The Mobile City Council on Tuesday will have a chance to further amend the city’s litter laws for the first time, since enforcement of the ordinance was halted in December.
The changes, which the council may take up Tuesday, would include removing the sign provision and instead enforcing the issue as part of the sign ordinance. The change would allow for temporary signs to be placed in city rights-of-way between the hours of 4 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday.
The proposed changes would also allow businesses to satisfy the requirement for dumpster, either by providing wooden or brick enclosures, or by providing an automatic lock mechanism, like a gravity lock. Also on dumpsters, the changes would require identification decals to designate ownership, or a responsible party.
Additionally, Mayor Sandy Stimpson’s administration has promoted David Daughenbaugh to the new position of deputy director of property maintenance. Daughenbaugh will oversee enforcement of the ordinance and will be responsible for communication with property owners. Information on Daughenbaugh’s salary was not immediately available Monday afternoon.
The administration has also made the litter citations bigger to allow for a longer explanation of the problem at each property that needs to be corrected.
In addition to the vote on litter changes, the council agenda also consists of a vote on three new municipal judges. Carvine Adams is up for a full-time position, while Karlos Finley and Robert Thomas are up for part-time positions.
City spokesman George Talbot wrote in an email message Monday’s swearing in ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at Government Plaza.