy? Currently what? 00:03:04
What do we have? So yes, so this is a restaurant with an attached bar. 00:03:07
So they are. Their food is open at all hours that they're open. 00:03:13
So their their kitchen is currently open until they close, but they haven't been open. 00:03:18
I believe they've, they've been open, yeah, operating as a, I mean the owners here, he wants to speak more on that but. 00:03:22
They're not required to be open, yeah. 00:03:30
4:00 o'clock. 00:03:35
They did previously come to get a gastropub approval that was denied. 00:03:37
And then they came. They submitted an application for the 200. 00:03:43
Occupancy limit for a gastropub that they then withdrew. They didn't go forward with that one. 00:03:47
And now they're coming back. 00:03:53
To operate as a bar. 00:03:55
Our understanding is that. 00:03:56
They want to kind of close the kitchen piece down. 00:03:58
And not, not do that piece anymore, Raj, what hours are you right now? 00:04:01
Sports. 00:04:05
OK. 00:04:09
They currently operate as a restaurant. 00:04:13
And the bar restaurant with an attached bar. So think like Chili's or De Palmas. 00:04:16
That's 375 total occupancy. So if the and what they want to do now. 00:04:24
Is drop their food service. 00:04:29
Become only a bar, correct? But still. And it would still retain the 375 capacity. Their application is 375. They've opened up the 00:04:32
door to possibly 200 that conversation. 00:04:38
However. 00:04:45
Meeting with chief, he wasn't. 00:04:46
Quite open to that. 00:04:47
So it would be up to you guys. 00:04:49
If you did want to approve that, to. 00:04:51
Do that on the condition that it's. 00:04:53
A reduced occupancy like all did for Rhythm and Brews. 00:04:55
Or the 375 Or denial together. 00:04:59
Those are County's three options, I guess at this point. 00:05:03
Zach right now is at 375, that's right. 00:05:06
But as a restaurant, they're not going to happen. 00:05:12
But as a restaurant, I don't. I might imagine they'd ever have $0.03. 00:05:15
I don't know if they're hitting that. You can go in there, that's alright, yeah. 00:05:19
Yeah, just like you can go to Olive Garden and just get a drink. 00:05:23
It's that similar concept that's kind of how the different the differentiation. 00:05:27
Between restaurant with attached bar versus just a bar obviously and then. 00:05:31
A gastropub. 00:05:35
You can close your kitchen at a certain point. 00:05:37
To where it's basically just a bar from that point on. They don't want gas, they just want to close the kitchen altogether, That's 00:05:39
right. 00:05:43
And. 00:05:50
Yeah, we are discussing some of this stuff in public safety if we wanted to discuss. 00:05:51
These further there. 00:05:56
That might be an option today. 00:05:57
Today, yes, Sir. 00:05:59
It's a special called public safety. Ohh yeah, that's right. I moved it up. 00:06:02
Did we move it up from the 27th? Yes, today. Additional questions in the public, OK. 00:06:07
If anybody has any other questions, just. 00:06:13
Make sure you're at the 4:00 o'clock. 00:06:15
Special call meeting. 00:06:17
Public safety. 00:06:19
Is that all you have? No. We've got Crew Lounge, which is that hookah bar that down 69 S that was also tabled last week. 00:06:20
Um. 00:06:29
So that that location will Luci's. 00:06:30
Restaurant this is their. 00:06:33
Kind of layout of their location. 00:06:36
They will be, as you can see, that little bullet down at the bottom. They'll offer food and hookah, but they are limiting their 00:06:39
patrons to 21 and up. That's why they're getting their Bar Tavern license rather than a restaurant retail. 00:06:45
6 to 8 occupants. 00:06:52
Is what they previously were at that location and or the previous tenants were and it's not going to change. 00:06:54
Sunday 12:00 to 2:00 AM. 00:07:00
Monday through Saturday, 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM. 00:07:02
And they stated that they will be serving food during. 00:07:05
All of those hours. 00:07:08
They have their safety plan that we kind of discussed last week as well and. 00:07:11
Nothing again has changed from this application. 00:07:16
To last week. 00:07:19
Or from last week to this week. 00:07:22
Would you like me to speak on this or any public safety or now? 00:07:24
It's up to you. 00:07:28
Yes, fine. You PD is completely against this one as well. We have no issues down 69 S right now. 00:07:30
You know. 00:07:38
As far as bars and all that kind of stuff, adding this, you know, we've already got our current hookah lounge, you know, in the 00:07:40
city of Tuscaloosa. They're clearly going to be a bar, their hours or 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM. 00:07:45
Those aren't restaurant hours. Those are bar hours. 00:07:50
What if with that size parking lot? 00:07:53
And there what we foresee is a lot of partying in that parking lot. 00:07:56
And then officers are gonna have to respond to that. We strongly feel like we are spread as thin as we can get. 00:08:00
And that there are enough bars in Tuscaloosa if we keep adding bars, and I can't stress this enough, and that we are not going to 00:08:06
be able to patrol your neighborhoods. 00:08:11
Any of your neighborhoods, if we're respondents in four or five and six units. 00:08:16
To bars when there's a fight or there's shots fired or something like that. 00:08:20
You know, but we we are completely against this establishment. 00:08:25
It's. 00:08:29
Nothing about the owners, it's just. 00:08:30
We we can't keep adding bars in the city. 00:08:32
We've got to do something else. 00:08:35
And where we feel like we're our capacity of what we can actually handle. 00:08:37
So. 00:08:41
I will say this and and thank you for that. I I spoke Rick Mayer. 00:08:42
As the owner of the. 00:08:47
Whole shopping center and. 00:08:49
He said that he's got in their contract that has to be 68% food. 00:08:51
And he and he told them, and it's written in there that if they violate that, they're out. 00:08:56
And know if Sandra butts about it and because. 00:09:01
Because he's not going to have that. 00:09:05
Element. That's. 00:09:07
That's going to be over 68%. 00:09:09
Alcohol. I can't tell you that. Bottom. I don't know who they talked to about that. There will be no police officer allowed to 00:09:12
work for them. They're a bar. Tuscaloosa police officers cannot work at a bar. So that would be that. I know, you know, you also 00:09:17
have a small occupancy of 68. 00:09:22
We are dealing with other. 00:09:27
Bars and hookah lounges right now that have small occupancies that we're having to clear out every single night and it's taken 00:09:28
away from any patrol time and all of Y'all's districts because you know, we're the ones that get called at 2:00 and 3:00 o'clock 00:09:33
in the morning to deal with that and the problems they create. 00:09:37
Have we had any other issues? 00:09:43
When this was a bar at that location, yes, it was before my time as far as this. But Chief Clark said we, when we did have that, 00:09:45
we did have shots fired in those parking lots a lot. And that's the thing. When you have a bar, it's not that big of a parking 00:09:49
lot, whether they're 68 people inside, there may be 200 people outside. 00:09:54
Because a lot of people are just gonna conjugate when we close down. 00:09:59
At 2:00 O'clock in the city of Tuscaloosa, all these people go from one parking lot to a gas station to another gas station. We 00:10:03
