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OK. 00:00:01
So to. 00:00:03
It's good to see everybody again. This has been an amazing day. 00:00:05
Breakfast with the our legislators and. 00:00:11
The ribbon cutting out in the Greater Alberta area. 00:00:15
The Alberta riverfront and Alberta riverfront, It's coming. 00:00:21
Riverfront District 6. 00:00:26
Not in district one and and. 00:00:31
I'm so proud of that pedestrian bridge and especially after walking. 00:00:35
It's beautiful and but again, as I said, #1 is the safety. 00:00:40
And and not only is it, is it beautiful, but the safety. 00:00:46
2. 00:00:51
Um. 00:00:53
What? 00:00:53
Truly the probably the most. 00:00:55
Energy, and the city of Tuscaloosa is going to be in that one little block right there. 00:00:57
That's right. So it was great. It was great. 00:01:03
Glad everybody got to be there. That's. 00:01:08
And the new parking situation? I was going to ask. 00:01:12
Eric Thompson Do we park on 4th and 31st? 00:01:17
We park on 4th and 31 now. 00:01:25
Took you a while. 00:01:30
Trying to be gentle about it, but you know. 00:01:38
That's pretty. 00:01:41
But anyway. 00:01:42
Eric reason you're why wearing a Crimson tie today. 00:01:44
No reason. 00:01:48
What his wife laid out. 00:01:51
Oh well, it was great and. 00:01:55
And I'll tell you if you when I left y'all at the when you came straight through campus. 00:01:57
Man, before you go anywhere. 00:02:03
Super 7 debate, Alabama women's basketball. 00:02:06
Check. Make sure you can get there. 00:02:10
Because I saw all the road Closings that are already. 00:02:12
Or that. 00:02:15
I know, Mayor, you're aware of them all, but University Blvd. It's going to be closed from 1:00 tomorrow to midnight, I think. 00:02:17
A sexy University Blvd. That it looks like game day. There are so many tents out with television stations from all across the 00:02:24
country. 00:02:28
Already on? 00:02:33
It's pretty remote. It's unreal to see. 00:02:34
That all. 00:02:38
Around this debate. 00:02:39
Tomorrow night. 00:02:42
OK. Is there a motion We approve the Minutes? 00:02:43
Motion 2nd. I'll face the Aye Aye. Minutes Approved. 00:02:49
Hey, Mike Gardner, you're up first today. 00:02:53
Why? 00:02:59
Yes, Sir, used to. 00:03:00
Virgil. 00:03:03
So this is a street vacation. 00:03:06
It is. 00:03:10
OK. 00:03:22
All right, so really, this is a vacation of an alley, The terminology there. 00:03:26
It is the ruminant of a 12 foot wide alley. Today it's only 6 feet. 00:03:33
A portion of it was vacated in the past. It's totally landlocked fuel. Flip over there, there's your your location north of 7th 00:03:40
7th St. Gene Stallings is just off of the I couldn't figure out from the description and the printed copy. Go back to picture. 00:03:50
Yeah, go back to the diagram. 00:04:00
Or the map there, so 7th Street is on South. 00:04:03
Just off of the right hand side of the picture is gene stolen. 00:04:07
So you're just West of Gene Stallings in that first block north of seven? 00:04:12
One minute. 00:04:20
Yeah. 00:04:23
7th St. 00:04:27
You know, it says that, yeah, that's the sewer pipe that's in our the water line that's in the street. 00:04:29
So Gene Stallings is is just right off the right hand side. 00:04:45
And we'll be back. Yes, Sir. 00:04:52
And then it's. 00:05:00
Yes, Sir. It's in the back. 00:05:04
Right. So there was a 12 foot all. 00:05:07
Behind all of those homes. 00:05:10
And over the years it's been vacated by different developers. 00:05:13
And this is just a little landlocked piece. Go to the last There's nothing we could do with it. Is it, Mike? Absolutely not. 00:05:18
It it's so the shaded area is is the part that we're vacating. 00:05:26
And it is the only portion of that alley that is left so. 00:05:32
It doesn't go anywhere. It doesn't connect any other public rights of ways. Who are we selling it to? 00:05:36
We are selling it. 00:05:44
I mean it may be on that map right there. 00:05:51
So it will. It will go to that landowner to the South. 00:06:02
Is who that is. 00:06:07
Earth to slide control. Earth to slide control. 00:06:10
The map. 00:06:15
And. 00:06:17
Corner over there. 00:06:28
OK. So you think it's the property owner? Oh, yes, Sir. That, that's the property owner. Yeah. That, that is the only person that, 00:06:45
that, that, that right away can be vacated to. 00:06:50
OK. 00:07:00
Are we selling or giving it to them? No, They have to purchase $1300 plus. 00:07:02
Publication too grand. 00:07:08
Tom, probably have a better guess than me on that. 00:07:12
It's not worth anything to anybody else. 00:07:16
Yeah, it looks like $2900 is the the total publication is 1599, the fair market value is 1392. 00:07:19
20/15/99. 00:07:29
That's correct. 00:07:33
OK. 00:07:35
That I might. 00:07:40
Thank you, Sir. 00:07:42
Zach, you're up. 00:07:45
I'll try. 00:07:51
All right. So I can control afternoon. So we have an annexation in Mr. Crow's district, I believe Mr. Crow, you've talked to these 00:07:54
people when they went through the Planning Commission, Dwayne and Karen Brown and then Devin and Andrew Wood. So their property 00:08:00
is. 00:08:06
Right where the Mcbrides Ferry Rd. Is going. 00:08:13
They're adjacent to city property. It's actually three different parcels as you can see here. 00:08:17
And they're leaving out the one that has the house closest to the Black Warrior River. 00:08:22
Just because they did not want to go into the city limits. 00:08:28
The reason that they are going into the city limits? 00:08:32
In order for City Schools. 00:08:35
And so it is identified as a primary expansion area. 00:08:38
No issues. 00:08:44
From any of us, so. 00:08:46
Pretty simple request, but any questions I can answer? Yes Sir. 00:08:48
That's it. Thank you, Zach. 00:08:55
Mayor Maddox. Yes Sir. Just a few things. First, this Saturday I had an opportunity to attend an event. And Mr. Busby, I couldn't 00:08:58
help it but think of you. 00:09:03
And I rarely like many of you, I attend a lot of different events, but this one truly moved my heart and as people are in December 00:09:09
thinking about making year end donations. 00:09:13
As we look to closeout the. 00:09:19
I just want to encourage people to look at Operation Allies Refuge Foundation of the OR foundation it was created after. 00:09:22
The airport attack in Kabul, Kabul in 2021 and it was for returning soldiers who come back from PTSD. 00:09:30
And the local connection for this was Miss Shannon McDaniel, whose husband Edward McDaniel actually works for us, works in this 00:09:37
Christ department. 00:09:41
Her son, Hunter, was a Marine spent four years in Afghanistan. 00:09:46
Came back and tragically passed away after serving it was a student at the University of Alabama. 00:09:50
And. 00:09:57
What? 00:09:58
Made it so Just remarkable was. 00:09:59
Shannon deter. 00:10:02
To make certain none of our soldiers who come back from active duty and see the things that they see. 00:10:05
That they never feel they're alone in that. 00:10:11
It was, you know, something really touched my heart and really made me realize. 00:10:14
We just can't think that when soldiers return from those combat zones. 00:10:19
That the military is just going to be the only ones to take care of and the focus of the War Foundation is to really plug in the 00:10:24
entire community. And so when I was leaving the event, I called K Day and I said OK, we. 00:10:31
I want you to make this a special project, knowing, of course, her husband and his ties into the military so you'll be hearing 00:10:37
more about it. But if you're interested in making a donation. 00:10:42
Please go to their website, check it out, and to Shannon and her family, you're you're an inspiration, Your son is a patriot and a 00:10:48
hero, and hopefully her work will will continue to make a difference for any of our young men and women that come back from those 00:10:53
types of situ. 00:10:59
It also got me to thinking about what our men and women, especially within public safety experience. 00:11:05
Every single day I mean things that our firefighters. 00:11:11
The things that our police officers. 00:11:15
And thinking about last night, even with the. 00:11:17
Something is joyous. You have thousands of people come out and you had. 00:11:20
You know, very bad happened to a young person. 00:11:24
The job, you know, it's been reported to me that Chief Williamson with Fire and Rescue did and really. 00:11:28
Taking charge P. 00:11:34
I really appreciate. 00:11:37
You guys, I know if my child was hurt, I wouldn't want anyone else but Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue there. 00:11:38
And certainly Tuscaloosa Police Department. So thank you for what you guys do. 00:11:43
Hopefully, you know, our people see a lot too. Although not combat, they do see and experience a lot. 00:11:48
More fortunate to have them, so I just wanted to say that again. That event really touched me. 00:11:54
On. 00:11:59
Couple quick things this afternoon I will be. 00:12:01
Missing from administration and policy and properties, I've got to do some debate duties. 00:12:05
And you stole a little bit of my Thunder. 00:12:10
US hosting a presidential debate First time anyone in the state of Alabama has ever hosted any presidential debate. 00:12:13
And certainly Tuscaloosa's first time, this is really a momentous opportunity for. 00:12:19
And I've done a number of national media interviews over the past week. In The eyes of the political eyes of the nation are truly 00:12:24
upon us. And it's been. 00:12:28
It's been a real good opportunity to sell Tuscaloosa. 00:12:33
