Hoover City Council

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


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


Beef O'Brady's bar 3-5-18

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The City Council wants clarification about what measures it would have to take to allow Sunday alcoholic beverage sales as early as 10 a.m. rather than noon. more



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The Hoover City Council is again looking for people who want to serve on the school board. more

High Schools

Greystone SRO

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That will give Hoover a total of 11 full-time police officers and 17 part-time officers in the city's 16 schools. more

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Marilyn Jones Charles Whatley

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The council welcomed Marilyn Jones and Charles Whatley, two of the first black teachers in Hoover area schools. more

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The Crossings at Hoover rendering

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The Crossings at Hoover, if approved by the state, will be built in the Riverchase office park along Parkway Lake Drive between U.S. 31 and Parkway Lake Drive. more

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Santek Waste Services truck

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Santek acknowledges an uptick in complaints in the last couple of months and is working to address issues, a manager said. more

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Hoover Met Complex South Access Rd

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C.S. Beatty Construction beat out two other bidders for the road project. more


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