FOLEY – In the last five years, Foley Main Street has seen more than $12 million in public and private investment dedicated to improving downtown.

Foley Main Street will present its annual report to the City Council on Monday, Oct. 16 during the regular council meeting. The council work session and meeting begin at 4 p.m. at Foley City Hall.

The organization was created to preserve the downtown district’s history and promote growth through an economic development strategy, and to enrich the district and create a destination where residents and visitors want to work, shop, dine and live. 

Foley Main Street has received 10 state awards of excellence and been named a Main Street Alabama Designated Community.

Other actions on the council agenda include:

  • Hearing reports from city departments including the annual reports from the Marketing and the Community Development departments and monthly reports from police and fire departments.
  • Approving a restaurant retail liquor license for Baumhower’s Victory Grill on South McKenzie Street.
  • Approving sponsorship for the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
  • Reappointing Kathleen McVey to the Senior Center Advisory  Board.
  • Going to bid and purchasing a truck for the Nature Parks Department.
  • Buying a knuckleboom loader for the  Sanitation Department.
  • Accepting a Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant  award for fiscal year 2023.
  • Approving the sponsorship for the Foley Sister Cities program
  • Approving monthly bids for August and September 2023.
  • Approving the use of restricted court cash.
  • Approving the partial reimbursement to Holtz Builders for the installation of underground primary electrical connections at the J-1 housing center under construction on Koniar Way.
  • Applying for a Fiscal Year 2024 Local Law  Enforcement Assistance Grant from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs for equipment purchases.
  • Amending a resolution approving street closures for Foley Hometown Halloween on Oct. 26.
  • Purchasing a mobile video surveillance system for the Police Department.
  • Approving the purchase of a zero-turn mower for the Nature Parks Department.
  • Purchasing a wide-format touchscreen workstation for the Fire Department Inspection Bureau.
  • Approving the modification of the Foley Main Street boundary.
  • Approving a lighting project on Kenny Stabler Boulevard and Koniar Way.