are literally chasing them around. 00:10:07
For. 00:10:12
An hour and a half. 00:10:12
When that happens, now if we open up another location. 00:10:14
That's popular. People are going to gather. 00:10:17
And that's what we're gonna be facing is right now 69 S takes us a little bit to get to. We don't have any issues. We dealt with 00:10:19
this on a different scale on McFarland. 00:10:23
For a while we had Archibalds up there, you know, took officers a little bit to get there, but it also took them out of your 00:10:27
neighborhoods. You know, that one got shut down eventually. 00:10:32
And I think if we just keep adding these. 00:10:36
You're gonna run out of officers. 00:10:39
To respond to your domestics. To respond to people breaking into cars. 00:10:40
I know y'all call and text me daily about hey can y'all do my neighborhood there's this going, this going. 00:10:44
If we keep adding bars, that's not going to happen because the officers are not going to have any spare time. 00:10:49
To go and do those type of things because those are the hours that people are breaking into cars. 00:10:54
Those are hours that we're getting out with suspicious people. 00:10:58
And that's The thing is, I understand people want to make business and they want to make money. 00:11:01
But. 00:11:05
If these keep getting approved, their money and their business is going to be able to well-being of the rest of the citizens of 00:11:06
Tuscaloosa, because I can't stand up here and say that we're going to have enough officers. 00:11:10
To go through these neighborhoods when I know they're gonna be at these bars. 00:11:15
So thank you for your time. 00:11:19
Changed significantly in the last 24 months. We still have 32 vacancies with 15 in trading. We are we are hanging on right now. 00:11:22
We're, we're, we're stable or not stable. World level changed significantly in the last 24 months. Well we did drop initially 00:11:31
about two years ago, right during the summer of 2020. 00:11:37
We dropped down and we've lost a couple of steady since you've done the pay increases. 00:11:44
Officer level. We'll lose some, we'll get some, we'll lose some, we'll get some. Sort of stay steady since the pay raises has come 00:11:48
in. 00:11:51
Now, like I said, everybody's waiting on RSA. 00:11:54
But but it's it stayed steady the last year or two generally level for about 32 vacancies. Yes Sir. It stays around that number. 00:11:57
We may get up, but we'll go right back down. 00:12:02
So what's the variable? What is changing? Is it that we are adding more bars? Is it that the behavior in the existing bar is 00:12:09
different? What's? 00:12:13
What's that variable that's changed, the outside element that's now coming to Tuscaloosa? I've been here for 18 years. Typically 00:12:18
for those first I would say 15, we dealt with Tuscaloosa residents. 00:12:23
And. 00:12:29
Basically, Tuscaloosa patrons were visiting the bars. We've always chased people around bars. I don't want to act like we haven't. 00:12:30
But now we're getting crowds in from Bessemer, Birmingham, Greene County, Selma. 00:12:35
It's become Tuscaloosa has become a a popular place, but the problem is it's becoming popular for the wrong reasons. At these 00:12:39
locations, people are coming in to have a good time and discharge their firearm and parking lots. It's not the Tuscaloosa 00:12:44
residents that we deal with so much. It's you know. 00:12:50
Clubs becoming more popular and people coming in for that entertainment. 00:12:55
While that's successful, which you're also dealing with. 00:12:59
Is you're bringing more people in that have they don't care about the city of Tuscaloosa, they care about partying and go home. 00:13:01
You know my thing is if if we have less bars, hey maybe they go to Birmingham to cause problems. So I don't we don't need to deal 00:13:07
with this now we'll do it in public but that question then will be. 00:13:13
Are there other variables like closing time? 00:13:19
That legislatively that we can do to to. 00:13:23
Provide relief to that? Yes, Sir. I'll be happy to discuss that. Public safety. I just want to make sure I address this, Chairman. 00:13:27
Yes, Sir. 00:13:30
To be very strong in its opposition. 00:13:36
Because. 00:13:39
In the day-to-day. 00:13:40
That said, the last few meetings very concerned about our ability to effectively respond within the city. 00:13:43
The two applications you have before you. 00:13:50
Need to proceed on. 00:13:53
And be voted up or down based off the merits and based off the concerns PDF as well. 00:13:55
But I am very pleased that the council wants to engage in the discussion of a bars Tavern gastropub More for it. 00:14:01
Yeah. 00:14:10
These applications, though, need to be judged. 00:14:10
Marriott. 00:14:14
And certainly we believe the merits. 00:14:15
I don't know anything with the businesses themselves. 00:14:18
But I do think it puts an additional burden on my already stretched thin. 00:14:21
Police Department. 00:14:26
And. 00:14:28
We are about to come up into probably the busiest fall in the city's history. 00:14:29
And that that. 00:14:36
Worries me even more as I look over the horizon. So. 00:14:37
I would ask that the Council keep that in mind and we're very. 00:14:41
Very pleased you wanna have a discussion and that's how it's made. 00:14:46
This afternoon, because I think it's. 00:14:50
Appropriate. 00:14:51
We're thankful that you want to do so. 00:14:53
There's a lot of these issues I think we need to continue to discuss and work through. 00:14:55
Hopefully found solutions for men and women in the police. 00:14:59
Good. 00:15:04
We will do just that. 00:15:06
We got one more item for you guys, OK? 00:15:07
So this is a planned unit development for N Village. 00:15:10
Which will be. 00:15:15
131 single family residential lots, 24 townhouse lots. 00:15:16
Two commercial lots and nine open space lots on approximately 80.5 acres. 00:15:22
And this is just South of. 00:15:26
I keep forgetting. I want to say Crimson Village, but. 00:15:29
I know, I know what you said. Yeah, you know what I'm saying. The assisted living facility, just what, just east of North Ridge 00:15:32
Rd. 00:15:36
Close to the corner of Old Colony Rd. And North Ridge Rd. 00:15:40
Currently vacant. Currently in the PJ, so in the planning jurisdiction, not in city limits. 00:15:44
You can see that. 00:15:50
Aerial. 00:15:52
Subject property. 00:15:53
The adjacent property so that intersection right there will. 00:15:55
They're proposing to put a light at that intersection and that's exactly where the cross the crossing will be. 00:16:00
Into this development as well. 00:16:05
So. 00:16:08
Again, two. Could you back up? Yes, Sir. 00:16:09
Cross. 00:16:15
Where is the cross? 00:16:16
The crossings at North River. 00:16:18
So. 00:16:25
This is looking across the street. 00:16:26
From where the development will be looking across? Yes Sir, that's the requirement. Yes, Sir. 00:16:28
And so that intersection you'll be able to drive straight through with the light into their new. So this property is going. 00:16:34
Right here, correct? 00:16:42
And those two bridges running underneath the road or down there? 00:16:44
Cortana. 00:16:48
They're not gonna back up. 00:16:51
Morning traffic dropped off back. 00:16:52
Watermelon and rice. 00:16:54
Um, I don't think engineering is in here, but that is a good question. They they did provide a traffic study. 00:16:58
