Mills Park study on Foley agenda

FOLEY – A planned study is intended to help Foley move forward with the design for the new park to be built in the Mills community. The Foley City Council is scheduled to vote Monday, May 20, on a topographic and tree study and master planning services for the Mills Community Park. The proposal is on the agenda for the council regular work session and meeting that begins at 4 p.m. in Foley City Hall. The project is intended to survey and design the grounds for the park planned in Mills. The area [...]

May 20th, 2024|

Work on East Verbena will not impact business parking

FOLEY – Work on East Verbena Avenue will begin soon, but businesses along the road will remain open and parking will be available. The project is planned to improve sidewalks, lighting, parking and drainage. Work on the roadway is also planned in the future. The East Verbena Improvement Project includes reshaping existing parking stalls and making improvements to the concrete, landscaping and right of way near the eastern side of Alabama 59.. Decorative lighting will also be added. Businesses near the avenue where work is planned include Portobello’s restaurant, the Foley Fish Market [...]

May 17th, 2024|

Foley recognizes former Councilman Robert Schreiber

FOLEY – Foley recognized former City Councilman Robert Schreiber for his decades of service to the country and community. Schreiber served on the council on two occasions between 1984 and 2008. He also served on the Riviera Utilities Board from 2005 until April 30, 2024.  Mayor Ralph Hellmich said Schreiber helped guide Foley and Riviera as the community has grown. “Bob was here during a transition time when the city was growing,” Hellmich said. "Our utility was growing, and our utility family was growing. He has done so many things and throughout the [...]

May 15th, 2024|

Juniper Street extension opens in Foley

FOLEY – The Juniper Street extension is now open providing a new route for north-south traffic through south Foley from U.S. 98 to Alabama 59. The new road joins Alabama 59 at the intersection of Baldwin County 20 South. The extension will improve access in an area where more commercial development is taking place. Construction is underway on at least two new hotels as well as other projects near South Juniper Street. The road also provides access to the Tanger Outlet on the east side as well as several other businesses in the [...]

May 13th, 2024|

Foley recognizes more Century Trees

FOLEY – Two more of the area’s most outstanding trees are being recognized by the city of Foley. The Foley Revitalization and Beautification Advisory Board and city officials presented a Century Tree plaque to Margaret Krupinski and her family Tuesday, May 7. The plaque recognizes a live oak on the property of Krupinski Farm on Charolais Road. The city will also present a plaque to Dustin and Felicia Parrish to be placed near their live oak tree on Waverly Lane. Foley property owners can contact the city if they know of a tree [...]

May 10th, 2024|

Foley puts new fire truck into service

FOLEY – Foley’s newest fire truck is now in service to meet the growing demand for services in the city. The Foley Fire Department dedicated the new pumper Wednesday, May 8, with a ceremony at the city’s main fire station. Chief Joey Darby said the vehicle would be placed in active service immediately after the ceremony. “Our demand for services has increased drastically,” Darby said. “We're up about 70% over the last five years. So we need to make sure that the trucks that we get are built the right way and that [...]

May 10th, 2024|

Library to offer Career Builder Class

FOLEY – The Foley Public Library Computer Lab will offer a three-week course to help participants develop the skills needed to improve their careers. The Career Builder Class series begins June 1. The series will help participants learn to write a resume, find employment opportunities and develop the skills to ace interviews. Instructor and Computer Lab Tech, Melinda Murphy has 30 years’ experience helping people prepare for and find employment. “We are so excited about our Career Builder series starting in June,” Kate Norris, Foley Public Library director, said. “Our goal is for [...]

May 8th, 2024|

Foley approves Beach Express transfer to state

FOLEY – The Foley Beach Express is on its way to becoming a state highway following action by the Foley City Council. The council voted Monday, May 6, to transfer the city-owned section of the highway to the Alabama Department of Transportation. The transfer will take place after work to repave and widen the roadway is completed. The repaving project is scheduled to be completed in 250 working days. Foley City Administrator Mike Thompson said the road will receive a state highway designation when ALDOT takes over the route. He said, however, that [...]

May 8th, 2024|

RV regulation changes on Foley City Council agenda

FOLEY – Zoning changes that would regulate how many recreational vehicles could be stored on residential property are among the items on the Foley City Council agenda for Monday, May 6. The council’s regular work session and meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at Foley City Hall. The council is scheduled to hold a public hearing and final meeting on amendments to the Foley zoning ordinance. The amendments include setting limits on the number of recreational vehicles that could be stored on residential lots. The number would vary based on the size of [...]

May 6th, 2024|

Foley dedicates memorial to founder

FOLEY – Almost a century after the death of the community’s founder, the vision of John Foley is still guiding the growing city. The city of Foley dedicated a plaque recognizing John Foley set into the renovated fountain in the park named for the community founder. Foley established the community later named for him in 1905 when he led the effort to have a railroad spur extended from Bay Minette to South Baldwin County. The community grew quickly and the town of Foley was incorporated in 1915. John Foley died in 1925. John [...]

April 30th, 2024|
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