Opelika City Council recognize OPR track and field team members

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State capitol building in Montgomery, Alabama, at night

By Michelle Key
Editor

Mayor Gary Fuller and the Opelika City Council recognized the Opelika Track and Field team for their fifth consecutive state championship in the Alabama Recreation and Parks Association State Track and Field Meet held earlier this year. This team of athletes brought home numerous awards, set some new records and had 23 athletes qualify to attend the National State Games in summer 2019.
Also during the meeting, Fuller awarded several employees with service awards. Two employees were awarded for 30 years of service to the city. They are:
•Robert Shuman – City Clerk
• Anita Burton – Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library.
Capt. Bobby Kilgore was recognized by the Lee County Emergency Managment Agency for his work on the PIO Task Force.
In other business, the council:
• approved the purchase of nine Recycling Cardboard Trailers for Opelika Environmental Services (OES) in the amount of $21,703.68
• approved expense reports from various departments.
• approved to designate city personal property purplus and authorize disposal
• approved the purchase of an animal transport van conversion from Mavron, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $25,436
• approved the purchase of one 2019 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van from Donohoo Chevrolet for OES in the amount of $25,686.50
• approved the purchase of 624 Toter 96 Gal Carts form Wastequip for OES in the amount of $33,641.89
• approved the purchase of three Nissan Frontier King Cabs for the Inspection Dept, Revenue Dept. and Public Works from National Auto Fleet Group in the amount of $69,577.59
• approved the purchase of one 2020 Peterbilt 348 for OES from Fitzgerald Peterbilt of Montgomery in the amount of $144,796.28
• approved the Purchase-One 2019 Peterbilt 220 33K for OES from ngram Equipment Co., LLC $163,757.23.
• approved the purchase of one 2019 Peterbilt 520 RH for OES from Ingram Equipment Co., LLC in the amount of $265,964.33
• approved the refund of $600 opening and closing fees associated with a grave
• approved several weed abatement assessments
• approved the resolution to Fix Assessment for Demolition for 207 Raintree Street in the amount of $6,386.10
• approved the resolution to Fix Assessment for Demolition for 1106 Magnolia Street in the amount of $6,535.10
• approved a request from Sprint for a Special Use Permit for 3460 US Highway 280
• approved the annual contract with Lee Co. Rabies Officer in the annual amount of $6,000
• approved the annual appropriation contract with Humane Society in the annual amount of $153,911
• approved the annual appropriation contract with Opelika Industrial Development Authority (OIDA) in the annual amount of $125,000
• approved a special appropriation for the East Alabama Community Ballet in the amount of $1,000
• approved a special appropriation for Lee Co. Young Leaders in the amount of $2,500
• approved a special appropriation for 20- Under-40 Program in the amount of $2,500
• approved an Alabama Recycling Fund Grant Agreement with ADEM in the amount of $167,950
• approved an annual appropriation contract with Envsion Opelika Foundation.
• approved an ordinance to Amend Zoning Ord & Map, 1500 Block West Point Parkway, R-3 to PUD
• approved an ordinance to Amend City Code, Chapter 16, Add Article XVI, Truck Routes
• approved an ordinance to Amend City Code, Section 19-1, Offenses Under State Law; Penalties
• approved the nomination of the Honorable John Wesley McCollum, Jr. as a part-time municipal judge.
• appointed the Honorable John Wesley McCollum, Jr. as a part-time municipal judge.

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