The Foley City Council will meet in a joint regular/work session on Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. at city hall. The council is meeting on Tuesday because of the Labor Day holiday. During the meeting, the council will:
Have two public hearings and second readings, one on an ordinance prohibiting camping in certain public areas and declaring 2.19 acres on the Wilson-Pecan property as surplus and authorizing the mayor to enter into a purchase agreement to sell the lot. The prospective buyer would like to build a hotel on the site. The planning commission gave both changes a favorable recommendation.
Hear a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as Constitution week on the 235th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. constitution.
Discuss two options on a planned Kids Park renovation. Click here to see a video about the nature theme option and click here to see a video on an option that includes a ship play structure, a train play structure and a large farm-themed structure with a barn, silo and corn stalk climbers.
Hear a recommendation from the Planning Commission to proceed with the North Pecan Street extension project. On Aug. 17, the commission voted to recommend the city proceed.
Hear another Planning Commission recommendation to proceed with the construction of pickleball courts at the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market property.
Have an introduction and first reading of an ordinance to rezone 43.2 acres at the Reserve of Foley south of County Road 12 and west of the Beach Express from extended business to multi-family or to build apartments or townhomes. The planning commission gave the rezoning a unanimous favorable recommendation at its Aug. 17 meeting.
Have an introduction and first reading of an ordinance to pre-zone 35.27 acres on the east side of State Route 59 and south of Hadley Road to planned unit development. The agenda lists the owners of the property as Daniel Ray Pugh, Sandra Pugh Norwood, Vickie Wilkinson, John Ricky Pugh and Rebecca Rapier. The Planning Commission gave the change a favorable recommendation with two commissioners voting against the change.
Have an introduction and first reading of an ordinance to rezone of 9.12 acres south of County Road and west of the Beach Express from RV park to extended business. It is owned by Power Investments and is located south of County Road 20 and west of the Beach Express. The Planning Commission gave the change a unanimous favorable recommendation.
Have an introduction and first reading of an ordinance declaring two acres owned by the city in Summerdale as surplus and authorizing the mayor to negotiate its sale. The city originally purchased the property to place a non-directional beacon for the Foley Airport. It was decommissioned in 2016 and the city now seeks to sell the property. The council will also discuss a resolution to hire an appraiser to determine the parcel’s value.
Have a first reading and introduction on an ordinance authorizing the operation of medical cannabis dispensing sites in Foley. As part of the 2021 legislative act making it legal to sell medical cannabis in the state, cities must pass an ordinance to allow the sale of the medicines.
Discuss a resolution approving new electrical service for the flag pole in Heritage Park. Riviera Utilities will do the work for $25 and thereafter collect $20 a monthly usage food.
Discuss resolutions setting public hearing to declare weeds on a vacant lot east of 22260 U.S. 98, at 200 E. Laurel Ave., at the corner of Hickory Street and County Road 20 and 12543 Cash Court a nuisance and ordering abatement..
Discuss a resolution to approve buying at 2022 Doosan Excavator for the Street Department for $145,572.
Discuss a resolution to authorize using USA Signs and Graphics as a vehicle striping vendor. The previous vendor went out of business and the police department currently needs striping for 11 vehicles at a cost of about $8,800.
Discuss a resolution accepting Smart Home America grant of $20,000 for the city to create a hazard mitigation plan. This includes conducting a study of the city’s most vulnerable areas and provide a list of actions to address hazards.
Discuss a resolution appointing Beverly Wenzel to the Library Advisory Board.
Discuss a resolution accepting a donation of $1,200 to the police department to use for K9 training equipment.
Discuss waiving the $400 rental fee for Ecumenical Ministries at the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market on Oct. 4 for Pastor Appreciation Day.
Discuss a resolution approving submittal for an FAA/Alabama Department of Transportation grant for an airport improvement project at the Foley airport to construction access taxiways for $401,920 and an eight-unit hangar for About $353,333. The city’s match for both projects would be about $37,000.
Discuss amending the purchasing policy and procedures which were last updated in June of 2019.
Discuss amending a resolution to approve contracting with MCS Contracting for a city hall remodeling project.
Discuss a resolution to declare structures at 18840 Underwood Road surplus and demolished.
Discuss a resolution approving the sponsorship for the Stan Mahoney Youth
Fishing Tournament scheduled Oct. 29.
Discuss a resolution to pay for repairs to the Foley pedestrian bridge $8,635.
Discuss a resolution the rental fee for Heritage Park and a waiver of the open container rule for Lisa Yeater and the Gumbo and Alabama Slammer Festival on Jan. 27 from noon-7 p.m.
Discuss a resolution to provide a $1,500 sponsorship for the Baldwin Heart Walk on Oct. 29.
Discuss a resolution to rental Heritage Park for the Mudbugs and Margaritas Festival again for Lisa Yeater for March 31-April 1.
Discuss a resolution to spend money donated to the fire department to forcible entry door training prop and a bumper push bar and winch kit for a cost of $8,395.
Discuss a resolution to add sidewalks at Mel Roberts Park for $15,000.
A resolution to increase funds for air conditioning repair at the Foley Event Center and increase in the budget of $40,677.