CITY OF SEMMES,
August 13, 2014
Brittany Johnson, City Clerk
CITY OF SEMMES
FUNDING TO FORM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
During the August 5th, 2014 City Council
Regular Session, the Council unanimously approved a resolution
in the amount of $45,000 funding the start-up of a Chamber of
Commerce. This funding
will include building rental, utilities, office equipment &
supplies, computer, insurance costs, signage, website costs,
One very important goal of the Semmes
Chamber of Commerce will be to grow and promote small, medium
and large-sized businesses in the greater Semmes area. The
Chamber will also serve as a resource for businesses providing
information, assistance, networking and even educational and
training opportunities. With
the majority source of the City’s revenue being sales tax
revenue, the Chamber will play an important role in economic
development in our area.
Having a good start for our Chamber will
help to ensure the success of the organization and ensure the
benefits that the City will reap in the future.
“It’s a win-win situation for
everyone,” said Mayor Hale.
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OF SEMMES RECEIVES ALM
PRESIDENT’S RISK MANAGEMENT AWARD – TOP 5%
The City of Semmes was awarded the
President’s Risk Management Award – Top 5% – at the
2014 Annual Convention of the Alabama League of Municipalities
Approximately 740 public entities participate in one or both of
the Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) sponsored insurance
programs which are the Municipal Workers Compensation Fund (MWCF)
and the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation (AMIC).
The Board of Directors of both insurance programs
approved the establishment of a Risk Management Award system in
2002. The award
system recognizes those members who have instituted risk
management and loss control activities in an effort to reduce
their loss ratio. Rick
management and loss control activities not only benefit the
member’s loss ratio but also the overall success of the League
sponsored insurance programs.
Through the efforts of the City of Semmes, employee,
property and liability losses are being minimized; and – most
importantly – employees and citizens are reaping the rewards
of a safer workplace and community.
Recipients of the President’s Risk Management Award, which
included the top 5% of those members with minimal losses for a
five year period, received a specially designed memento.
Three additional levels of achievement – Gold, Silver
and Bronze – were also recognized.
Recipients in these categories receive a plaque for the
first year they are acknowledged and then a plate to be attached
to the plaque for subsequent years.
The Gold, Silver and Bronze levels were for loss ratios
of below 5%, 5% to 20%; and 20% to 40%, respectively.
The Alabama League of Municipalities was organized in 1935 and
has served since that time as the recognized voice of the cities
and towns in Alabama. Through
the years, the organization has steadily grown and now serves
450 municipalities. This
voluntary membership brings officials of cities and towns
together in fellowship of public service – which strengthens
and guides local government in a progressive, responsible
fashion. The primary
purpose of the Alabama League of Municipalities is to promote
understanding of municipal government and administration in
Alabama and thereby advance the welfare of the people of this
of Semmes would like to thank
Orchard Assembly of God and all of the
sponsors for the
2014 Celebrate Freedom Semmes
Event held on July 3rd, 2014
at Mary G. Montgomery High School
for the City of Semmes, Alabama
(click on graphic
below for link)
plan has been developed over the last year by
the Comprehensive Plan "Working Group" and Thompson
from input received from the Semmes Community at local Town Hall
The work for the plan was funded by a 50% match grant from the
ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION AND NATURAL RESOURCES.
The plan is in "draft"
form and the Planning Commission and
"Comprehensive Plan Working Group" are soliciting final
input and comments.
positions for are now
for City Advisory
If you are interested in serving on an Advisory Committee and
would like more information --> Advisory
The City of
Semmes has a new Advisory Committee beginning in August, 2014 --
Historic Preservation! More
information will be posted on this committee soon.
of Semmes is now offering sponsorships on items placed in
the Newly Opened Honor Park!
Please come by City Hall to reserve yours. There
are a limited number of items. First come, first served!
raised from these sponsorships will go toward the cost
of a veteran's monument
that is planned for the center of the flag area.
Please call City Hall if you have questions.
251.649.8811 Order forms are available!
(Color of brick is not accurately
depicted in the photo above)
Force - not available)
Please sign up now
for Mobile County's automated notification system that will send
you voice and text messages alerting you to a hurricane (and
other emergencies) and giving you advice to protect life and
property. The calling system will automatically call all numbers
listed with AT&T. If you are unlisted with AT&T, you may
register for the program here.
Planning Commission Meeting
at City of Semmes
(7875 Moffett Rd Unit #C)
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
at 6:00 PM
our Subdivision Regulations
Click to download -->
TO THE PUBLIC
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014
Work Session - 6:30 PM
Regular Session - 7:30 PM
City Council Chambers
7875 Moffett Road Unit #C
(in same complex as City Hall)
for the week of
September 8th, 2014
Finance Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
& Rec Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Effective January 1, 2013
note that currently the City Staff will forward all business
license inquiries to RDS until further notice. An announcement
will be placed on the website as City Staff begins accepting
applications for business licenses.
more information on the City of Semmes business license,
RDS @ 800-556-7274
"Yard of the Month" nomination form is
YARD OF THE MONTH
Semmes is more
of a simpler way of life than a place - and as we grow, it is our
desire to maintain our friendly, neighborly atmosphere, while
preserving the rural community character we've developed over the last