The Gulf Shores City Council Work Session meeting, also known as a Committee of the Whole meeting, will be held Monday, March 15, at 4 p.m. in the Erie Hall Meyer Civic Center.
This meeting is open to public attendance. Masks and social distancing are required. Questions and comments will be taken in person at the meeting. Meetings will also be streamed live via Facebook for viewing only. All comments or questions must be presented in person.
Please see the following overview of noteworthy agenda items that will be discussed during the work session below. An Agenda Item Summary with additional information for each item can be reviewed at https://www.gulfshoresal.gov/agendacenter.
COUNCILMAN DISCUSSION PERIOD
- Councilman Steve Jones - During this time, a Councilmember can bring forward any topic he would like to discuss with the other councilmembers and the public.
- Brandan Franklin, City EMA Official, to propose Council set date for Public Hearing for the review and adoption of the 2020 Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), as administered by the Alabama Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides Federal assistance to local governments to alleviate suffering and damage from disasters, and broadens existing relief programs to encourage disaster preparedness plans and programs, coordination and responsiveness, insurance coverage, and hazard mitigation measures. This plan is required to be updated every five years following a public hearing and comment period. Following an AEMA and FEMA review, the plan will be submitted to the City Council for adoption consideration.
- Mark Acreman, City Engineer, to propose the Council consider approval of an ALDOT cooperative maintenance agreement for a new traffic signal at East 2nd Street and Hwy 182 East.
- Mark Acreman, City Engineer, to propose the Council consider awarding a bid to McElhenney Construction to construct the Medical Village Access Improvements Phase 1B that will support the South Baldwin Regional Medical Center Freestanding Emergency Department (FED) and future medical opportunities for the citizens of Gulf Shores in an amount not to exceed $1,837,190.25.
- Dan Netermeyer, Deputy Police Chief, to propose the Council adopt an amendment to the Code of Ordinances further regulating Vehicles for Hire, to regulate the rental and use of rented motorcycles and motor driven cycles within the City of Gulf Shores. During calendar year 2020, the Gulf Shores Police Department handled numerous calls for service directly related to the rental of motor-driven scooters on the roadways within the City of Gulf Shores. Recommendation is to amend the Code of Ordinances to regulate the rental and use of rented motorcycles and motor-driven cycles.
- The amendment will require:
- The rental customer to be 18 years of age and possess a current Alabama Class M motorcycle license or endorsement.
- If the customer is not a resident of Alabama, a valid motorcycle endorsement from the state of residency which authorizes such use shall be required.
- Further, it is recommended a log be maintained by the owner of the commercial rental business to identify the operator by operator’s license and the cycle’s serial and registration number.
- If requested, this log should be provided for inspection to the City of Gulf Shores Revenue Department or Police Department.
- Additional requirements are recommended regarding provided safety equipment to the operator on behalf of the business owner and that the business maintain a level of commercial general liability insurance.
- Lastly, it is recommended that all rental motorcycles and motor-driven cycles be clearly marked with the rental company on the body of the rented motorcycle or motor-driven cycle or on an attached flag.
- Operators will be required to wear the provided safety equipment
- Operator signs an acknowledgement stating they agree reckless operation of the motor-driven vehicle is subject to a fine and jail term.
- Lee Jones, Planning and Zoning Director, to propose the Council consider approval of Zoning Amendment ZA21-000001 – Phoenix Gulf Shores II Condominium – CUP/Site Plan. The applicant seeks Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Site Plan approval to permit a 24-story, 110-unit condominium with a dedicated 24ft public beach access. The property is located in the 500 block of East Beach Boulevard. The applicant’s request is two-fold – a Site Plan and CUP approval.
- Proposed Site Plan - Phoenix Gulf Shores II is proposed to be a 24-story, 110-unit condominium and includes an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness room. The plan also proposes an outdoor pool, lazy river, and slides. The development will contain 66, 3-bedroom units and 44, 2-bedroom units.
- Conditional Use Permit - The proposed Site Plan meets all bulk standards of the Zoning Ordinance and Beach Area Overlay District, with the exception of Number of Habitable Stories and West Side Yard Setback. Staff recommends approval of the CUP/Site Plan with conditions.
RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
- Grant Brown, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Director, to propose to the Council the approval of a Public Assembly Permit Application for Harley Sports for the annual Zydeco Crawfish 5K Race scheduled for Saturday, April 17, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. The race begins and ends at Waterway Village in front of ACME.
To see the full agenda, please visit https://www.gulfshoresal.gov/agendacenter.