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Hoover school officials are seeking to raise the city's property taxes by 2.4 mills to benefit the school system. Read more

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BioHorizons Implant Systems plans to invest $2 million in an expansion in 2019. Read more

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Hoover council 12-3-18

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Other people upset about the shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria by a police officer warned the protester not to put hands on the mayor. Read more

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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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Council members said they were attuned to residents' concerns about barking dogs, pet waste and the potential for declines in property values. Read more

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Brocato has been working for 18 months to steer the UAB Health System-affiliated Medical West hospital to Hoover from its earlier plan to move off I-459 in McCalla. Read more

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The council voted 4-3 in favor of the moratorium until city leaders can take a thorough review of their zoning regulations. Read more

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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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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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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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Hoover employee milestones 2017

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The proposed new pay scale would give raises to all employees, increase the maximum amount they can earn in the future and cost the city about $1.5 million more in the coming fiscal year, city officials said. 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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The job includes 9.7 miles of roadway on 38 streets, plus paving jobs at numerous Hoover schools. 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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The congregation is selling its building and 7-acre property along Alabama 119 and plans to move back to downtown Birmingham, where the church was founded in 1903. Read more

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The hearings with department heads are scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Thursday, Aug. 23. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read 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. Read more

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  • Hoover council 1-7-19

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    Hoover council 1-7-19

    The Hoover City Council on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, discusses a resolution seeking approval from the state Legislature to hold an election to raise Hoover's property taxes by 2.4 mills. Such an increase would add $24 to the tax bill for a $100,000 home and $72 to the tax bill for a $300,000 home.

  • Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (8)

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    LeDarius Hilliard, president of the Jefferson County Millennial Democrats, speaks to the Hoover City Council in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, about a Hoover police officer's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018.

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    Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (6)

    Shirley Ferrill of Fairfield, Alabama, speaks to the Hoover City Council in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, about a Hoover police officer's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018.

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    Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (5)

    The Rev. Sharon Hearns of Adamsville, Alabama, speaks to the Hoover City Council in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, about a Hoover police officer's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018.

  • Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (9)

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    Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (9)

    Andy Bayer, a resident of Hoover, Alabama, speaks to the Hoover City Council on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, about a Hoover police officer's fatal shooting of a 21-year-old Hueytown man at the Riverchase Galleria on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 22, 2018.

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    Hoover City Council 12-3-18 (1)

    Carlos Chaverst Jr., at left, loudly confronts Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, at right, about the Thanksgiving night police shooting at the Riverchase Galleria during a Hoover City Council meeting at the Hoover Municipal Center on Monday, Dec. 3, 2018.

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