And a signal there was. 00:17:05
What? 00:17:07
OCD kind of design where they come out. 00:17:08
Where the. 00:17:12
There's going to be, I'll show you here. So there's. 00:17:14
To exit and entrance points actually. 00:17:16
2 exit points, I believe that. 00:17:19
That will be a ride out only so you can't go left I I think on that far eastern side. 00:17:22
And then the signalized intersection will be. 00:17:27
On the left of your screen there. 00:17:31
But that is a good question. 00:17:34
Double check. 00:17:35
The right, the right out has never stopped any. 00:17:38
They're gonna have a bar. 00:17:42
That was my question. I want to welcome to the mayor, and I went to speak to Capstone Village. First thing they asked us about 00:17:43
their alcohol. 00:17:48
They wanted more, but I like the hours. That's closed at 4:00. 00:17:54
Right there. That's the first thing they asked. They were excited. They got big applause. 00:17:58
Well, just. 00:18:07
Yeah. 00:18:08
Somebody from engineering and somebody that lives right over there, yeah. 00:18:10
Definitely the traffic patterns. 00:18:14
Yes, Sir. I'm sure they embedded it. 00:18:18
So just looking at this screen here on the eastern side, there are the townhome lots. 00:18:22
So those smaller lots there, the rest is commercial. There's kind of like a green kind of pathway. 00:18:30
Through the middle there you can see that's just going to be. 00:18:36
Like walking trails, essentially. 00:18:39
And then the pink area. 00:18:41
On the top is your commercial, your two commercial lots. 00:18:43
Um, so I just kind of zoomed in there for the commercial. 00:18:48
Lots and there they are building an 8 foot shared use path along Old Colony. 00:18:51
That will go from. 00:18:58
That other entrance exit point all the way down to Northridge Rd. 00:18:59
Along Old Colony. 00:19:04
Are they required? They just have. 00:19:08
I think fire, yeah, they'll they'll be required to have two entrances, 2 separate entrances now with the updated fire CAD. 00:19:12
Which you know you can see here. 00:19:19
Um, there's really probably never gonna be a connection point on the eastern side because of the. 00:19:22
The issues there with the Floodway and then. 00:19:28
The Alabama Mental Health on the Western Side. 00:19:32
And some issues there. 00:19:36
Um. 00:19:38
This is the proposed crosswalk. 00:19:41
At Northridge Rd. So we talked about them extending past their actual property line all the way to Northridge Road and providing 00:19:43
that. 00:19:47
Crosswalk ramp. 00:19:52
To tie into the existing sidewalk. 00:19:54
Do they want to build that or do they want us? They're gonna build it. 00:19:56
As part of this proposal. 00:20:00
And then this is just some town closer to the townhomes, the detail of the parking, they are going to have some guest parking as 00:20:04
well as. 00:20:07
Specific. 00:20:10
Parking for each town home. 00:20:11
In this area. 00:20:14
And then some examples of the single family dwellings. 00:20:16
And then the townhomes. 00:20:20
And the commercial space? 00:20:24
This is identified as Suburban residential as well as limited commercial as you can see here. 00:20:28
It conforms to both for framework. 00:20:34
And it was unanimously recommended for approval in May. How many acres is that? 00:20:38
80 point 580.5 Yes Sir. 00:20:43
Big. 00:20:47
Any questions for Zach? 00:20:48
OK. Thank you, Sir. Thanks. 00:20:52
Tony. 00:20:54
Of course. 00:20:56
Mr. Meals. 00:21:01
All right. Good afternoon, Councillor, Mayor, Just touching back bases, We discussed part of them before These two were tabled for 00:21:04
last week. 00:21:07
The first one I have is Black Warrior Burgers LLC Grandstand. 00:21:11
Applying for a lounge Retail Class 1 located at 2209 4th St. 00:21:15
In the old Will Haggins. 00:21:20
And. 00:21:21
The second application that I have is for racked up PLC. 00:21:23
DBA Crew lounge going at 6571 Hwy. 69 S. 00:21:28
Sweet 80 applying for a Lounge Retail Liquor Class 1 license. 00:21:31
OK. 00:21:40
OK. 00:21:40
Any questions, Mr. Mills? 00:21:42
You gonna be a public safety today? Yes, Sir. Thank you. Alright. 00:21:44
Thank you, Sir. 00:21:48
Mayor Maddox. 00:21:49
Real quick. 00:21:50
We have our first town hall meeting coming up this Saturday at 7:30. I'll be. 00:21:51
Mr. Bell is graciously allowing me to join his Saturday morning coffee group that he has out there, so we'll be there from 7:30. 00:21:56
Last time we, we had a pretty large group. Yeah, we had. 00:22:07
Yeah, I usually have one or two at the most, and we have does. 00:22:10
But actually had two people show up this Saturday, they were so excited they got their wake early. They can't. They can't wait. 00:22:14
But it really enjoyed it for those. I know that all of you know this, but they're they're design has come and go. 00:22:22
It's to give people an opportunity to drop in. They've got a question on their mind. 00:22:28
And we try to do our best not only to hear that, but solve the problems. And I know last year we were able to. 00:22:32
As you saw in the e-mail chain, solve a lot of the problems that people came in and discussed with us. So look forward to it. 00:22:39
We're trying to do different times, different days, but just because we're in one district doesn't mean if you're in from North 00:22:44
Tuscaloosa or West Tuscaloosa. 00:22:49
If you're in the area or want to come, come over to Jack so. 00:22:54
Certainly don't let any little let geography of behind you from not coming so. 00:22:57
Look forward to it. I also want to quickly change gears and say. 00:23:02
Thank you to our. 00:23:07
Arts and entertainment staff. The last two live at the pauses, although we don't really keep official numbers. 00:23:09
Have probably been the. 00:23:15
The the two largest we we have ever seen. 00:23:17
So the community is really coming out to live at the Plaza, OK And her team have just done a fantastic job organizing. Richard and 00:23:20
his team have done a great job promoting. 00:23:25
And I'm really proud of that. Somewhere Matt Calderon's probably smiling. That was his idea and it has turned into something 00:23:29
special and we're really proud of the council support of it. 00:23:35
This is a great community event so. 00:23:41
We have a town hall meeting coming up on the 30th there. 00:23:43
Would be a good chance to, if you'd like, come on out and. 00:23:47
And just see exactly what your team is doing. 00:23:49
They'll make you proud. 00:23:52
We may. 00:23:53
I may. 00:23:55
After meeting this summer, yesterday I got. 00:23:56
There. I think it's a positive thing, but. 00:24:00
Friday. 00:24:03
I got some text from people who were planning to go and they asked could we have? 00:24:04
Some extra PORTA potties or something out there? 00:24:09
And because. 00:24:12
The crowds are so huge. 00:24:14
And. 00:24:16
Especially, you know, there's only one. 00:24:17
I guess bathroom. 00:24:19
So. 00:24:21
Summer, we we talked yesterday and. 00:24:21
And. 00:24:24
They mentioned about the possibility of. 00:24:25
That was it. 00:24:28
The trailers. 00:24:30
Like the trailers like you because there's the crowds grow and things like that, you know? 00:24:32
It's a. 00:24:38
And maybe something we can. 00:24:39
Added her budget. 00:24:41
We're even going to be looking at streets and having maybe even potentially. 00:24:42
I know somewhere Chief Blankly wants to throw something at me, even look at maybe up to block off the streets because we're having 00:24:47
