The Foley City Council will meet in a joint work/regular session on Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at city hall. During the meeting, the council will:
Read a proclamation honoring Jack Kimsey for his 20 years of service on the Board of Adjustments starting in 2002.
Discuss a potential library cooperative plan with Baldwin County.
Discuss and approve the monthly expenses for November in an amount of $7.6 million.
Discuss departmental reports on tax and permit collections, from Community Development, the police department and the fire department.
On the taxes, Foley collected $3 million in sales tax compared to $2.6 million in fiscal 2022 and about $800,000 higher than FY 2023 budget projections. In lodging taxes, the city collected $134,765 which is about $2,000 less than FY 2022 but about $14,000 higher than budget projections. Building permits brought in $90,792 which was $58,000 less than FY 2022 and $34,000 under budget projections.
The Community Development Department issued 26 permits for single family-homes with an estimated valuation of $6.5 million and four commercial buildings including a new Circle K for a valuation of $1.4 million.
In November, the police department processed 253 subjects at the jail and were dispatched for service 1,554 times. There were 20 theft incidents, 14 simple nonfamily assaults and 13 shoplifting arrests. AS for drug arrests there were 16 arrests for controlled substance and five misdemeanor marijuana arrests.
During November, the fire department had 200 calls with 34 assists to EMS crew, 29 car accidents without injuries, 18 car accidents with injuries, 27 assist invalid calls and 22 times they were dispatched and canceled enroute.
Have a second reading and possible vote on a change to the land development ordinance. The addition would address stormwater regulations on properties being redeveloped.
Discuss a liquor license for the Gumbo and Alabama Slammer Festival on Jan. 28 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Heritage Park.
Consider hiring Sawgrass Consulting for $123,850 to handle construction, engineering and inspection services for the South Pecan Street extension project. South Pecan will eventually connect to the roundabout on Pride Drive North.
Hear a request to add $350,000 to the general government budget for a donation to the Utilities Board.
Discuss a resolution approving awarding bids in November including $52,500 to Evergreen for a compensation and pay classification plan, $18,342 to Adorama for drones and equipment for the police department and a 15-person electric golf cart from Moto Electric Vehicles for $27,095.
Discuss a resolution to move funds from the capital to the municipal complex to person a commercial washer and dryer for $10,000.
Discuss two resolutions amending the pay classification plan for the Senior Center and the Marketing Department.