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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. more

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Hoover employee milestones 2017

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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. 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. more

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

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At its peak, Brook Highland Community Church had 50 to 75 members at the Alabama 119 site. 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. more

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The hearings with department heads are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. 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. 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. 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. more

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

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

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International Park Lot 7

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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. 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. more

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Hoover council 5-3-18

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Some council members say they think more research needs to be done before action is taken and pressed for more cuts to expenses. more

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A financial consultant has told city leaders the city is headed for years of deficit budgets and no money for capital projects if something is not done to boost revenues or cut expenses. more

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Amy Mudano Nov 2017

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Mudano is a research associate and epidemiologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and has been heavily involved with parent-teacher groups at Riverchase Elementary and Berry Middle School. more

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Frank Brocato 4-16-18

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Mayor Frank Brocato asked the council to work with him to address projected budget deficits by the council's June 4 meeting. more

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  • 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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