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. It should make you proud as a City Council. 00:12:37
That you're part of leading our city that can host such an event like this. 00:12:42
The state Republican Party, the University of Alabama, they're the ones who really made it happen in connecting the dots. 00:12:48
But I'm proud that we have a city which they could. 00:12:54
Recruit too, and I know that we'll be supporting those. 00:12:57
Simultaneously tomorrow night, as you alluded to to Mr. Tyler, we have the Super 7 going on. 00:13:00
So within about 1/2 mile of each other, we've got a lot of things happening and I was going to encourage everyone just be very 00:13:06
mindful of traffic. 00:13:09
Especially east of Bryant any stadium. 00:13:13
It's not going to be easy tomorrow for a lot of different reasons. Just be mindful of that and also if you do get called in and 00:13:16
just remember it's going to, both events are helping to fill a lot of hotel rooms, get a lot of turnovers and tables at 00:13:21
restaurants and keep a lot of people employed. 00:13:26
And that's a that's a good thing for a lot of people. 00:13:31
Lastly, we will have an executive session. We have one matter that should just take a minute or so. 00:13:35
We have another matter that will take a little bit of time that the council does need to be briefed on. Thank you, Mayor. Thank 00:13:41
you. I appreciate that so much. 00:13:45
I wasn't able to make that Saturday, but the event with Hunter that you're talking about, I did reach out to her about helping in 00:13:52
any way we can to get the word out more and promote it through my show or whatever we could do for that. Because it's it's. 00:13:58
I think you you just you said it perfectly. It's it hits you. It really hits you. 00:14:06
That story that he served with Mr. Busby, that I know you would. 00:14:14
Love the opportunity being a Marine yourself and. 00:14:18
And the marine? 00:14:21
Is having a board meeting Thursday night. 00:14:23
If you'll connect. 00:14:26
I'll be glad to invite. 00:14:29
To come talk with us and us, look at a donation. 00:14:31
I. 00:14:35
And another person who was there that I didn't know was. He's a retired Rear Admiral Kent Davis, who is head of the Alabama 00:14:36
Veterans Affairs. 00:14:40
And so he was there, had an opportunity to connect. And he said there's other programs out there that we as a city can connect. 00:14:45
Our veterans into, so we're going to begin a bigger discussion on what we can do. 00:14:52
Again, I I just didn't realize I assumed that those services were just naturally embedded through. 00:14:56
The military, you're laughing, but you know, for a civilian that's kind of what your thought process is and. 00:15:03
And I just feel a need. We got it. We got to figure out who to work with to do more for our veterans who, especially those who are 00:15:09
returning from combat. 00:15:13
So I look. 00:15:18
Connecting you with Miss McDaniel. 00:15:20
Also, I'd like to encourage the Council hope Y'all can all make it out to. 00:15:24
Support the Super. 00:15:28
I know. 00:15:31
I'll be there for everything on Friday. I was going tomorrow but because the debate I won't be there Wednesday, so. 00:15:32
You know we've got. 00:15:39
The city has a. 00:15:42
Box more or less if you know if you got your. 00:15:44
And so hopefully many of you can utilize it as possible. 00:15:48
I'm planning on going Thursday, Thursday night, but I'm going Friday. 00:15:52
In a official capacity. 00:15:58
This may be the last super seven we host. 00:16:01
A lot of different reasons. 00:16:05
But so it's a It's a great event. 00:16:07
Really special and I hope many of y'all can make it out. 00:16:10
It's possible. TTS has done a really good job. I know they have been all in on this. Yes, they really have and and they lost Stan, 00:16:13
you know at a time when he took his new job in Missouri and and. 00:16:19
So and Kelsey and Josh have. 00:16:25
Really Done. 00:16:28
A great job. 00:16:30
Discontinuing. 00:16:33
He, you know, the things that Stan would have just done like that, you know, click of a finger. 00:16:35
They've done it. They've done it off the Kelsey this morning and. 00:16:40
Anyway, it's this going to be great and it's just if you haven't been before, it's so special to see those kids. I know you have. 00:16:46
I've been seeing you out there every year. 00:16:51
To see those kids play in a stadium like that is just a dream. 00:16:56
For so many, I just need one play. That's just one play. Probably all you can handle, mate. That's all I need. 00:17:02
I never will forget these kids from Elba. 00:17:08
You know, and I went down the sidelines. 00:17:11
Just, I mean, there couldn't have been anybody left at. 00:17:14
If you ever wanted to rob that bank, that was the time to do it, sorry. Can you imagine they'll be in that age and get an 00:17:19
opportunity to? 00:17:22
Yeah, and they do that. They do the Walker champions for them, just like Alabama does, you know, on game day and. 00:17:26
Play the their fight songs. 00:17:33
And they, you know, get to come through the tunnel and it's just, it's a, it's a it's just a great, I've always a great privilege 00:17:35
to have it to host. 00:17:39
And like I said, because I'm told, because the expanded playoffs, college football playoffs. 00:17:44
University of Alabama and probably Auburn. Either one will not be able to do it. 00:17:50
And it may all go to BIR. 00:17:54
Since they have the new stadium now. 00:17:57
Protective. 00:17:59
The scheduling There's another factors. We do hope, though, to begin some dialogue on basketball. 00:18:02
I hope so too. That'd be great. 00:18:08
Yeah, those are just discussions. But hopefully in the future that will be something we can hopefully secure that would love that. 00:18:10
That'd be great. 00:18:14
Incredible week. On top of that, Alabama woman's basketball is playing at the Coliseum tomorrow. 00:18:18
This is crazy. 00:18:24
But how exciting is all this for Tuscaloosa? 00:18:26
Difficult. 00:18:29
Yes, Sir. 00:18:30
Proud Proud District 4. 00:18:32
You brought it all here. You're making it right. Yeah. All right. 00:18:37
So Miss Keys has sent over the board's recommendations for replacements. So you've got Cynthia Moore to replace Pam Foster, 00:19:16
Lamonica Little to replace Laura Lineberry, and Chad K Jackson to replace Matthew Orendar Orendorf. They do already have Matthew 00:19:23
or Chad L Jackson currently sitting on their board. This is a different Chad Jackson. 00:19:31
I was going to say because Chad Jackson is on their board, different Chad Jackson. So you guys will also all have a copy of their 00:19:38
resumes attached to that packet as well. 00:19:43
Would y'all. 00:19:48
As as serving on this board, I really hate losing these. Pam Foster has been amazing. 00:19:51
Um. 00:20:00
We've needed a strong. 00:20:04
African American female in there and she has more than been that because we have so many young girls especially that go on these 00:20:08
trips and we, she has, you know, helped to be a great chaperone. 00:20:13
She's going to be missed a lot of ways. 00:20:19
Arndorf I can't believe he's leaving our library. These are folks that don't miss meetings and they're involved in everything and. 00:20:22
I hate to lose them. Would you guys like? 00:20:29
Open it up. 00:20:34
For two weeks or for to get other names or look at these recommendations by Lisa Keys and go with these or what I think that her 00:20:36
recommendation I've talked to Lisa. 00:20:41
I'm fine with that if you all are. I mean, but you know, we normally open it up to don't just take recommendations from the 00:20:49
executive directors, but. 00:20:53
This has got to work with. I'm fine with it too. 00:21:01
OK. So we'll have that ordinance on next weeks agenda. All righty. Thank you. 00:21:05
All right, Deputy. 00:21:13
Chris Williams. 00:21:15
You got it, buddy. 00:21:19
All right. 00:21:20
Council Mayor, I appreciate you all giving us a few minutes here to report back on an investment you all made in our department a 00:21:22
couple of years ago. 00:21:25
She, Smith and Chief Martin before him have always pushed us to be flexible and innovative. Think outside the box whenever we 00:21:29
have. 00:21:32
An issue that we're trying to work on or improve or problem to solve, and thanks to your willingness to trust us to embrace a new 00:21:36
way of treating out of hospital cardiac arrest a few years ago. 00:21:42
We've had some good results and we have Doctor Keith Lurie here today. Who? 00:21:48
Leading researcher in out of hospital cardiac arrest. He's going to report back on some of the things that we've accomplished 00:21:53
during that time and one of our success stories and. 00:21:57
Welcome, Doctor. 00:22:06
Hi, thank you. Thank you, Chief, and good afternoon everybody. It's a pleasure to be here. When we schedule this visit multiple 00:22:08
months ago, I was told it's going to be a kind of quiet time of the year. You know, football season's over, at least the scheduled 00:22:14
events and turns out to be a very exciting time of year. So congratulations everybody. 00:22:20
I come from Minneapolis and my colleague Melissa Barr comes from Florida and we've been working together off and on for almost 15 00:22:27
years to try to improve outcomes after cardiac arrest and Melissa was involved in. 00:22:35
And helping Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue adopt A new technology about over 10 years ago. 00:22:42
And I was involved with that technology, but never had been here before. But I'm here today to sort of. 00:22:49
