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Posted on: March 20, 2019

TWO INDUSTRIES EXPANDING IN OPELIKA, ALA.

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that two existing Opelika manufacturing companies will be expanding. Pharmavite will be investing more capital into its manufacturing facility in Opelika to accommodate demand for additional products. Pharmavite i...

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Posted on: October 18, 2019

HILLSTONE ADVANTAGE PARTNERS, LLC ANNOUNCES HI PACK BUSINESS PARK, A NEW OPPORTUNITY ZONE DEVELOPMEN

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A new business park is being developed at 3000 Hi Pack Drive, just northeast of the Auburn-Opelika Airport between Pepperell Parkway and Frederick Road. The park is located in a qualified opportunity zone in Opelika, Ala., offering potential tax advantage...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Hanwha and West Fraser Announce Expansion in Opelika

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that two existing Opelika manufacturing companies – West Fraser, Inc. and Hanwha Advanced Materials America– will be expanding.

Mayor Gary Fuller stated, “We are delighted at the commitment West Fraser and Hanwha a...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA ECONCOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BRINGS HOME 2019 SITE SELECTORS GUILD EXCELLENCE AWA

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The City of Opelika is honored to acknowledge Lori Huguley, CEcD, Opelika’s Economic Development Director, for receiving the 2019 Site Selectors Guild Excellence in Economic Development Award during the Guild’s annual conference held t...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

YONGSAN AUTOMOTIVE USA ESTABLISHING NEW FACILITY IN OPELIKA, ALABAMA

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OPELIKA, Ala. – During the Opelika City Council Meeting, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced that Yongsan Automotive USA, Inc. will be establishing its first U.S. location in Opelika, Ala. The company will lease an existing building on Jeter Ave...

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Posted on: May 7, 2018

Dinan Engineering Relocates to Opelika

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Opelika is shaping up to be a center of performance automotive aftermarket technology. Dinan, a company known for performance hardware and software for BMW, Mercedes & Mini vehicles has announced a relocation to Alabama.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Opelika Excited for Business Opportunities and Growth

In Opelika, businesses and job opportunities are growing. The Opelika City Council has recently approved three business expansions and additions, totaling almost $22 million.

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Posted on: March 29, 2018

Mando America and Pharmavite Look To Expand

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Auto supplier Mando America Corp. will be investing more than $10 million in building expansion and new machinery. And vitamin, mineral and supplement maker Pharmavite will invest $5.6 million for expansion.

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Posted on: December 4, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA RECEIVES STATE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD

THE CITY OF OPELIKA RECEIVES STATE PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD FROM ALABAMA GOVERNOR’S COMMITTEE OF PEOPLE

The City of Opelika is excited to have been selected as the state recipient for the Public Service Award. Mayor Gary Fuller and staff were recognized for their achievements at an awards reception Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 1 p.m. in the Gordon Persons B...

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Posted on: December 3, 2019

GATEWAY DRIVE AND SOCIETY HILL ROAD INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT UPDATES

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Roadway and intersection improvement construction is moving along at the intersection of Gateway Drive and Society Hill Road.  Lane changes have taken affect on three of four of the approaching directions and the fourth should be coming shortly. ...

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Posted on: November 21, 2019

RECYCLING AND GARBAGE THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE

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During the week of Thanksgiving, Opelika Environmental Services will run Wednesday and Thursday recycling and garbage pickup routes on Wednesday, November 27, 2019. This will give our employees the opportunity to spend time with their families during the ...

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Posted on: November 19, 2019

OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL APPROVES NEWLY PROPOSED HANDICAP PARKING ORDINANCE

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On November 18, 2019, the Opelika City Council approved a newly proposed handicap parking ordinance. State law amended in 2015 and 2018 to authorize the enforcement of handicap parking regulations on private property.

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

SOCIETY HILL ROAD AND GATEWAY DRIVE INTERSECTION CONSTRUCTION PROJECT TO BEGIN NOVEMBER 14

The Society Hill Road and Gateway Drive intersection construction project will begin tomorrow, Thursday, November 14. There are two stages of this construction project:

· The first stage of construction will be to replace a drainage pipe that cr...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG)Public HearingDecember 2, 2019Public Notice

The City of Opelika will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, December 2, 2019 at 4:00 p.m., in the Planning Commission Chambers at the Public Works Facility to discuss the Com...

