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Good to see everyone in this first Tuesday in October. 00:00:00
Is there a motion we approve the Minutes? 00:00:04
Have motion second. All in favor. Say aye. Aye. Minutes approved. 00:00:07
Mr. Ponds. 00:00:12
You're up, Sir. 00:00:15
All right. We have. So we do have those three St. renamings coming up for the final. 00:00:19
Public hearing tonight, so just be aware of that. That's coming up and then you all can actually vote on it. 00:00:25
But the items that I have for you, we have a rezoning for public hearing. 00:00:31
So this is Beacon place. I know y'all are familiar with this the apartment. 00:00:36
Complex on. 00:00:41
Beacon Park, Beacon Place Pkwy, Hargrove Rd. Area. 00:00:45
475047.57 acres. 00:00:48
Currently not in city limits. 00:00:52
They are requesting to annex into the city. When they come into the city they come in, it's R1, so they are requesting to rezone 00:00:54
to R4 as well. 00:00:58
So here's that location. 00:01:03
The area as it sits today. 00:01:06
And then the zoning around it. 00:01:09
And this is kind of what it looks like just from the entrance area. 00:01:11
So. 00:01:15
Again, they're just requesting to rezone to R4 when they come into the city to allow for, and they're coming into the city to 00:01:16
allow for connection to city services. 00:01:19
It does conform to framework. 00:01:25
And this is the future Land use character map. 00:01:27
They all can see there. 00:01:29
Bye. 00:01:31
They've been good citizens. I'm all about this. We will actually make some money off this in a long. 00:01:33
It's always a good thing. 00:01:40
And then this is just that introduction for the annexation, so same property. 00:01:44
But you guys can vote to adopt this as well after introduction. 00:01:49
Tonight. 00:01:53
So that'd be the rezoning and the annexation. 00:01:54
And that's all. 00:01:58
That yes Sir question can we back up? 00:01:59
When we've gone through this process, I know that in our meetings there's really not been any public comments, but. 00:02:04
Have there been any written comments? Has there been? 00:02:10
Any objections or anything that we haven't seen other than I know there's an e-mail again out there. 00:02:13
Anything I'm I'm just curious if there's any objection. 00:02:19
Absolutely. 00:02:23
I've only received one. 00:02:24
Call from a local business owner. 00:02:27
Ohh concerning 6th St. 00:02:30
Yeah, we've we've had some discussions with some people, but we've directed them to the city Clerk's office for comment. But. 00:02:33
Brandy, do you have any? 00:02:41
So she doesn't have any update on that. So Norman, I've I've received two. I was on the group e-mail from R&R. 00:02:43
And then? 00:02:51
A resident of my district. 00:02:53
Ironically with the last name Fitz, but not that friends of the family. 00:02:55
I I thought brought up a pretty good question. Is Sylvan in here? I don't know. 00:03:00
No. 00:03:05
So that suggestion was. 00:03:06
For the the rename St. leave below it in smaller. 00:03:10
The old numerical designation. 00:03:15
I I'd like to see how that looks, if it would be Sylvan's department. 00:03:18
Who worked up the mockup? 00:03:22
Yes, Sir. 00:03:25
I'm in. I'm in favour of the renaming. I'm very much understand. 00:03:27
Some of the valid. 00:03:32
Business and property owners. 00:03:34
This. 00:03:36
This retention. 00:03:38
Of the original numerical name. 00:03:40
Or designation. 00:03:43
I I think has value worth looking at. 00:03:45
Will you coordinate with Sylvan? 00:03:47
To get us some mock mayor, do you is that? 00:03:50
Doable. I mean, is there any reason we would not be able? 00:03:53
To leave the numerical designation on there. 00:03:58
We were setting up several years ago. That was one of the ideas that came about. 00:04:02
The exact you you help me with this, I think the primary concern would be for E911 and our planning is what would be their street 00:04:06
address, right? 00:04:12
And so under with that it would be 5th St. 00:04:18
Under the way that it is the way the ordinance is written now. 00:04:22
That's correct. And so their address would have, it's still going to be. 00:04:26
Whatever. 00:04:30
You know it's 2100 bit 6th St. It would change to 2100 Gary Fitz St. 00:04:31
It's Street, Street and. 00:04:40
We we were taken last names. 00:04:43
And just make it like Holman Ave. 00:04:46
We're going to make Maxi Thomas St. because we have a Frank Thomas. 00:04:49
So we we're recommending leaving that is making keeping that as Maxine Thomas. 00:04:54
But we don't have another fits, so we can go to 5th St. and we don't have any other almond. 00:05:00
So we can do Almanac. 00:05:05
I do think it would be constructive to see what that looked like. 00:05:08
On the sign so that people who are looking, you know they. 00:05:14
Yeah, that they'll have ohh this is this is where 6th St. 00:05:17
Was. 00:05:21
We can certainly do that and maybe that would moderate some of the business disruption. 00:05:24
For stationary advertising, things like that, the business expense. 00:05:29
Of our Several people just haven't changed all that. 00:05:33
So like having the name with the, the street, street like the numerical St. and the. 00:05:36
The street side would have the new name more prominent. 00:05:42
But underneath and smaller letter and. 00:05:45
6th St. 00:05:48
So address. 00:05:51
Will the elect? The mayor said the official address is going to be if it were 4086 St. it's going to be 408. 00:05:52
