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The Construction Board of Appeals is established in the adopted International Building Codes. The board is formed to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the building/code official relative to the application and interpretation of the code. The board cannot waive the requirements of the code but can consider applications claiming an incorrect interpretation, that provisions of the code do not fully apply, or an equally good or better form of construction is proposed. The board meets as needed, based on applications. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Community Development Department.

Members are:

Richard Glenn, chair
Jimmy Jurkiewicz
Erick Crosby
Joe Maurin
Otis Gatlin
Randy Arp, alternate
Les Polk, alternate
Billie Prado, recording secretary

The Fire Code of Appeals was established within the City of Foley’s fire code jurisdiction to hear and decide appeals of orders, decisions or determinations made by the Fire Code Official relative to the application and interpretation of the International Fire Code. The board is authorized to hear evidence from appellants and the Fire Code Official pertaining to the application and intent of the Fire Code for the purpose of issuing orders pursuant to these provisions.

Members are:

Otis Gatlin
Frank Henning
Charles Eubanks
Earl Buchanan
David Vosloh
Steve Bailey, alternate
Pat D’Agati, alternate

The Foley Historical Commission was established to oversee the Local Historic District. In 2005 the City of Foley began the process of nominating downtown properties to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With the subsequent listings came a need for a commission to oversee the district. The Local Historical District was officially formed in 2008. The duties of the commission include approving changes to the façade of buildings within the district and recommending to the City Council additional properties that demonstrate historical significance for inclusion. The commission meets on the second Tuesday of every month to consider applications. For more information, please contact Community Development at 251-952-4011.

Members are:

Justin Shanks, chair
Kathryn LeDrew, vice-chair
JaNay Dawson
Patricia Davis
Jack Purser
Randy Arp
Perry Wilbourne
Melissa Ringler, recording secretary

This is an incorporated five-member board that meets the third Wednesday of every month. The authority manages 88 units in Aaronville. The phone number for more information is 251-943-5370.

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide drug-free, decent, safe, and sanitary housing for eligible families and to provide opportunities and promote self-sufficiency and economic independence for residents.

In order to achieve this mission, we will:

  • Recognize residents as our ultimate customer;
  • Improve Public Housing Authority (HA) management and service delivery efforts through effective and efficient management of HA staff;
  • Seek problem-solving partnerships with residents, community, and government leadership;
  • Apply HA resources to the effective and efficient management and operation of public housing programs, taking into account changes in federal funding.

Members are:

Cindy Hamrick, director
Donald Barnett, chair
Ethel Bodiford, vice-chair
Mary Hall-Muir
Juanita Houston
Patricia Smith

The authority is a perpetual non-profit corporation with the purpose of transferring debt from the city to the authority and selling and issuing or reissuing bonds supporting the debt.

The authority provides buildings and facilities for lease to and use by the municipality, the county or any public corporation in the performance of their respective public functions or for lease to and use by the United States, and to invest each corporation organized under this chapter with all powers that may be necessary to enable it to accomplish such purchase, including the power to lease its properties and to issue interest-bearing revenue bonds.

The authority is made up of three board members serving staggered six-year terms. Board members must live inside the city limits and must not be an officer of the state or municipality. The authority meets on an as-needed basis.

Members are:

A. Clyde Abrams
David J. Rauch
Roderick Burkle
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The authority is a perpetual non-profit corporation with the legislative intent of providing public library facilities for lease to and use by the municipality, to invest each corporation organized under Chapter 57 under Title 11 of the Code of Alabama, 1975, with all powers that may be necessary to enable it to accomplish such purposes, including the power to lease its properties and to issue interest-bearing revenue bonds and to grant to each such municipality power to rent such public library facilities on a year-to-year basis.

The authority is made up of three board members serving staggered six-year terms. Board members must live inside the city limits and must not be an officer of the state or of the municipality. The authority meets on an as needed basis.

Members are:

A. Clyde Abrams
David J. Rauch
Roderick Burkle
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The authority is a perpetual non-profit corporation with the legislative intent to promote the public health and general welfare by authorizing the incorporation to acquire, enlarge, improve, expand, own, operate, lease and dispose of properties to the end that such corporation may be able to promote public interest and participation in sports, athletics and recreational activities and to provide or improve public parks in this state, including all buildings, facilities and improvements incident thereto or useful in connection therewith. It is the further intent of the legislature by the passage of Chapter 60 under Title 11 of the Code of Alabama, 1975, to vest such public corporations with all powers that may be necessary to enable them to accomplish such purposes.

The parks that fall under this authority include Evans Park, Mel Roberts Park (aka Cedar Street Park), Max Griffin Park, Heritage Park and John B. Foley Park, Foley Soccer Park, Beulah Heights Park, Aaronville Park, Aaronville Pool Park, Horse Arena and Faust Property.