so many young people, young kids running, you know, we don't want them running out into the. 00:24:52
These are good problems for they are, I mean that is as a community, but really proud. It's a great cross section of Tuscaloosa 00:24:58
and so please, you know, come on out. But I want to thank our team, Richard and Kay and the whole group. 00:25:04
Construction facilities and grounds everyone that touches it. 00:25:11
Does such a fantastic job takes such great ownership. 00:25:15
Mayor, I would echo that those. 00:25:18
To to your staff involved. 00:25:20
To Mr. Calderone. 00:25:22
We should feel proud of it that that thing grew legs. 00:25:24
And stuck. 00:25:27
It is. 00:25:29
It is good claim. 00:25:31
Family fun. It is a. 00:25:33
A good clean environment to be in and it's a lot of fun to. 00:25:35
Everybody did a great job on that. 00:25:40
OK. 00:25:44
That it? Yes, Sir. OK. Any department heads, any staff that have anything they'd like to? 00:25:45
Burning at this time, OK. 00:25:52
Mr. Holmes. 00:25:55
Good afternoon, Council. We are, I guess, over my typical place right here at the very bottom of Page 2. 00:26:01
We're on page 21. You'll be approving job class specifications for Arts and entertainment. This came from admin committee last 00:26:08
week. 00:26:11
On page 22, you'll be reimbursing the local chapter of the N Double ACP for city fees, city fees related to the annual Juneteenth 00:26:16
parade. This comes to you from the Mayor. 00:26:21
On page 23, you'll be authorizing A cooperative maintenance agreement between the Alabama Department of Transportation regarding 00:26:26
portions of McFarland Blvd. And Skyland Blvd. And Hwy. 69. This comes from projects last week. 00:26:32
On page 24. 00:26:39
You'll be authorizing a maintenance agreement with al dot regarding cooperative maintenance agreement for city improvements made 00:26:41
within al dot right of way under the Hugh Thomas Bridge. This is for the River District Park, Martin Luther King, Jack Warner Pkwy 00:26:46
improvements and came from projects last week. 00:26:51
On page 25, you'll be authorizing the contract with TTL for professional environmental assessment services. This is a total not to 00:26:56
exceed. 00:27:00
$40,000 and came to you in projects last week. 00:27:04
On page 26, you'll be authorizing a services contract with STC Worldwide. That's a total of $1475 and again came to projects last 00:27:07
week. 00:27:13
On page 27, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract with Building Specialties Company. It's a total of $1270 and again 00:27:19
came the projects last week. 00:27:24
On. 00:27:31
Page 28 you'll be authorizing a Matter of Public Works contract with Freeman Sheet Metal. That is a total of $3700 and was on 00:27:32
projects last week. 00:27:36
On page 29, you'll be authorizing Amendment #1 to a professional services contract with Garner and Associates for Engineering. 00:27:41
This is a total amount of $18,500 and was in projects last week. 00:27:49
On page 30, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract with Premier Services Company. This is a total amount to exceed 00:27:54
$9500. It is doubled up and will be on projects today. And I must say kudos to my fellow department heads with the holiday 00:28:01
schedule. I believe this is the only doubled up item which shows how they're working in advance, which makes I know. 00:28:09
My life and y'all's life a little easier. 00:28:17
On page 31, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract with J&L. Tree Service is a total of $5000 came from projects last 00:28:19
week. 00:28:24
On page 32, you'll be approving authorizing the purchase of equipment, Supplies, and Services. This is a total of. 00:28:29
21,600, Three $160.98 This comes from purchasing. 00:28:37
On page 33, you'll be authorizing disbursement from District 2. 00:28:43
Improvement funds for Back to School Drive, including hygiene packs. This is a total of $2681.20. 00:28:47
Came through finance last week. 00:28:55
On page 34, you'll be authorizing disbursement from District 2 improvement funds for the Stillman College Cheerleaders. This is a 00:28:58
total of $1000 and came from Finance last week. 00:29:03
On page 35, you'll be amending the resolution of May 17th, 2021 entitled Resolution Establishing Rules of Procedure for Conducting 00:29:09
City Council Meetings. This comes from Councillor Busby. 00:29:15
On page 36, you'll be authorizing the Mayor to execute an amended joint funding agreement with the University of Alabama for the 00:29:22
Northington Property Access Rd. Improvements Project Section One and two. This is a total not to exceed $135,000 and comes from 00:29:27
the mayor. 00:29:31
On page 37, you'll be appointing and reappointing members to various boards and commissions. 00:29:37
On page 38, you'll be amending section 20-54, subsection B of the Code of Tuscaloosa. This is reauthorizing. 00:29:44
A1 year extension to Invest, Invest Tuscaloosa. 00:29:52
On page 39, you'll be amending Exhibits A&B of section 19-42 and 19-68 of the Code of Tuscaloosa regarding job classifications for 00:29:56
art and entertainment. 00:30:02
And that came from admin last week. 00:30:07
Any questions for me? 00:30:10
Any questions for Scott? 00:30:11
Thank you. Thank you, Scott. 00:30:15
Projects 230 Finance 315 The Special Call Public Safety. 00:30:18
4:00 o'clock. That will be very important today, especially the 6:00 o'clock council meeting. 00:30:23
No. 00:30:29
Council committee meetings next week due to Juneteenth. 00:30:31
Holiday. 00:30:34
There will be a 5:00 o'clock meeting tomorrow. Historic preservation. 00:30:36
Commission. 00:30:40
Anybody else have anything to bring before? 00:30:41
Pre council. 00:30:44
This time. 00:30:46
No. 00:30:47
Their motion. 00:30:48
To adjourn. 00:30:49
So moved motion. Second adjourned. 00:30:50
Excuse me. All in favor. Say aye. Aye. Meeting adjourned. 00:30:52

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Like to see everyone and Matthew will not. 00:00:00
He's back from Africa, but he will not be here today. 00:00:03
You'll be here tonight and he won't be in committee meetings. 00:00:06
He says he's bringing gifts to us tonight from Ghana. 00:00:11
So look forward. 00:00:15
So we're getting giving some presents. 00:00:18
And. 00:00:21
Ohh mercy. 00:00:25
So. 00:00:27
Is there a motion We approve the Minutes, so moved second. 00:00:29
Motion second. All in favor. Say aye. Aye. Minutes approved. Alright. Is it Zach? 00:00:32
OK. 00:00:38
Alright, thank you guys. So we have two. 00:00:43
Bars and gas or we have two bars Taverns that were. 00:00:46
Coming to you guys last week. 00:00:50
That are back on y'all's agenda, Y'all tabled them for one week. 00:00:51
Nothing has changed with those, that is crew. 00:00:55
And then grandstand. 00:00:58
Do you want me to go through that PowerPoint again to just kind of refresh your memory on on what they're OK, you don't mind? 00:01:01
Yeah, yeah, me too. 00:01:09
So this one is Grandstand. This is the old Will Haggen's location. 00:01:11
As you can see. 00:01:16
The. 00:01:18
Occupancy currently is 375. 00:01:20
Their hours of operation 11 to 10:30 on Sunday and then 2:00 to 2:00 on Monday through Saturday and then Friday. 00:01:23
2:00 to 3:00. 00:01:31
They are. 00:01:33
This is kind of just their lighting and security plan. 00:01:36
