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03:34 PH-1 Zoning Text Amendment to revise the sign regulations in the West Freemason and East Freemason Historic and Cultural Conservation District.
04:43 PH-2 Zoning Text Amendment to revise certain uses in the West Freemason and Ghent Historic and Cultural Conservation districts.
05:48 PH-3 Zoning Text Amendment to permit janitorial and landscape services as home occupations and increase the area of the home that can be used for the home-based business
06:32 PH-4 Conveyance of a GEM Lot located at 834 Lexington Street to Bobby L. and Brittany R. Powell
07:52 PH-5 Conveyance of a GEM Lot located at 1017 Saint Julian Avenue to Earl Drew, Jr.
08:33 PH-6 Zoning Text Amendment to eliminate the requirement for a Certificate of Appropriateness, this change would eliminate the requirements for a Certificate of Appropriate for demolitions when public safety is involved and for improvements not visible from public right-of-way.
09:44 PH-7 Would allow “eating establishments” and “seafood processing; seafood market” as permitted uses in the I-3 district.
10:35 PH-8 For a change of zoning at 2933-3025 East Princess Anne Road and 1341 and 1401 Ballentine Boulevard — Kroc Center
12:35 PH-9 For the following applications at 350 Campostella Road: this request will revise the General Plan, create the text for the Planned Development, and a change of zoning to allow for a mixed use development with 246 multiple-family units and limited commercial space
37:06 PH-10 For the following applications at 255 Thole Street, 205-221 Seekel Street, and 200-212 Filbert Street to change the zoning to allow the site to be developed with multi-purpose athletic fields and an athletic building
R-1 Renovation of Granby Street tree pits in the Downtown Business Incentive District in the 100 — 400 blocks of Granby Street within the Downtown Business Incentive District
R-2 Right of Entry Agreement between the City of Norfolk and The Virginia Port Authority at 100-120 East Main Street
R-3 Resolution of the Southside Hampton Roads Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
R-4 Right-of-Entry Downtown Norfolk Council Train Exhibit in Selden Arcade space at Plume Street
R-5 Accept the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Grant for ,073,748.00 from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing
R-6 Accept the FY2011 Bulletproof Vests Program Grant for ,047.74 from the U.S. Department of Justice FY2011 Bulletproof Vests Program
R-7 Accept the FY 2009 Port Security Grant for 6,400.00 from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management to purchase a side scan sonar, two outboard engines, and underwater protective dive equipment to enhance port security
R-8 VDOT FY2013 Revenue Sharing Program— Military Highway Feeder Road Pedestrian Improvements
R-9 VDOT FY2013 Revenue Sharing Program— Killam Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements for the Killam Avenue Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvements
R-10 VDOT FY2013 Revenue Sharing Program— Algonquin Park Bridge Improvements for the Algonquin Park Bridge Improvements
R-11 VDOT FY2013 Revenue Sharing Program— Orange Avenue Street Improvements for the Orange Avenue Street Improvements
R-12 VDOT FY2013 Revenue Sharing Program— Kimball Terrace Culvert Improvements
R-13 VDOT FY2013 Revenue Sharing Program— Meadowbrook Bridge Improvements
R-14 Accept the Justice Assistance Program Grant for 6,450.00
R-15 Downtown Development Certificate — 269 Granby Street
R-16 Installing a traffic signal on Lowery Road
R-17 Widening Military Highway at Lake Herbert Drive
R-18 Litter Prevention and Recycling Grant
R-19 Easement Layton Street, from CVS 6403 VA, L.L.C.
R-20 Variable Width Temporary Construction Easement Whitaker Lane to HRSD
R-21 School and Libraries Division Universal Service Fund of E-Rate Grant Program in the amount of ,544.06
R-22 Lease Agreement — Tidewater Mulch, Inc., Four Seasons Nursery
R-23 Norfolk Economic Development Authority Bon Secours Health
R-24 Evening Reporting Center Program
R-25 Northampton Boulevard Traffic Signal
R-26 Special Exception to 111 West Tazewell Street
R-27 Special Exception 418 — 422 W. 21st Street — Coastal Imports
R-28 4012 Colley Avenue — Phoenix Bar and Grill
R-29 Downtown Development Certificate for The Chrysler Museum — 245 West Olney Road
R-30 Hampton Roads Shore Patrol

02/07/17 Metro Council Meeting – 844-292-1318 legal aid Prichard Alabama

02/07/17 Metro Council Meeting

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Board Accused of Sabotaging MAWSS Takeover

PRICHARD, Ala. (WPMI) Despite the approval of Mobile County voters in June, the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System will not take over the Prichard Water Board, the county-wide agency announced Tuesday.

“It is with much regret we announce today that the Mobile Area Water and Sewer System cannot take over the Prichard Water Works due to a number of issues beyond MAWSS’ control,” a news release from MAWSS said, “This decision was reached after an intense assessment of the system’s current contractual obligations, financial stability and its capital needs.”

MAWSS said it decided against takeover because of a deal the Prichard Water Board signed with its supplier, Severn Trent, 11 days before the June election on the referendum.

“That’s what you call a poison-pill,” MAWSS Director Charles Hyland, Jr. said, “That’s the straw that breaks the camel’s back, they knew that and it’s just unbelievable.”

MAWSS Board Chair Maynard Odom said that contract, along with “numerous new contracts with an engineering firm, lobbyists, a public relations firm and a consultant” were also reasons MAWSS will not take over. Odom said paying for those services and other financial obligations left the Prichard Water Board with “severe cash flow problems.”

According to records provided to Local 15 News by MAWSS, the Prichard Water Board was already two months behind in its payments to Severn Trent when it voted to extend the contract with the supplier.

As of Tuesday, Prichard Water is three months behind tallying a debt of more than .2 million.

Prichard Water Board’s own financial records, also made public by MAWSS, show the board has a 74% operational cost when it should be at 115%.

Despite that debt, MAWSS said the Prichard Water Board still entered into a new contract with lobbyists and consultants to fight against the referendum.

“They’re very greedy, they’re corrupt, and they just need to be stopped,” State Representative Napoleon Bracy said Tuesday. Bracy had been a vocal critic of the Prichard Water Board. “I think they had very ill intentions from the very beginning, that’s why they did it.”

Prichard Water Board Chair Russel Heidelburge did not return calls seeking comment on the MAWSS announcement or accusations from Bracy.

“The financial stability of this organization is not there and the rate-payers are going to suffer,” Bracey added.

Prichard Mayor Troy Ephriam, who had been a supporter of the Water Board’s efforts to fight the takeover was pleased with MAWSS decision not to move forward with the takeover.

“The Mayor and City Council of Prichard have stood together in opposition of the MAWSS takeover of Prichard Water,” Ephriam said in a news release late Tuesday night, “Now that MAWSS has cast the final vote in this election, the City is prepared to work directly with Prichard Water to effect the change our citizens sought in June.”