June 2021 Special Called Board Meeting

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Please join us Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 11am for our special called board meeting. Information about the meeting is listed below. NOTICE OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE BIRMINGHAM LAND BANK AUTHORITY BOARD As Chairman of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority Board, I am calling a special called virtual meeting of the Board to […]

Birmingham Land Bank May 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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Please select the link below to view the May 2021 board meeting minutes.

5.6.21 BLBA Board Meeting Minutes

Birmingham Land Bank April 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

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Below are the board meeting minutes for out April 2021 board meeting.

4.8.21 BLBA Board Meeting Minutes (Amended)

Birmingham Land Bank June 2021 Board Meeting

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Join us on June 3rd, 2021 at 2pm for our monthly board meeting. Please see the information below for more details.

 

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING 

OF THE BIRMINGHAM LAND BANK AUTHORITY BOARD  

   

As Chairman of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority Board, I am calling a regular virtual meeting of the Board to occur on the following date/time:   

  

Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021  

Time: 2:00pm  

  

The purpose of and agenda for the meeting will be for the BLBA Board to accomplish limited business that is necessary to perform essential minimum functions of the BLBA including, but not limited to, the consideration of program applications and contracts; and the presentation of an operations update.

 

On March 18, 2020, Governor Ivey issued a Proclamation authorizing the BLBA Board to meet by telephone/video conference under certain circumstances. In accordance with the Governor’s Proclamation, this meeting will be held by telephone/video conference through the Cisco WebEx platform.  

  

WebEx Meeting link:  

  

https://birmingham.webex.com/birmingham/j.php?MTID=m087eb681ecff1bd6e4ad928ff1416618 

  

Meeting number: 187 544 9915 Password: w6gVjBRwH82 

  

Join by phone: 

+1-415-655-0002 United States Toll 

+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago) 

Access code: 187 544 9915 

Attendee Information can also be found by visiting www.birminghamlandbank.org, emailing landbank@birminghamal.gov, or calling 205.254.2117 

  

The communication equipment identified above allows all persons participating in the meeting to hear one another at the same time. Anyone other than a member of the Board or an official or employee recognized by the Chairman is asked to mute their telephone.   

   

The BLBA Administrator is directed, no more than twelve hours following the conclusion of the meeting conducted pursuant to this notice, to post a summary of the meeting in a prominent location on the BLBA’s website.  The summary shall recount the deliberations conducted and the actions taken with reasonable specificity to allow the public to understand what happened.   

  

 

  

Lonnie Hannon, Chairman 

Special Called Meeting of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority

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Please join us Friday, May 28th, 2021 for a special called meeting of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority. Click here for the official notice.

WebEx Meeting link:   

https://birmingham.webex.com/birmingham/j.php?MTID=meddf99a2c1ec626e7059c2f3e7106330 

Meeting Number: 187 933 0301 Password: HuMrRBuU527  

Join by phone: 

+1-415-655-0002 United States Toll 

+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago) 

Access code: 187 933 0301 

Birmingham Land Bank May 2021 Board Meeting

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Please join the Birmingham Land Bank Authority on May 6, 2021 at 2pm for our regularly scheduled board meeting.

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

OF THE BIRMINGHAM LAND BANK AUTHORITY BOARD  

   

As Chairman of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority Board, I am calling a regular virtual meeting of the Board to occur on the following date/time:   

  

Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021  

Time: 2:00pm  

 

The purpose of and agenda for the meeting will be for the BLBA Board to accomplish limited business that is necessary to perform essential minimum functions of the BLBA including, but not limited to, the consideration of program applications and contracts; and the presentation of an operations update.

 

On March 18, 2020, Governor Ivey issued a Proclamation authorizing the BLBA Board to meet by telephone/video conference under certain circumstances. In accordance with the Governor’s Proclamation, this meeting will be held by telephone/video conference through the Cisco WebEx platform. 

 

WebEx Meeting link: 

 

https://birmingham.webex.com/birmingham/j.php?