The authority is made up of three board members serving staggered six-year terms. Board members must live inside the city limits and must not be an officer of the state or of the municipality. The Authority meets on an as needed basis.

Members are:

A. Clyde Abrams
David J. Rauch
Roderick Burkle
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The authority is a perpetual non-profit corporation with the legislative intent through Chapter 54A, Title 11 of the Code of Alabama, 1975 that the city promotes, for the public good and general welfare, trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities and promotes the general welfare of the city by creating a climate favorable to the location of new industry, trade and commerce.

Revitalization and redevelopment of a business district by financing projects under the chapter will develop and promote for the public good and general welfare trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities and will promote the general welfare of the city. It is therefore in the public interest and is vital to the public welfare of the people of Alabama, and it is hereby declared to be the public purpose of this chapter, to so revitalize and redevelop any business district of the city.

The authority is made up of three board members serving staggered six-year terms. Board members must live inside the city limits and must not be an officer of the state or of the municipality. The Authority meets on an as needed basis.

Members are:

A. Clyde Abrams
David J. Rauch
Roderick Burkle
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

This eight-member board is a perpetual incorporated board with purposes to acquire, enlarge, own, improve, expand, lease and dispose of property to the end that it may be able

(a) to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial and commercial enterprises to locate or expand existing operations in the State of Alabama, and

(b) to further the use of the agricultural products and human resources of the State of Alabama, and to vest the board with all powers that may be necessary to enable it to accomplish such purposes.

The board meets on an as-needed basis and its members serve staggered six-year terms.

Members are:

Johnny Inzer, chair
Tom Boggs
Michael Hare
Barbara Ingram
Johnny Inzer
Bob Jackson
Keith Newton
Brock Wells
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The Foley Public Library Advisory Board is a five-member board. Members, appointed by mayor and council, serve staggered four-year terms.

The Foley Public Library Advisory Board makes recommendations to the City regarding the expenditure of funds, and acts in an advisory capacity to the library director, John Jackson. They establish library policies and help vision a system of library services to the citizens of this municipality and the surrounding areas.

Board members are:

Donald Barnett
Frances Lager
Kathleen Parker
Julia Jones
Sara Thompson
John Jackson, recording secretary

The mission of this ten-member advisory board is to provide an opportunity for people to explore the history of Foley and South Baldwin County through artifacts and memorabilia and to learn the importance of the railroad as depicted with an “O” gauge model train exhibit.

The board meets on the second Wednesday of each month and members serve staggered three-year terms.

Members are:

Bonnie Donaldson, director
Alton McCullough, chair
Virgil “Rip” Christensen
Sandy Russell
Kenneth Underwood
John Cobb
Becky Longshore
Don Wenzel
Al Stapel
Ken Schultz
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The committee is comprised of three members who are appointed by the mayor and approved by the council. These members serve until removed by the mayor with the council’s approval or until a member voluntarily resigns. The committee meets on an as-needed basis.

The purpose of this committee is to hear employee grievances and to render a written decision based on the facts as presented and that is voted and adopted by a majority vote.

The Planning Commission is established by the Code of Alabama and consists of nine members. It is the duty of the commission to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the municipality. This plan is typically amended, with public input, as the city growth patterns change with time. The commission also adopts regulations that govern the subdivision of land within its jurisdiction. Subdivision applicants, within the city limits and within the planning jurisdiction, come before the commission for a public hearing and approval.

Another function of the commission is to make recommendations on zoning to mayor and council. This includes initial zoning, rezoning, amendments to the Zoning Ordinance and other similar items.

The commission meets once a month to review and take action on agenda items. See the calendar for deadline and meeting dates. Meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. in City Hall.

Members are:

Roderick Burkle, chair
Phillip Hinesley, vice chair
Ralph G. Hellmich, council representative
Chad Watkins, mayor’s representative
Wes Abrams
Ame Wilters
Sue Steigerwald
Cindy Hamrick
Calvin Hare
Melissa Ringler, recording secretary

The purpose of this board is to acquire, construct and install capital improvements.  Citizens can access.

Members are:

Charles J. Ebert, III, chair
David Rauch, vice chair
Roderick Burkle, secretary/treasurer
Vera Quaites
Ralph Hellmich
Rick Blackwell
Clyde Abrams, Jr.
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

This nine-member advisory board meets the second Tuesday of every month, except June, July and August. There are several sub-committees within this board, including Arbor Day, Tree City, Beautification and Revitalization Awards, Fall Decorations, Seasonal Plantings, Tree Committee and Christmas Decorations.

For more information, contact Recording Secretary Suzanne Kellams at skellams@cityoffoley.org or 251-943-1545.