Say thank you and also just give you a progress report. As you heard from True Williamson, it's been exciting and I'm going to 00:22:56
talk just for a few minutes about something called neuroprotective CPR. 00:23:00
Protective CPR was introduced into Tuscaloosa in March of last year. 00:23:05
Leading cause of death in adults still and results haven't changed despite CPR for decades. So nationally, about 7% only patients 00:23:45
who have a cardiac arrest ever. 00:23:50
Walk out of hospital intact. And so due to the credit of Chief Williamson and colleagues, they were willing to take a chance on 00:23:57
adopting new technologies over the last decade and the pictures shown here shows them. 00:24:03
One's an automated device that's got a suction cup on it because it'll plunger patient. It's called the Lucas device. 00:24:10
Another is a little device on the airway called a rescue pod that each time the plunger comes up. 00:24:16
Air is blocked promotion into the lungs. So as a plunger comes up and that little valve blocks air promotion into the lungs, you 00:24:23
get a vacuum inside the chest. It's like taking a deep breath in sucks more blood back into the heart. 00:24:29
And suck some blood. Penis blood. 00:24:35
The third device is this device that elevates the head and thorax. 00:24:38
This combination called neuroprotective CPR. 00:24:43
Improves outcomes, but we didn't really know how much. It's all FDA cleared, all these devices FDA cleared, but Tuscaloosa was one 00:24:47
of the early adopters of this combination. It's in about 20 states across the country. 00:24:53
So we now know that it. 00:25:01
Needs to be started as rapidly as an AED, so we have Ed's on the wall here and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue carries this technology and 00:25:03
the first responders carried in. 00:25:09
And they have it on in two to three minutes. 00:25:14
So you start with a pair of hands. 00:25:17
Use an AED if it's. 00:25:20
You elevate the head. Am I elevating the head and the thorax? You get venous blood out of the brain, so it allows the brain to 00:25:22
actually breathe. Almost. You get more blood going to the brain. I think I took one Physiology class. 00:25:28
Very good. So you got the arterial blood takes oxygen to the brain. 00:25:36
Pumps out of the heart. Venous blood is the used. 00:25:41
Comes back to the heart to get reoxygenated in the lungs. 00:25:45
So arterial blood is a high pressure zone. Venous blood is a low pressure zone but during CPR. 00:25:50
The venous blood doesn't come out of the brain if you're doing on the flat position. 00:25:57
Because there's nothing to pull it, OK, but if you elevate the head a little bit, gravity drains that. 00:26:01
Blood out of the. 00:26:07
Hmm. 00:26:09
OK, that's enough Physiology. 00:26:11
And with water and sewer, I kind of understand that. So that makes a little bit more sense. Well, what happens with CPR is when 00:26:14
you push on the chest, the arterial pressure wave goes to the brain and the venous pressure wave goes to the brain. They're both 00:26:19
really high. And this is what happens with each compression. 00:26:24
And that contributes to the 7% neurologically intact survival rate. It's just not very good for the brain, those two pressure 00:26:29
waves. 00:26:33
So we alleviate the pressure wave on the venous side. 00:26:37
And we help circulation. 00:26:42
But like an AED, you got to get there quickly and get it there started rapidly. 00:26:44
And for that reason, this technology is on every fire rig in this city. 00:26:49
Right. 00:26:55
So this fire rig in every city responded to a call on January 23rd at a park when this young college student, at the time a 00:26:57
sophomore, went down. And some of you know this story and some of you don't. 00:27:03
But she went down after going for a walk. She couldn't run, and the last 10th of a mile of a two mile walk run, she ran and 00:27:10
collapsed in a handicap parking zone. 00:27:15
Her friends called 911. 00:27:20
And the events that transpired were truly remarkable, if not miraculous for her. You can see that she's got a scar on her chest. 00:27:23
So her name is Kennedy. 00:27:28
And when she went down, the timeline is something like this and I'm always called at 7:25 in the morning. 00:27:35
Bystander CPR was started by a medical student happened to be running by at 7:30. 00:27:42
An EMT ran by and told a medical student how to do better CPR at about 7:32, and then Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue arrived and they had 00:27:47
her head elevated by 7:35 and then she received effectively 1/2 hour's worth of CPR. 00:27:54
Half hour's worth of CPR is a very long. 00:28:03
So she was resuscitated. 00:28:06
Which is brought to the local hospital. 00:28:08
She was cooled down a little. 00:28:10
She was found to have a very thickened heart muscle called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It's a congenital issue, which is why she 00:28:13
couldn't run, it turns out. 00:28:17
She was shipped to Birmingham. She had open heart surgery where they shaved off part of the inside of her heart. 00:28:23
All very dangerous, all very high. 00:28:29
And. 00:28:32
She was home within two weeks, begging her mother to go back to school. 00:28:34
She came back here 3 1/2 weeks after her cardiac. 00:28:39
Finished the semester with a 4.0 average. 00:28:44
And she's on stage presenting at the Eagles meeting, which is a meeting of the EMS Metal directors from the leading cities around 00:28:48
the country. Poised, beautiful, funny, spicy, and all possible because of the investment that this council made. 00:28:56
And the trust that they gave to EMS and Chief Williamson. 00:29:05
So this is mother and daughter and of course we're talking about, you know, mothers losing their sons. 00:29:11
This is a wonderful moment where fortunately that didn't happen because of the people in this room and the investment you made. It 00:29:17
takes a village, but it really was because of that. People don't survive 30 minutes of CPR and go back to school and get a 4.0 00:29:22
education grade point average unless something is really working well. 00:29:27
So this story actually made it to the New York Times. How a plunger improves CPR after that Eagles meeting. 00:29:33
And. 00:29:41
The data that includes data collected in a national registry on head of CPR patients presented at the American Heart Association 00:29:43
last year, including from Tuscaloosa, AL. So the bottom line is. 00:29:49
If you have a cardiac, arrest the national. 00:29:56
7.3%. 00:29:59
The cities that have adopted this nationally 10.4%, so that may not sound like a lot, but with. 00:30:02
About 450,000 out of hospital cardiac arrest and about 450,000 in hospital cardiac arrest. Every 1% means a lot. 00:30:09
That's about 900,000 in the United States this year and like Kennedy Grace, she had a shock level rhythm, so an absolute 10% 00:30:18
improvement. 00:30:22
So we wanted to share this with you and thank you for your investment in EMS and cutting edge technologies here in Tuscaloosa. 00:30:26
So thank you. 00:30:34
You said 10 years. 00:30:42
Two years, one piece of it. We've been using about 10 years, but this is, this is multiple pieces. 00:30:46
Amazing. Did you like, Would you like to say something? 00:30:54
I just. 00:30:57
From the bottom of my heart when you meet. 00:30:59
Is fascinating and the people that live in your community are so fortunate to have you and to have. 00:31:03
Such. 00:31:10
Thank you, we agree with that, but. 00:31:12
Sure. Thank you. What's what, what would have been just not to belong prolong the meeting, I mean for Kennedy to be neurologically 00:31:16
intact, 30 minutes of CPR. 00:31:21
I assume. 00:31:27
That's not the norm in your business. 00:31:28
So. 00:31:31
We used to call this head up. 00:31:34
And back. 00:31:37
June of 2020. 00:31:40
A man named Jason Benjamin. 00:31:43
50 year old man had a cardiac arrest in Saint Johns County. 00:31:46
And he had been an EMT for a decade in Olympia, WA. 00:31:50
Moved to Saint Johns County, Florida, where for a living. 00:31:54
He cannulates lungs from patients who are. 00:31:57
For lung transplantation, so I'll put it in English. You harvest lungs. 00:32:01
He plugs them into some tubes and perfuses them or runs fluid through them to preserve them. It works for a company that's in the 00:32:06
lung transplantation disease. 00:32:11
He's been doing this for about 15 plus years. 00:32:16
So he tells his. 00:32:19
He has intense chest pain and thinks he's going to die. 00:32:22
And this is their six month period worked up for heart problems, goes the emergency department. They sent them home. 00:32:25
So he has a cardiac arrest in front of Fire Station 17 in Saint Johns County, Florida and gets that treatment that I just 00:32:31
described. 00:32:35
During the treat. 00:32:40
Is actively pushing the firefighters away. The thing is alive, but because of the plunger and this little valve which pumps more 00:32:41
blood than a pair of hands. 00:32:46
And because his head is up, so. 00:32:51
The blood that doesn't have oxygen is draining, making more room for the oxygen of blood. He's getting enough blood to actually, 00:32:54
unconsciously pursue firefighters away. 00:32:58
After about 25 or 30 minutes I finally. 00:33:03
He's in the hospital, he writes his wife a note. Tell him to pull. 00:33:06
They don't pull the tube and he's lying there thinking. 00:33:10
Why? 00:33:12
Am I alive? 00:33:15
I should be dead. I harvest lungs from people who. 00:33:16
