The Phenix City Council held its work session on Nov. 2 and the regular session on Nov. 3. Noted on the agenda is that the Nov. 26 Planning Commission meeting has been cancelled due to no items. During the work session, it was brought up that the tentative opening date for The Village at Crosswinds shopping center located on Hwy 431 South, which will feature a Renfroe’s Market, is March 1, 2020. Also, you may notice the golf course is undergoing a winter cleanup. They cut down two large mimosa trees and are cleaning out the ditches and other areas.
As for the water meter replacement project, more than 11,000 meters have been replaced to date, 134 are currently being replaced and there are under 2,000 left to go.
Three resolutions were passed for agreements with Motorola Solutions: $10,400 for the administration clean-up software for Spillman System Administration, $7,847 for the equipment maintenance module for the Spillman Computer System, and $29,636 for a multi-agency agreement and maintenance for the Spillman Computer system for a 12-month term, all totaling to $47,883. This is coming out of the total non-departmental budget of $178,000 set aside for the city’s communication system that covers the entire city. The Spillman system will help upgrade the Phenix City Police Department’s data collection, entry, and archival procedures to FBI Standards.
A public hearing and approval of two resolutions in reference to the fixing of costs, removal of substandard structures, and the establishment of special assessments upon properties located at: 1303 2nd Street, and 1605 South Railroad Street.
There was a second reading of an ordinance to exempt certain items from Municipal Sales and Use Tax during Feb. 2020, referred to as the Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday. The first reading occurred Nov. 19.
A second reading was held to amend Ordinance 46.151 License Tax Imposed Rate within Corporate Limits and 42-152 License Tax Imposed-Rate Outside Corporate Limits, but within Police Jurisdiction Relating to Establishment of Lodging Tax. The first reading was Nov. 19.
First readings were held for three ordinances authorizing the issuance of general obligation warrants, the issuances of water and sewer revenue warrants, and the issuance of taxable revenue bonds, Series 2019A.
Classic Nails at 1413 Highway 280 was approved for an On Premise Beer License and an On Premise Wine License.
Bamaque at 209 Seale Road was denied licenses for On Premise Beer, On Premise Wine, On Premise Whiskey/Wine, and Dancing with Live Band due to failure to pass the background check and on-site illegal activity.
Family Dollar Store #26666 at 1009 Gateway Drive was approved for an Off Premise Beer License and an Off Premise Wine License.