Yeah, yeah, just update your system. 00:06:03
Thank you so much. You coordinate. 00:06:09
Check in and see if you can get that for you. 00:06:13
That's where I got. 00:06:18
We're part investor in that hotel. 00:06:22
$4 million. 00:06:25
Yes. 00:06:27
Actually, if you want to say something. 00:06:29
They're doing good on the fact that all of these streets will be officially like E911 will recognize. 00:06:32
2100 Almond Ave. as the official address. 00:06:39
So I think that's. 00:06:44
And whatnot is. 00:06:47
Definitely there, and that business can choose to maintain their original address and hope for the best, I suppose. But that's not 00:06:49
a preferred solution and the rule of thumb in actually correct me if I'm wrong. Postal system, Postal Service usually gives about 00:06:55
a year of transition. 00:07:00
Any sort of official naming address, so I was gonna ask. 00:07:06
Yeah. 00:07:10
So is your old stationary runs out? And the other the thing that makes it a little easier today is most people are are heavier in 00:07:13
digital presence than they are. 00:07:17
And paper presents, and so I. 00:07:21
I guess within our system we update Google Maps being all the map services as well. 00:07:24
We do that. That comes out of us. 00:07:30
So what? So did we table that public hearing or like, is the public hearing still on stage? Have one more. Yes, ma'am. 00:07:34
Thank you. Thank you. Good questions. Maddox. 00:07:45
The the at this point probably the major comment is one that we've been talking about the last two weeks is the software upgrade. 00:07:49
So on the 5th and 6th, our water, sewer, business office, building permit and revenue offices will be closed and not accepting 00:07:58
payments. 00:08:02
Although we anticipate a smooth transition, we've left ourselves the grace of the weekend in case there are. 00:08:08
Any issues? We fully expect to be up and running on Monday, October 7th. 00:08:14
If for some reason there are. 00:08:19
Issues. 00:08:22
We don't anticipate but. 00:08:23
Barn. 00:08:25
18 years of this job, there's always surprises. 00:08:26
We will. 00:08:30
We should be able to notify pretty quickly and then just pretty quickly. 00:08:31
And we will certainly update you and the public if there going to be any major changes. 00:08:35
OK. 00:08:41
Is that all you have today? Yes, Sir. OK. 00:08:42
I want to thank Kimberly Michael for coming on my show today because after the letter that went out to some residents. 00:08:46
She did an excellent job in explaining it and and just overall how our operations with the city works. 00:08:57
Did a wonderful job and and I hope the. 00:09:04
And when you have a chance and go you could it's yeah it's more for somebody, yeah, please because the Highlands neighborhood 00:09:07
actually posted on their neighborhood page to watch the show today. 00:09:12
For those who had questions, you know about it. 00:09:18
But what is it? It's. 00:09:21
On Facebook. 00:09:24
And it's it's. It's shared. It's sharing, it's running now. 00:09:27
Over and over and over, Kimberly. Yeah, Mr. Mr. Tonner would, would does get losses 99.9% of the 32 billion gallons of sewage that 00:09:32
was treated in that time period that entered our system. 00:09:39
That was treated went through the system 99.9%. 00:09:47
I think that's better than what even Lysol does. Yeah, 99.9%. 00:09:51
And the issues that are reported, the majority of them come from historic flooding events. 00:09:56
And. 00:10:03
The data that's being used is the data that we provided. 00:10:04
On our website. 00:10:08
It wasn't nothing they found and say no. 00:10:10
And I think that if I were in the public, I'd be asking the question of who? Why are others not reporting? 00:10:12
Well, I think if you watched the interview back, you'll see that I took. 00:10:19
I'm trying to be very careful about it, but I I do. I take great pride in in Kimberly and her team. 00:10:24
And they've been working on this problem for several years. 00:10:30
And you know. 00:10:34
We're investing, as this council is investing on behalf of the system, $300 million. 00:10:35
Into our system. A process, by the way, that didn't start with this complaint. 00:10:42
Started several years ago. 00:10:46
Yeah. 00:10:48
And and I think one of the great things that came out of is that those are kind of two separate things. 00:10:49
The one that came out of the letter. 00:10:55
Was. 00:10:57
The fact that people were very impressed that we had 12. 00:10:58
Filters. 00:11:01
You know that you go through and. 00:11:02
And something that. 00:11:04
I I didn't know and I've been to the tourist and which is great but. 00:11:06
If you'll watch the day two, I really took al.com to task on my show and I let him have it. 00:11:09
Because. 00:11:16
That was the most irresponsible. 00:11:17
Story that I've seen. 00:11:19
And I pay for my airtime. I can say whatever I want to and I'll I'll let them have it because their headlines try to make. 00:11:22
A race issue out of? 00:11:30
That that these spills were. 00:11:32
Affecting minorities. 00:11:35
And and and you know, instead of saying. 00:11:37
Instead of saying. 00:11:43
City of Tuscaloosa. 00:11:45
Self-reports that was never in the article. 00:11:47
Not only do we go the extra step, not only do we report everything to A. 00:11:50
We actually go out beyond the wall. We do personal notifications, We put it on our website. 00:11:55
There's not. 00:12:00
One piece of information, to my knowledge in the complaint. 00:12:01