CPR for five or 10 minutes in their brain dead. I got up for 30 minutes, so he ultimately meets me and the EMS muffler director 00:33:18
equivalent to Doctor Crawford. 00:33:23
San Jose County sends me this lovely. 00:33:28
Harden this rambling note, but I have an active. 00:33:31
I never heard of this stuff before that was used to treat. 00:33:34
But if it's in. 00:33:38
It needs to have a better name than a bundle of care. I might suggest neuroprotective CPR. 00:33:39
So that's the story most people don't survive. 00:33:46
Now occasionally you get somebody who goes down to the gym and you can shock them back and you don't need any CPR. 00:33:50
And then that suction cup device called the Lucas device was implemented several years before here in Tuscaloosa. So we clearly 00:33:56
had some saves here. 00:34:00
But each time we're sort of literally and figuratively ramping it up in terms of the opportunity. 00:34:04
Disable. 00:34:08
Thank you. 00:34:11
Chief, do you remember how many about? What is the cost of one of these units? 00:34:14
We purchased them initially I think for $7500 a piece and I think it's gone up somewhat. You know, that was several years ago, but 00:34:23
it's in that order. 00:34:27
Gracious. 00:34:35
Thank. 00:34:37
Mr. Holmes. 00:34:39
And down for the lawyers. 00:34:42
Why don't you need one? 00:34:44
Good afternoon, Council. 00:34:51
We're going to start on pages 14 and 15 where I should note this is. 00:34:57
This is for a public hearing only. This is for the City school board's school funding proposal that is made that was brought to 00:35:03
you guys back I believe on Halloween. Again, this is for a public hearing only. The vote on the resolution will be set for the 00:35:08
12th. 00:35:14
On page 16, you'll be authorizing A disbursement from District 7 improvement funds for the Central High School football team. This 00:35:20
is a total of $2500 and came to A&F on the 20. 00:35:26
I'm sorry, on came to Finance Committee. 00:35:32
On page 17, you'll be authorizing an assessment from District 6 improvement funds for the Paul Bryant High School Concession 00:35:35
Stand. This is a total of $3000 and came to Finance Committee on the 21st. 00:35:41
On page 18, you'll be authorizing the Mayor to execute right away permit to 908 Queen City LLC. This came to projects on the 21st. 00:35:47
On page 19, you'll be authorizing there to execute a right away permit to Lollipop LLC, and this came to projects on the 21st. 00:35:58
On page 20, you'll be authorizing the Director of Arts and Entertainment to enter into a partnership with the University of 00:36:08
Alabama for a food voucher program at Tuscaloosa Farmers Market that was also projects on the 21st. 00:36:14
On page 21, you'll be authorizing A merchandise agreement with Fame and Martin Enterprises. Again, this was on projects on the 00:36:20
21st. 00:36:24
On page 22, you'll be authorizing a contract with event concessions. This again was on projects on the 21st. I think that may have 00:36:29
been a record length projects agenda there before Thanksgiving. 00:36:35
On page 23 and 24, you'll be authorizing execution of agency funding agreements with the City's 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant 00:36:41
program through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. This was in CD Committee on the 21st. 00:36:49
On page 25, you'll be authorizing the Mayor to execute a certification of a HUD form for the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority in 00:36:57
regards to the consistency of Public Housing Authority Plan with the Consolidated Plan or State Consolidated Plan and the analysis 00:37:04
of impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Again that was on CD Committee on the 21st. 00:37:11
On page 26, you will be selecting Garner and Associates for Professional Engineering and related Services for the Police Athletic 00:37:18
League Powell Basketball Court Renovations Project and my notes aren't clear. That was either before the CD committee or projects 00:37:24
on the 21st, I'm not sure which. 00:37:30
On. 00:37:37
I think it was ACD today. That's what mine was. CD on page 27 you'll be authorizing amount of public works contract with John Watt 00:37:38
Company. That's a total of $66,846.30 and that was in projects on the 21st. 00:37:46
On page 18, I'm sorry, on page 28, you'll be authorizing professional services agreement with Duncan Coker Associates PC for 00:37:55
professional engineering and related services for the Greensboro Ave. streetscape project. This is a total not to exceed 446,897 00:38:01
dollars. It was on projects on the 21st. 00:38:07
On page 29, you'll be authorizing professional services contract with Garver LLC. This is a total not to exceed $497,200 and that 00:38:14
again was on projects on the 21st. On page 30, you'll be authorizing a contract with Schnabel Engineering LLC. This is a total of 00:38:22
not to exceed $49,000 and again was on projects on the 21st. 00:38:30
On page 31, you'll be authorizing minor public works contract with Petco Electrical Contractors. This is a total of $34,749 and 00:38:38
again came from project committee. 00:38:44
On page 32, you'll be authorizing Montefiore Works contract for as needed HVAC services with Southern Heating. Cooling is a total 00:38:51
amount to exceed $20,000 and again was on projects committee. 00:38:57
On page 33, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for, as needed, elevator maintenance and inspections with Bagby 00:39:03
Elevator Company. This is a total not to exceed $24,000. I know, Mr. Tyner, this one always makes you feel a little bit better. 00:39:09
Yes, because last week the Alabama was starting down. The elevator doors opened. 00:39:15
As it was starting to move down and I told Carly about. 00:39:22
Remember. 00:39:26
He has the worst luck. I have some stairs right over here. 00:39:31
It started to go down, the doors open and I'm going like and I'm going like. I'm just pressing everything. 00:39:41
And it just stopped and the door shut, and then it opened back up. I said Get Me Out of here, person. And I got down the steps. 00:39:48
Why does this always happen to you? I don't know. 00:39:53
On page 34, you'll be authorizing that a minor public works contract for as needed, fire alarm maintenance and inspections. This 00:40:00
was PCI Technologies not to exceed $10,000. On page 35, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for as needed, fire 00:40:07
suppression. 00:40:13
Water backflow maintenance with an Olympia sprinkler installation and that is for a total of not to exceed $22,100 and again. 00:40:20
Came from projects committee. 00:40:28
On page 36, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for as needed pest control with Bay Pest Control. This is a total 00:40:30
of $30,500 and again came to you in projects on the 21st. On page 37 you'll be authorizing minor public works contract for an as 00:40:36
needed generator maintenance inspections with Rick's service company. This is a total of $99,930 and again came to you in 00:40:42
projects. 00:40:48
On page 38, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for, as needed, chiller maintenance with Dankin applied Americ. 00:40:56
Incorporated total loss to exceed 34,000. I'm sorry, $35,000 again came to you on projects on the 21st. On page 39, you'll be 00:41:05
authorizing a renewal of insurance. Coverage is premium payment cost up to $149,386.86 comes from OCA. On page 40, you'll be 00:41:16
authorizing the purchase of Afod Boss Sweeper from MJL Enterprises LLC. This is a total of $13,519. This comes from purchasing. 00:41:27
On page 41, you'll be authorizing a purchase of a 20 inch Rotary cutter from Tuscaloosa tractor. There's a total of $33,617.28 and 00:41:38
again comes from purchasing. 00:41:45
Any questions, Mr. Holmes? 00:42:29
In response to you, Mr. Bobbitt, it's because of my need for them. I'll never be able to retire in this day. 00:42:34
Oh dear. 00:42:44
Oh. 00:42:46
Projects Finance Admin Properties Council 6:00 They have a special call planning zoning framework meeting tomorrow at 5:00 and. 00:42:49
Strategic Review Task. 00:42:59
December the 8th at. 00:43:01
Anyone else have anything to bring before? 00:43:04
Council. 00:43:07
We're gonna shoot out there. 00:43:08
Good. 00:43:13
OK. All right. Is there a motion we go into executive session? 00:43:15
Have a motion second. Mr. Holmes. Yes Sir, Is your City attorney and attorney license to practice law in the State of Alabama? I 00:43:20
can certify that this executive session is to discuss security plans, procedures, assessments, measures or systems, or the 00:43:24
security or safety of persons, structures, facilities or other infrastructure, including without limitation, information 00:43:28
concerning critical infrastructure the public disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to be detrimental to the public 00:43:33
safety or welfare. 00:43:37
As well as to discuss preliminary negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce in which the governmental body is in 00:43:42
competition with private individuals or entities or other governmental bodies in Alabama or other states or foreign nations. The 00:43:47
discussions of which would have a detrimental effect upon the competitive position of a party to the negotiations or upon the 00:43:52
location, retention, expansion, or upgrading of a public employee or business entity in the area served by the governmental body, 00:43:57
if disclosed outside of executive session. 00:44:01
OK, we have a motion. And the second all in favor, say aye, aye. Any opposed? 00:44:07