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Posted on: October 25, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK TO SOUTH AND NORTH 10TH STREET DURING WEEK OF OCTOBER 28, 2019

Starting Monday October 28, 2019 to Friday, November 1, 2019, citizens can expect crews to be working on ADA compliance improvements to North and South 10th Street.

A crew will be finishing sidewalk and intersection improvements at the intersection of Sout...

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Posted on: October 22, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK UPDATE

Just a quick update on some City of Opelika ADA projects! A crew will be working on the intersection of Tolbert Boulevard,  Avenue E and S. 7th Street for the remainder of the week. Another crew will be working on the intersection of 10th Street ...

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Posted on: October 21, 2019

OPELIKA KICKS OFF FIRST COMPLETE COUNT COMMITTEE MEETING FOR 2020 CENSUS

OPELIKA COUNTS 2020

In early October, Opelika kicked off the first Complete Count Committee meeting for the 2020 Census. We gathered many Opelika community leaders and talked about the importance of the 2020 Census and different ways to reach out to our community.  ...

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Posted on: October 17, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA RECEIVES PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD FROM ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

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On October 14, 2019, Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller, Human Resources Director Lisa McLeod and Planning Director Matt Mosley accepted the Public Service Award from the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services for exceptional contributions on matters affect...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Opelika Police Department Issues Press Release - Juvenile Arrest

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   October 14, 2019

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Update: South 8th Street Closure - First Choice Personnel

Update on South 8th Street Closure: First Choice Personnel’s contractors have put steel beams in place to temporarily secure the building. The structure is still unstable; therefore, the portion of South 8th Street will remain closed until the c...

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Posted on: October 11, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK UPDATES

The City of Opelika and contract crews are hard at work on multiple ADA Compliance projects throughout the city.

Currently, one crew is working on the sidewalks and intersection of South 7th Street and Avenue D. Weather permitting, this project will be com...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

Road Closure: South 8th Street

Road Closure: Due to potential structure failure, the city has closed S. 8th Street from Ave. A to halfway down S. Railroad. This will be evaluated by engineers and the road will be opened once area is deemed safe. 

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Posted on: October 7, 2019

UPDATES ON OPELIKA MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING ADDRESS

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With the construction complete on the new Opelika Police Department and nearing completion on Municipal Court, the city is announcing several updates to doing business at Municipal Court.

As of October 4, 2019, a new address has been given to our Municipal...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

#TraveltotheFuture campaign highlights modern transportation safety topics

TWC 2019 Kickoff Invitation

Traffic is always evolving. Patterns change and new engineering practices come into play to make it easier to get around. Travel with Care’s new transportation safety campaign, Travel to the Future, will focus on modern traffic issues that chang...

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Posted on: September 27, 2019

Opelika Under No Burn Rule Until Further Notice

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The Alabama Forestry Commission issued a Fire Alert for Alabama on September 25, 2019. Opelika is under a NO BURN rule from Captain Rodger (Fire Marshall) until further notice.

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Posted on: September 26, 2019

MUNICIPAL PARK TEMPORARILY CLOSED SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 - OCTOBER 4, 2019

Due to tree removal for safety improvements, Municipal Park will be temporarily closed from September 30, 2019 to October 4, 2019. Please avoid the park until Saturday, October 5, 2019. In advance, thank you for your patience as we make these improvements...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA AND THE OPELIKA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HOST RIBBON CUTTING AND GRAND OPENING FOR OP

The City of Opelika would like to invite the public to a ribbon cutting and grand opening for the new Opelika Police Department (OPD) facility on Friday, September 27 at 10:30 a.m. at 501 South 10th Street, Opelika. Alabama Attorney General Steve...

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Posted on: September 23, 2019

CREWS BEGIN PRUNING AND TREE REMOVAL PROCESS IN OPELIKA HISTORIC DISTRICT THIS WEEK

Crews will begin pruning and tree removal in the historic district this week. Starting Tuesday, September 24, 2019, crews will be working on 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue. For the public’s safety, there will be lane closures throughout the process. ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA PROBATION DEPARTMENT NAMES TARA BRYAN SENIOR PROBATION OFFICER

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The City of Opelika and its Probation Department are excited to announce Tara Bryan as Opelika’s Senior Probation Officer. In her position, Bryan will be in charge of supervising operations of the Probation Department for the City of Opelika, in...

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Posted on: September 13, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA NAMES RUTH BLESSING NEW HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR

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The City of Opelika welcomes Ruth Blessing as the city’s new Human Resources Director. Blessing is replacing Lisa McLeod, who will retire February 1, 2020, after 35 years with the city.