That wasn't taking off our own website. 00:12:04
Of what we reported now you got again 99.9% success rate. 00:12:07
99.9% success rate. 00:12:13
By the way. 00:12:16
Well, I'll just leave it at that because I don't want to get in trouble with our city attorney's office. 00:12:17
There's so much. There is so much more. 00:12:21
That through the appropriate. 00:12:24
You know venue, which is the legal system. We'll have our opportunity. 00:12:26
But in the meantime, I'm proud that we're a city that. 00:12:30
We care about your children are swimming in the tributary or in a river or a Creek, you know, while we go the extra mile, because 00:12:33
that could be our child. 00:12:37
And unlike most communities in our state and most authorities in our state who don't. 00:12:41
We take the step and do. 00:12:47
So I'm I'm proud of our city for being upfront, honest and transparent. 00:12:49
And holding ourselves accountable. 00:12:54
We welcome all these this you know. 00:12:56
Team, I won't say anything else. We've been working on this for several years. 00:12:58
That's the $300 million investment plan to tackle it. 00:13:02
And some of the voices that I read in some of these articles, I don't remember them coming before the City Council. 00:13:06
And supporting it. 00:13:11
But maybe, maybe I don't remember correctly, but I just don't remember they were there. 00:13:14
You remember correctly they were not and and I told that on my interview today, I told Kimberly, I said to protect Kimberly, I 00:13:19
said this is my personal, this is my personal opinion and city attorneys if you are watching at home. 00:13:26
Don't worry, I'm not going to say anything that's gonna get anybody. 00:13:34
But it just angers me that journalism, which I am a journalist. 00:13:38
That's right. 00:13:43
It angers me that it's just gotten to this point where it's. 00:13:44
It's pitiful. 00:13:47
I mean, you know, there's no such thing as facts. 00:13:48
And there's no such thing as both sides. 00:13:51
Or three sides to a story. And I'm very I'm just ashamed of journalism for the most part. You've got some that really do a good 00:13:54
job. 00:13:57
But there was another media outlet besides al.com that did it. 00:14:02
A hack job as well. 00:14:06
Anticipate you're gonna see anyone go the extra step. 00:14:09
To go ask the questions of where is your SO, where are your reports? What were your discharges during these historic flood events? 00:14:12
They won't do that. No, they won't because. 00:14:21
And in the end, I'd like to thank, in the end, the city. 00:14:26
Lady and I know we've done the right thing, which is the most important thing. 00:14:31
But hopefully in the end, the people that work so hard every day and in Miss Michael's department. 00:14:35
Will be validated as well because there's been a lot of work the last four to five years and their successes are being 00:14:41
overshadowed by those that are seeking. 00:14:46
Are seeking attention and I am very proud that the city's been working with ADL long before this complaint was issued. 00:14:52
And like I mentioned earlier, $300 million investment. 00:15:01
And we have a 99.9% success rate that we self report on. 00:15:05
We should be very, very proud of that and it doesn't mean we don't work to get better. We strive to get better. 00:15:11
But I imagine those will never make the public domain, because that's. 00:15:16
It's not web clipboard. Nope. 00:15:20
Sorry. No, no, not at all. I'm, I'm, I'll probably be. I'll have to go to the principals office when I leave here at the city 00:15:24
Attorney's office. 00:15:28
No, just tell. Just just be just. 00:15:33
Try to be factual. 00:15:36
To the media. 00:15:38
It just drives me nuts that when people are not. 00:15:39
Factual. And they're just strictly putting some facts. 00:15:43
Use the headline. 00:15:48
To just make people angry? Yeah, and that's just wrong and afraid. Afraid. 00:15:50
You're right. 00:15:56
And afraid so, anyway. 00:15:58
I felt better today after I got to see my piece because I had been holding it up all weekend. It was like, you talk about, let's 00:16:00
think about, just think about the last two months hop stroke. 00:16:04
In your district. 00:16:10
As our resort in your district, the continued growth and expansion of the university and Mercedes and our city population as a 00:16:11
whole. 00:16:15
Does that truly happen in communities that doesn't have strong infrastructure? Of course not. 00:16:18
Because we have strong infrastructure. 00:16:23
And that's it, you know, if you don't take our work, work. 00:16:26
Look at the people who are investing hundreds of millions of dollars. 00:16:29
They don't do that have Hazard. 00:16:32
They do that because there's a reason exactly. That's because this city is in outstanding shape and again, I put 99.9% of against 00:16:34
anyone. 00:16:38
And I'm proud of our team. Exactly. 00:16:42
Scope, They've got a war. Let's go. I'm ready to go, man. I'm ready to go back. 00:16:46
All right. 00:16:53
But. 00:16:55
You'll go back and watch the interview. It's really she did a great job. 00:16:56
All right. 00:17:00
Mr. Bobbitt, Sir. 00:17:01
You look like me trying to get it. 00:17:04
Good afternoon, everyone. Afternoon. 00:17:07
Mr. Holmes is out of town today so I'll be filling in for him. 00:17:10
Uh, we'll be picking up. Ohh. Thank you Mr. After Mr. Ponces. 00:17:15
Talk about We'll be picking up on page two, Item 8, Resolutions and ordinances not of a general nature permanent operation. Page 00:17:20
