FOLEY – The Foley City Council will consider plans for almost $1.2 million in airport improvements when it meets Monday, July 17.

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

On the agenda is a resolution to accept a bid of about $1.2 million to build an access taxi-lane and an eight-unit hangar at the Foley Municipal Airport. 

Also on the agenda is a resolution to accept grants from the Alabama Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to pay part of the costs of the project.

Other actions on the council agenda include:

  • A presentation by the South Baldwin Chamber of Commerce on an entrepreneur program impacting communities.
  • A report on bills approved and paid in June and other departmental reports.
  • Establishing rules for the Sara Thompson Kids Park on West Roosevelt Avenue. The park opened May 27. The rules ban pets, glass containers, alcohol, smoking or vaping and other tobacco products. Rough play and profanity is also prohibited under the list of 21 rules. Other requirements include that children younger than12 must be accompanied by an adult and to use the equipment as it was intended. Anyone violating the rules can be temporarily or permanently banned from coming to the park.
  • Approving the use of Heritage Park for the 2023 Society of Black Hats Witches Ride Charity Event and after party on Oct. 28.
  • Appointing City Clerk Katy Taylor as the absentee elections manager for the referendum to be held Aug. 22 on the annexation of areas of the Mills community.
  • Setting a public hearing to declare property on East Walker Avenue a public nuisance and order its abatement.
  • Approving an unplanned capital purchase for the Parks and Recreation Department to buy a ballfield painter at a cost of $6,150.
  • Buying two trailers for the Police Department to be used to transport barricades.
  • Authorizing the reimbursement of funds for a trip to Hennef, Germany as part of Foley’s Sister Cities Program.
  • Approving wall repairs for the Foley Justice Center at an estimated cost of about $45,000.
  • Allowing the Foley Civic Center to be used by the Baldwin County Board of Education and setting a fee schedule for multiple graduations.
  • Approving a change order of $12,957 for downtown improvements for the 2022 Centennial Fountain project.
  • Setting public hearings to declare weeds a public nuisance at two locations on South McKenzie Street and Hickory Street.
  • Approving bid awards for the Foley Public Works Complex civil site.
  • Declaring bicycles as surplus and donating the items to Calvary Chapel Fellowship of Foley.
  • Going to bid for equipment associated with the Nexedge Radio Tower Site upgrade.
  • The council also had placed three public hearings on the agenda to declare weeds a public nuisance. The problems have been abated by the owners, however, and no council action is needed, according to agenda notes.