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Tattersall meeting 10-8-19

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About 200 people showed up for a community meeting at The Church at Brook Hills Tuesday night to hear a proposal. Read more

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The City Council cut $4.5 million from the mayor's proposed spending plan and added $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. Read more

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If the Hoover City Council had not raised sales, use, leasing and lodging taxes last year, city revenues from those taxes likely would have declined this fiscal year, city records now indicate. Read more

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The mayor said his budget proposal is focused on better traffic management, education and public safety. Read more

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The upcoming closure of the Sears department store at the Riverchase Galleria is being heralded by mall managers and city officials as a great opportunity for redevelopment. Read more

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The mayors want to increase their influence when addressing issues that big cities face. Read more

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Future land use plan July 2019

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Mayor Frank Brocato said the document will serve as a roadmap in making decisions over the next 20 to 25 years. Read more

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Hoover 2019 prayer breakfast 1

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Words matter, perspective is big and forgiveness is essential, Lehman told 600 or so people at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. Read more

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police training center groundbreaking 1

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The 16,000-square-foot facility will be built on Municipal Drive next to Hoover Fire Station No. 4 and include a virtual reality firearms training simulator. Read more

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Jeff State welding program land

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“The Shelby-Hoover campus is the only campus we have that has not been able to offer welding, and it’s time to change that,” Jeff State President Keith Brown said. Read more

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"When we listen to each other, our differences will be leveraged to make us stronger," the mayor told the Hoover Area Chamber of Commerce. Read more

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The company sought a tax abatement to improve its Hoover dealership, but the mayor says other dealerships made improvements without incentives. Read more

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Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (1)

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The indoor climbing center features 15 colorful climbing stations with 19 auto belays and most of the climbing stations stretching 26 feet tall. Read more

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The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the banquet room at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Read more

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The 15,000-square-foot playground and 7,000-square-foot splash pad will have a universal design, meaning they will be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those with disabilities and mobility issues. Read more

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Hoover City Council 9-17-18

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Some council members voiced concerns about the increase in spending in the budget, but a majority said they felt the spending was justified for a growing city with growing needs. Read more

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City staff changed the way police overtime pay is reported to the Retirement Systems of Alabama due to a recent Supreme Court decision, but Smith said the court decision was misinterpreted. Read more

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Met baseball opening 8-11-18

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Hundreds of people showed up to check out the five new fields at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. Read more

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pool rescue

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Lifeguards April Fitten and Taylor Davis rescued a man and his young son, neither of whom knew how to swim, as they accidentally went from the shallow end of the pool to the deep end. Read more

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Inverness sewer meeting 7-31-18 (1)

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Several residents said they believe a sewer rate increase is indeed needed. Read more

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato presents his 2020 budget proposal to the Hoover City Council during a council work session on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019.

  • Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (2)

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    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (2)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

  • Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

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    Hoover police motorcycles Aug 2019 (3)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato (at right in front), police Chief Nick Derzis (at left in front) and the Hoover City Council recognize Hoover police motorcycle scouts for taking first place in a motorcycle skills competition in Hendersonville, Tennessee. The team as a whole won first place, while Sgt. Brian Nelson (at left in uniform) won first place in the elite division and first overall, T.J. Denson (center) won first place in the novice division and 10th overall, and Adam Dozier (at right) won first place in the expert division and sixth overall.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato talks about the opportunity to meet quarterly with the mayors of the 10 largest cities in Alabama during a press conference at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Shown here with him, from left, are Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders and Madison Mayor Paul Finley.

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    Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin talks about the mayors of the five largest cities in Alabama inviting the mayors of the next five largest cities to begin meeting with them quarterly during a press conference at Regions Field in Birmingham, Alabama, on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. Others shown here, from left, are Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, Decatur Mayor Tab Bowling, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, Auburn Mayor Ron Anders, Madison Mayor Paul Finley, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox and Dothan Mayor Mark Saliba.

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    Alabama schools Superintendent Eric Mackey poses for a photo with Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato at the dedication ceremony for the Hoover school system's Riverchase Career Connection Center on Thursday Aug. 1, 2019.

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