FOLEY – Foley officials are developing a plan to improve outdated drainage in one of the city’s older communities.

The Foley City Council will consider a stormwater management plan for the Beulah Heights community at its work session and meeting Monday, Dec. 18. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. at Foley City Hall. 

The Beulah Heights community in southeast Foley was developed before modern stormwater regulations and sometimes floods during major storms.

The plan report states that flooding will continue until the drainage system is improved. Some recommendations include more outfalls to Wolf Creek and cleaning existing roadside pipes and ditches.

The proposal was developed after a series of studies and public meetings held in Foley.

Other items on agenda for the Monday council meeting include:

  • A public hearing to consider violations of the city’s lot cleaning and weed removal ordinance on a vacant lot at the corner of Baldwin County 20 and Hickory Street.
  • Hearing department reports for November.
  • Amending a resolution defining the scope of the Museum-Archives Advisory Board.
  • Amending the resolution for the appointment of a city finance director/city treasurer.
  • Appointing a finance director/city treasurer.
  • Authorizing city employees to enter property at the intersection of Baldwin County 20 and Hickory Street to abate a public nuisance.
  • Approving monthly bids for November, 2023.
  • Amending the pay classification for the Foley Public Library and Parks and Recreation.
  • Approving a one-day, members-only pop up local arts and crafts show.
  • Authorizing a budget transfer between categories in the Street Department-Sidewalks.
  • Authorizing the mayor to sign a master service and purchase agreement with AXON (Fleet) for 11 years.
  • Authorizing an unplanned capital project for the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen’s Market signage.
  • Increasing the budget for the maintenance of two boxcars and a track car.
  • Approving the purchase of a Ford F-150 pickup truck for the Parks and Recreation Department.
  • Waiving the fees for the use of the City Council Chambers or the Foley Civic Center.