• FOLEY – Foley’s annual audit finds that the city is in very good financial condition with revenue exceeding expenses by more than $20 million.The Foley City Council will hold a special meeting Monday, Feb. 19 before its regular meeting to discuss the findings of the city’s annual audit.The special meeting is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers at Foley City Hall. The regular council work session and meeting will follow starting at 4 p.m.

    The city received taxes and other revenue of more than $83.45 million and had expenses of almost $56.6 million. The General Fund operating revenues exceeded operating expenditures by more than $22,81 million and the city’s governmental funds reported a combined ending fund balance of $94.5 million, an increase in fund balance of almost $33,72 million from the year before.

    The General Fund closed with a fund balance of $69.62 million, an increase of almost $15.08 million for the year.

    Items on the agenda for the regular council meeting include:

    • A proclamation recognizing Arbor Day in Foley. The city will celebrate Arbor Day with an event in which trees will be given away at the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market on Saturday, Feb. 24.
    • Recognizing the donations of books for Arbor Day.
    • A proclamation for the National Alliance for Mental Illness, Baldwin County.
    • Receiving monthly reports on taxes, permit plan reviews, Community Development and police activity.
    • Amending an ordinance pertaining to flood damage prevention.
    • Approving an agreement between the Baldwin County Commission, the city of Foley and the Foley Planning Commission concerning the exercise of  subdivision regulations within the planning jurisdiction of  the Foley Planning Commission 
    • Accepting public rights of way and infrastructure improvements in the Majestic Manor subdivision for city maintenance.
    • Approving street lighting for the Peachtree subdivision.
    • Adopting targets for reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries in Foley.
    • Approving the rendering of the new Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market (CAFFM) sign.
    • Authorizing the start of the CAFFM commercial kitchen project and accepting McCollough Architecture’s proposal for services related to the project.
    • Approving monthly bids for  January 2024.
    • Purchasing playground equipment for the Nature Parks Department.
    • Authorizing amendments to the pay classification plan for the Police Department.
    • Waiving the fees for the use of Heritage Park and the pavilion on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2024 for Michele Morgan with Big Fish Ministries to host a Drug Overdose Awareness Day.
    • Waiving the fees for the use of the Foley Civic Center for Boy Scout Troop 77.
    • Approving a facade grant for Feast  & Co.
    • Setting a public hearing to amend Ordinance 21-2014 pertaining to flood damage prevention.
    • Approving Pillar LLC’s professional services proposal for the Pilgrim Street design phase 1 and phase 2 projects.
    • Declaring a message board sign surplus and disposing of the sign and purchasing a replacement.
    • Accepting and using unbudgeted donation money issued to the Foley Police Department.