Special to the Opelika Observer

The City of Opelika will hold its April 7 city council meeting as scheduled. On Tuesday night, citizens can watch the meeting via live stream by going to https://www.facebook.com/cityofopelika/ and watch through Facebook Live. There will be no citizens communication or public hearings.

Under Gov. Kay Ivey’s order, the city is only allowed to have 10 people present; therefore, the City of Opelika will only allow the following people to attend the April 7, 2020 City Council Meeting in person:

-Council President Eddie Smith
-Council Pro-Tem Patsy Jones
-Councilwoman Tiffany Gibson-Pitts
-Councilman Dozier Smith T
-Councilman David Cannon
-Mayor Gary Fuller
-City Attorney Guy Gunter
-City Administrator Joey Motley
-City Clerk Russell Jones and
-Community Relations Officer Leigh Krehling

City officials are offering the media the opportunity to record or video the meeting. Media can set up recorders or cameras 15 minutes prior to the meeting starting and then will need to wait outside. Media can return after the meeting is adjourned to gather their items. Media can address questions to city officials via email or phone after the meeting has concluded.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding. These are unchartered waters for all of us and we are doing everything we can to maintain continuity of services and keep things running as smoothly as possible,” Smith said.

In addition, the following meetings have been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date:
-CDBG Public Hearing #1 – April 6
-CDBG Public Hearing #2 – April 8
-Historic Preservation Commission – April 9
-Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library Board – April 13
-Zoning Board of Adjustments – April 14
-Parks & Recreation Board – April 14

For more information and updates, follow the City of Opelika Facebook page or visit www.opelika-al.gov.