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RECENT CITY NEWS

Tree Lighting Rescheduled to Dec. 2 in Shain Park

tree lit upDue to inclement weather, the Birmingham Tree Lighting event has been rescheduled to Friday, Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. in Shain Park.  Santa will still be in his holiday home in Shain Park to meet with children, and free carriage rides will be offered at the corner of Henrietta and Merrill. Visit the events calendar for a list of upcoming holiday events in Birmingham!

Veterans Honored at Wreath Laying Ceremony in Shain Park
Local city officials and veterans gathered Nov. 11 at Shain Park in2016-11-11 12.12.07 honor of Veterans Day for the official Wreath Laying Ceremony in front of the WWII Monument. Mayor Rackeline Hoff, Mayor Pro-tem Mark Nickita, and Commissioners Patty Bordman, Pierre Boutros and Stuart Sherman attended the ceremony which honored all those who have served. The event is sponsored by the Piety Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. Members of the Birmingham Police Department and Fire Department also attended the ceremony.
 
Public Hearing Set for Storm Water Utility Fee Ordinance

The City is required to implement a new billing methodology beginning January 1, 2017 for storm water utility fees in accordance with a court order.  water storm drainThis new method will be based on several factors such as storm/rainfall rates, topography of each parcel of land in the City, size of each parcel and how much pervious vs. impervious surface exists on each lot.  To assist in this effort, the City engaged the services of the engineering firm Hubbell, Roth & Clark (HRC) to develop a storm water utility fee apportionment study to develop an acceptable methodology to charge storm water fees.

The proposed ordinance will be the subject of a Public Hearing at the City Commission meeting on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at City Hall, 151 Martin Street. The City is required to have the new methodology in place by January 1, 2017 to comply with a court order to change from the current methodology. Review the proposed Storm Water Utility Fee Ordinance, or go to www.bhamgov.org/stormwater for more detailed information.

Poppleton Park Public Information Meeting
A public information meeting regarding the Poppleton Park concept plan is scheduled for Thursday, 
December 8, 2016 at City Hall in the Commission Room (#205) beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.bhamgov.org/poppletonpark.