They currently are operating as a restaurant with an attached bar. They want to go to strictly a bar Tavern. 00:01:40
And that's that's really all I've got on that one. They they haven't changed anything with their application. 00:01:48
We did speak with chief. There was some discussion with the owner of the OR with the tenant. 00:01:55
Owner of grandstand. 00:02:02
About the possibility of reducing their occupancy to 200. 00:02:04
And we spoke with Chief and he can kind of speak more on that if you had any specific questions about that. 00:02:08
OK. 00:02:13
But OK, yeah. Just stay. Yeah. Yeah. 00:02:15
Welcome back. Hey, thank you, Council. 00:02:18
Umm. 00:02:20
Like we've stated before, the Police Department is against. 00:02:22
Anymore bars in that area? 00:02:25
We feel like there is a deaf bars and it creates a more public safety hazard to add additional. 00:02:27
Bars in that area, the occupancy is 375. 00:02:32
We consider that a mega bar. 00:02:36
And we are totally against it. 00:02:38
I'll answer any questions you have. 00:02:40
It's been discussed back and forth about a 200 occupancy. 00:02:43
But after reconsidering everything, we feel like there are enough bars. We have stretched our people enough. 00:02:46
And we can't do anymore. 00:02:51
So we are requesting that you deny this based on we have enough bars in that area already. 00:02:54
What's that all is there? 00:03:00
Yes, Sir. 00:03:02
So. 00:03:04
Zach or Mommy? Currently what? 00:03:04
What do we have? So yes, so this is a restaurant with an attached bar. 00:03:07
So they are. Their food is open at all hours that they're open. 00:03:13
So their their kitchen is currently open until they close, but they haven't been open. 00:03:18
I believe they've, they've been open, yeah, operating as a, I mean the owners here, he wants to speak more on that but. 00:03:22
They're not required to be open, yeah. 00:03:30
4:00 o'clock. 00:03:35
They did previously come to get a gastropub approval that was denied. 00:03:37
And then they came. They submitted an application for the 200. 00:03:43
Occupancy limit for a gastropub that they then withdrew. They didn't go forward with that one. 00:03:47
And now they're coming back. 00:03:53
To operate as a bar. 00:03:55
Our understanding is that. 00:03:56
They want to kind of close the kitchen piece down. 00:03:58
And not, not do that piece anymore, Raj, what hours are you right now? 00:04:01
Sports. 00:04:05
OK. 00:04:09
They currently operate as a restaurant. 00:04:13
And the bar restaurant with an attached bar. So think like Chili's or De Palmas. 00:04:16
That's 375 total occupancy. So if the and what they want to do now. 00:04:24
Is drop their food service. 00:04:29
Become only a bar, correct? But still. And it would still retain the 375 capacity. Their application is 375. They've opened up the 00:04:32
door to possibly 200 that conversation. 00:04:38
However. 00:04:45
Meeting with chief, he wasn't. 00:04:46
Quite open to that. 00:04:47
So it would be up to you guys. 00:04:49
If you did want to approve that, to. 00:04:51
Do that on the condition that it's. 00:04:53
A reduced occupancy like all did for Rhythm and Brews. 00:04:55
Or the 375 Or denial together. 00:04:59
Those are County's three options, I guess at this point. 00:05:03
Zach right now is at 375, that's right. 00:05:06
But as a restaurant, they're not going to happen. 00:05:12
But as a restaurant, I don't. I might imagine they'd ever have $0.03. 00:05:15
I don't know if they're hitting that. You can go in there, that's alright, yeah. 00:05:19
Yeah, just like you can go to Olive Garden and just get a drink. 00:05:23
It's that similar concept that's kind of how the different the differentiation. 00:05:27
Between restaurant with attached bar versus just a bar obviously and then. 00:05:31
A gastropub. 00:05:35
You can close your kitchen at a certain point. 00:05:37
To where it's basically just a bar from that point on. They don't want gas, they just want to close the kitchen altogether, That's 00:05:39
right. 00:05:43
And. 00:05:50
Yeah, we are discussing some of this stuff in public safety if we wanted to discuss. 00:05:51
These further there. 00:05:56
That might be an option today. 00:05:57
Today, yes, Sir. 00:05:59
It's a special called public safety. Ohh yeah, that's right. I moved it up. 00:06:02
Did we move it up from the 27th? Yes, today. Additional questions in the public, OK. 00:06:07
If anybody has any other questions, just. 00:06:13
Make sure you're at the 4:00 o'clock. 00:06:15
Special call meeting. 00:06:17
Public safety. 00:06:19
Is that all you have? No. We've got Crew Lounge, which is that hookah bar that down 69 S that was also tabled last week. 00:06:20
Um. 00:06:29
So that that location will Luci's. 00:06:30
Restaurant this is their. 00:06:33
Kind of layout of their location. 00:06:36
They will be, as you can see, that little bullet down at the bottom. They'll offer food and hookah, but they are limiting their 00:06:39
patrons to 21 and up. That's why they're getting their Bar Tavern license rather than a restaurant retail. 00:06:45
6 to 8 occupants. 00:06:52
Is what they previously were at that location and or the previous tenants were and it's not going to change. 00:06:54
Sunday 12:00 to 2:00 AM. 00:07:00
Monday through Saturday, 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM. 00:07:02
And they stated that they will be serving food during. 00:07:05
All of those hours. 00:07:08
They have their safety plan that we kind of discussed last week as well and. 00:07:11
Nothing again has changed from this application. 00:07:16
To last week. 00:07:19
Or from last week to this week. 00:07:22
Would you like me to speak on this or any public safety or now? 00:07:24
It's up to you. 00:07:28
Yes, fine. You PD is completely against this one as well. We have no issues down 69 S right now. 00:07:30
You know. 00:07:38
As far as bars and all that kind of stuff, adding this, you know, we've already got our current hookah lounge, you know, in the 00:07:40
city of Tuscaloosa. They're clearly going to be a bar, their hours or 6:00 PM to 2:00 AM. 00:07:45
Those aren't restaurant hours. Those are bar hours. 00:07:50
What if with that size parking lot? 00:07:53
And there what we foresee is a lot of partying in that parking lot. 00:07:56
And then officers are gonna have to respond to that. We strongly feel like we are spread as thin as we can get. 00:08:00
And that there are enough bars in Tuscaloosa if we keep adding bars, and I can't stress this enough, and that we are not going to 00:08:06
be able to patrol your neighborhoods. 00:08:11
Any of your neighborhoods, if we're respondents in four or five and six units. 00:08:16
To bars when there's a fight or there's shots fired or something like that. 00:08:20
You know, but we we are completely against this establishment. 00:08:25
It's. 00:08:29
Nothing about the owners, it's just. 00:08:30
We we can't keep adding bars in the city. 00:08:32
We've got to do something else. 00:08:35
And where we feel like we're our capacity of what we can actually handle. 00:08:37
So. 00:08:41
I will say this and and thank you for that. I I spoke Rick Mayer. 00:08:42
As the owner of the. 00:08:47
Whole shopping center and. 00:08:49
He said that he's got in their contract that has to be 68% food. 00:08:51
And he and he told them, and it's written in there that if they violate that, they're out. 00:08:56
And know if Sandra butts about it and because. 00:09:01
