Foley finances considered for more national recognition

FOLEY – The city of Foley is under consideration for another major national recognition of its financial reporting. Foley is being considered for its fifth consecutive Distinguished Budget Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. The recognition is one of the three awards the city has received from the GFOA for financial reporting. Foley has received 10 consecutive Annual Comprehensive Financial Report Awards for its audit report and three consecutive Popular Annual Financial Report Awards for the city’s condensed financial summary.  The three awards together are considered the “Triple Crown,” of financial awards. [...]

December 6th, 2023|

Foley recognizes police K-9 teams

FOLEY – The city of Foley is celebrating its police dog teams and K-9 units from across the country that came to the city as part of a national competition. On Monday, Dec. 4, the Foley City Council recognized the Police Department units that helped organize and take part in the United States Police Canine Association National Field Trials. The competition was held in Foley in September. Mayor Ralph Hellmich said Foley police units did an outstanding job organizing and taking part in the six-day competition. “We're honoring our group of award-winning K-9 [...]

December 5th, 2023|

Firefighter Taylor completes smoke diver course

FOLEY – Foley Firefighter Lee Taylor has successfully completed the smoke diver training course designed to help firefighters sharpen their existing skills and learn new techniques through realistic training that will assist them throughout their career. The challenging five-day course includes multiple aspects of firefighting. Students participate in physically and mentally taxing exercises in multiple environments. Each day begins with a fitness event, which is followed by drills, field evolutions and scenarios that include heat, smoke and live fire training.  Most of the course takes place on the drill field in full protective [...]

December 4th, 2023|

Foley financial award on council agenda

FOLEY – The city of Foley is under consideration for a fifth Distinguished Budget Award, a major national recognition for financial reporting. The Foley City Council is scheduled to discuss the report to the Government Finance Officers Association at the council work session and meeting Monday, Dec. 4. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. in the City Council chambers at City Hall. If the GFOA presents recognizes the city again, the award would be the fifth-consecutive Distinguished Budget Award received by the city. The recognition is one of the three awards the city [...]

December 2nd, 2023|

Graham Creek Christmas Trail opening postponed due to rain

FOLEY -- The Christmas Trail at Foley's Graham Creek Nature Preserve will open Friday, Dec. 8. The trail, which features festive holiday lights and displays along the boardwalk at the municipal nature preserve, was scheduled to open Saturday, Dec. 2. The opening was postponed due to the predictions of heavy rain that day. The U.S. Weather Service forecast calls for a 90% chance of rain Saturday with 20 mile-an-hour wind gusts. The trail will be open Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16 and 17 at the preserve. Hours for the event are 5:30 to [...]

December 1st, 2023|

Foley Christmas Parade, other events rescheduled due to weather

FOLEY – The Foley Kiwanis Christmas Parade and other holiday events set for Friday, Dec. 1, and Saturday, Dec. 2, have been rescheduled due to the threat of inclement weather. The parade had been scheduled for Saturday morning. Weather forecasts predict a 90% chance of rain Saturday with 20 mile an hour wind gusts. The parade will be rescheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. The parade route will continue to be the same as previous Christmas parades. The lineup will begin at 8 a.m. between the former Foley armory site and the [...]

November 30th, 2023|

Work to start on new Foley downtown public restrooms

FOLEY – Visitors to downtown Foley will have new public restrooms following the approval of almost $500,000 for the project by the City Council. The council approved $486,616 in funding for the project at the John B. Foley Park at the intersection of Alabama 59 and U.S. 98 at the center of the downtown historic district. The facilities will replace the current restrooms at the site with a larger building to accommodate the growing use of the park, Jeff Phillips, Foley construction manager, said. “It’s about 1,200 square feet,” he said. “It’s going [...]

November 28th, 2023|

ROAD CLOSURE: Alleyway behind Buywise

Beginning Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. through Friday, December 15, 2023 at 4:30 p.m. the alley behind Buywise will be closed for a culvert installation. The closed alley way begins at Verbena Ave. and extends south, past Buywise. The alley closure will allow our Street Department to complete the culvert installation. Please see the attached map with the closed alley highlighted in yellow.

November 27th, 2023|

Survey on the future development along AL-59

The City of Foley is planning and envisioning the development and redevelopment of properties along the AL-59 Corridor based on your input. As an Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) road, the state has control over the road itself. However, the City has authority over zoning, land use, and development regulations for the properties along the road. The AL-59 Corridor serves as the central spine of the City and is the primary revenue generator supporting all community facilities and services. The following public opinion survey is designed to provide residents, business owners, and travelers [...]

November 27th, 2023|

Improvements planned at Foley’s Aaronville Park

FOLEY – The city of Foley is planning new restrooms at the municipal park in Aaronville as part of a series of improvements in the community. The Foley City Council approved a capital project for improvements at the park. Jeff Lee, Foley parks and recreation director, said the upgrade will allow the city to replace worn out and outdated facilities at Aaronville park. “This is to move forward with us replacing the existing bathroom building with a prefab CXD building,” Lee said. “This usually takes about six months for this to get here [...]

November 21st, 2023|
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