Mayor Gary Fuller stated, “While we are extremely sad to see Lisa reti...

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Posted on: September 12, 2019

OPELIKA UTILITIES WILL DIVERT TRAFFIC FROM 1st AVENUE WHILE MAKING SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS

Opelika Utilities crews will divert traffic while they lay an eight-inch ductile iron pipe for system improvements on 1st Avenue starting Monday, September 17, 2019.

Starting at the block of 16th Street and 16th Place, one block of 1st Avenue will be close...

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

OPELIKA INTERSECTION MODIFICATIONS DUE TO CONDUCTED TRAFFIC COUNTS

After the Engineering Department’s conducted traffic counts analysis at the following intersections, modifications will be made to support the changing volumes in traffic.

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Posted on: August 26, 2019

OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL CALLS SPECIAL MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 2019

Opelika City Council President Eddie Smith has called a special City Council Meeting on August 28, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. The council will be considering and acting on the Annual Transportation Plan for Fiscal Year 2020. This plan...

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Posted on: August 16, 2019

Downtown Sidewalk/Intersection Updates

Downtown Sidewalk/Intersection Updates

9th & Ave B: The work at the intersection of South 9th Street and Ave B is complete. These roads are now open to traffic.

 

9th Street: Beginning August 19, crews will be working on sidewalks on South 9th S...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

PEPPERELL BRANCH WATERSHED PARTNERSHP INSTALLS SERIES OF WATER QUALITY EDUCATIONAL SIGNS AROUND OPEL

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Last Friday, August 2, the Pepperell Branch Watershed Partnership (PBWP) worked with the City of Opelika to install a series of water quality educational signs around Opelika. The signs were designed by the PBWP and installed in partnership with City of O...

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Posted on: August 5, 2019

DOWNTOWN OPELIKA ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO ADA COMPLIANCE WORK ON CROSSWALKS

Due to the replacement of crosswalks, we will experience road closures the following dates, weather permitting.

Starting 6 a.m. Tuesday, August 6, 2019 to Thursday, August 8, 2019, South 9th Street from Avenue C to Almost Anything will be closed to oncomin...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

ADA Compliance Work at Geneva Street and Avenue C

We are moving forward with more ADA sidewalk work and tackling another corner! Crews began work on Avenue C and Geneva Street today. At this time, there are no road closures. We will let you know if that changes.  Thank you for your patience as w...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

ADA COMPLIANCE WORK ON DOWNTOWN SIDEWALKS STARTS TODAY

Crews will begin implementing American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance work on sidewalks and intersections in the downtown area today, July 19,2019. We will start with improvements at South 9th Street and Avenue B. This project should take approxim...

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Posted on: July 15, 2019

STATE OF ALABAMA SALES TAX HOLIDAY: BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Sales Tax Holiday 2019 - Back to School July 19-21

Alabama’s 14th annual sales tax holiday for school-related items begins at 12:01 a.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, and ends at midnight Sunday, July 21, 2019, giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain school supplies, compu...

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Posted on: July 9, 2019

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURES DUE TO SANITARY SEWAGE TIE-IN FOR OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Crews will begin working on the sanitary sewage tie-in for the new Opelika Police Department on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 7 a.m. This will require temporary closure of 10th Street between Avenue C to Martin Luther King Boulevard. Crews will be directing tr...

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Posted on: July 2, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA REMINDS CITIZENS TO TAKE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES WHEN USING FIREWORKS

As we celebrate Independence Day, the City of Opelika wants to remind citizens to know your neighborhood’s laws about fireworks before lighting up the sky. As per city ordinance Article XVII Section 19-586 states, “It shall be unlawful...

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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Community Development Block Grant Program PY2019 Annual Action Plan Public Hearing

The city will hold a public hearing at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9 at the Public Works Planning Chambers for citizen input and questions concerning the PY 2019 Action Plan. The programs are funded by the Community Development Block Grant Program.

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Posted on: June 26, 2019

UDPATE: Garbage Pickup, Recycling & Office Closures – Week of July 1-5

Garbage: Pending Opelika City Council approval on July 2, the City of Opelika will close offices on Thursday (July 4) and Friday (July 5). If your garbage route pickup is typically on Thursday, please plan to put your garbage can out on Wednesday, July 3 ...

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Posted on: June 19, 2019

Hanwha and West Fraser Announce Expansion in Opelika

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that two existing Opelika manufacturing companies – West Fraser, Inc. and Hanwha Advanced Materials America– will be expanding.

