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Heritage Pickleball 2019

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The Hoover Metropolitan Complex exceeded original expectations for its second full year of operations and had a $49 million economic impact on the Birmingham-Hoover region, facility managers said. Read more

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The total 1.8-mile project is expected to cost almost $2.7 million. Read more

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Orange Development U.S. 31 10-7-19

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The council also transferred an existing sales tax rebate for The Boot at The Grove restaurant to a restaurant that will replace it. Read more

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Hoover City Council 9-26-19

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The City Council cut $4.5 million from the mayor's proposed spending plan and added $2.3 million in spending favored by the council. 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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Finley Center June 2019

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Eight months into fiscal 2019, the complex has had an estimated $31 million economic impact, the manager says. Read more

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Hoover City Council 7-1-19

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The grocery store is planned to be built at the intersection of South Shades Crest Road and Morgan Road in southwest Hoover. Read more

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Jason Wilson 2-21-19

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It's a story of a man who found his passion and followed it and who wasn't afraid to experience failure on the road to success. Read more

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PetSuites Resort revised layout Jan 2019

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The company eliminated the outdoor play area and added more soundproofing to the walls. 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Council 10-19-17

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The mayor and some council members said they weren't comfortable paying more than $500,000 to be able to host the convention next year. Read more

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  • Hoover City Council 2-17-20

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    Hoover City Council 2-17-20

    The Hoover City Council meets at Spain Park High School on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.

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    State, county and city officials listen to Shades Mountain Elementary School Principal Melissa Hadder speak during an assembly in which the school received the Alabama attorney general's 2019 Safe School Award for Alabama Board of Education Distirct 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. On the front row, from left, are Attorney General Steve Marshall, Hoover Council President Gene Smith, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner and Hoover Councilman Mike Shaw.

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    Officials from the state of Alabama and city of Hoover pose for a photo after Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall presented Shades Mountain Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, with the 2019 Safe School Award for Alabama Board of Education Distirct 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. From left on the front are Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis, Hoover Councilman John Lyda, Marshall, Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy, Shades Mountain Principal Melissa Hadder, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner, Hoover Council President Gene Smith and Hoover Councilman Mike Shaw.

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    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, at right, talks with Hoover Councilman John Lyda, at left, and Hoover police Chief Nick Derzis after giving Shades Mountain Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama, the 2019 Safe School Award for Alabama Board of Education Distirct 3 on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020.

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    Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato, left, shakes the hand of Hoover City Engineer Rodney Long as he honors Long for 20 years of service to the city during a Hoover City Council meeting Dec. 16.

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    Officials with the city of Hoover, state of Alabama and AT&T cut a ribbon to celebrate the construction of beginning of operation of a new cell tower at the Hoover Metropolitan Complex in Hoover, Alabama, on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. In front, from left, are state Rep. David Wheeler, state Sen. Jabo Waggoner, AT&T Alabama President Wayne Hutchens, Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato and Hoover City Council President Gene Smith, Councilman Mike Shaw and Councilman John Lyda.

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