By Natalie Anderson
Staff Reporter

The Opelika City Council conducted the second livestream of their regular city council meetings via Facebook last Tuesday night for citizens to view from home to ensure the safety and health of the public. Because of COVID-19, those attending the meeting were the city administrator, attorney, clerk, council, Mayor Gary Fuller and two other officials.

“I’m so proud of our citizens, most folks are trying to do what we’ve asked them to do and that’s not gather in large groups and to maintain the correct social distance,” Fuller said. “The way for us to continue to flatten that curve is to do exactly what we’re doing.”

In other business, the council also:
-approved previous minutes from the April 7 meeting
-approved a refund of sanitary sewer charges to resident Sherqueria Melford
-approved a grant application for the “Second Chance Youth” reentry program
-approved the annual MWPP reports for the East and West sewer treatment plants
-approved tax abatements for AGS Distributions, Inc. and AGS Holdings, LLC
-approved an update to the HUD citizen participation plan and
-reviewed the city’s financial summary report for March 2020.

The next Opelika City Council meeting will be held May 5 at the Opelika Municipal Court and Police Department complex, which is located at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. As of press time, city officials were unsure of the format of the next meeting. For more information, visit www.opelika-al.gov.


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