Nov. 28 declared Small Business Saturday

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By Michelle Key
Publisher

Nov. 28 is Small Business Saturday and during last week’s city council meeting Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller issued a proclamation of such to encourage citizens to shop in and support the small business community in Opelika.

In other business, the council:

approved requests from Opelika Main Street and the Opelika Chamber of Commerce for the Snow Much Fun Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 5

approved a request from Opelika Main Street for Christmas in a Railroad Town on Dec. 11

approved a request from Brick and Spoon Restaurant for a retail liquor and beer on-premises license.

held a public hearing regarding the rezoning of 89.5 acres in 900 Block N Uniroyal Road

held a public hearing regarding the rezoning of 38.3 Acres in the 3000 Block Columbus Parkway

approved a request from Opelika Main Street for a sidewalk closure on Nov. 28 in front of La Cantina in conjunction with the outdoor football viewing event being hosted by Opelika Main Street and the Chamber of Commerce

approved a bid for Influent Sewer Rerouting for Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant

approved a bid for Bypass Pump Installation at the Uniroyal Lift Station 

approved the purchase of platinum hosting and security software for the IT department

approved the purchase of eight 2021 Chevrolet Tahoes for the police department

approved a tax abatement extension for Mando

approved a service agreement with Motorola Solutions, Inc.

approved a service agreement with Gartner, Inc.

approved an annual appropriation contract with Alabama Council on Human Relations

approved an annual appropriation contract with AO Discover!

approved an annual appropriation contract with EAMC

approved a contract with Seely & Long Associates, Inc. for YIPP Grant Administration Services

held the first reading to amend the Zoning Ordinance & Map in order to rezone 89.5 acres located at 900 Block N. Uniroyal Road

voted to suspend the rules required two readings and voted to amend the Zoning Ordinance & Map pertaining to annexation of 38.3 acres in the 3000 Block of Columbus Parkway  and to annexation of the same 38.3 acres

held the first reading for a lease agreement with Level-Up Towers, LLC for the purpose of erecting, installing and operating a telecommunications tower in Floral Park

held the first reading of the conveyance of real property owned by the city of Opelika to SMB Land, LLC in the amount of $250,000

voted to appoint Erica Norris to the Alabama Council on Human Relations for a term ending Nov. 4, 2024

voted to reappoint Marvin Bolinger to the Celebrate Alabama Improvement District Board for a term ending Aug. 5, 2026 

voted to reappoint Jervis Hairston to the Celebrate Alabama Improvement District Board for a term ending Aug. 5, 2026.

The Opelika City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday nights of every month in the Municipal Court Building located at 300 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Opelika. Meetings are open to the public and start at 7 p.m. with work sessions being held prior to the meetings. Meetings can also be viewed via the city’s YouTube channel (OpelikaCityGov).

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