Members are:

Pat Davis, chair
Sarah Rouzie, vice chair
Ellen Dean
Carolyne Hollis
Pat Libby
Gary Pitts
Josh Roberts
Terry Underwood
Chad Watkins
Vera Quaites, council representative
Suzanne Kellams, recording secretary

The Revitalization and Beautification Advisory Board is now accepting nominations for its Century Tree Program. The mayor and council have passed a resolution establishing the Foley Century Tree Program to raise awareness of and to preserve the many old trees in our beautiful city. One of the aims of this program is to recognize private property owners within the Foley city limits and its police jurisdiction who protect and preserve their trees that meet the program criteria.

Century Tree Criteria and Form

It is the mission of the City of Foley Senior Center to provide opportunity for the “young at heart” to meet and enjoy an assortment of social, educational, health and recreational activities while promoting the positive aspects of senior status to them, their families, and the community at large.

The goal of this board is to serve as a support group for the senior center staff in an effort to offer a wide variety of activities and to expand services to meet the needs of seniors of all ages.

The seven-member advisory board meets quarterly. Board members serve staggered three-year terms.

Members are:

Pam Harris, director
Charlie Fisher, chair
Bobby Graham
Gene Mader
Lee Parks
Herman Doster
Edna Vealey
Herman Doster, recording secretary

This board is established by the Code of Alabama and consists of five regular members plus two supernumerary members. State law has given the board authority to decide issues in three distinct areas:

  1. Variance requests,
  2. Interpretation of existing zoning ordinances, and
  3. Requests for uses that may be permitted by the zoning ordinance upon appeal.

The board meets once a month as needed, based on applications.

Members are:

Jack Kimsey, chair
Vernie Heard, vice chair
Montie Clark
Jerry Wilkey
Terry Young, alternate
George James, alternate
Melissa Ringler, recording secretary

The purpose of this board is to acquire, construct and install capital improvements as follows:

  1. Public meeting, entertainment, event, and recreational facilities, including without limitation facilities or facility to serve as an auditorium, music hall, art center, athletic fields and sportsplex, and related municipal buildings for community activities of every kind and nature;
  2. Buildings, facilities and improvements for the accommodation of visitors and users to the facilities described in 1., including without limitation hotel and motel facilities and food-service facilities; and
  3. Roads, streets, public ways, sidewalks, lighting, facilities for the provision of water, sewer, gas and electric power service, facilities for waste disposal, facilities for public safety and security, drainage and flood control facilities and improvements and related infrastructure improvements.

The board is comprised of four directors appointed by the City Council and one appointed by the Public Parks and Recreation Board.

Members are:

Duane Dickson, chair
Floyd “Skip” Davis, vice chair
Keith Newton, secretary/treasurer
Charles Ebert, III
John E. Koniar
Mark Welytok
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The purpose of this board is to acquire, construct and install capital improvements as follows:

  1. Public meeting, entertainment, event, and recreational facilities, including without limitation facilities or facility to serve as an auditorium, music hall, art center, athletic fields and sportsplex, and related municipal buildings for community activities of every kind and nature;
  2. Buildings, facilities and improvements for the accommodation of visitors and users to the facilities described in 1., including without limitation hotel and motel facilities and food-service facilities; and
  3. Roads, streets, public ways, sidewalks, lighting, facilities for the provision of water, sewer, gas and electric power service, facilities for waste disposal, facilities for public safety and security, drainage and flood control facilities and improvements, and related infrastructure improvements.

This board is comprised of four directors appointed by the City Council and one appointed by the Public Parks and Recreation Board.

Members are:

Duane Dickson, chair
Floyd “Skip” Davis, vice chair
Keith Newton, secretary/treasurer
Charles Ebert, III
John E. Koniar
Mark Welytok
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

The purpose of this board is to act in an advisory capacity as follows:

  1. Regarding the direction of Foley’s Graham Creek Nature Preserve;
  2. With consultants in the development of updates for the Graham Creek Nature Preserve Master Plan;
  3. With Graham Creek Nature Preserve staff on future improvements, beautification projects, recreation amenities, and habitat management programs;
  4. For educational program changes, signage, publications and marketing efforts for Graham Creek Nature Preserve; and
  5. For permits for public events held at Graham Creek Nature Preserve and offer recommendations of approval or denial of said permits to City Council.

This advisory board is made up of seven members. Each council member appoints one person from their district and the mayor appoints two people at large. The at-large members shall reside, work or own property within the City of Foley. One council member, in addition to the seven members, also serves as an advisory representative.

Members are:

Tommy Patterson, District 1
Greg Knight, District 2
Chad Watkins, District 3
Zana Price, District 4
Tim Closson, District 5
Phillip Hinesley, At Large
Homer Singleton, At Large
Wayne Trawick, Council Representative
Leslie Gahagan, environmental manager
Vickey Southern, recording secretary

Meetings for this board are held at the Graham Creek Interpretive Center, 23030 Wolf Bay Drive, Foley, AL 36535 on an as-needed basis.