Mayor Gary Fuller stated, “We are delighted at the commitment West Fraser and Hanwha a...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

PEPPERELL BRANCH WATERSHED PARTNERSHIP WILL BE INSTALLING STORM DRAIN MARKERS JUNE 13, 2019

On Thursday, June 13, 2019, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the Pepperell Branch Watershed Management Partnership will be installing storm drain markers around town. Volunteers from the community are welcome to join the event. Participants will meet first for instru...

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Posted on: May 30, 2019

UPDATE: CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES ROADWORK IN SEVERAL AREAS OF NORTHSIDE OPELIKA

UPDATES as of June 12, 2019:

The City of Opelika’s Public Works/ESG Department will be working on several road issues in the Northside neighborhood over the next few weeks. Please be aware of these projects. Avoid these areas if possible and use ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM

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Mayor Gary Fuller and the City Council recently approved a resolution to support the implementation of a summer youth employment program. The new program, YES! Opelika (Youth. Employment. Success), is an opportunity for 16-19 year-olds to earn money and g...

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Posted on: May 15, 2019

CITY CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASKING CITIZENS TO FOLLOW WEED ABATEMENT ORDINANCE AS WE NEAR SUMMER

As we move into the summer months, the City Code Enforcement team is asking Opelika citizens to be diligent about following the weed abatement ordinance.

“With all of the rain we’ve been having, grass and weeds can become an issue in th...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA HOSTS MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ON MONDAY, MAY 27, 2019

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Monday, May 27, beginning at 10 a.m. the City will host its annual Memorial Day Services to remember our military heroes who fought for the freedom of our country. The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Monument which stands in front of Opelika’s...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

OPELIKA UTILITIES WORKING TO INSTALL WATER LINES AROUND 1st AVENUE BEGINNING APRIL 23

Opelika Utilities (Water) notified the City that they will be working to install water lines next week around 1st Avenue downtown.

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Posted on: April 17, 2019

MAYOR SUSPENDS RULES AT OPELIKA CEMETERIES FOR EASTER HOLIDAY

Mayor Gary Fuller has conferred with Public Works Director Mike Hilyer and has issued an order to “suspend” the rules at City of Opelika cemeteries starting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 through Sunday, April 28, 2019, governing the pla...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

THE CITY OF OPELIKA ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT NAMES LEE MCINNIS ASSISTANT CITY ENGINEER

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The City of Opelika and its Engineering Department are excited to announce Lee McInnis as Opelika’s new Assistant City Engineer. In his position, McInnis will be in charge of performing inspections of new construction, public relations, conducti...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA ECONCOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR BRINGS HOME 2019 SITE SELECTORS GUILD EXCELLENCE AWA

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The City of Opelika is honored to acknowledge Lori Huguley, CEcD, Opelika’s Economic Development Director, for receiving the 2019 Site Selectors Guild Excellence in Economic Development Award during the Guild’s annual conference held t...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

OPELIKA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO RECYCLING PROGRAM, CONSOLIDATIN LOCAT

Due to the contamination we are having primarily with bags and styrofoam, Opelika Environmental Services will be making changes at its recycling centers. In the past, these recycling centers have been open 24/7, but because of the problems with contaminat...

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

TWO INDUSTRIES EXPANDING IN OPELIKA, ALABAMA

Left to Right – Jessica Smith and Lance Buchanan with Pharmavite; Lori Huguley, CEcD, Director of Economic Development; Mayor Gary Fuller, Yun Lee and Chris Kim with Mando America Corporation

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announced today that two exi...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

COOPER LIBRARY RECEIVES THE 2019 GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR PUBLIC LIBRARIES

The Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library in Opelika has been selected to receive the 2019 Gold Standard Award for Public Libraries. At this time, Gold Level Standard Award is the highest level of achievement attainable by a public library in Alabama, followe...

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Posted on: March 12, 2019

Mayor Gary Fuller and City Council Visit Congressman Mike Rogers in Washington

The City of Opelika has hosted the 3rd Congressional District dinner for several years.  Elected and appointed officials from Opelika, Auburn, Lanett, Anniston, Oxford and Roanoke have this event each year to hear from Congressman Mike Rogers and...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION NAMES OPELIKA 2018 TREE CITY USA

We are happy to announce that Opelika, Alabama was named 2018 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Opelika Police Department Invites You to Sign Up for Citizen's Police Academy

Opelika citizens are invited to eight weeks of hands on learning to educate the public on the various aspects of police work within the City of Opelika. The department will be taking up to 20 applicants. If you are interested, contact Captain Bobby Kilgor...