14, to be authorizing A memorandum of understanding between the classicals police and the Department of Homeland Security. You 00:17:27
heard about that public safety last week, page 15, authorizing a minor public works contract with overhead door Tuscaloosa. 00:17:33
On page 16, authorizing minor public works contract with Paints. 00:17:42
Ohh, paints on us. Plus excuse me. 00:17:45
Then on page 17, authorizing professional services contract with the NBA Engineers, Inc for consulting services for the Tuscaloosa 00:17:49
AMP Green screen framing. 00:17:54
Tongue tied today. I don't know why. 00:18:02
I heard about all those that projects last week. 00:18:05
On page 18, authorizing the mayor to execute a joint funding agreement with US Geological Survey Water Resources Division. You'll 00:18:08
be hearing about that on projects today. 00:18:12
That's a Cribs Mill Creek Extreme Gauging Station. 00:18:17
Page 19 to be authorizing a joint funding agreement with US Geological Survey for screen. 00:18:20
Train case station on North River. 00:18:25
That likewise be heard at the projects today. 00:18:28
On page. 00:18:31
20 to be authorized professional services contract with Gordon Lusso and. 00:18:33
Bellman. 00:18:37
Heard about that projects last week. 00:18:38
On ordinances and resolutions of General nature, permanent operation on page 24, you'll be reappointed Craig Fairburn for the 00:18:41
Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. 00:18:45
Do not know the any suspended rules, but I do believe we have at least two executives matters for executive session leaders. 00:18:50
So any questions for me? Did you say the item on page 20? 00:18:58
Project. 00:19:03
Which one? 00:19:04
20. 00:19:06
That was in the. 00:19:07
Executive session, Executive Session. 00:19:10
Any questions for Tom? 00:19:19
All right, busy day, Project, Finance, Admin properties. 00:19:22
Umm. 00:19:27
And then council meeting of course at six. 00:19:28
Thursday. 00:19:32
TPD Strategic Review Task Force. 00:19:34
If you're not sure if you're on that task force, you need to ask. 00:19:36
I think, Raven, I think you and. 00:19:43
So you know. 00:19:45
The mayor? Yep. And I'll be sharing stuff. 00:19:48
Anyone that has any concerns about? 00:19:51
Our agenda is you can e-mail me or talk. 00:19:54
Okey Dokey and that will be at 4:00 in the this Doherty room. 00:19:59
Anyone. 00:20:06
Have anything they like to bring for the Pre Council? 00:20:07
I do. 00:20:10
Really briefly, I just wanted to let everybody know that it's customer service week this week. Can you come with Ohh? Sure, yeah. 00:20:12
Customer service week Customer Service week this week and I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of our city employees 00:20:22
that. 00:20:25
Are the frontline of communication for our constituents every day three, one, one, the water department, courts. 00:20:29
And I'm sure a lot of other departments that I'm just. 00:20:37
Not remembering right now, but. 00:20:39
I think that it's a I think that it is a daunting job and just in case some of you have forgotten, my background is in police 00:20:41
dispatching. 00:20:46
So I know what it's like to be at that desk. 00:20:50
Getting call after call, getting yelled at all day and it's not easy. So just if you have a moment today, please reach out to 00:20:53
someone in those departments, e-mail seeker, head in call and just let them know that we appreciate them. So thank you. 00:21:00
Say hello, I think, Mr. Mayor. 00:21:08
I also do something yesterday. I think it was National. 00:21:12
We have a fantastic team doing a great job. You can tell that they're not facilities and so yeah, Eric telling me that he did, he 00:21:18
was all from him. 00:21:23
But I think these folks work hard. They work hard. 00:21:27
Good. Hey, I I gotta tell you something funny. 00:21:32
Now I didn't see the picture. Somebody sent the picture this morning, said. 00:21:35
They weren't happy with the kind of pizza that was served. 00:21:39
I don't know, like what are you talking about? 00:21:45
First paycheck is department. 00:21:49
Once that happens. 00:21:53
Sushi and lobster. And I just thought that was funny because I didn't know what the heck they were talking about. 00:21:57
I said what are you talking about? Then there was a picture sent to me and I said ohh. 00:22:06
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. 00:22:12
That's our employees absent or it's? 00:22:16
Hampton Inn. 00:22:22
Yeah, No. 00:22:23
Alright. 00:22:27
Is there a motion that we go into executive session please? 00:22:30
All right, Mr. Bobbitt. Thank you, Sir. 00:22:36
City Attorney City Tuscaloosa Attorney in the State of Alabama calling items to be discussed today. 00:22:40
Qualify. I'm feeling good today. 00:22:46
First being legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation controversies not yet litigated, but immediately 00:22:51
likely to be litigated. 00:22:54
If the governmental body pursues the proposed course of action. 00:22:59
And. 00:23:03
To discuss the consideration the government body is willing to offer or accept when considering purchase, sale, exchange, lease 00:23:04
and marketplace value of real property. 00:23:08
Gay. 00:23:15
I have no idea what you just said, but but I guess there's a motion second is exception all in favor, say aye Aye, opposed. 00:23:16
Alright, if you're not a part of this. 00:23:24

