Foley City Council March 20 agenda

FOLEY – Restoring wetlands near the head of Wolf and Sandy creeks at a cost of almost $3 million is among the items to be considered by the Foley City Council on March 20.

The council work session and meeting start at 4 p.m. at Foley City Hall.

The restoration project includes work on marsh, bays, estuaries and coastal and marine resources. The Wolf Bay Watershed Management Plan identified the project as a priority. 

The council is scheduled to vote on accepting a grant of almost $2.79 million from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to pay the cost of the project.

Work planned under the project includes stream restoration and removing invasive plants on a stream flowing into Wolf Creek near OWA. Other efforts include bank stabilization on Wolf Creek near Hillside Drive and stream restoration on Sandy Creek north of U.S. 98.

Other items on the Foley March 20 agenda include:

  • The second reading of an ordinance to annex property owned by David Green into the city.
  • Appropriating money and approving a ditch improvement project at the Sportsplex. The project has an estimated cost of $95,000.
  • A training reimbursement agreement with the Southwest Alabama Partnership for Training and Development.
  • A resolution approving monthly bids for February.
  • Setting a public hearing declaring property on East Walker Avenue to be a nuisance and ordering its abatement.
  • Approving a one-day CATalyst event.
  • Authorizing the president of the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corporation to act as a proxy for the city of Foley at the annual membership meeting.
  • Accepting and using unbudgeted money donated to the Foley Police Department. Some of the donated money will be used to buy a dog crate for the K-9 program.
  • An application for money requested from U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl and Sen. Tommy Tuberville under the 2023 fiscal year Community Project Spending Fund.
  • Accepting a $2 million grant for the new Foley Public Library building under the 2023 fiscal year Community Project Spending Fund.
  • Buying a 2023 Ram 1500 quad cab pickup truck for the Engineering Department at a cost of $39,198.
  • Accepting the Capstone Engineering Group professional services proposal for the East Verbena parking improvements.
  • Going to bid for the purchase 10 vehicles and emergency equipment.
  • Appointing JaNay Dawson to the Foley Historic Commission.
  • Approving a change order of $27,025 for the turn lane widening on Baldwin County 12.
  • Appointing Steve Bailey as an alternate member of the Board of Adjustments and Appeals.
  • Approving a facade grant for 118 West Laurel Avenue.