Special September Board Meeting

Our regularly scheduled board meeting will take place Monday 9/17 at 3pm.

710 North 20th Street

7th Floor, Legal Conference Room

Birmingham, Al 35203

Items to be discussed include: Board Officers, Update (Operations, Quiet Titles Actions, Closings, Finances), Hurdles (Sewer Liens, Education, Staff and Funding)

The BLBA has made great strides as the first municipal land bank to operate in Alabama and under Alabama’s unique property tax foreclosure laws.

Please join us for this monthly update.

Play your part in Neighborhood Revitalization

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Neighborhood Revitalization involves the cooperation/collaboration of all parties.

Property owners must maintain their properties and stay current on their property taxes.

Every yard cut and every house torn down represents thousands of dollars that the city of Birmingham must spend on property that it does not own.

Every property tax bill that goes unpaid represents revenue to that city will not have to fund operations.

Play your part. Make sure that you aren’t one of the many absentee landowners that neglect their properties or fail to pay taxes.

Also, you are ineligible to purchase property from the Land Bank if you own tax delinquent property or own code deficient property.

Check the attached list to see if you currently own property in the Birmingham Division of Jefferson County that is delinquent.

Birmingham Division Delinquent Properties

Bessemer Division Properties

 

Special July Board Meeting

DATE: July 18, 2018

TO: Board of Directors of the City of Birmingham Land Bank Authority

Mayor Randall L. Woodfin
John Cantelow, III
Chris Cummings
Charles Ball
Gwendolyn Bates Calhoun
Marshall Anderson

FROM: Eric Fancher, Administrator

SUBJECT: Agenda for a Special Called Meeting of the City of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority Board of Directors at Birmingham City Hall, 7th Floor Conference Room , 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

ROLL CALL
INVOCATION- Reverend John Cantelow

AGENDA

7.18.1 Approval of minutes for May/June Meetings- Action
7.18.2 Resolution authorizing the Birmingham Land Bank Authority to enter into agreement to perform closing services on behalf of the Authority.- Action

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS
ADJOURNMENT

July Board Meeting

The July Board meeting has been postponed until July 12th at 2pm.

Agenda will be posted on July 10th.

Location:

 7th Floor Conference Room

Office of the City Attorney

710 North 20th Street

Birmingham, Alabama

June Board Meeting

The June Board meeting has been postponed until June 14th at 2pm.

Check back for an updated location.

May Board Meeting

The regular meeting of the City of the Birmingham Land Bank Authority Board of Directors will take place at Birmingham City Hall, 3rd Floor Conference Rooms D and E, 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

The board will be updated on current operations and operations during the next fiscal year. The board will also consider the form and renewal of legal contracts for attorneys to perform quiet title actions on behalf of the authority.

For more information on the Birmingham Land Bank Authority, visit www.birminghamlandbank.org .

Birmingham Land Bank Authority Signage

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As you drive around Birmingham, you may periodically see 4 foot by 4 foot signs that mention the Land Bank.

The text on the signs read as follows:

“THIS PROPERTY HAS BEEN CONVEYED TO THE BIRMINGHAM LAND BANK AUTHORITY AND IS SUBJECT TO A QUIET TITLE ACTION. PERSONS WITH INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRIOR OWNERSHIP OF OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY ARE REQUESTED TO CONTACT THE LAND BANK AUTHORITY AT 205.254.2309. THE BIRMINGHAM LAND BANK AUTHORITY IS LOCATED AT: 710 N 20TH STREET, BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA 35203”

Each property that we acquire must go through the quiet title process. Near the end of that process, Alabama state law requires that we post these signs on properties before they go to court.

If you know of someone that owns or is an heir of the owner of a property where a sign has been erected, please alert them and have them call the number on the sign.

Long story short, when you see this sign on a piece of property, it is likely no longer available for acquisition through our program because someone else has entered into contract to purchase and develop it.

Our three person staff has been responsible for over one hundred signs being placed throughout the city. As this post is typed, attorneys are working to close and convey these properties to the numerous citizens that have invested in this program and in the City of Birmingham.

There are thousands of other properties available for acquisition at www.birminghamlandbank.org .

 

May Information Session

Join the staff of the Land Bank as we provide an overview of current Land Bank programs and and address your general questions.

These sessions will take place on May 9th at 9:30am and 5:30pm . We will meet in the 2nd floor Gallery of Distinguished Citizens at Birmingham City Hall.

If you would like our staff to visit your local group or organization, please feel free to message us so that we can make the  proper arrangements.

We look forward to working with you.