OK. If you are not a part of the executive. 00:44:12

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OK. 00:00:01
So to. 00:00:03
It's good to see everybody again. This has been an amazing day. 00:00:05
Breakfast with the our legislators and. 00:00:11
The ribbon cutting out in the Greater Alberta area. 00:00:15
The Alberta riverfront and Alberta riverfront, It's coming. 00:00:21
Riverfront District 6. 00:00:26
Not in district one and and. 00:00:31
I'm so proud of that pedestrian bridge and especially after walking. 00:00:35
It's beautiful and but again, as I said, #1 is the safety. 00:00:40
And and not only is it, is it beautiful, but the safety. 00:00:46
2. 00:00:51
Um. 00:00:53
What? 00:00:53
Truly the probably the most. 00:00:55
Energy, and the city of Tuscaloosa is going to be in that one little block right there. 00:00:57
That's right. So it was great. It was great. 00:01:03
Glad everybody got to be there. That's. 00:01:08
And the new parking situation? I was going to ask. 00:01:12
Eric Thompson Do we park on 4th and 31st? 00:01:17
We park on 4th and 31 now. 00:01:25
Took you a while. 00:01:30
Trying to be gentle about it, but you know. 00:01:38
That's pretty. 00:01:41
But anyway. 00:01:42
Eric reason you're why wearing a Crimson tie today. 00:01:44
No reason. 00:01:48
What his wife laid out. 00:01:51
Oh well, it was great and. 00:01:55
And I'll tell you if you when I left y'all at the when you came straight through campus. 00:01:57
Man, before you go anywhere. 00:02:03
Super 7 debate, Alabama women's basketball. 00:02:06
Check. Make sure you can get there. 00:02:10
Because I saw all the road Closings that are already. 00:02:12
Or that. 00:02:15
I know, Mayor, you're aware of them all, but University Blvd. It's going to be closed from 1:00 tomorrow to midnight, I think. 00:02:17
A sexy University Blvd. That it looks like game day. There are so many tents out with television stations from all across the 00:02:24
country. 00:02:28
Already on? 00:02:33
It's pretty remote. It's unreal to see. 00:02:34
That all. 00:02:38
Around this debate. 00:02:39
Tomorrow night. 00:02:42
OK. Is there a motion We approve the Minutes? 00:02:43
Motion 2nd. I'll face the Aye Aye. Minutes Approved. 00:02:49
Hey, Mike Gardner, you're up first today. 00:02:53
Why? 00:02:59
Yes, Sir, used to. 00:03:00
Virgil. 00:03:03
So this is a street vacation. 00:03:06
It is. 00:03:10
OK. 00:03:22
All right, so really, this is a vacation of an alley, The terminology there. 00:03:26
It is the ruminant of a 12 foot wide alley. Today it's only 6 feet. 00:03:33
A portion of it was vacated in the past. It's totally landlocked fuel. Flip over there, there's your your location north of 7th 00:03:40
7th St. Gene Stallings is just off of the I couldn't figure out from the description and the printed copy. Go back to picture. 00:03:50
Yeah, go back to the diagram. 00:04:00
Or the map there, so 7th Street is on South. 00:04:03
Just off of the right hand side of the picture is gene stolen. 00:04:07
So you're just West of Gene Stallings in that first block north of seven? 00:04:12
One minute. 00:04:20
Yeah. 00:04:23
7th St. 00:04:27
You know, it says that, yeah, that's the sewer pipe that's in our the water line that's in the street. 00:04:29
So Gene Stallings is is just right off the right hand side. 00:04:45
And we'll be back. Yes, Sir. 00:04:52
And then it's. 00:05:00
Yes, Sir. It's in the back. 00:05:04
Right. So there was a 12 foot all. 00:05:07
Behind all of those homes. 00:05:10
And over the years it's been vacated by different developers. 00:05:13
And this is just a little landlocked piece. Go to the last There's nothing we could do with it. Is it, Mike? Absolutely not. 00:05:18
It it's so the shaded area is is the part that we're vacating. 00:05:26
And it is the only portion of that alley that is left so. 00:05:32
It doesn't go anywhere. It doesn't connect any other public rights of ways. Who are we selling it to? 00:05:36
We are selling it. 00:05:44
I mean it may be on that map right there. 00:05:51
So it will. It will go to that landowner to the South. 00:06:02
Is who that is. 00:06:07
Earth to slide control. Earth to slide control. 00:06:10
The map. 00:06:15
And. 00:06:17
Corner over there. 00:06:28
OK. So you think it's the property owner? Oh, yes, Sir. That, that's the property owner. Yeah. That, that is the only person that, 00:06:45
that, that, that right away can be vacated to. 00:06:50
OK. 00:07:00
Are we selling or giving it to them? No, They have to purchase $1300 plus. 00:07:02
Publication too grand. 00:07:08
Tom, probably have a better guess than me on that. 00:07:12
It's not worth anything to anybody else. 00:07:16
Yeah, it looks like $2900 is the the total publication is 1599, the fair market value is 1392. 00:07:19
20/15/99. 00:07:29
That's correct. 00:07:33
OK. 00:07:35
That I might. 00:07:40
Thank you, Sir. 00:07:42
Zach, you're up. 00:07:45
I'll try. 00:07:51
All right. So I can control afternoon. So we have an annexation in Mr. Crow's district, I believe Mr. Crow, you've talked to these 00:07:54
people when they went through the Planning Commission, Dwayne and Karen Brown and then Devin and Andrew Wood. So their property 00:08:00
is. 00:08:06
Right where the Mcbrides Ferry Rd. Is going. 00:08:13
They're adjacent to city property. It's actually three different parcels as you can see here. 00:08:17
And they're leaving out the one that has the house closest to the Black Warrior River. 00:08:22
Just because they did not want to go into the city limits. 00:08:28
The reason that they are going into the city limits? 00:08:32
In order for City Schools. 00:08:35
And so it is identified as a primary expansion area. 00:08:38
No issues. 00:08:44
From any of us, so. 00:08:46
Pretty simple request, but any questions I can answer? Yes Sir. 00:08:48
That's it. Thank you, Zach. 00:08:55
Mayor Maddox. Yes Sir. Just a few things. First, this Saturday I had an opportunity to attend an event. And Mr. Busby, I couldn't 00:08:58
help it but think of you. 00:09:03
And I rarely like many of you, I attend a lot of different events, but this one truly moved my heart and as people are in December 00:09:09
thinking about making year end donations. 00:09:13
As we look to closeout the. 00:09:19
I just want to encourage people to look at Operation Allies Refuge Foundation of the OR foundation it was created after. 00:09:22
The airport attack in Kabul, Kabul in 2021 and it was for returning soldiers who come back from PTSD. 00:09:30
And the local connection for this was Miss Shannon McDaniel, whose husband Edward McDaniel actually works for us, works in this 00:09:37
Christ department. 00:09:41
Her son, Hunter, was a Marine spent four years in Afghanistan. 00:09:46
Came back and tragically passed away after serving it was a student at the University of Alabama. 00:09:50
And. 00:09:57
What? 00:09:58
Made it so Just remarkable was. 00:09:59
Shannon deter. 00:10:02
To make certain none of our soldiers who come back from active duty and see the things that they see. 00:10:05
That they never feel they're alone in that. 00:10:11
It was, you know, something really touched my heart and really made me realize. 00:10:14
We just can't think that when soldiers return from those combat zones. 00:10:19
That the military is just going to be the only ones to take care of and the focus of the War Foundation is to really plug in the 00:10:24
entire community. And so when I was leaving the event, I called K Day and I said OK, we. 00:10:31
I want you to make this a special project, knowing, of course, her husband and his ties into the military so you'll be hearing 00:10:37
more about it. But if you're interested in making a donation. 00:10:42
Please go to their website, check it out, and to Shannon and her family, you're you're an inspiration, Your son is a patriot and a 00:10:48
hero, and hopefully her work will will continue to make a difference for any of our young men and women that come back from those 00:10:53
types of situ. 00:10:59
It also got me to thinking about what our men and women, especially within public safety experience. 00:11:05
Every single day I mean things that our firefighters. 00:11:11
The things that our police officers. 00:11:15
And thinking about last night, even with the. 00:11:17
Something is joyous. You have thousands of people come out and you had. 00:11:20
You know, very bad happened to a young person. 00:11:24
The job, you know, it's been reported to me that Chief Williamson with Fire and Rescue did and really. 00:11:28
Taking charge P. 00:11:34
I really appreciate. 00:11:37
You guys, I know if my child was hurt, I wouldn't want anyone else but Tuscaloosa Fire and Rescue there. 00:11:38
And certainly Tuscaloosa Police Department. So thank you for what you guys do. 00:11:43
Hopefully, you know, our people see a lot too. Although not combat, they do see and experience a lot. 00:11:48
More fortunate to have them, so I just wanted to say that again. That event really touched me. 00:11:54
On. 00:11:59
Couple quick things this afternoon I will be. 00:12:01
Missing from administration and policy and properties, I've got to do some debate duties. 00:12:05
And you stole a little bit of my Thunder. 00:12:10
US hosting a presidential debate First time anyone in the state of Alabama has ever hosted any presidential debate. 00:12:13
And certainly Tuscaloosa's first time, this is really a momentous opportunity for. 00:12:19
And I've done a number of national media interviews over the past week. In The eyes of the political eyes of the nation are truly 00:12:24
upon us. And it's been. 00:12:28
It's been a real good opportunity to sell Tuscaloosa. 00:12:33
