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Posted on: January 21, 2020

OPELIKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ANNOUNCES OPELIKA INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

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The City of Opelika, the Opelika Economic Development Department and the Opelika Industrial Development Authority are excited to announce the creation of the Opelika Innovation and Technology Park (OITP). The new park is located in an Opportunity Zone (OZ...

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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: 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: April 8, 2020

MAYOR GARY FULLER SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER 02-20 CLOSING ALL CITY PARKS & RECREATION FACILITIES AND LO

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller signed an Executive Order today  closing all city-owned and operated parks located within the City of Opelika to the public. This means that no person shall go upon or allow any child in his or her custody to go upon or ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

OES ASKS RESIDENTS TO BAG ALL TRASH

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The City of Opelika and Opelika Environmental Services are asking residents to make sure all trash is bagged and tied before placing it in your can. This helps protect our team from the spread of germs and keeps litter off our city streets. We are committ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

MAYOR GARY FULLER SIGNS EXECUTIVE ORDER LIMITING NUMBER OF CUSTOMERS AT RETAIL AND GROCERY STORES

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller signed an Executive Order today which will limit the number of customers in retail and grocery stores within the Opelika city limits. Mayor Fuller was given full authority by the City Council on March 17 with the approval Ordinan...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

OPS MAKES ADDITIONAL ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT BILLING AND SERVICE DURING COVID-19 EVENT

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) continues to monitor the COVID-19
situation and make adjustments to help our customers during this time. OPS willcontinue to bill on schedule each month and payment is due as normal.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Accident Reports: Purchase on ALEA Website

While our buildings are closed, we are trying to provide resources and links to help you. If you are looking for an accident/crash report, please go to https://www.alea.gov/online-services and click the Purchase Crash Reports Online button. Follow the ins...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

OPELIKA MUNICIPAL COURT OUTLINES COURT PROCEDURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19; ORDER EXTENDED UNTIL APRI

Due to concerns with COVID-19, Opelika Municipal Court has issued an extension to an emergency order put out on March 13. This order shall remain in effect until April 30, 2020, or until such time as the Supreme Court of Alabama further Orders related to ...

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA COUNCIL APRIL 7, 2020 MEETING WILL BE LIVE STREAMED; CITY ANNOUNCES OTHER CANCELLED

The City of Opelika will hold its April 7, 2020 City Council meeting as scheduled. On Tuesday night, citizens can watch the meeting via live stream by going to https://www.facebook.com/cityofopelika/ and watch through Facebook Live. There will be no citiz...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA EXTENDS CITY BUILDING CLOSURES UNTIL APRIL 17; MAYOR ISSUES CONCERNS IN OTHER AREAS

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the City of Opelika is EXTENDING BUILDING CLOSURE DATES UNTIL APRIL 17, 2020. As we stated before, city departments will continue to serve the public online, by phone or by email. We will continue to update COVID-19 related ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Mayor Fuller Responds to Gov. Kay Ivey's Press Conference - March 27, 2020

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A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR GARY FULLER 

Dear Opelika Citizens:

Today, Governor Kay Ivey issued an amended Public Health Order that suspends certain public gatherings due to the risk of infection by COVID-19. I understand that these are drastic measures, ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Opelika Historic Preservation Commission - April 9, 2020 Meeting Cancelled

Notice of Cancellation:

The HPC meeting scheduled for April 9, 2020 has been cancelled. The next regular meeting will be May 14, 2020 at 4:30 p.m., Meeting Room at Municipal Court Building. 