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Good to see everyone in this first Tuesday in October. 00:00:00
Is there a motion we approve the Minutes? 00:00:04
Have motion second. All in favor. Say aye. Aye. Minutes approved. 00:00:07
Mr. Ponds. 00:00:12
You're up, Sir. 00:00:15
All right. We have. So we do have those three St. renamings coming up for the final. 00:00:19
Public hearing tonight, so just be aware of that. That's coming up and then you all can actually vote on it. 00:00:25
But the items that I have for you, we have a rezoning for public hearing. 00:00:31
So this is Beacon place. I know y'all are familiar with this the apartment. 00:00:36
Complex on. 00:00:41
Beacon Park, Beacon Place Pkwy, Hargrove Rd. Area. 00:00:45
475047.57 acres. 00:00:48
Currently not in city limits. 00:00:52
They are requesting to annex into the city. When they come into the city they come in, it's R1, so they are requesting to rezone 00:00:54
to R4 as well. 00:00:58
So here's that location. 00:01:03
The area as it sits today. 00:01:06
And then the zoning around it. 00:01:09
And this is kind of what it looks like just from the entrance area. 00:01:11
So. 00:01:15
Again, they're just requesting to rezone to R4 when they come into the city to allow for, and they're coming into the city to 00:01:16
allow for connection to city services. 00:01:19
It does conform to framework. 00:01:25
And this is the future Land use character map. 00:01:27
They all can see there. 00:01:29
Bye. 00:01:31
They've been good citizens. I'm all about this. We will actually make some money off this in a long. 00:01:33
It's always a good thing. 00:01:40
And then this is just that introduction for the annexation, so same property. 00:01:44
But you guys can vote to adopt this as well after introduction. 00:01:49
Tonight. 00:01:53
So that'd be the rezoning and the annexation. 00:01:54
And that's all. 00:01:58
That yes Sir question can we back up? 00:01:59
When we've gone through this process, I know that in our meetings there's really not been any public comments, but. 00:02:04
Have there been any written comments? Has there been? 00:02:10
Any objections or anything that we haven't seen other than I know there's an e-mail again out there. 00:02:13
Anything I'm I'm just curious if there's any objection. 00:02:19
Absolutely. 00:02:23
I've only received one. 00:02:24
Call from a local business owner. 00:02:27
Ohh concerning 6th St. 00:02:30
Yeah, we've we've had some discussions with some people, but we've directed them to the city Clerk's office for comment. But. 00:02:33
Brandy, do you have any? 00:02:41
So she doesn't have any update on that. So Norman, I've I've received two. I was on the group e-mail from R&R. 00:02:43
And then? 00:02:51
A resident of my district. 00:02:53
Ironically with the last name Fitz, but not that friends of the family. 00:02:55
I I thought brought up a pretty good question. Is Sylvan in here? I don't know. 00:03:00
No. 00:03:05
So that suggestion was. 00:03:06
For the the rename St. leave below it in smaller. 00:03:10
The old numerical designation. 00:03:15
I I'd like to see how that looks, if it would be Sylvan's department. 00:03:18
Who worked up the mockup? 00:03:22
Yes, Sir. 00:03:25
I'm in. I'm in favour of the renaming. I'm very much understand. 00:03:27
Some of the valid. 00:03:32
Business and property owners. 00:03:34
This. 00:03:36
This retention. 00:03:38
Of the original numerical name. 00:03:40
Or designation. 00:03:43
I I think has value worth looking at. 00:03:45
Will you coordinate with Sylvan? 00:03:47
To get us some mock mayor, do you is that? 00:03:50
Doable. I mean, is there any reason we would not be able? 00:03:53
To leave the numerical designation on there. 00:03:58
We were setting up several years ago. That was one of the ideas that came about. 00:04:02
The exact you you help me with this, I think the primary concern would be for E911 and our planning is what would be their street 00:04:06
address, right? 00:04:12
And so under with that it would be 5th St. 00:04:18
Under the way that it is the way the ordinance is written now. 00:04:22
That's correct. And so their address would have, it's still going to be. 00:04:26
Whatever. 00:04:30
You know it's 2100 bit 6th St. It would change to 2100 Gary Fitz St. 00:04:31
It's Street, Street and. 00:04:40
We we were taken last names. 00:04:43
And just make it like Holman Ave. 00:04:46
We're going to make Maxi Thomas St. because we have a Frank Thomas. 00:04:49
So we we're recommending leaving that is making keeping that as Maxine Thomas. 00:04:54
But we don't have another fits, so we can go to 5th St. and we don't have any other almond. 00:05:00
So we can do Almanac. 00:05:05
I do think it would be constructive to see what that looked like. 00:05:08
On the sign so that people who are looking, you know they. 00:05:14
Yeah, that they'll have ohh this is this is where 6th St. 00:05:17
Was. 00:05:21
We can certainly do that and maybe that would moderate some of the business disruption. 00:05:24
For stationary advertising, things like that, the business expense. 00:05:29
Of our Several people just haven't changed all that. 00:05:33
So like having the name with the, the street, street like the numerical St. and the. 00:05:36
The street side would have the new name more prominent. 00:05:42
But underneath and smaller letter and. 00:05:45
6th St. 00:05:48
So address. 00:05:51
Will the elect? The mayor said the official address is going to be if it were 4086 St. it's going to be 408. 00:05:52