I'm looking forward to tomorrow. It should make you proud as a City Council. 00:12:37
That you're part of leading our city that can host such an event like this. 00:12:42
The state Republican Party, the University of Alabama, they're the ones who really made it happen in connecting the dots. 00:12:48
But I'm proud that we have a city which they could. 00:12:54
Recruit too, and I know that we'll be supporting those. 00:12:57
Simultaneously tomorrow night, as you alluded to to Mr. Tyler, we have the Super 7 going on. 00:13:00
So within about 1/2 mile of each other, we've got a lot of things happening and I was going to encourage everyone just be very 00:13:06
mindful of traffic. 00:13:09
Especially east of Bryant any stadium. 00:13:13
It's not going to be easy tomorrow for a lot of different reasons. Just be mindful of that and also if you do get called in and 00:13:16
just remember it's going to, both events are helping to fill a lot of hotel rooms, get a lot of turnovers and tables at 00:13:21
restaurants and keep a lot of people employed. 00:13:26
And that's a that's a good thing for a lot of people. 00:13:31
Lastly, we will have an executive session. We have one matter that should just take a minute or so. 00:13:35
We have another matter that will take a little bit of time that the council does need to be briefed on. Thank you, Mayor. Thank 00:13:41
you. I appreciate that so much. 00:13:45
I wasn't able to make that Saturday, but the event with Hunter that you're talking about, I did reach out to her about helping in 00:13:52
any way we can to get the word out more and promote it through my show or whatever we could do for that. Because it's it's. 00:13:58
I think you you just you said it perfectly. It's it hits you. It really hits you. 00:14:06
That story that he served with Mr. Busby, that I know you would. 00:14:14
Love the opportunity being a Marine yourself and. 00:14:18
And the marine? 00:14:21
Is having a board meeting Thursday night. 00:14:23
If you'll connect. 00:14:26
I'll be glad to invite. 00:14:29
To come talk with us and us, look at a donation. 00:14:31
I. 00:14:35
And another person who was there that I didn't know was. He's a retired Rear Admiral Kent Davis, who is head of the Alabama 00:14:36
Veterans Affairs. 00:14:40
And so he was there, had an opportunity to connect. And he said there's other programs out there that we as a city can connect. 00:14:45
Our veterans into, so we're going to begin a bigger discussion on what we can do. 00:14:52
Again, I I just didn't realize I assumed that those services were just naturally embedded through. 00:14:56
The military, you're laughing, but you know, for a civilian that's kind of what your thought process is and. 00:15:03
And I just feel a need. We got it. We got to figure out who to work with to do more for our veterans who, especially those who are 00:15:09
returning from combat. 00:15:13
So I look. 00:15:18
Connecting you with Miss McDaniel. 00:15:20
Also, I'd like to encourage the Council hope Y'all can all make it out to. 00:15:24
Support the Super. 00:15:28
I know. 00:15:31
I'll be there for everything on Friday. I was going tomorrow but because the debate I won't be there Wednesday, so. 00:15:32
You know we've got. 00:15:39
The city has a. 00:15:42
Box more or less if you know if you got your. 00:15:44
And so hopefully many of you can utilize it as possible. 00:15:48
I'm planning on going Thursday, Thursday night, but I'm going Friday. 00:15:52
In a official capacity. 00:15:58
This may be the last super seven we host. 00:16:01
A lot of different reasons. 00:16:05
But so it's a It's a great event. 00:16:07
Really special and I hope many of y'all can make it out. 00:16:10
It's possible. TTS has done a really good job. I know they have been all in on this. Yes, they really have and and they lost Stan, 00:16:13
you know at a time when he took his new job in Missouri and and. 00:16:19
So and Kelsey and Josh have. 00:16:25
Really Done. 00:16:28
A great job. 00:16:30
Discontinuing. 00:16:33
He, you know, the things that Stan would have just done like that, you know, click of a finger. 00:16:35
They've done it. They've done it off the Kelsey this morning and. 00:16:40
Anyway, it's this going to be great and it's just if you haven't been before, it's so special to see those kids. I know you have. 00:16:46
I've been seeing you out there every year. 00:16:51
To see those kids play in a stadium like that is just a dream. 00:16:56
For so many, I just need one play. That's just one play. Probably all you can handle, mate. That's all I need. 00:17:02
I never will forget these kids from Elba. 00:17:08
You know, and I went down the sidelines. 00:17:11
Just, I mean, there couldn't have been anybody left at. 00:17:14
If you ever wanted to rob that bank, that was the time to do it, sorry. Can you imagine they'll be in that age and get an 00:17:19
opportunity to? 00:17:22
Yeah, and they do that. They do the Walker champions for them, just like Alabama does, you know, on game day and. 00:17:26
Play the their fight songs. 00:17:33
And they, you know, get to come through the tunnel and it's just, it's a, it's a it's just a great, I've always a great privilege 00:17:35
to have it to host. 00:17:39
And like I said, because I'm told, because the expanded playoffs, college football playoffs. 00:17:44
University of Alabama and probably Auburn. Either one will not be able to do it. 00:17:50
And it may all go to BIR. 00:17:54
Since they have the new stadium now. 00:17:57
Protective. 00:17:59
The scheduling There's another factors. We do hope, though, to begin some dialogue on basketball. 00:18:02
I hope so too. That'd be great. 00:18:08
Yeah, those are just discussions. But hopefully in the future that will be something we can hopefully secure that would love that. 00:18:10
That'd be great. 00:18:14
Incredible week. On top of that, Alabama woman's basketball is playing at the Coliseum tomorrow. 00:18:18
This is crazy. 00:18:24
But how exciting is all this for Tuscaloosa? 00:18:26
Difficult. 00:18:29
Yes, Sir. 00:18:30
Proud Proud District 4. 00:18:32
You brought it all here. You're making it right. Yeah. All right. 00:18:37
So Miss Keys has sent over the board's recommendations for replacements. So you've got Cynthia Moore to replace Pam Foster, 00:19:16
Lamonica Little to replace Laura Lineberry, and Chad K Jackson to replace Matthew Orendar Orendorf. They do already have Matthew 00:19:23
or Chad L Jackson currently sitting on their board. This is a different Chad Jackson. 00:19:31
I was going to say because Chad Jackson is on their board, different Chad Jackson. So you guys will also all have a copy of their 00:19:38
resumes attached to that packet as well. 00:19:43
Would y'all. 00:19:48
As as serving on this board, I really hate losing these. Pam Foster has been amazing. 00:19:51
Um. 00:20:00
We've needed a strong. 00:20:04
African American female in there and she has more than been that because we have so many young girls especially that go on these 00:20:08
trips and we, she has, you know, helped to be a great chaperone. 00:20:13
She's going to be missed a lot of ways. 00:20:19
Arndorf I can't believe he's leaving our library. These are folks that don't miss meetings and they're involved in everything and. 00:20:22
I hate to lose them. Would you guys like? 00:20:29
Open it up. 00:20:34
For two weeks or for to get other names or look at these recommendations by Lisa Keys and go with these or what I think that her 00:20:36
recommendation I've talked to Lisa. 00:20:41
I'm fine with that if you all are. I mean, but you know, we normally open it up to don't just take recommendations from the 00:20:49
executive directors, but. 00:20:53
This has got to work with. I'm fine with it too. 00:21:01
OK. So we'll have that ordinance on next weeks agenda. All righty. Thank you. 00:21:05
All right, Deputy. 00:21:13
Chris Williams. 00:21:15
You got it, buddy. 00:21:19
All right. 00:21:20
Council Mayor, I appreciate you all giving us a few minutes here to report back on an investment you all made in our department a 00:21:22
couple of years ago. 00:21:25
She, Smith and Chief Martin before him have always pushed us to be flexible and innovative. Think outside the box whenever we 00:21:29
have. 00:21:32
An issue that we're trying to work on or improve or problem to solve, and thanks to your willingness to trust us to embrace a new 00:21:36
way of treating out of hospital cardiac arrest a few years ago. 00:21:42
We've had some good results and we have Doctor Keith Lurie here today. Who? 00:21:48
Leading researcher in out of hospital cardiac arrest. He's going to report back on some of the things that we've accomplished 00:21:53
during that time and one of our success stories and. 00:21:57
Welcome, Doctor. 00:22:06
Hi, thank you. Thank you, Chief, and good afternoon everybody. It's a pleasure to be here. When we schedule this visit multiple 00:22:08
months ago, I was told it's going to be a kind of quiet time of the year. You know, football season's over, at least the scheduled 00:22:14
events and turns out to be a very exciting time of year. So congratulations everybody. 00:22:20
I come from Minneapolis and my colleague Melissa Barr comes from Florida and we've been working together off and on for almost 15 00:22:27
years to try to improve outcomes after cardiac arrest and Melissa was involved in. 00:22:35
And helping Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue adopt A new technology about over 10 years ago. 00:22:42
And I was involved with that technology, but never had been here before. But I'm here today to sort of. 00:22:49
