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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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Spain Park High School

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The classroom discussions were prompted by a video of Hoover and Spain Park high school students making racist and anti-Semitic comments. Read more

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The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (1)

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Residents of The Woods community near Deer Valley say their safety is in danger because a turn lane was eliminated in a road widening project. Read more

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Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (1)

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Three Gardendale High School sports medicine students rendered aid to a woman who had fallen as people were fleeing gunshots at the mall. 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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Benton Nissan

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The company sought a tax abatement to improve its Hoover dealership, but the mayor says other dealerships made improvements without incentives. Read more

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This is such a beautiful and busy time of the year! As we are winding down 2018, I can’t help but reflect on what this year has brought. Read more

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Hoover climbing center 10-31-18 (1)

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The indoor climbing center features 15 colorful climbing stations with 19 auto belays and most of the climbing stations stretching 26 feet tall. 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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I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! Read more

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The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the banquet room at Hoover Metropolitan Stadium. Read more

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Fall is here and the holidays are right around the corner! Read more

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Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato hasn’t given up on the idea of the city building a performing arts center, even though no funding has materialized. Read more

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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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Frank Brocato 8-30-18

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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. Read 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. Read more

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Now that school is back in session and football season is here, please be sure to save the dates for many of our upcoming events. Read more

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Met baseball opening 8-11-18 (5)

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Hundreds of people showed up to check out the five new fields at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex. 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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Summertime is here, which means lots of fun in the sun and time spent in the outdoors. Hoover has many beautiful parks such as Veterans Park, Moss Rock Preserve and Aldridge Gardens, just to name a few. Read more

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I am thrilled that our economic developer Greg Knighton has been meeting with developers, commercial property owners and businesses on behalf of Hoover’s economic development efforts. Read more

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Springtime is here, and I hope you and your families are enjoying the beautiful weather and this exciting time in our city! Read more

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I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and a happy New Year! I have truly enjoyed my first full year as your mayor and will continue to work every day to move Hoover along to be No. 1. Read more

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Frances and I want to wish you a safe and wonderful holiday season!  December is such a festive and fun time of year in Hoover. Read more

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We are very proud to say that recently Niche ranked Hoover City Schools number one on their “Safest Schools in Alabama” List, and we were ranked number five in the nation. Read more

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I hope your summer has been great.  It’s hard to believe the students will be back in school soon and that football season is fast approaching. Read more

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  • Hearts in Harmony 2019

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    Hearts in Harmony 2019

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and his wife, Frances, were among guests at the Hoover Service Club's 2019 Hearts in Harmony Gala at the Hoover Country Club on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

  • The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (2)

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    The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (2)

    Hoover city officials discuss the proposed construction of a right-turn lane off Alabama 150 into The Woods community, just west of the Hoover YMCA, during a meeting with residents at the YMCA on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. From left are Mayor Frank Brocato, Councilman Derrick Murphy and Tim Westhoven, the city's chief operations officer.

  • The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (1)

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    The Woods turn lane meeting 2-26-19 (1)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato discusses the proposed construction of a right-turn lane off Alabama 150 into The Woods community, just west of the Hoover YMCA, during a meeting with residents at the YMCA on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019.

  • Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (1)

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    Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (1)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, presents keys to the city to three Gardendale High School students who rendered aid to an injured bystander on the night of the fatal shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in November. The girls, from left, are Ajah Robinson, Aiayana Hines and Anthonia Anwah.

  • Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (2)

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    Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (2)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, presents keys to the city to three Gardendale High School students who rendered aid to an injured bystander on the night of the fatal shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in November. The girls, from left, are Ajah Robinson, Aiayana Hines and Anthonia Anwah.

  • Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (4)

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    Good Samaritans 2-28-19 (4)

    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, presents keys to the city to three Gardendale High School students who rendered aid to an injured bystander on the night of the fatal shooting at the Riverchase Galleria in November. The girls, from left, are Ajah Robinson, Aiayana Hines and Anthonia Anwah. The presentation was made during a meeting of the Hoover City Council, (standing in the back).

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