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City hall renovations should begin in early 2020, City Administrator Allan Rice said. Read more

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Smith Farm

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Two buyers purchased the property at auction. One plans to preserve scenic views; another reportedly eyeing development of new subdivision. Read more

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Ben Powell 8-15-19

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The Hoover City Council promoted the city’s purchasing director, Ben Powell, to the city treasurer position, replacing Robert Yeager, whose retirement took effect Oct. 1. 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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For 25 years, the city and club both have been operating under the assumption that the city owned the pool and tennis courts and the club has a lease to use the facility through March 2093. Read more

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Dad Brigade 7-27-19 (1)

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The volunteers, mostly men and boys, helped spruce up school campuses prior to the return of students. Read more

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Tattersall Park proposed master plan July 2019

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Greystone residents strongly objected to the proposal. 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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Strategic Development Concept June 2019

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Planning commissioners wanted a better summary and new plans for undeveloped areas. Read more

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Jeff State welding building 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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pumping gas 3-18-19

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The city expects to get about $600,000 a year more and hopes the state and Jefferson and Shelby counties will have more for Hoover projects as well. Read more

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Parrish Building Co. wants to build a three-story, 60,000-square-foot self-storage facility and a 9,000-square-foot retail strip center. Read more

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Bluff Park rezoning map 2-11-19

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Longtime Bluff Park resident Don Bennett wants to create a set of shops or a restaurant at the corner of Park Avenue and Valley Street. Read more

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Hoover police officers 2015

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Police officers now will be paid overtime for any time worked over 40 hours, instead of 43 hours. Read more

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Protesters at Hoover council 2-4-19

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Hoover officials cut off talks with Birmingham Justice League due to false statements, City Administrator Allan Rice said. Read more

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PetSuites Resort revised layout Jan 2019

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The proposal for the boarding, grooming facility for up to 182 animals now goes back to the Hoover City Council, with no outdoor play area. Read more

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Numerous leaders involved in the protests have said their outrage is about much more than a single shooting death at the mall, as tragic as that is by itself. Read more

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A leader in the Birmingham Justice League and a city official said the two sides had a productive meeting Monday and are seeking common ground. Read more

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One of the leaders of the protest said the security guards injured themselves. Read more

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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato tried to lure the hospital to Hoover, but some council members opposed a proposed $20 million incentive package. Read more

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  • Dad Brigade 7-27-19 (3)

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    Dad Brigade 7-27-19 (3)

    Allan Rice, at left, and John Stanford paint a classroom at South Shades Crest Elementary School as part of the 2019 Hoover City Dad Brigade back-to-school cleanuup on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

  • Black Creek Mtn Bike Park

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    Black Creek Mtn Bike Park

    Hoover City Administrator Allan Rice speaks at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Black Creek Mountain Bike Park in the Trace Crossings community in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

  • Explore Playground 5-1-19 (33)

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    Explore Playground 5-1-19 (33)

    Hoover City Administrator Allan Rice speaks at the grand opening of he Explore Playground and Splash Pad at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, May 1, 2019.

  • Explore groundbreaking 9

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    Explore groundbreaking 9

    Hoover City Administrator Allan Rice speaks to the crowd at the groundbreaking for the Explore playground and splash pad at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

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