Say thank you and also just give you a progress report. As you heard from True Williamson, it's been exciting and I'm going to 00:22:56
talk just for a few minutes about something called neuroprotective CPR. 00:23:00
Protective CPR was introduced into Tuscaloosa in March of last year. 00:23:05
Leading cause of death in adults still and results haven't changed despite CPR for decades. So nationally, about 7% only patients 00:23:45
who have a cardiac arrest ever. 00:23:50
Walk out of hospital intact. And so due to the credit of Chief Williamson and colleagues, they were willing to take a chance on 00:23:57
adopting new technologies over the last decade and the pictures shown here shows them. 00:24:03
One's an automated device that's got a suction cup on it because it'll plunger patient. It's called the Lucas device. 00:24:10
Another is a little device on the airway called a rescue pod that each time the plunger comes up. 00:24:16
Air is blocked promotion into the lungs. So as a plunger comes up and that little valve blocks air promotion into the lungs, you 00:24:23
get a vacuum inside the chest. It's like taking a deep breath in sucks more blood back into the heart. 00:24:29
And suck some blood. Penis blood. 00:24:35
The third device is this device that elevates the head and thorax. 00:24:38
This combination called neuroprotective CPR. 00:24:43
Improves outcomes, but we didn't really know how much. It's all FDA cleared, all these devices FDA cleared, but Tuscaloosa was one 00:24:47
of the early adopters of this combination. It's in about 20 states across the country. 00:24:53
So we now know that it. 00:25:01
Needs to be started as rapidly as an AED, so we have Ed's on the wall here and Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue carries this technology and 00:25:03
the first responders carried in. 00:25:09
And they have it on in two to three minutes. 00:25:14
So you start with a pair of hands. 00:25:17
Use an AED if it's. 00:25:20
You elevate the head. Am I elevating the head and the thorax? You get venous blood out of the brain, so it allows the brain to 00:25:22
actually breathe. Almost. You get more blood going to the brain. I think I took one Physiology class. 00:25:28
Very good. So you got the arterial blood takes oxygen to the brain. 00:25:36
Pumps out of the heart. Venous blood is the used. 00:25:41
Comes back to the heart to get reoxygenated in the lungs. 00:25:45
So arterial blood is a high pressure zone. Venous blood is a low pressure zone but during CPR. 00:25:50
The venous blood doesn't come out of the brain if you're doing on the flat position. 00:25:57
Because there's nothing to pull it, OK, but if you elevate the head a little bit, gravity drains that. 00:26:01
Blood out of the. 00:26:07
Hmm. 00:26:09
OK, that's enough Physiology. 00:26:11
And with water and sewer, I kind of understand that. So that makes a little bit more sense. Well, what happens with CPR is when 00:26:14
you push on the chest, the arterial pressure wave goes to the brain and the venous pressure wave goes to the brain. They're both 00:26:19
really high. And this is what happens with each compression. 00:26:24
And that contributes to the 7% neurologically intact survival rate. It's just not very good for the brain, those two pressure 00:26:29
waves. 00:26:33
So we alleviate the pressure wave on the venous side. 00:26:37
And we help circulation. 00:26:42
But like an AED, you got to get there quickly and get it there started rapidly. 00:26:44
And for that reason, this technology is on every fire rig in this city. 00:26:49
Right. 00:26:55
So this fire rig in every city responded to a call on January 23rd at a park when this young college student, at the time a 00:26:57
sophomore, went down. And some of you know this story and some of you don't. 00:27:03
But she went down after going for a walk. She couldn't run, and the last 10th of a mile of a two mile walk run, she ran and 00:27:10
collapsed in a handicap parking zone. 00:27:15
Her friends called 911. 00:27:20
And the events that transpired were truly remarkable, if not miraculous for her. You can see that she's got a scar on her chest. 00:27:23
So her name is Kennedy. 00:27:28
And when she went down, the timeline is something like this and I'm always called at 7:25 in the morning. 00:27:35
Bystander CPR was started by a medical student happened to be running by at 7:30. 00:27:42
An EMT ran by and told a medical student how to do better CPR at about 7:32, and then Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue arrived and they had 00:27:47
her head elevated by 7:35 and then she received effectively 1/2 hour's worth of CPR. 00:27:54
Half hour's worth of CPR is a very long. 00:28:03
So she was resuscitated. 00:28:06
Which is brought to the local hospital. 00:28:08
She was cooled down a little. 00:28:10
She was found to have a very thickened heart muscle called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. It's a congenital issue, which is why she 00:28:13
couldn't run, it turns out. 00:28:17
She was shipped to Birmingham. She had open heart surgery where they shaved off part of the inside of her heart. 00:28:23
All very dangerous, all very high. 00:28:29
And. 00:28:32
She was home within two weeks, begging her mother to go back to school. 00:28:34
She came back here 3 1/2 weeks after her cardiac. 00:28:39
Finished the semester with a 4.0 average. 00:28:44
And she's on stage presenting at the Eagles meeting, which is a meeting of the EMS Metal directors from the leading cities around 00:28:48
the country. Poised, beautiful, funny, spicy, and all possible because of the investment that this council made. 00:28:56
And the trust that they gave to EMS and Chief Williamson. 00:29:05
So this is mother and daughter and of course we're talking about, you know, mothers losing their sons. 00:29:11
This is a wonderful moment where fortunately that didn't happen because of the people in this room and the investment you made. It 00:29:17
takes a village, but it really was because of that. People don't survive 30 minutes of CPR and go back to school and get a 4.0 00:29:22
education grade point average unless something is really working well. 00:29:27
So this story actually made it to the New York Times. How a plunger improves CPR after that Eagles meeting. 00:29:33
And. 00:29:41
The data that includes data collected in a national registry on head of CPR patients presented at the American Heart Association 00:29:43
last year, including from Tuscaloosa, AL. So the bottom line is. 00:29:49
If you have a cardiac, arrest the national. 00:29:56
7.3%. 00:29:59
The cities that have adopted this nationally 10.4%, so that may not sound like a lot, but with. 00:30:02
About 450,000 out of hospital cardiac arrest and about 450,000 in hospital cardiac arrest. Every 1% means a lot. 00:30:09
That's about 900,000 in the United States this year and like Kennedy Grace, she had a shock level rhythm, so an absolute 10% 00:30:18
improvement. 00:30:22
So we wanted to share this with you and thank you for your investment in EMS and cutting edge technologies here in Tuscaloosa. 00:30:26
So thank you. 00:30:34
You said 10 years. 00:30:42
Two years, one piece of it. We've been using about 10 years, but this is, this is multiple pieces. 00:30:46
Amazing. Did you like, Would you like to say something? 00:30:54
I just. 00:30:57
From the bottom of my heart when you meet. 00:30:59
Is fascinating and the people that live in your community are so fortunate to have you and to have. 00:31:03
Such. 00:31:10
Thank you, we agree with that, but. 00:31:12
Sure. Thank you. What's what, what would have been just not to belong prolong the meeting, I mean for Kennedy to be neurologically 00:31:16
intact, 30 minutes of CPR. 00:31:21
I assume. 00:31:27
That's not the norm in your business. 00:31:28
So. 00:31:31
We used to call this head up. 00:31:34
And back. 00:31:37
June of 2020. 00:31:40
A man named Jason Benjamin. 00:31:43
50 year old man had a cardiac arrest in Saint Johns County. 00:31:46
And he had been an EMT for a decade in Olympia, WA. 00:31:50
Moved to Saint Johns County, Florida, where for a living. 00:31:54
He cannulates lungs from patients who are. 00:31:57
For lung transplantation, so I'll put it in English. You harvest lungs. 00:32:01
He plugs them into some tubes and perfuses them or runs fluid through them to preserve them. It works for a company that's in the 00:32:06
lung transplantation disease. 00:32:11
He's been doing this for about 15 plus years. 00:32:16
So he tells his. 00:32:19
He has intense chest pain and thinks he's going to die. 00:32:22
And this is their six month period worked up for heart problems, goes the emergency department. They sent them home. 00:32:25
So he has a cardiac arrest in front of Fire Station 17 in Saint Johns County, Florida and gets that treatment that I just 00:32:31
described. 00:32:35
During the treat. 00:32:40
Is actively pushing the firefighters away. The thing is alive, but because of the plunger and this little valve which pumps more 00:32:41
blood than a pair of hands. 00:32:46
And because his head is up, so. 00:32:51
The blood that doesn't have oxygen is draining, making more room for the oxygen of blood. He's getting enough blood to actually, 00:32:54
unconsciously pursue firefighters away. 00:32:58
After about 25 or 30 minutes I finally. 00:33:03
He's in the hospital, he writes his wife a note. Tell him to pull. 00:33:06
They don't pull the tube and he's lying there thinking. 00:33:10
Why? 00:33:12
Am I alive? 00:33:15
I should be dead. I harvest lungs from people who. 00:33:16