MTID=m087eb681ecff1bd6e4ad928ff1416618

 

Meeting number: 187 544 9915 Password: w6gVjBRwH82

 

Join by phone:

+1-415-655-0002 United States Toll

+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago) Access code: 187 544 9915

Attendee Information can also be found by visiting www.birminghamlandbank.org, emailing landbank@birminghamal.gov, or calling 205.254.2117

 

The communication equipment identified above allows all persons participating in the meeting to hear one another at the same time. Anyone other than a member of the Board or an official or employee recognized by the Chairman is asked to mute their telephone.   

   

The BLBA Administrator is directed, no more than twelve hours following the conclusion of the meeting conducted pursuant to this notice, to post a summary of the meeting in a prominent location on the BLBA’s website.  The summary shall recount the deliberations conducted and the actions taken with reasonable specificity to allow the public to understand what happened.  

 

 

 

Lonnie Hannon, Chairman

Birmingham Land Bank – April Board Meeting

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Please join the Birmingham Land Bank Authority Thursday, April 8th, 2021 for our regular board meeting. The meeting will start at 2:00pm via WebEx. Memorandum information and instructions on how to attend is listed below.

4.8.21 BLBA Regular Board Meeting Packet

Join by Web:

https://birmingham.webex.com/webappng/sites/birmingham/meeting/download/2db09bfc07c84e389cd76464d9275049?siteurl=birmingham&MTID=m8bddaaccb1deaad9f633e39ff9965c6e

Join by Phone:

+1-415-655-0002 United States Toll

Meeting Number (Access Code): 187 308 3484

Special BLBA Board Meeting 2.11.21

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Join the Birmingham Land Bank on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 4pm for a special board meeting. View the announcement here:

BLBA FEBRUARY 11 MTG NOTICE – signed(1)

Click here to join the meeting:

Quiet Title Actions

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Many properties in Birmingham have become unmarketable and, in turn, unusable because the properties are burdened by the piling on of various sorts of government-created liens (tax liens, weed liens, demolition liens, etc.) and/or have clouded titles. 

Over time, property owners lose interest in maintaining the property because the property becomes a financial liability, rather than an asset. As our neighborhoods accumulate more and more of these properties, instances of nuisances mutate into areas of blight.

The City of Birmingham is littered with thousands of these blighted properties that act as nuisances to those who matter most, our citizens. The City of Birmingham is tasked with maintaining thousands of these properties that do not belong to the City, but to absent and delinquent owners. 

However, thanks to legislation that authorized local land banks in Alabama, the good news is that it does not have to stay that way. 

The enabling legislation gives Land Banks the ability to initiate an expedited quiet title action. This action allows the Birmingham Land Bank(BLBA) to initiate a lawsuit against anyone and everyone that has an ownership interest in an eligible tax-delinquent property that the BLBA has taken an interest in. 

The parties in these lawsuits range from family members of owners who passed away without wills, mortgage holders that foreclosed on underwater properties, slumlords, absentee property owners to tax lien speculators who have lost interest. All of the properties have been tax delinquent for at least five years or more and have been identified by individual applicants or staff for redevelopment or reuse.  

The BLBA will research and notify all persons with an ownership interest and ensure that they all have received notice and an opportunity to be heard up until the final hearing held in Circuit Court. Prior owners and interest holders have the ability to redeem the property from the BLBA on or before the final hearing date for the amount of past-due taxes and interest/related fees. 

If no party redeems, full ownership is granted to the BLBA and all liens and assessments against the property are extinguished by the Circuit Court. 

The BLBA has been fortunate to have Judges Carole Smitherman, Pat Ballard, and Donald Blankenship preside over 500 of its quiet title actions since inception. This legal action is freeing up hundreds of blighted properties and making them available for redevelopment. 

Together, we look forward to putting more problem properties back to productive use. 

 

February BLBA Board Meeting

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Join us Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 2pm for our monthly board meeting. Click the link below for this month’s agenda.

2.4.21 BLBA Regular Board Meeting Notice and Agenda

 

Join by phone:
+1-415-655-0002 United States Toll
+1-312-535-8110 United States Toll (Chicago)
Access code: 146 041 6331
Via Video: https://youtu.be/_Fg_foAhYfg