FOLEY – After more than a year of preparation, a plan to guide the development of downtown Foley is ready for discussion and possible adoption by the city.
The Foley City Council is scheduled to vote Monday, June 19, on a resolution to adopt the Envision Downtown Foley Strategy Plan.
The plan was developed as part of a partnership between Foley Main Street, the city of Foley and Main Street Alabama.
The planning process included two public meetings, two tours for the Downtown Professional Network Group and Main Street Alabama, 10 roundtable meetings, six steering committee meetings. During the process, 340 individuals and businesses took part in the effort and 942 people responded to surveys.
The plan is intended as a resource that the city can use in its planning process.
Other actions on the council agenda for Monday include:
A public hearing to consider amending the zoning ordinance.
Discussing resurfacing plans on North Cedar Street.
Discussing department reports, including tax and permit plan reviews and police and fire reports.
Amending the city zoning ordinance redefining the definition of “borrow pit.”
Approving a retail beer-retail table wine license for a Circle K store on Alabama 59.
Authorizing a customer appreciation event at West Jessamine Avenue and North McKenzie Street on July 25.
Approving monthly bid awards.
Applying for a Homeland Security local competitive grant for “Soft Target/Crowded Places Protection.
Applying for a Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant.
Approving the purchase of a commercial freezer under the state contract for the city jail.
Approving facade grants for the Foley Brunch and Supper Club and for Scuttlebutt Pub on North McKenzie Street.
Increasing funds for air conditioning repairs at the Foley Event Center.
Approving money for survey work for the new Pickleball Road drainage pond.
Transferring $3,700 between the Street Department and the Department of Human Resources for truck rental from Bishop State Community College for Class A commercial drivers’ license classes for city employees.
Buying a 2023 sweeper truck for the Street Department.