June 27 City Council Meeting

The Council’s pre-meeting began at 5:45 p.m. on June 27. Chief Ted Cook received concerns about traffic confusion Country Club Boulevard at Fairway Drive. After consideration with the Council, the yield sign on Country Club Boulevard will be replaced with a stop sign and a stop sign will be added on Fairway Drive.

James Cooper of Mountain Brook High School and Leadership Mountain Brook presented changes in the brick sales agreement in Spartan Square. Each engraved brick will honor, recognize or name at least one person who has lived in the City of Mountain Brook since the City’s incorporation in 1942. Up to 2,000 bricks can be sold for $75 per brick.

The issue of the English Village Parking Lots lease renewals has been pushed until the next meeting. The lease on both $2 lots will be up on September 30. The Council is considering making the parking lots free 24-hour spaces intended for employees as well as the public. The police and parking committee are scheduled to meet and discuss this issue.

Montevallo Road Bridge Construction

Montevallo Road Bridge Construction

The Montevallo Road Bridge Project will have guard rails and fencing going up on June 28. The Council approved the change orders and the project is near completion. September 1 is the absolute last day of work on the project.

The Council then addressed the Mutual Aid Agreement with Irondale. Irondale assisted Mountain Brook in debris removal after the April 27 tornadoes, and Mountain Brook has agreed to reimburse Irondale for their help. The City also hopes that FEMA will reimburse them for the cost of debris removal.

Whit Colvin presented a letter to FEMA he constructed to request private property debris removal from the April 27 tornadoes. Mountain Brook is unable to clear debris in a timely manner for the public, and Colvin asked the council to sign off on the letter. The Council agreed.

The Council’s meeting began at 7:15 p.m. on June 27. James Crego approached the Council on behalf of the Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health Authority with their budget request. The Council informed him that $2,100 had already been set aside for the cause in the preliminary budget.

Mountain Brook City will officially be participating in the 2011 Sales Tax Holiday, which begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, August 5 and ends at 12 midnight on Sunday, August 7. The City will exempt certain school supplies, computers and clothing from taxes during this time in accordance with the “State of Alabama Sales Tax Holiday.”

Ollie Irene was granted a recommendation from the City to the State of Alabama, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, for the issuance of a 020—Restaurant Retail Liquor License.

The meeting was concluded at 7:35 p.m. The next regular meeting of the Mountain Brook City Council will be on Monday, July 11 at the temporary City Hall located at 3928 Montclair Road, Suite 232.


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