By Michelle Key
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).