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Posted on: February 15, 2019

UPDATE: ROAD CLOSURE DUE TO WATER MAIN BREAK - ROCKY BROOK

**UPDATE (2-15-19 1:45 p.m.) - The pipe has been replaced on Rocky Brook and water has been restored. Opelika Utilities will continue flushing the system of dirty water and air pockets. Hydrants will more than likely continue to run over the weekend. The ...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES CHANGE FOR MONTHLY WORK SESSION MEETINGS

Beginning in February, the planning commission has approved the movement of work session meetings from the third Tuesday of the month to the fourth Tuesday before the planning commission meeting.

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Posted on: February 12, 2019

GENERAL BUSINESS LICENSES DUE TO CITY OF OPELIKA REVENUE DEPARTMENT BY FEBRUARY 15

General business licenses are due February 15. After Feb. 15 penalty and interest will accrue. 

Business owners are welcome to place payment in the mail. Payments must be postmarked by February 15.

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

UPDATE: Road Closure Fox Trail Due To A Road Failure

UPDATE: The bridge on Fox Trail is open. We will need to close it for a few hours next week for paving. We will keep you informed about when that will take place.

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Road Work Notice for Friday, Feb. 8

East Alabama Paving will mobilize on 1st Avenue Friday, Feb. 8 at 5 a.m. to clean debris and dust prior to businesses opening. Following clean up, they will place patching and a temporary asphalt surface and be done before the weekend. They will have traf...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES ALERTS CUSTOMERS ABOUT EMAIL SCAM

Opelika Power Services is alerting customers about a new email scam. If customers receive the message below or anything that looks suspicious, they should delete the email. Do not open it. Opelika Power Services is not issuing any rewards.

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Posted on: January 15, 2019

CITY OF OPELIKA ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT STORMWATER EMPLOYEES INSPECTING STREAMS IN AREA

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Over the next few weeks, the City of Opelika Engineering Department stormwater crew will be walking steams in the area to perform required inspections of waterways. These steams are considered public waters of the U.S., they are sometimes in close proximi...

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Posted on: January 9, 2019

City of Opelika Reminds Businesses That Alcohol Beverage Licenses Renewal Date No Later Than Jan 15

Alcohol Beverage Licenses expire on December 31. The licensee must be renewed on or before January 15 or must cease to sell alcohol beverages. For more information, please contact the City of Opelika Revenue Department at 334-705-5160 or 334-705-5162.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Mobile Clinic Contributions Continue To Come To Opelika

A big thank you to this Monday Lunch Bunch crew for donating $700 to the Opelika Neighborhood Mobile Wellness Clinic. 

L-R seated: Al Cook, Mike Hilyer, Mike Hubbard. 

L - R: Gary Fuller, John Bodiford, Bill Trant.

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Posted on: December 17, 2018

Pressure Washing To Begin on 2nd Ave Bridge 12/18/18

The city plans to begin pressure washing 2nd Avenue Bridge tomorrow morning. Please watch for directional signage. This should take 2-3 days. They will stop work by 4pm each day so not to cause traffic problems. Slow and use caution. Thanks.

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

Community Development Block Grant Public Hearing

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Posted on: September 18, 2018

City of Opelika Pepperell Branch Watershed Management Plan Springs Into Action

The City of Opelika is partnering with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Auburn University, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, Keep Opelika Beautiful, Alabama Water Watch and other stakeholders on a grant to develop a Pepperell Br...

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Posted on: July 16, 2018

New Police Department - Important Dates to Know

MUNICIPAL COURT AND POLICE RECORDS TO CHANGE LOCATIONS DURING CONSTRUCTION OF NEW POLICE DEPARTMENT

The City of Opelika will begin construction of its new police department the first week in August. The public needs to be aware of some changes during const...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Road Closure Update: 10th Street

Road Work Update: The City of Opelika made a modification yesterday afternoon, giving bridge access to Avenue A, Swiss Cleaners and the Bennie Adkins Meeting Center. It is our hope that 10th Street will be completely open by the end of the day Friday, Jun...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Opelika's Neighborhood Wellness Clinic- Donations Needed

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Helping others is what we do in Opelika. The City of Opelika, East Alabama Medical Center and Auburn University are partnering to provide a mobile wellness clinic for under-served citizens in Opelika.

