The Foley City Council will meet at 4 p.m. in council chambers on March 21 in a joint work/regular session. During the meeting the council will:
Have a public hearing on the repeal of an ordinance for control, collection and disposal of refuse and replace it with a new ordinance. The council will also hear a second reading of the proposed ordinance.
Read a proclamation honoring Foley Middle School as the first school in Alabama to win a Lighthouse Certification partly because of the implementation of the “Leader In Me” program.
Read a proclamation honoring Frances Underwood Lager for her longtime involvement in various civic activities in Foley since the 1980s.
Hear a report on the approved and paid bills for the city of Foley for February totaling more than $6.6 million.
Hear departmental reports on February activities on grant status, bid awards, tax report and permit-plan review, police and fire reports and Community Development.
Have a first reading and public hearing on an ordinance to annex property owned by the city into the corporate limits. The parcel is located on Wolf Creek just south of County Road 20 near Hance Lane. It will be zoned open space agriculture.
Have a first reading and public hearing for rezoning a property as residential multi-family from open agriculture, single-family residential and extended business district. The lot is located on East. Michigan Avenue between South Cypress Street on the west and South Bay Street on the east.
Discuss an ordinance to lower speed limits on some streets in Foley. If enacted, North Bunner Street, Wilson Boulevard, West Wilson Boulevard and North Alston Street between West Section Avenue and West Peachtree Avenue will be lowered to 25 mph. The council will also discuss allowing golf carts on Wilson and above section of Alston. Carts are already allowed on the rest of Alston.
Have a second reading on an ordinance to surplus a narrow strip on a city-owned parcel on Russian Road to Baldwin County for rights of way to widening and repave the roadway.
Discuss a resolution declaring bikes as surplus and donated to Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Foley. These are 24 bicycles the police department confiscated or were abandoned.
Discuss a resolution to approve a $1,000 sponsorship for the Bald Eagle Bash on April 30 at the Weeks Bay Resource Center.
Discuss a resolution to increase the budget for small tools for the Public Works Department for $1,600 to help pay for furnishings in the office of new Executive Director Wayne Dyess.
Discuss a resolution authorizing President Sean Duke of the Alabama Municipal Insurance Corp. to act as proxy for Foley at the group’s annual meeting in Tuscaloosa on May 12.
Discuss awarding a bid for widening a turn lane on County Road 12 to John G. Walton Construction, the sole bidder, for $579,495. Foley had budgeted $421,000 for the project and Riviera Utilities is agreeing to pay $190,125 for a new water main affected by the project.
Discuss amending the pay classification plan for the fire department to add three Fire Service Lieutenants.
Discuss applying for a FY 2023 Alabama Coastal Area Management Program grant for a storm water management plan. The project is expected to cost about $100,000 but highest amount allowed in the grant program is $50,000.
Discuss a request in an increase in funds and approving a new fuel pump kiosk for $19,642. Only $10,000 was budgeted for the kiosk and Public Works is asking for an increase in funding to cover the overage.
Discuss approval of a request to go out for bid for an access control board for the city jail. The budgeted amount is $90,000 for a board that controls doors, electrical outlets, lights and cameras within the jail.
Discuss accepting a donation of $15,000 from the Friends of the Foley Library to be used for shelving and display units, summer reading materials and public relations for events and activities.
Discuss making improvements to the master plan for the Foley Municipal Airport at a cost of about $79,500 to Volkert, the firm hired in 2020 to initially develop the plan. This is the fifth amendment to the plan. The city is expecting a grant from the FAA and the Alabama Department of Transportation to cover 95 percent of the costs and the city will have to pay just under $4,000.
Discuss whether to approve or deny a new business application for Semmes Towing to operate in the city. The company stopped operating in the city in 2021, its license was revoked and Semmes was removed from the police department’s rotation.
Discuss the purchase of a 2022 John Deere 1575 mower and deck for street maintenance for $79,881.
Discuss setting a public hearing on a rezoning request by Crimson Land Development to multi-family residential.