By Michelle Key
During last week’s Opelika’s City Council meeting, council members voted to enter into an agreement with Lee County to build a round-about at the intersection of Society Hill Road and Gateway Drive. According to the agreement costs of the project will be split 50/50 between the county and the city. The county still needs to approve the agreement before it can be implemented.
In other business, the council:
• approved a request for the annual Going Blue for Autism celebration on April 2
• approved a request for the Pride on the Plains parade on May 31
• approved a request for ACS Relay for Life on April 26.
• tabled a request for the Rehab Works Walk-Run on May 18 until route details are amended
• held public hearings on and later approved a resolution for the demolition of 808 Donald Ave.
• approved the purchase of a Ford F450 – HGAC contract for the fire department in the amount of $240,332.41
• approved the purchase of VMware Licensing and Maintenance for the police department in the amount of $102,370.62
• approved the purchase for a backup solution in the amount of $46,377
• approved server hardware that includes backup support for five years for the police department in the amount of $335,535.88
• approved the Refund Request from Christina Cox for overpayment of occupational license Fees.
• approved a resolution for demolition at 808 Donald Ave.
• tabled the resolution to vacate right-of-way, portion of Sportsplex Parkway and West Point Pkwy, Awesome LLC and Inwoo Paek and Morgan & Boothe
• approved a tax abatement for Pharmavite LLC
• approved a tax abatement for Mando America Corp
• approved a tax abatement extension for Golden State Foods & Wells Fargo EF
• approved an appropriation contract with the Lee Co. Water Festival in the amount of $3,000
• approved a special appropriation to the Arts Assoc. of East Alabama in the amount of $2,500
• approved a Special appropriation to the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life in the amount of $5,000
• approved a design services agreement for society hill roundabout
• approved a design- services agreement for 1st Avenue streetscape
• approved a resolution to accept Pinehurst Drive as a public street.
• approved an agreement, pump station replacement with Delta Development Group, LLC.
• approved a inducement agreement, water supply and sewer services, with Opelika Utilities Board, City of Auburn and Auburn Waterworks Board.
• approved an agreement, settlement with Emanuel’s Trailer Park, Vincent Lamar Kindred in the amount of $13,000
• approved an ordinance to amend City Code, Chapter 4 Animal Control
• reappointed Chuck Beams to the Opelika School Board – new term ends 4-01-24.
• reappointed Farrell Seymore to the Mental Health Center Board – new terrm ends 4-01-25.
City council meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Monday nights of every month at city hall which is located at 204 South 7th St.
Meetings are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.