City of Semmes Incorporation
The Semmes Community voted on August 17, 2010 by nearly a 3 to 1 margin to become Alabama’s 461st municipality. Mobile County Probate Court Judge Don Davis declared the City of Semmes Incorporated with a population of 2,897 on May 2, 2011 after an official census of the municipality was completed.
Semmes functions as a Class 8 municipality with a Mayor/Council form of government. A six member City Council comprised of the mayor and five council members, governs the City of Semmes and have been elected to serve four year terms. The mayor and city council’s duties and responsibilities include establishing effective policies, realistic goals, enacting legislation, adopting the city’s operating budget, and appropriating the funds necessary to provide efficient municipal services to the city’s residents, businesses, and visitors.
Only one person Judy Hale, filed with the probate Judge Davis to run for the office of Mayor in 2011, and, as such, was deemed elected without an election taking place. She and the first City Council members, Jerry Shirey, Mary Calhoun, Dave Baker, Phillip Dodd, and Teresa Bonner who also were unopposed were sworn in at the first City Council meeting on June 6, 2011.
CURRENT CITY OF SEMMES ADMINISTRATION
The City of Semmes held its first general election, since incorporation, in August of 2016 electing Council Member David Baker as Mayor. Mayor Baker decided to seek the Office of Mayor to continue uniting the City’s citizens with members of City Council and the Administration. He was interested in moving the young City forward into a new era. The 2016 duly elected Council Members included Jerry Shirey, Lawrence Webb, Charlie Watts, Howard Smith, and Terry Platt.
We invite you to view the Work Session and City Council meetings held each month on the first and third Tuesday starting at 3:00 p.m.
CITY HALL LOCATION
City Hall is located at:
7875 Moffett Road, Suite F
Semmes, Alabama 36575
The mailing address is:
P.O. Box 1757
Semmes, Alabama 36575
Administration Current News
- City offices closed on Christmas Day 11 Dec 2017
The City of Semmes offices will be closed on Christmas Day on December 22, 2017 and Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. Happy Holidays from the City of Semmes.
- Flood Insurance Rate Map 11 Dec 2017
FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAP (FIRM) FLOOD INSURANCE STUDY (FIS) The preliminary copies of the Flood Insurance Rate Map and Flood Insurance Study report for Mobile County and incorporated areas are out for public review. No new flood hazard information has been presented for our community. If you would like to review the maps, you may …[READ MORE]