Yeah, yeah, just update your system. 00:06:03
Thank you so much. You coordinate. 00:06:09
Check in and see if you can get that for you. 00:06:13
That's where I got. 00:06:18
We're part investor in that hotel. 00:06:22
$4 million. 00:06:25
Yes. 00:06:27
Actually, if you want to say something. 00:06:29
They're doing good on the fact that all of these streets will be officially like E911 will recognize. 00:06:32
2100 Almond Ave. as the official address. 00:06:39
So I think that's. 00:06:44
And whatnot is. 00:06:47
Definitely there, and that business can choose to maintain their original address and hope for the best, I suppose. But that's not 00:06:49
a preferred solution and the rule of thumb in actually correct me if I'm wrong. Postal system, Postal Service usually gives about 00:06:55
a year of transition. 00:07:00
Any sort of official naming address, so I was gonna ask. 00:07:06
Yeah. 00:07:10
So is your old stationary runs out? And the other the thing that makes it a little easier today is most people are are heavier in 00:07:13
digital presence than they are. 00:07:17
And paper presents, and so I. 00:07:21
I guess within our system we update Google Maps being all the map services as well. 00:07:24
We do that. That comes out of us. 00:07:30
So what? So did we table that public hearing or like, is the public hearing still on stage? Have one more. Yes, ma'am. 00:07:34
Thank you. Thank you. Good questions. Maddox. 00:07:45
The the at this point probably the major comment is one that we've been talking about the last two weeks is the software upgrade. 00:07:49
So on the 5th and 6th, our water, sewer, business office, building permit and revenue offices will be closed and not accepting 00:07:58
payments. 00:08:02
Although we anticipate a smooth transition, we've left ourselves the grace of the weekend in case there are. 00:08:08
Any issues? We fully expect to be up and running on Monday, October 7th. 00:08:14
If for some reason there are. 00:08:19
Issues. 00:08:22
We don't anticipate but. 00:08:23
Barn. 00:08:25
18 years of this job, there's always surprises. 00:08:26
We will. 00:08:30
We should be able to notify pretty quickly and then just pretty quickly. 00:08:31
And we will certainly update you and the public if there going to be any major changes. 00:08:35
OK. 00:08:41
Is that all you have today? Yes, Sir. OK. 00:08:42
I want to thank Kimberly Michael for coming on my show today because after the letter that went out to some residents. 00:08:46
She did an excellent job in explaining it and and just overall how our operations with the city works. 00:08:57
Did a wonderful job and and I hope the. 00:09:04
And when you have a chance and go you could it's yeah it's more for somebody, yeah, please because the Highlands neighborhood 00:09:07
actually posted on their neighborhood page to watch the show today. 00:09:12
For those who had questions, you know about it. 00:09:18
But what is it? It's. 00:09:21
On Facebook. 00:09:24
And it's it's. It's shared. It's sharing, it's running now. 00:09:27
Over and over and over, Kimberly. Yeah, Mr. Mr. Tonner would, would does get losses 99.9% of the 32 billion gallons of sewage that 00:09:32
was treated in that time period that entered our system. 00:09:39
That was treated went through the system 99.9%. 00:09:47
I think that's better than what even Lysol does. Yeah, 99.9%. 00:09:51
And the issues that are reported, the majority of them come from historic flooding events. 00:09:56
And. 00:10:03
The data that's being used is the data that we provided. 00:10:04
On our website. 00:10:08
It wasn't nothing they found and say no. 00:10:10
And I think that if I were in the public, I'd be asking the question of who? Why are others not reporting? 00:10:12
Well, I think if you watched the interview back, you'll see that I took. 00:10:19
I'm trying to be very careful about it, but I I do. I take great pride in in Kimberly and her team. 00:10:24
And they've been working on this problem for several years. 00:10:30
And you know. 00:10:34
We're investing, as this council is investing on behalf of the system, $300 million. 00:10:35
Into our system. A process, by the way, that didn't start with this complaint. 00:10:42
Started several years ago. 00:10:46
Yeah. 00:10:48
And and I think one of the great things that came out of is that those are kind of two separate things. 00:10:49
The one that came out of the letter. 00:10:55
Was. 00:10:57
The fact that people were very impressed that we had 12. 00:10:58
Filters. 00:11:01
You know that you go through and. 00:11:02
And something that. 00:11:04
I I didn't know and I've been to the tourist and which is great but. 00:11:06
If you'll watch the day two, I really took al.com to task on my show and I let him have it. 00:11:09
Because. 00:11:16
That was the most irresponsible. 00:11:17
Story that I've seen. 00:11:19
And I pay for my airtime. I can say whatever I want to and I'll I'll let them have it because their headlines try to make. 00:11:22
A race issue out of? 00:11:30
That that these spills were. 00:11:32
Affecting minorities. 00:11:35
And and and you know, instead of saying. 00:11:37
Instead of saying. 00:11:43
City of Tuscaloosa. 00:11:45
Self-reports that was never in the article. 00:11:47
Not only do we go the extra step, not only do we report everything to A. 00:11:50
We actually go out beyond the wall. We do personal notifications, We put it on our website. 00:11:55
There's not. 00:12:00
One piece of information, to my knowledge in the complaint. 00:12:01
