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Hoover council 1-7-19

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Hoover school officials are seeking to raise the city's property taxes by 2.4 mills to benefit the school system. 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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Doug Baker Blvd shopping center map

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Developer Jim Mitchell plans to build a 15,000-square-foot shopping center at the intersection of Alabama 119 and Doug Baker Boulevard. Read more

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The council voted 4-3 in favor of the moratorium until city leaders can take a thorough review of their zoning regulations. 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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The proposed new pay scale would give raises to all employees, increase the maximum amount they can earn in the future and cost the city about $1.5 million more in the coming fiscal year, city officials said. Read more

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This budget should strengthen public safety and increase city employee salaries to once again make Hoover the "employer of choice," the mayor said. Read more

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The job includes 9.7 miles of roadway on 38 streets, plus paving jobs at numerous Hoover schools. Read more

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At its peak, Brook Highland Community Church had 50 to 75 members at the Alabama 119 site. 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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The hearings with department heads are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. Read more

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Members of the new group say the city needs a space, and eventually a performing arts center, for artists who had to leave the Artists on the Bluff facility. Read more

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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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Monte D'Oro flooding 7-26-17

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Hoover property owners in Shelby County may see the stormwater fee increase as soon as fiscal 2019, but the fee increase won't impact Jefferson County until fiscal 2020. Read more

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The council also voted down a proposal to raise residential rental and lease taxes for apartments and rental homes. Read more

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The latest proposal would charge hotel guests a $2 nightly room fee in Hoover instead of the $2.50 fee proposed last week. Read more

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A counter-proposal to the mayor’s plan cuts the sales tax increase in half. Read more

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Hyatt Regency Wynfrey Hotel

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Hotel operators say they would rather see a $2.50 per night room fee than an increase in the city's total lodging tax from 14 percent to 17 percent. Read more

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The council did rezone 11 acres in International Park from office use to commercial use but turned down a request to put apartments on the top two floors of a three-story building. Read more

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Hoover City Council 6-18-18

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Council members left a proposed lodging tax increase intact but are proposing half as much of a sales tax increase and an increase in the real estate rental and lease tax. Read more

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  • Hoover council 1-7-19

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    Hoover council 1-7-19

    The Hoover City Council on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, discusses a resolution seeking approval from the state Legislature to hold an election to raise Hoover's property taxes by 2.4 mills. Such an increase would add $24 to the tax bill for a $100,000 home and $72 to the tax bill for a $300,000 home.

  • Hoover council 10-1-18

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    Hoover council 10-1-18

    Derrick Murphy, chairman of the Hoover City Council's Economic Development Committee, at left, discusses a proposal regarding the relocation of UAB Medical West hospital from Bessemer to Hoover during a committee meeting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, as Councilman Casey Middlebrooks listens.

  • Matt Sterley 6-28-18

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    Matt Sterley 6-28-18

    Matt Sterley, the general manager for the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel, discusses a substitute for a proposed lodging tax increase with the Hoover City Council in Hoover, Alabama, during a council work session on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

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