Because he's not going to have that. 00:09:05
Element. That's. 00:09:07
That's going to be over 68%. 00:09:09
Alcohol. I can't tell you that. Bottom. I don't know who they talked to about that. There will be no police officer allowed to 00:09:12
work for them. They're a bar. Tuscaloosa police officers cannot work at a bar. So that would be that. I know, you know, you also 00:09:17
have a small occupancy of 68. 00:09:22
We are dealing with other. 00:09:27
Bars and hookah lounges right now that have small occupancies that we're having to clear out every single night and it's taken 00:09:28
away from any patrol time and all of Y'all's districts because you know, we're the ones that get called at 2:00 and 3:00 o'clock 00:09:33
in the morning to deal with that and the problems they create. 00:09:37
Have we had any other issues? 00:09:43
When this was a bar at that location, yes, it was before my time as far as this. But Chief Clark said we, when we did have that, 00:09:45
we did have shots fired in those parking lots a lot. And that's the thing. When you have a bar, it's not that big of a parking 00:09:49
lot, whether they're 68 people inside, there may be 200 people outside. 00:09:54
Because a lot of people are just gonna conjugate when we close down. 00:09:59
At 2:00 O'clock in the city of Tuscaloosa, all these people go from one parking lot to a gas station to another gas station. We 00:10:03
are literally chasing them around. 00:10:07
For. 00:10:12
An hour and a half. 00:10:12
When that happens, now if we open up another location. 00:10:14
That's popular. People are going to gather. 00:10:17
And that's what we're gonna be facing is right now 69 S takes us a little bit to get to. We don't have any issues. We dealt with 00:10:19
this on a different scale on McFarland. 00:10:23
For a while we had Archibalds up there, you know, took officers a little bit to get there, but it also took them out of your 00:10:27
neighborhoods. You know, that one got shut down eventually. 00:10:32
And I think if we just keep adding these. 00:10:36
You're gonna run out of officers. 00:10:39
To respond to your domestics. To respond to people breaking into cars. 00:10:40
I know y'all call and text me daily about hey can y'all do my neighborhood there's this going, this going. 00:10:44
If we keep adding bars, that's not going to happen because the officers are not going to have any spare time. 00:10:49
To go and do those type of things because those are the hours that people are breaking into cars. 00:10:54
Those are hours that we're getting out with suspicious people. 00:10:58
And that's The thing is, I understand people want to make business and they want to make money. 00:11:01
But. 00:11:05
If these keep getting approved, their money and their business is going to be able to well-being of the rest of the citizens of 00:11:06
Tuscaloosa, because I can't stand up here and say that we're going to have enough officers. 00:11:10
To go through these neighborhoods when I know they're gonna be at these bars. 00:11:15
So thank you for your time. 00:11:19
Changed significantly in the last 24 months. We still have 32 vacancies with 15 in trading. We are we are hanging on right now. 00:11:22
We're, we're, we're stable or not stable. World level changed significantly in the last 24 months. Well we did drop initially 00:11:31
about two years ago, right during the summer of 2020. 00:11:37
We dropped down and we've lost a couple of steady since you've done the pay increases. 00:11:44
Officer level. We'll lose some, we'll get some, we'll lose some, we'll get some. Sort of stay steady since the pay raises has come 00:11:48
in. 00:11:51
Now, like I said, everybody's waiting on RSA. 00:11:54
But but it's it stayed steady the last year or two generally level for about 32 vacancies. Yes Sir. It stays around that number. 00:11:57
We may get up, but we'll go right back down. 00:12:02
So what's the variable? What is changing? Is it that we are adding more bars? Is it that the behavior in the existing bar is 00:12:09
different? What's? 00:12:13
What's that variable that's changed, the outside element that's now coming to Tuscaloosa? I've been here for 18 years. Typically 00:12:18
for those first I would say 15, we dealt with Tuscaloosa residents. 00:12:23
And. 00:12:29
Basically, Tuscaloosa patrons were visiting the bars. We've always chased people around bars. I don't want to act like we haven't. 00:12:30
But now we're getting crowds in from Bessemer, Birmingham, Greene County, Selma. 00:12:35
It's become Tuscaloosa has become a a popular place, but the problem is it's becoming popular for the wrong reasons. At these 00:12:39
locations, people are coming in to have a good time and discharge their firearm and parking lots. It's not the Tuscaloosa 00:12:44
residents that we deal with so much. It's you know. 00:12:50
Clubs becoming more popular and people coming in for that entertainment. 00:12:55
While that's successful, which you're also dealing with. 00:12:59
Is you're bringing more people in that have they don't care about the city of Tuscaloosa, they care about partying and go home. 00:13:01
You know my thing is if if we have less bars, hey maybe they go to Birmingham to cause problems. So I don't we don't need to deal 00:13:07
with this now we'll do it in public but that question then will be. 00:13:13
Are there other variables like closing time? 00:13:19
That legislatively that we can do to to. 00:13:23
Provide relief to that? Yes, Sir. I'll be happy to discuss that. Public safety. I just want to make sure I address this, Chairman. 00:13:27
Yes, Sir. 00:13:30
To be very strong in its opposition. 00:13:36
Because. 00:13:39
In the day-to-day. 00:13:40
That said, the last few meetings very concerned about our ability to effectively respond within the city. 00:13:43
The two applications you have before you. 00:13:50
Need to proceed on. 00:13:53
And be voted up or down based off the merits and based off the concerns PDF as well. 00:13:55
But I am very pleased that the council wants to engage in the discussion of a bars Tavern gastropub More for it. 00:14:01
Yeah. 00:14:10
These applications, though, need to be judged. 00:14:10
Marriott. 00:14:14
And certainly we believe the merits. 00:14:15
I don't know anything with the businesses themselves. 00:14:18
But I do think it puts an additional burden on my already stretched thin. 00:14:21
Police Department. 00:14:26
And. 00:14:28
We are about to come up into probably the busiest fall in the city's history. 00:14:29
And that that. 00:14:36
Worries me even more as I look over the horizon. So. 00:14:37
I would ask that the Council keep that in mind and we're very. 00:14:41
Very pleased you wanna have a discussion and that's how it's made. 00:14:46
This afternoon, because I think it's. 00:14:50
Appropriate. 00:14:51
We're thankful that you want to do so. 00:14:53
There's a lot of these issues I think we need to continue to discuss and work through. 00:14:55
Hopefully found solutions for men and women in the police. 00:14:59
Good. 00:15:04
We will do just that. 00:15:06
We got one more item for you guys, OK? 00:15:07
So this is a planned unit development for N Village. 00:15:10
Which will be. 00:15:15
131 single family residential lots, 24 townhouse lots. 00:15:16
Two commercial lots and nine open space lots on approximately 80.5 acres. 00:15:22
And this is just South of. 00:15:26
I keep forgetting. I want to say Crimson Village, but. 00:15:29