That wasn't taking off our own website. 00:12:04
Of what we reported now you got again 99.9% success rate. 00:12:07
99.9% success rate. 00:12:13
By the way. 00:12:16
Well, I'll just leave it at that because I don't want to get in trouble with our city attorney's office. 00:12:17
There's so much. There is so much more. 00:12:21
That through the appropriate. 00:12:24
You know venue, which is the legal system. We'll have our opportunity. 00:12:26
But in the meantime, I'm proud that we're a city that. 00:12:30
We care about your children are swimming in the tributary or in a river or a Creek, you know, while we go the extra mile, because 00:12:33
that could be our child. 00:12:37
And unlike most communities in our state and most authorities in our state who don't. 00:12:41
We take the step and do. 00:12:47
So I'm I'm proud of our city for being upfront, honest and transparent. 00:12:49
And holding ourselves accountable. 00:12:54
We welcome all these this you know. 00:12:56
Team, I won't say anything else. We've been working on this for several years. 00:12:58
That's the $300 million investment plan to tackle it. 00:13:02
And some of the voices that I read in some of these articles, I don't remember them coming before the City Council. 00:13:06
And supporting it. 00:13:11
But maybe, maybe I don't remember correctly, but I just don't remember they were there. 00:13:14
You remember correctly they were not and and I told that on my interview today, I told Kimberly, I said to protect Kimberly, I 00:13:19
said this is my personal, this is my personal opinion and city attorneys if you are watching at home. 00:13:26
Don't worry, I'm not going to say anything that's gonna get anybody. 00:13:34
But it just angers me that journalism, which I am a journalist. 00:13:38
That's right. 00:13:43
It angers me that it's just gotten to this point where it's. 00:13:44
It's pitiful. 00:13:47
I mean, you know, there's no such thing as facts. 00:13:48
And there's no such thing as both sides. 00:13:51
Or three sides to a story. And I'm very I'm just ashamed of journalism for the most part. You've got some that really do a good 00:13:54
job. 00:13:57
But there was another media outlet besides al.com that did it. 00:14:02
A hack job as well. 00:14:06
Anticipate you're gonna see anyone go the extra step. 00:14:09
To go ask the questions of where is your SO, where are your reports? What were your discharges during these historic flood events? 00:14:12
They won't do that. No, they won't because. 00:14:21
And in the end, I'd like to thank, in the end, the city. 00:14:26
Lady and I know we've done the right thing, which is the most important thing. 00:14:31
But hopefully in the end, the people that work so hard every day and in Miss Michael's department. 00:14:35
Will be validated as well because there's been a lot of work the last four to five years and their successes are being 00:14:41
overshadowed by those that are seeking. 00:14:46
Are seeking attention and I am very proud that the city's been working with ADL long before this complaint was issued. 00:14:52
And like I mentioned earlier, $300 million investment. 00:15:01
And we have a 99.9% success rate that we self report on. 00:15:05
We should be very, very proud of that and it doesn't mean we don't work to get better. We strive to get better. 00:15:11
But I imagine those will never make the public domain, because that's. 00:15:16
It's not web clipboard. Nope. 00:15:20
Sorry. No, no, not at all. I'm, I'm, I'll probably be. I'll have to go to the principals office when I leave here at the city 00:15:24
Attorney's office. 00:15:28
No, just tell. Just just be just. 00:15:33
Try to be factual. 00:15:36
To the media. 00:15:38
It just drives me nuts that when people are not. 00:15:39
Factual. And they're just strictly putting some facts. 00:15:43
Use the headline. 00:15:48
To just make people angry? Yeah, and that's just wrong and afraid. Afraid. 00:15:50
You're right. 00:15:56
And afraid so, anyway. 00:15:58
I felt better today after I got to see my piece because I had been holding it up all weekend. It was like, you talk about, let's 00:16:00
think about, just think about the last two months hop stroke. 00:16:04
In your district. 00:16:10
As our resort in your district, the continued growth and expansion of the university and Mercedes and our city population as a 00:16:11
whole. 00:16:15
Does that truly happen in communities that doesn't have strong infrastructure? Of course not. 00:16:18
Because we have strong infrastructure. 00:16:23
And that's it, you know, if you don't take our work, work. 00:16:26
Look at the people who are investing hundreds of millions of dollars. 00:16:29
They don't do that have Hazard. 00:16:32
They do that because there's a reason exactly. That's because this city is in outstanding shape and again, I put 99.9% of against 00:16:34
anyone. 00:16:38
And I'm proud of our team. Exactly. 00:16:42
Scope, They've got a war. Let's go. I'm ready to go, man. I'm ready to go back. 00:16:46
All right. 00:16:53
But. 00:16:55
You'll go back and watch the interview. It's really she did a great job. 00:16:56
All right. 00:17:00
Mr. Bobbitt, Sir. 00:17:01
You look like me trying to get it. 00:17:04
Good afternoon, everyone. Afternoon. 00:17:07
Mr. Holmes is out of town today so I'll be filling in for him. 00:17:10
Uh, we'll be picking up. Ohh. Thank you Mr. After Mr. Ponces. 00:17:15
Talk about We'll be picking up on page two, Item 8, Resolutions and ordinances not of a general nature permanent operation. Page 00:17:20
