There has been a correction in the 2022 Winter newsletter. In the events section, Midday Melodies begins at 11 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. The Baldwin Pops concert on March 27, begins at 5 p.m.
I hope everyone had a happy holiday season. We are coming up on spring, one of our most beautiful seasons. The vendors at the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermens Market continue to offer an impressive selection of locally grown vegetables, delicious baked goods and seafood. If you have not spent a part of your Saturday checking it out lately, it’s worth the trip.
The Foley city council recently enacted an impact fee on new development. This fee is already beginning to provide funds that will be used to upgrade our city parks. Thank you to those of you who completed the online survey for what you would like to see in Foley’s parks. This will be considered in future planning. I would like to give a big shout out to Gary Deisner, city parks director, who is retiring after 30 years of service. Gary has lent his passion to not only keeping our city parks in excellent condition, but overseeing hundreds of events staged in them. He has represented our city well and deserves a big thank you from all of us.
Foley’s city council annually sets aside funding to maintain our roads. This year the council almost doubled the amount normally allocated. Our fall paving project has been completed and the spring project will soon begin. We have also completed two critical drainage projects, one in Beulah Heights and another in the Ashford Park area. Work will continue in those areas and across the city before our spring rainy season.