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Road Closure: Fox Trail

Road Closure: Fox Trail (at the South side of Fox Run), the road has been closed until further notice. Crews will be monitoring and will have the road damage fixed as quickly as the weather/rain allows. Thanks for your patience.

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Posted on: May 29, 2018

Primary Elections - Don't forget to vote June 5

Just a quick reminder to go VOTE in the Primary elections next Tuesday, June 5. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please call the Lee County Voter Registration office at 334-737-3635.

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

City of Opelika Memorial Day Information

Memorial Day: City offices will be closed on Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day. 

Garbage, Trash and Recycling will be picked up one day later than the usual pick-up day next week. 

The Sportsplex will be open from 5 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday.

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Posted on: May 21, 2018

City of Opelika Hosts Memorial Day Services on Monday, May 28

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Monday, May 28, beginning at 10 a.m. the City will host its annual Memorial Day Services to remember our Military Heroes who fought for the freedom of our country. The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial Monument which stands in front of Opelika&a...

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Posted on: May 4, 2018

Opelika Engineering Department Participates in the 2018 Water Festival

The City's Engineering Department was an integral part of the event. Scott Parker, City Engineer, and his staff were part of a group who used this as an opportunity to teach students about water, conservation of natural resources and becoming better stewa...

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Posted on: April 25, 2018

Cisco Meraki Issues Case Study on City of Opelika Information Technology Department

The City of Opelika's Information Technology Department has deployed Meraki wireless in government buildings for workers and citizens to use. See the full case study.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

April 14 - Events Still On

Events Update for Saturday, April 14:

Dog Park Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting  10 a.m. @ Floral Park - still on!

Rocky Brook Documentary Premier - Municipal Park - 5-6:45  pm Free Train Rides and 7 p.m. - Documentary Viewing. As of now, we a...

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Posted on: April 9, 2018

Roundabout Video Tips

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The following videos show examples of various types of vehicles using the new roundabout at Frederick and ML King Boulevard.

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Cunningham Bridge and Sportsplex Connector Updates:

Cunningham Drive Bridge—The contractor is slated to mobilize and begin work on the bridge this week, April 2.  

Sportsplex Connector Roadway—The timber operation is completed and the contractor will soon begin burning debris, removing stumps, plac...

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Posted on: April 2, 2018

Road Resurfacing Update 04/02/18

The contractor will continue paving in Cedar Creek Subdivision today and tomorrow. They will move to Hill Flo Avenue tomorrow afternoon. After that they will move to Calcutta Court and Scott Street next. It is possible another crew will move in before the...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Westside Recycling Center Closing April 1

Due to recycling material being continually contaminated, the Westside Recycling Center on Grand National Parkway in Opelika will close effective April 1, 2018. Citizens can sign up for curbside recycling for only $10 per month or bring recycling to one o...

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

Roundabout at Frederick, Auburn & ML King Boulevard Now Open

Monday, February 26, marked the official opening the new Roundabout on Frederick Road.This is the third and last phase of the Frederick Road project that began in 1990. The Opelika Engineering Department revised the design of the intersection of Frederick...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Opelika Sidewalk and Tree Project Updates

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About a year ago, the City of Opelika began working on a long-term ADA self-evaluation/transition plan. We set out to become the safest, most business and family friendly city in America by 2023. As a part of this plan, all city sidewalks, buildings, prog...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Mayor's Photo Gallery

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Visit the Mayor's Photo Gallery to see information on special visitors, council meeting remarks, employee spotlights and more.

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

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If you are new to the City of Opelika or are moving here in the very near future, find resources that will make your transition into our community easier!

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Posted on: March 1, 2018

History of the Rocky Brook Rocket

Mayor Gary Fuller as the conductor of the Rocky Brook Rocket

September 20, 1951, the Opelika Board of Parks and Recreation hired the first full time Director.Thirty one year old W.J. (Bill) Calhoun from Nashville, Tennessee was hired and an office at city hall was made available. The park board had functioned since...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Special SUSCC SportsPlex membership rates for students and employees

Due to a partnership between Southern Union State Community College, all SUSCC students and employees receive special membership pricing. 

Individual Membership Rates:Fall/Spring: $80/semesterSummer: $60/semester

Family Membership Rates:Fall/Spring...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

Sportsplex & Aquatic Center Memberships Now Available

Opelika Sportsplex and Aquatic Center memberships can be paid either monthly or annually. Choose your membership package and sign up today!

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