14, to be authorizing A memorandum of understanding between the classicals police and the Department of Homeland Security. You 00:17:27
heard about that public safety last week, page 15, authorizing a minor public works contract with overhead door Tuscaloosa. 00:17:33
On page 16, authorizing minor public works contract with Paints. 00:17:42
Ohh, paints on us. Plus excuse me. 00:17:45
Then on page 17, authorizing professional services contract with the NBA Engineers, Inc for consulting services for the Tuscaloosa 00:17:49
AMP Green screen framing. 00:17:54
Tongue tied today. I don't know why. 00:18:02
I heard about all those that projects last week. 00:18:05
On page 18, authorizing the mayor to execute a joint funding agreement with US Geological Survey Water Resources Division. You'll 00:18:08
be hearing about that on projects today. 00:18:12
That's a Cribs Mill Creek Extreme Gauging Station. 00:18:17
Page 19 to be authorizing a joint funding agreement with US Geological Survey for screen. 00:18:20
Train case station on North River. 00:18:25
That likewise be heard at the projects today. 00:18:28
On page. 00:18:31
20 to be authorized professional services contract with Gordon Lusso and. 00:18:33
Bellman. 00:18:37
Heard about that projects last week. 00:18:38
On ordinances and resolutions of General nature, permanent operation on page 24, you'll be reappointed Craig Fairburn for the 00:18:41
Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority. 00:18:45
Do not know the any suspended rules, but I do believe we have at least two executives matters for executive session leaders. 00:18:50
So any questions for me? Did you say the item on page 20? 00:18:58
Project. 00:19:03
Which one? 00:19:04
20. 00:19:06
That was in the. 00:19:07
Executive session, Executive Session. 00:19:10
Any questions for Tom? 00:19:19
All right, busy day, Project, Finance, Admin properties. 00:19:22
Umm. 00:19:27
And then council meeting of course at six. 00:19:28
Thursday. 00:19:32
TPD Strategic Review Task Force. 00:19:34
If you're not sure if you're on that task force, you need to ask. 00:19:36
I think, Raven, I think you and. 00:19:43
So you know. 00:19:45
The mayor? Yep. And I'll be sharing stuff. 00:19:48
Anyone that has any concerns about? 00:19:51
Our agenda is you can e-mail me or talk. 00:19:54
Okey Dokey and that will be at 4:00 in the this Doherty room. 00:19:59
Anyone. 00:20:06
Have anything they like to bring for the Pre Council? 00:20:07
I do. 00:20:10
Really briefly, I just wanted to let everybody know that it's customer service week this week. Can you come with Ohh? Sure, yeah. 00:20:12
Customer service week Customer Service week this week and I just wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all of our city employees 00:20:22
that. 00:20:25
Are the frontline of communication for our constituents every day three, one, one, the water department, courts. 00:20:29
And I'm sure a lot of other departments that I'm just. 00:20:37
Not remembering right now, but. 00:20:39
I think that it's a I think that it is a daunting job and just in case some of you have forgotten, my background is in police 00:20:41
dispatching. 00:20:46
So I know what it's like to be at that desk. 00:20:50
Getting call after call, getting yelled at all day and it's not easy. So just if you have a moment today, please reach out to 00:20:53
someone in those departments, e-mail seeker, head in call and just let them know that we appreciate them. So thank you. 00:21:00
Say hello, I think, Mr. Mayor. 00:21:08
I also do something yesterday. I think it was National. 00:21:12
We have a fantastic team doing a great job. You can tell that they're not facilities and so yeah, Eric telling me that he did, he 00:21:18
was all from him. 00:21:23
But I think these folks work hard. They work hard. 00:21:27
Good. Hey, I I gotta tell you something funny. 00:21:32
Now I didn't see the picture. Somebody sent the picture this morning, said. 00:21:35
They weren't happy with the kind of pizza that was served. 00:21:39
I don't know, like what are you talking about? 00:21:45
First paycheck is department. 00:21:49
Once that happens. 00:21:53
Sushi and lobster. And I just thought that was funny because I didn't know what the heck they were talking about. 00:21:57
I said what are you talking about? Then there was a picture sent to me and I said ohh. 00:22:06
Yeah, that's what I'm saying. 00:22:12
That's our employees absent or it's? 00:22:16
Hampton Inn. 00:22:22
Yeah, No. 00:22:23
Alright. 00:22:27
Is there a motion that we go into executive session please? 00:22:30
All right, Mr. Bobbitt. Thank you, Sir. 00:22:36
City Attorney City Tuscaloosa Attorney in the State of Alabama calling items to be discussed today. 00:22:40
Qualify. I'm feeling good today. 00:22:46
First being legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation controversies not yet litigated, but immediately 00:22:51
likely to be litigated. 00:22:54
If the governmental body pursues the proposed course of action. 00:22:59
And. 00:23:03
To discuss the consideration the government body is willing to offer or accept when considering purchase, sale, exchange, lease 00:23:04
and marketplace value of real property. 00:23:08
Gay. 00:23:15
I have no idea what you just said, but but I guess there's a motion second is exception all in favor, say aye Aye, opposed. 00:23:16
Alright, if you're not a part of this. 00:23:24
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