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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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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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Star Lake 7-18-17 (3)

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With revenue concerns resolved, city leaders are ready to move forward with a scaled-back upgrade within budget parameters. Read more

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Medical West 6-7-18 (1)

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UAB Medical West officials have said they are looking for a place to build a new hospital but have not decided if, when or where to do it. Read more

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Explore groundbreaking 1

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The 15,000-square-foot playground and 7,000-square-foot splash pad will have a universal design, meaning they will be designed to meet the needs of all people, including those with disabilities and mobility issues. 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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Gene Smith council president

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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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PetSuites Resort sketch

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Planning commissioners want more time to review a noise study. Read more

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Inverness sewer meeting 7-31-18 (1)

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Numerous residents said they see the need for sewer rates to rise, but some want the city to subsidize the sewer system with other city revenues. Read more

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Riverchase sewer meeting 6-21-18 (1)

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About 150 people heard details from Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his staff about the need to raise rates for the first time in 14 years. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

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    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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