FOLEY – The Foley City Council is scheduled to vote Monday, Oct. 2, on a resolution that would allow the city to expand its garbage collection services
The council’s work session and regular meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at Foley City Hall.
One item on the agenda is a resolution to buy two new garbage trucks at a total cost of almost $728,000.
The council is scheduled to vote on buying a Peterbilt FEL truck with a capacity of 40 cubic yards at a cost of $352,877 and a 31-cubic yard Peterbilt ASL truck for $375,069.
The trucks are needed to serve a new garbage route needed to meet the growing demand for sanitation services.
Other items on the Oct. 2 agenda include:
- A public hearing to consider weeds to be a public nuisance and order its abatement on West Marigold Avenue.
- A public hearing to consider weeds to be a public nuisance and order its abatement on West 5th Avenue.
- A public hearing to consider adopting an ordinance to amend the Foley International Building Codes.
- A presentation on the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce performance contract update.
- A recommendation by the Foley Planning Commission to approve public projects.
- Amending the ordinance establishing the Foley Library Advisory Board.
- Rescinding the ordinance ratifying the creation of and defining the operational scope of the Recreational Activities Fund.
- Amending the code of fees schedule for the 2018 International Building Code and coastal supplemental provisions to upgrade the various codes relating to the inspection activities of the city and enforcement of the building provisions and fire safety provided in the codes.
- Declaring seven Police Department vehicles surplus and disposing of the vehicles.
- Approving the rental of Heritage Park on Jan. 27, 2024 for the Gumbo and Alabama Slammer Festival and approving a variance to allow alcohol to be sold.
- Approving the rental of Heritage Park on April 6, 2024 for the Mudbugs and Margaritas Festival and approving a variance to allow alcohol to be sold.
- Approving the use of Heritage Park on Dec. 7, 2023 by the Foley High School wrestling team for a dual meet with Robertsdale High School.
- Continuing the appointment of Michael Dasinger as municipal judge and Frank Hollon as assistant municipal judge.
- Moving forward with$1.5 million in improvements at Mel Roberts Park
- Reappointing Larry Engel to the Planning Commission Board.
- Reappointing Linda Spangrud to the Public Athletic and Sports Facilities Cooperative District and Public Cultural and Entertainment Facilities Cooperative District.
- Reappointing Ellen Dean, Deborah Mixon and Patricia Davis to the Foley Revitalization and Beautification Advisory Board.
- Reappointing Otis Gatlin and David Vosloh to the Fire Code Board of Appeals.
- Approving the upgrade of the Mathis Park playground at an estimated total cost of $210,000 and applying for the Gametime Matching Funds grant for part of the cost.
- Authorizing employees to enter property on West Marigold Avenue to abate a public nuisance.
- Authorizing employees to enter property on West 5th Avenue to abate a public nuisance.
- Closing streets in downtown Foley for Hometown Halloween on Oct. 26. Streets to be closed for the annual Halloween event include West Laurel Avenue and West Orange Avenue and Alston Street from West Laurel Avenue to Orange Avenue.
- Approving additional funding to buy a truck for the Engineering Department.
- Extending the facade grant for 118 West Laurel Avenue.
- Memorializing a capital project at Max Griffin Park and increasing the budget.
- Approving the closing of certain bank accounts and the transfer of budgets.
- Entering into a memorandum of understanding as a non-certifying partner for the Alabama Uniform Certification Program through the Alabama Department of Transportation.