Hoover City Council

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


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


Hoover council 7-10-18

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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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Hyatt Place Hoover

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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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Mayor, council introduce separate proposals to raise revenue for city. more


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


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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Mayor Frank Brocato has asked the City Council to consider $20 million in incentives to lure a $300 million project that he says would bring 1,000 jobs to Hoover. more

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Frank Brocato 10-4-18

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The mayor said the increases are needed to eliminate projected budget deficits, pay for routine capital expenses, provide more money for schools and pay for projects requested by residents. more

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Hoover City Council 5-21-18

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The City Council is considering the pros and cons of a variety of tax increases and whether or not to charge residents for garbage pickup. more

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Finley Center external

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The complex lost $33,000 for the first six months of fiscal 2018, which was $137,000 better than expected. 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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Hoover council 4-16-18

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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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I-459 apartment rezoning

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The property owners claim the city violated their property rights by rezoning the land against their wishes. 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


Hoover City Council Nov 2016

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The mayor and City Council should allow much public deliberation. more

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The applicants include a UAB administrator, a pharmacist, a UAB epidemiologist, a college admissions consultant, a retired college professor and a property management professional. more


Santek Waste Services truck

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The new contract now will expire Sept. 30, 2021. more

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Hoover school bd interviews Nov 2017

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The council is looking for someone to replace Earl Cooper, who has served on the school board for two five-year terms. more


  • 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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