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December 10, 2012

SPECIAL City Council
Work Session Meeting

Friday -- January 4th, 2013
@ 6:30 PM

at City of Semmes
Council Chambers

Purpose of meeting -- Organizational Meeting
to Establish Advisory Committees


December 8, 2012

SPECIAL Planning Commission
Work Session Meeting

Monday -- December 10th, 2012
@ 7:00 PM

at City of Semmes
Council Chambers

Purpose of meeting is to
discuss/review Traffic Study
and Access Management


December 7, 2012

Mobile County Bicentennial Celebration

200 Never Looked 

December 6, 2012

Join a Community Action Group!

This is a great idea for HOA's, neighborhoods, church groups, etc

6:30 PM
December 12, 2012
Semmes Community Center

This is provided for the Semmes Community by

Mobile County Sheriff's Department

Community Action Groups are dedicated organizations of concerned citizens who work together to address specific problems in our community.

What qualifies you to be a member of a community action group? Your commitment to a better, safer environment for local families and businesses—including your own.


December 5, 2012 The City Council adopted their Business License Ordinance in the Council Meeting on December 4th, 2013.  The Business License Ordinance will be effective January 1, 2013.  A copy of the ordinance can found -->  Semmes Business License Ordinance
December 4, 2012 Public Hearing on Business License Ordinance will be held during the Work Session portion of the City Council Meeting.  The meeting begins at 6:30 PM in the Council Chambers

UPDATE -- The Business License Ordinance was approved by the City Council.   

November, 2012
November 2012 Yard of the Month

Congratulations to
Tracy Phillips 
2560 Nikki Ct
Semmes,  AL

October 9, 2012

Our event -- The City of Semmes Presents:  An Evening With The Mobile Pops" was a huge success!  Thank you to everyone who attended.   We will be working with The Mobile Pops to make this an annual FREE CONCERT for the Semmes Community!  We'll be posting pictures of the event on our website.

October 8, 2012 Today, the City of Semmes purchased a new fire truck -- a Ferrara with a 2000 gpm pumper!  This is a project that we've been working on for the past year in the Public Safety Committee.  The truck was paid for CASH - no debt!  The purchase of this new truck will help our fire fighters in their efforts to make our Semmes Community a safety place for our citizens.    It will also help us to improve our ISO ratings at our next audit.  Photos of the new fire truck will be posted on our website soon!
October 2, 2012 The City of Semmes Presents:  An Evening With The Mobile Pops

August 29, 2012 Hurricane Isaac is still a threat today to our area due to the amount of rainfall associated with the storm.  Stay tuned to local TV and radio stations for updates.
August 27, 2012 The scheduled PLANNING COMMISSION Meeting for Tuesday, August 28th has been cancelled.  This meeting will be re-scheduled at a later date.
August 27, 2012 During the SPECIAL City Council Meeting, a State of Emergency was issued by the Mayor and City Council.  An update was given by the Mayor on preparations that have been made in anticipation of the approaching weather.  Also, an Ordinance was passed to provide for a curfew in the event of any emergency (if needed).  
August 27, 2012 Mobile County Commission issues a State of Emergency -- this activates the Mobile County Comprehensive Operations Plan which authorizes the utilization of actions, resources and personnel as a single unified force to respond to, recover from and mitigate the effects of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac.
August 26, 2012 A SPECIAL City Council Meeting has been called for Aug/27th at 7 PM to address the possible impact of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Isaac
August 26, 2012 Hurricane Watch is in effect for the entire Alabama & Northwest Florida coasts.  Possible effect from Tropical Storm Isaac beginning Tuesday, August 28, 2012 -- Hurricane Preparedness Page added to City of Semmes Website
August 16, 2012 City Council approves Resolution #2012-93 Accepting Tower Circle and Conveyance of Park Parcel from Mobile County Commission
August 2, 2012 2013 Holiday Schedule adopted by City Council
July 27, 2012 Today, the City of Semmes purchased the former Agro Building located at 3940 Illinois Street in Semmes.  The property is approximately 9.2 acres with a 1800 square foot office and a 6,000 square foot warehouse.  The purchase price was $425,000 CASH.  This facility will be used as our future Public Works Facility. 
July 19, 2012 The City of Semmes authorizes the purchase of PubWorks Software
July 19, 2012 Resolutions approved by the City Council - Mayor and all 5 Council Members Elected Without Opposition.
July 19, 2012 Semmes City Council adopts ordinance to provide that temporary or permanent driveways shall constructed using Best Management Practices (BMP) and shall consist of cement, black top, asphalt, crushed rock, or similar material which will provide vehicles entering or leaving the construction site a solid foundation so that no mud, clay, sand, or other debris is tracked onto the public roadways of the City of Semmes or the police jurisdiction  Ordinance 2012-133  Ordinance to Safeguard Life, Limb, Property and the Public Welfare by Regulating Building by Requiring Temporary and/or Permanent Provisions for Access to Proposed Construction Sites
July 6, 2012 Semmes City Council adopts 2012 International Building Code during regular session held July 5th.   Ordinance 2012-130 Adoption of Building Laws & Codes     Ordinance 2012-131 Adoption of City of Semmes Inspections Services Fee Schedule
July 4, 2012
New patriotic banners installed along intersections on Moffett Road -- 
Patriotic Banners 
July 3, 2012 City of Semmes purchases approximately 9 acres on Schillinger Road N for future Fire Station
July 3, 2012 Notice of Election of Municipal Officers
July 3, 2012 Celebrate Freedom Semmes!!  Beginning @ 5 PM - Mary G. Montgomery High School - Sponsored by Orchard Assembly of God; Co-Sponsored by The City of Semmes - kids play area, fireworks, bands
July 2, 2012 Mayor announces new Public Works Superintendent - Shane Raiford
June 25, 2012 Semmes to take over ground maintenance/landscaping/mowing of Semmes Library
June 22, 2012 City of Semmes grants $35,040 in funds to support local schools - Allentown Elementary, Semmes Elementary, Semmes Middle and Mary G. Montgomery High
June 11, 2012 Mailing this week - City of Semmes Newsletter
June 1, 2012 News Release -- Tim Hale, Charlie Crabtree and Renee Fransen attend My Town, Alabama 
--> click here for more information
May 31, 2012 Semmes City Council approves funds for equipment for use of Semmes Volunteer Fire Department:

Ice-M-Matic Ice Machine -- $3325
3 - 16" VentMaster HD Fire Rescue Chainsaws -- $5,511
Misc Fire Equipment for 3 Fire Trucks -- Not to Exceed $15,000
Zoll M Series AED (Defibrillator) -- $8,000

May 31, 2012

RESOLUTION 2012-57 TEMPORARY MORATORIUM ON CERTAIN SIGNAGE -- 180 day moratorium on off-premise, billboard, and digital/electronic signage that contain a message or directs attention to a business, profession, product, event, activity, or service that is not related to a use or activity conducted or offered on the premises or at the location where the signage is located (for more information or a copy of the resolution, please call or email the City Clerk (251/649-8811 or 

May 17th, 2012 Terry Sexton named Fire Chief for City of Semmes
May 17th, 2012

click here for a list of eligible items

April 24, 2012 The Planning Commission will be holding a PUBLIC HEARING on proposed changes to the Subdivision Regulations @ 6:00 PM.  The Planning Commission Work Session Meeting will begin @ 7:00 PM followed by the Regular Session Meeting. 
April 16, 2012 The public is invited to attend the swearing in ceremony for our 4 new full-time, paid firefighters at the April 19th City Council Meeting.
April 10, 2012 PUBLIC HEARING on proposed amendments to the Subdivision Regulations -- during the Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for April  24th, 2012
April 3, 2012

City Hall Committee Meetings have been cancelled until October/2012

March 22, 2012 SPECIAL City Council Meeting - Friday, March 23, 2012 @ 7 PM in the Council Chambers 
March 21, 2012 SPECIAL Public Works Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 22nd @ 7 PM in the Council Chambers
March 18, 2012

In the last 3 City Council meetings (Feb/02, Mar/01 & Mar/15), the City Council has approved over 100 property owner Annexation Petitions!   We have been busy reaching out and adding parcels of property that we could not include in the original incorporated area.  More information will be posted soon including our new city limits, police & fire jurisdiction, and planning jurisdiction maps. If you are interested in joining the City, we have annexation petitions available online on the "FORMS" page.

March 18, 2012

The City of Semmes booth at the 10th Annual Semmes Azalea Festival was very busy!  Thanks to everyone who stopped by to visit and chat.  And thanks to the Friends of Semmes and Event Coordinator Terri Nelson for all of their hard work - great job!

March 6, 2012

Effective with the March 2012 meeting, the Public Safety Committee will meet on the 4th Thursday of each month.

February 29, 2012

Special Public Works Committing Meeting
Thursday, March 1st @ 5:30 PM

Special Finance Committee Meeting
Thursday, March 1st @ 6:00 PM

These Special Committee Meetings have been called to discuss the proposed annexations on the March 1st City Council Agendas.

February 19, 2012 The Public Safety Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, February 20th @ 6 PM has been re-scheduled to Thursday, February 23th @ 6:30 PM 
February 3, 2012

During our Council Meeting last night (Thursday, February 2nd) we adopted ordinances to annex 40 parcels of property into the City Limits of Semmes!  These properties were from petitions of property owners who wanted to join the City and whose property was "contiguous" to the City boundaries.   The properties totaled approximately 300 acres and increased the size of our City by nearly 14%.

January 29, 2012

Special PUBLIC WORKS Committee Meeting on Monday, Jan/30 @ 6:30 PM at City of Semmes - Council Chambers (7875 Moffett Road Unit #C) -- Purpose of meeting is to review and consider Responsibility & Maintenance of Roads with Proposed Annexations

January 28, 2012


January 27, 2012 Public Records Request Form -- see approved Public Records Request Policy
January 27, 2012 Annexation Petition Forms added to website:

Print all 3 pages, complete according to the instruction page and deliver or mail to City Hall: 

Instruction Page

Annexation Petition Page 1

Annexation Petition Page 2

January 26, 2012 Check out the  ABOUT  page on The City of Semmes website
January 25, 2012 Semmes Planning Commission adopts Subdivision Regulations
January 24, 2012 Just uploaded -- Mayor's Newsletter for January 24, 2012
January 15, 2012 Information about our Subdivision Regulations and our Planning Commission's Mission Statement
January 11, 2012 SPECIAL FINANCE COMMITTEE MEETING is scheduled for January 19th, 2012 - at 5:30 PM
January 8, 2012 Just a reminder - the Parks, Recreation & Beautification Committee Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, January 9th, has been re-scheduled for Tuesday, January 17th @ 7 PM Webutation


Last Updated:  May 23, 2017

City of Semmes
Mailing Address:  P. O. Box 1757
Street Address:  7875 Moffett Road, Unit #F
Semmes, AL  36575

Phone 251/649-8811                FAX 251/649-7711

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