I know, I know what you said. Yeah, you know what I'm saying. The assisted living facility, just what, just east of North Ridge 00:15:32
Rd. 00:15:36
Close to the corner of Old Colony Rd. And North Ridge Rd. 00:15:40
Currently vacant. Currently in the PJ, so in the planning jurisdiction, not in city limits. 00:15:44
You can see that. 00:15:50
Aerial. 00:15:52
Subject property. 00:15:53
The adjacent property so that intersection right there will. 00:15:55
They're proposing to put a light at that intersection and that's exactly where the cross the crossing will be. 00:16:00
Into this development as well. 00:16:05
So. 00:16:08
Again, two. Could you back up? Yes, Sir. 00:16:09
Cross. 00:16:15
Where is the cross? 00:16:16
The crossings at North River. 00:16:18
So. 00:16:25
This is looking across the street. 00:16:26
From where the development will be looking across? Yes Sir, that's the requirement. Yes, Sir. 00:16:28
And so that intersection you'll be able to drive straight through with the light into their new. So this property is going. 00:16:34
Right here, correct? 00:16:42
And those two bridges running underneath the road or down there? 00:16:44
Cortana. 00:16:48
They're not gonna back up. 00:16:51
Morning traffic dropped off back. 00:16:52
Watermelon and rice. 00:16:54
Um, I don't think engineering is in here, but that is a good question. They they did provide a traffic study. 00:16:58
And a signal there was. 00:17:05
What? 00:17:07
OCD kind of design where they come out. 00:17:08
Where the. 00:17:12
There's going to be, I'll show you here. So there's. 00:17:14
To exit and entrance points actually. 00:17:16
2 exit points, I believe that. 00:17:19
That will be a ride out only so you can't go left I I think on that far eastern side. 00:17:22
And then the signalized intersection will be. 00:17:27
On the left of your screen there. 00:17:31
But that is a good question. 00:17:34
Double check. 00:17:35
The right, the right out has never stopped any. 00:17:38
They're gonna have a bar. 00:17:42
That was my question. I want to welcome to the mayor, and I went to speak to Capstone Village. First thing they asked us about 00:17:43
their alcohol. 00:17:48
They wanted more, but I like the hours. That's closed at 4:00. 00:17:54
Right there. That's the first thing they asked. They were excited. They got big applause. 00:17:58
Well, just. 00:18:07
Yeah. 00:18:08
Somebody from engineering and somebody that lives right over there, yeah. 00:18:10
Definitely the traffic patterns. 00:18:14
Yes, Sir. I'm sure they embedded it. 00:18:18
So just looking at this screen here on the eastern side, there are the townhome lots. 00:18:22
So those smaller lots there, the rest is commercial. There's kind of like a green kind of pathway. 00:18:30
Through the middle there you can see that's just going to be. 00:18:36
Like walking trails, essentially. 00:18:39
And then the pink area. 00:18:41
On the top is your commercial, your two commercial lots. 00:18:43
Um, so I just kind of zoomed in there for the commercial. 00:18:48
Lots and there they are building an 8 foot shared use path along Old Colony. 00:18:51
That will go from. 00:18:58
That other entrance exit point all the way down to Northridge Rd. 00:18:59
Along Old Colony. 00:19:04
Are they required? They just have. 00:19:08
I think fire, yeah, they'll they'll be required to have two entrances, 2 separate entrances now with the updated fire CAD. 00:19:12
Which you know you can see here. 00:19:19
Um, there's really probably never gonna be a connection point on the eastern side because of the. 00:19:22
The issues there with the Floodway and then. 00:19:28
The Alabama Mental Health on the Western Side. 00:19:32
And some issues there. 00:19:36
Um. 00:19:38
This is the proposed crosswalk. 00:19:41
At Northridge Rd. So we talked about them extending past their actual property line all the way to Northridge Road and providing 00:19:43
that. 00:19:47
Crosswalk ramp. 00:19:52
To tie into the existing sidewalk. 00:19:54
Do they want to build that or do they want us? They're gonna build it. 00:19:56
As part of this proposal. 00:20:00
And then this is just some town closer to the townhomes, the detail of the parking, they are going to have some guest parking as 00:20:04
well as. 00:20:07
Specific. 00:20:10
Parking for each town home. 00:20:11
In this area. 00:20:14
And then some examples of the single family dwellings. 00:20:16
And then the townhomes. 00:20:20
And the commercial space? 00:20:24
This is identified as Suburban residential as well as limited commercial as you can see here. 00:20:28
It conforms to both for framework. 00:20:34
And it was unanimously recommended for approval in May. How many acres is that? 00:20:38
80 point 580.5 Yes Sir. 00:20:43
Big. 00:20:47
Any questions for Zach? 00:20:48
OK. Thank you, Sir. Thanks. 00:20:52
Tony. 00:20:54
Of course. 00:20:56
Mr. Meals. 00:21:01
All right. Good afternoon, Councillor, Mayor, Just touching back bases, We discussed part of them before These two were tabled for 00:21:04
last week. 00:21:07
The first one I have is Black Warrior Burgers LLC Grandstand. 00:21:11
Applying for a lounge Retail Class 1 located at 2209 4th St. 00:21:15
In the old Will Haggins. 00:21:20
And. 00:21:21
The second application that I have is for racked up PLC. 00:21:23
DBA Crew lounge going at 6571 Hwy. 69 S. 00:21:28
Sweet 80 applying for a Lounge Retail Liquor Class 1 license. 00:21:31
OK. 00:21:40
OK. 00:21:40
Any questions, Mr. Mills? 00:21:42
You gonna be a public safety today? Yes, Sir. Thank you. Alright. 00:21:44
Thank you, Sir. 00:21:48
Mayor Maddox. 00:21:49
Real quick. 00:21:50
We have our first town hall meeting coming up this Saturday at 7:30. I'll be. 00:21:51
Mr. Bell is graciously allowing me to join his Saturday morning coffee group that he has out there, so we'll be there from 7:30. 00:21:56
Last time we, we had a pretty large group. Yeah, we had. 00:22:07
Yeah, I usually have one or two at the most, and we have does. 00:22:10
But actually had two people show up this Saturday, they were so excited they got their wake early. They can't. They can't wait. 00:22:14
But it really enjoyed it for those. I know that all of you know this, but they're they're design has come and go. 00:22:22
It's to give people an opportunity to drop in. They've got a question on their mind. 00:22:28
And we try to do our best not only to hear that, but solve the problems. And I know last year we were able to. 00:22:32
As you saw in the e-mail chain, solve a lot of the problems that people came in and discussed with us. So look forward to it. 00:22:39
We're trying to do different times, different days, but just because we're in one district doesn't mean if you're in from North 00:22:44
Tuscaloosa or West Tuscaloosa. 00:22:49
If you're in the area or want to come, come over to Jack so. 00:22:54
Certainly don't let any little let geography of behind you from not coming so. 00:22:57
Look forward to it. I also want to quickly change gears and say. 00:23:02
Thank you to our. 00:23:07
Arts and entertainment staff. The last two live at the pauses, although we don't really keep official numbers. 00:23:09
Have probably been the. 00:23:15
The the two largest we we have ever seen. 00:23:17
So the community is really coming out to live at the Plaza, OK And her team have just done a fantastic job organizing. Richard and 00:23:20
his team have done a great job promoting. 00:23:25
