FOLEY – Projects to light several Foley streets where improvements are taking place are on the City Council agenda for Monday, Aug. 21.

The council work session and meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at Foley City Hall.

The lighting projects are expected to cost about $495,500. The work includes $231,900 for 68 lights along Kenny Stabler Boulevard and Koniar Way where the city is also building new sidewalks.

The city is also scheduled to add 60 lights on East Pride Drive between Miflin Road and South Juniper Street at a cost of $186,600. Foley is also replacing existing 4-foot wide sidewalks with new 8-foot walkways in that area.

Also planned are 17 lights at the new Public Works campus planned at the intersection of East Poplar Avenue and North Section Street. Those lights are expected to cost $72,000.

Also on the council agenda for the Monday meeting are:

  • Public hearings to declare weeds a nuisance at two sites on East Walker Drive and Hickory Street. The Hickory Street site has been addressed by the property owner, according to agenda notes.
  • An agreement with Emerald Coast Utility Authority to process recyclable materials.
  • Additional funding for ongoing capital projects including the removal of debris and sediment from the Bon Secour River basis following Hurricane Sally in 2020.
  • Approval of paid bills.
  • Department reports on tax revenue and permits, community development and police and fire operations.
  • Approval of a retail beer and table wine license for Portabellas restaurant on South McKenzie Street.
  • A memorandum of understanding and agreement for a municipal intercept services debt recovery program with the Alabama Department of Revenue.
  • Approval of a one-day members only pop-up local arts and crafts show on Sept. 30.
  • Authorizing an agreement with Elberta and Summerdale for the housing of municipal prisoners.
  • Approving an unplanned capital project to add concrete pads and sidewalks at Max Griffin Park. The work is intended to allow two anti-tank guns now at the former site of the National Guard Armory to be moved to the park as part of veterans memorial.
  • Setting two public hearings to declare weeds to be a nuisance on lots on West Marigold Avenue and 5th Avenue.
  • Approval of the city participating in the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program.
  • Declaring the IT Department 2001 Dodge Durango as surplus and disposing of the vehicle.
  • Approval of monthly bids for July 2023.
  • Declaring Police Department units as surplus and approving replacements.
  • Increasing the Capital Purchase Account for seven vehicles.
  • Approving the contract for the city’s Reinsurance/Stop Loss for the 2024 calendar year.
  • Placing a marker and white rose bushes on the Wilbourne Antique Rose Trail.
  • Authorizing city employees to enter property on East Walker Avenue in order to abate a public nuisance.
  • Reappointing Tim Closson and Zana Price to the Graham Creek Nature Preserve Board.
  • Approving additional funds for the purchase of a trash cart cleaning system for residential sanitation.
  • Accepting unbudgeted donations from several sources for the Foley Fire Department for the 2023 fiscal year.
  • Appointing Jennifer Laughlin to the Senior Center Advisory Board.
  • Setting public hearings to declare weeds to be a public nuisance on two lots on Magnolia Circle.
  • Increasing capital projects funds to create conceptual plans for the former National Guard Armory building now owned by the city.
  • Approving the purchase of a golf cart with a dump bed for the Foley Event Center.