CPR for five or 10 minutes in their brain dead. I got up for 30 minutes, so he ultimately meets me and the EMS muffler director 00:33:18
equivalent to Doctor Crawford. 00:33:23
San Jose County sends me this lovely. 00:33:28
Harden this rambling note, but I have an active. 00:33:31
I never heard of this stuff before that was used to treat. 00:33:34
But if it's in. 00:33:38
It needs to have a better name than a bundle of care. I might suggest neuroprotective CPR. 00:33:39
So that's the story most people don't survive. 00:33:46
Now occasionally you get somebody who goes down to the gym and you can shock them back and you don't need any CPR. 00:33:50
And then that suction cup device called the Lucas device was implemented several years before here in Tuscaloosa. So we clearly 00:33:56
had some saves here. 00:34:00
But each time we're sort of literally and figuratively ramping it up in terms of the opportunity. 00:34:04
Disable. 00:34:08
Thank you. 00:34:11
Chief, do you remember how many about? What is the cost of one of these units? 00:34:14
We purchased them initially I think for $7500 a piece and I think it's gone up somewhat. You know, that was several years ago, but 00:34:23
it's in that order. 00:34:27
Gracious. 00:34:35
Thank. 00:34:37
Mr. Holmes. 00:34:39
And down for the lawyers. 00:34:42
Why don't you need one? 00:34:44
Good afternoon, Council. 00:34:51
We're going to start on pages 14 and 15 where I should note this is. 00:34:57
This is for a public hearing only. This is for the City school board's school funding proposal that is made that was brought to 00:35:03
you guys back I believe on Halloween. Again, this is for a public hearing only. The vote on the resolution will be set for the 00:35:08
12th. 00:35:14
On page 16, you'll be authorizing A disbursement from District 7 improvement funds for the Central High School football team. This 00:35:20
is a total of $2500 and came to A&F on the 20. 00:35:26
I'm sorry, on came to Finance Committee. 00:35:32
On page 17, you'll be authorizing an assessment from District 6 improvement funds for the Paul Bryant High School Concession 00:35:35
Stand. This is a total of $3000 and came to Finance Committee on the 21st. 00:35:41
On page 18, you'll be authorizing the Mayor to execute right away permit to 908 Queen City LLC. This came to projects on the 21st. 00:35:47
On page 19, you'll be authorizing there to execute a right away permit to Lollipop LLC, and this came to projects on the 21st. 00:35:58
On page 20, you'll be authorizing the Director of Arts and Entertainment to enter into a partnership with the University of 00:36:08
Alabama for a food voucher program at Tuscaloosa Farmers Market that was also projects on the 21st. 00:36:14
On page 21, you'll be authorizing A merchandise agreement with Fame and Martin Enterprises. Again, this was on projects on the 00:36:20
21st. 00:36:24
On page 22, you'll be authorizing a contract with event concessions. This again was on projects on the 21st. I think that may have 00:36:29
been a record length projects agenda there before Thanksgiving. 00:36:35
On page 23 and 24, you'll be authorizing execution of agency funding agreements with the City's 2023 Emergency Solutions Grant 00:36:41
program through the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs. This was in CD Committee on the 21st. 00:36:49
On page 25, you'll be authorizing the Mayor to execute a certification of a HUD form for the Tuscaloosa Housing Authority in 00:36:57
regards to the consistency of Public Housing Authority Plan with the Consolidated Plan or State Consolidated Plan and the analysis 00:37:04
of impediments to Fair Housing Choice. Again that was on CD Committee on the 21st. 00:37:11
On page 26, you will be selecting Garner and Associates for Professional Engineering and related Services for the Police Athletic 00:37:18
League Powell Basketball Court Renovations Project and my notes aren't clear. That was either before the CD committee or projects 00:37:24
on the 21st, I'm not sure which. 00:37:30
On. 00:37:37
I think it was ACD today. That's what mine was. CD on page 27 you'll be authorizing amount of public works contract with John Watt 00:37:38
Company. That's a total of $66,846.30 and that was in projects on the 21st. 00:37:46
On page 18, I'm sorry, on page 28, you'll be authorizing professional services agreement with Duncan Coker Associates PC for 00:37:55
professional engineering and related services for the Greensboro Ave. streetscape project. This is a total not to exceed 446,897 00:38:01
dollars. It was on projects on the 21st. 00:38:07
On page 29, you'll be authorizing professional services contract with Garver LLC. This is a total not to exceed $497,200 and that 00:38:14
again was on projects on the 21st. On page 30, you'll be authorizing a contract with Schnabel Engineering LLC. This is a total of 00:38:22
not to exceed $49,000 and again was on projects on the 21st. 00:38:30
On page 31, you'll be authorizing minor public works contract with Petco Electrical Contractors. This is a total of $34,749 and 00:38:38
again came from project committee. 00:38:44
On page 32, you'll be authorizing Montefiore Works contract for as needed HVAC services with Southern Heating. Cooling is a total 00:38:51
amount to exceed $20,000 and again was on projects committee. 00:38:57
On page 33, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for, as needed, elevator maintenance and inspections with Bagby 00:39:03
Elevator Company. This is a total not to exceed $24,000. I know, Mr. Tyner, this one always makes you feel a little bit better. 00:39:09
Yes, because last week the Alabama was starting down. The elevator doors opened. 00:39:15
As it was starting to move down and I told Carly about. 00:39:22
Remember. 00:39:26
He has the worst luck. I have some stairs right over here. 00:39:31
It started to go down, the doors open and I'm going like and I'm going like. I'm just pressing everything. 00:39:41
And it just stopped and the door shut, and then it opened back up. I said Get Me Out of here, person. And I got down the steps. 00:39:48
Why does this always happen to you? I don't know. 00:39:53
On page 34, you'll be authorizing that a minor public works contract for as needed, fire alarm maintenance and inspections. This 00:40:00
was PCI Technologies not to exceed $10,000. On page 35, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for as needed, fire 00:40:07
suppression. 00:40:13
Water backflow maintenance with an Olympia sprinkler installation and that is for a total of not to exceed $22,100 and again. 00:40:20
Came from projects committee. 00:40:28
On page 36, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for as needed pest control with Bay Pest Control. This is a total 00:40:30
of $30,500 and again came to you in projects on the 21st. On page 37 you'll be authorizing minor public works contract for an as 00:40:36
needed generator maintenance inspections with Rick's service company. This is a total of $99,930 and again came to you in 00:40:42
projects. 00:40:48
On page 38, you'll be authorizing a minor public works contract for, as needed, chiller maintenance with Dankin applied Americ. 00:40:56
Incorporated total loss to exceed 34,000. I'm sorry, $35,000 again came to you on projects on the 21st. On page 39, you'll be 00:41:05
authorizing a renewal of insurance. Coverage is premium payment cost up to $149,386.86 comes from OCA. On page 40, you'll be 00:41:16
authorizing the purchase of Afod Boss Sweeper from MJL Enterprises LLC. This is a total of $13,519. This comes from purchasing. 00:41:27
On page 41, you'll be authorizing a purchase of a 20 inch Rotary cutter from Tuscaloosa tractor. There's a total of $33,617.28 and 00:41:38
again comes from purchasing. 00:41:45
Any questions, Mr. Holmes? 00:42:29
In response to you, Mr. Bobbitt, it's because of my need for them. I'll never be able to retire in this day. 00:42:34
Oh dear. 00:42:44
Oh. 00:42:46
Projects Finance Admin Properties Council 6:00 They have a special call planning zoning framework meeting tomorrow at 5:00 and. 00:42:49
Strategic Review Task. 00:42:59
December the 8th at. 00:43:01
Anyone else have anything to bring before? 00:43:04
Council. 00:43:07
We're gonna shoot out there. 00:43:08
Good. 00:43:13
OK. All right. Is there a motion we go into executive session? 00:43:15
Have a motion second. Mr. Holmes. Yes Sir, Is your City attorney and attorney license to practice law in the State of Alabama? I 00:43:20
can certify that this executive session is to discuss security plans, procedures, assessments, measures or systems, or the 00:43:24
security or safety of persons, structures, facilities or other infrastructure, including without limitation, information 00:43:28
concerning critical infrastructure the public disclosure of which could reasonably be expected to be detrimental to the public 00:43:33
safety or welfare. 00:43:37
As well as to discuss preliminary negotiations involving matters of trade or commerce in which the governmental body is in 00:43:42
competition with private individuals or entities or other governmental bodies in Alabama or other states or foreign nations. The 00:43:47
discussions of which would have a detrimental effect upon the competitive position of a party to the negotiations or upon the 00:43:52
location, retention, expansion, or upgrading of a public employee or business entity in the area served by the governmental body, 00:43:57
if disclosed outside of executive session. 00:44:01
OK, we have a motion. And the second all in favor, say aye, aye. Any opposed? 00:44:07
OK. If you are not a part of the executive. 00:44:12
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