And I'm really proud of that. Somewhere Matt Calderon's probably smiling. That was his idea and it has turned into something 00:23:29
special and we're really proud of the council support of it. 00:23:35
This is a great community event so. 00:23:41
We have a town hall meeting coming up on the 30th there. 00:23:43
Would be a good chance to, if you'd like, come on out and. 00:23:47
And just see exactly what your team is doing. 00:23:49
They'll make you proud. 00:23:52
We may. 00:23:53
I may. 00:23:55
After meeting this summer, yesterday I got. 00:23:56
There. I think it's a positive thing, but. 00:24:00
Friday. 00:24:03
I got some text from people who were planning to go and they asked could we have? 00:24:04
Some extra PORTA potties or something out there? 00:24:09
And because. 00:24:12
The crowds are so huge. 00:24:14
And. 00:24:16
Especially, you know, there's only one. 00:24:17
I guess bathroom. 00:24:19
So. 00:24:21
Summer, we we talked yesterday and. 00:24:21
And. 00:24:24
They mentioned about the possibility of. 00:24:25
That was it. 00:24:28
The trailers. 00:24:30
Like the trailers like you because there's the crowds grow and things like that, you know? 00:24:32
It's a. 00:24:38
And maybe something we can. 00:24:39
Added her budget. 00:24:41
We're even going to be looking at streets and having maybe even potentially. 00:24:42
I know somewhere Chief Blankly wants to throw something at me, even look at maybe up to block off the streets because we're having 00:24:47
so many young people, young kids running, you know, we don't want them running out into the. 00:24:52
These are good problems for they are, I mean that is as a community, but really proud. It's a great cross section of Tuscaloosa 00:24:58
and so please, you know, come on out. But I want to thank our team, Richard and Kay and the whole group. 00:25:04
Construction facilities and grounds everyone that touches it. 00:25:11
Does such a fantastic job takes such great ownership. 00:25:15
Mayor, I would echo that those. 00:25:18
To to your staff involved. 00:25:20
To Mr. Calderone. 00:25:22
We should feel proud of it that that thing grew legs. 00:25:24
And stuck. 00:25:27
It is. 00:25:29
It is good claim. 00:25:31
Family fun. It is a. 00:25:33
A good clean environment to be in and it's a lot of fun to. 00:25:35
Everybody did a great job on that. 00:25:40
OK. 00:25:44
That it? Yes, Sir. OK. Any department heads, any staff that have anything they'd like to? 00:25:45
Burning at this time, OK. 00:25:52
Mr. Holmes. 00:25:55
Good afternoon, Council. We are, I guess, over my typical place right here at the very bottom of Page 2. 00:26:01
We're on page 21. You'll be approving job class specifications for Arts and entertainment. This came from admin committee last 00:26:08
week. 00:26:11
On page 22, you'll be reimbursing the local chapter of the N Double ACP for city fees, city fees related to the annual Juneteenth 00:26:16
parade. This comes to you from the Mayor. 00:26:21
On page 23, you'll be authorizing A cooperative maintenance agreement between the Alabama Department of Transportation regarding 00:26:26
portions of McFarland Blvd. And Skyland Blvd. And Hwy. 69. This comes from projects last week. 00:26:32
On page 24. 00:26:39
You'll be authorizing a maintenance agreement with al dot regarding cooperative maintenance agreement for city improvements made 00:26:41
within al dot right of way under the Hugh Thomas Bridge. This is for the River District Park, Martin Luther King, Jack Warner Pkwy 00:26:46
improvements and came from projects last week. 00:26:51
On page 25, you'll be authorizing the contract with TTL for professional environmental assessment services. This is a total not to 00:26:56
exceed. 00:27:00
$40,000 and came to you in projects last week. 00:27:04
On page 26, you'll be authorizing a services contract with STC Worldwide. That's a total of $1475 and again came to projects last 00:27:07
week. 00:27:13
On page 27, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract with Building Specialties Company. It's a total of $1270 and again 00:27:19
came the projects last week. 00:27:24
On. 00:27:31
Page 28 you'll be authorizing a Matter of Public Works contract with Freeman Sheet Metal. That is a total of $3700 and was on 00:27:32
projects last week. 00:27:36
On page 29, you'll be authorizing Amendment #1 to a professional services contract with Garner and Associates for Engineering. 00:27:41
This is a total amount of $18,500 and was in projects last week. 00:27:49
On page 30, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract with Premier Services Company. This is a total amount to exceed 00:27:54
$9500. It is doubled up and will be on projects today. And I must say kudos to my fellow department heads with the holiday 00:28:01
schedule. I believe this is the only doubled up item which shows how they're working in advance, which makes I know. 00:28:09
My life and y'all's life a little easier. 00:28:17
On page 31, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract with J&L. Tree Service is a total of $5000 came from projects last 00:28:19
week. 00:28:24
On page 32, you'll be approving authorizing the purchase of equipment, Supplies, and Services. This is a total of. 00:28:29
21,600, Three $160.98 This comes from purchasing. 00:28:37
On page 33, you'll be authorizing disbursement from District 2. 00:28:43
Improvement funds for Back to School Drive, including hygiene packs. This is a total of $2681.20. 00:28:47
Came through finance last week. 00:28:55
On page 34, you'll be authorizing disbursement from District 2 improvement funds for the Stillman College Cheerleaders. This is a 00:28:58
total of $1000 and came from Finance last week. 00:29:03
On page 35, you'll be amending the resolution of May 17th, 2021 entitled Resolution Establishing Rules of Procedure for Conducting 00:29:09
City Council Meetings. This comes from Councillor Busby. 00:29:15
On page 36, you'll be authorizing the Mayor to execute an amended joint funding agreement with the University of Alabama for the 00:29:22
Northington Property Access Rd. Improvements Project Section One and two. This is a total not to exceed $135,000 and comes from 00:29:27
the mayor. 00:29:31
On page 37, you'll be appointing and reappointing members to various boards and commissions. 00:29:37
On page 38, you'll be amending section 20-54, subsection B of the Code of Tuscaloosa. This is reauthorizing. 00:29:44
A1 year extension to Invest, Invest Tuscaloosa. 00:29:52
On page 39, you'll be amending Exhibits A&B of section 19-42 and 19-68 of the Code of Tuscaloosa regarding job classifications for 00:29:56
art and entertainment. 00:30:02
And that came from admin last week. 00:30:07
Any questions for me? 00:30:10
Any questions for Scott? 00:30:11
Thank you. Thank you, Scott. 00:30:15
Projects 230 Finance 315 The Special Call Public Safety. 00:30:18
4:00 o'clock. That will be very important today, especially the 6:00 o'clock council meeting. 00:30:23
No. 00:30:29
Council committee meetings next week due to Juneteenth. 00:30:31
Holiday. 00:30:34
There will be a 5:00 o'clock meeting tomorrow. Historic preservation. 00:30:36
Commission. 00:30:40
Anybody else have anything to bring before? 00:30:41
Pre council. 00:30:44
This time. 00:30:46
No. 00:30:47
Their motion. 00:30:48
To adjourn. 00:30:49
So moved motion. Second adjourned. 00:30:50
Excuse me. All in favor. Say aye. Aye. Meeting adjourned. 00:30:52
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