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Posted on: March 25, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA TEMPORARILY CLOSING RECYCLING SITES AND CARDBOARD ROUTE PICKUP DUE TO COVID-19 SITUA

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Due to COVID-19 and its potential impact on our employees, Opelika’s Recycling Centers on 8th Avenue and Jeter Avenue are temporarily closing. We will also temporarily discontinue our commercial cardboard route until further notice. Our service ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

DON'T FLUSH ANYTHING BUT THE THREE P'S: PEE, POO, PAPER

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Citizens need to remember not throw anything in the toilet that doesn’t belong there because it is backing up our waste water pumps. This is a picture of one of waste water pump in the last few days. They are pictures of flushable wipes that are...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

COLUMBUS PARKWAY DRAINAGE PROJECT TO CAUSE TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE BEGINNING TUESDAY MARCH 24, 2020

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OPELIKA, Ala – Beginning Tuesday, March 24, 2020, a contractor for the City of Opelika will be replacing drainage structures on Columbus Parkway between South 4th Street and South 6th Street.

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA CLOSING ALL CITY BUILDINGS BUT WILL SERVICE CITIZENS BY ONLINE, PHONE OR EMAIL

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The City of Opelika has determined that due to the COVID-19 situation, all city buildings will be closed through April 5, 2020, as of 6 p.m. today, March 20. Departments will continue to serve the public online, by phone or email throughout this time. Sig...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING CANCELLED FOR MARCH 24, 2020 DUE TO COVID-19

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Due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Opelika is cancelling the March 24 Planning Commission meeting. We understand that this will impact applicants, property and business owners, developers and design professionals, but it is numericall...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES MAKES ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT BILLING AND SERVICE DURING COVID-19 EVENT

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) will continue to bill on schedule each month and payment is due as normal. If payment is not received by the delinquent date, a late fee will be added; however, OPS will not charge a non-payment fee nor will OPS disconnect pow...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA COVID-19 UPDATES – MARCH 17, 2020

City of Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller and City Administrator Joey Motley, along with Human Resources Director Ruth Blessing, met today to discuss several updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

INDIA ROAD CLOSURE AND DETOUR

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There will be a short term road closure and detour of India Road beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. A contractor is going to replace a drainage structure and install a pipe across India Road. The contractor will place barricade signs prohibitin...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

OPELIKA MUNICIPAL COURT OUTLINES COURT PROCEDURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Due to concerns with COVID-19, Opelika Municipal Court has issued an emergency order outlining court procedures. Please see Order from Presiding Judge Ben Hand and Judge Wes McCollum.

This order shall remain in effect until April 16, 2020, or until such ti...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

CENSUS EVENTS POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Due to concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Opelika is postponing the following Census Community events until a later date. We will update you all when we know the new dates.

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

CREEKWOOD WITHDRAWS PERMIT AND APPLICATION TO ADEM

The City of Opelika is pleased to announce that Creekwood Resources has withdrawn their permit and application to ADEM.

“I would like to express my appreciation to Jeffrey Major and CreekWood Resources for withdrawing their application. I am deep...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA TAKES PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TO AVOID OUTBREAK OF COVID-19

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The City of Opelika is taking precautionary measures by listening to local, state and federal public health officials by evaluating city-hosted activities and events in two-week increments with the community’s wellbeing in mind.  

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

STATEMENT FROM THE CITY OF OPELIKA MAYOR GARY FULLER REGARDING COVID-19

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I wanted to reach out today to reassure our citizens that the City of Opelika is prepared for the ever-changing coronavirus COVID-19 situation. City officials are working closely with East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika City Schools, local business and i...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

ADEM Postpones Public Hearing on Quarry

The ADEM public hearing for the Creekwood quarry has been postponed. Although the hearing has been postponed, the City of Opelika will continue working in opposition of the quarry and the proposed location. We appreciate the extra time. This will give our...

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Posted on: March 10, 2020

OPELIKA RANKS #16 IN "SOUTH'S BEST SMALL TOWNS 2020" ARTICLE IN SOUTHERN LIVING MAGAZINE

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Opelika is getting recognized nationally for its southern charm, deep industrial roots and its recent innovation. In Southern Living’s article of the "South’s Best Small Town 2020," Opelika ranked 16 of 20. Check out the arti...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

THE CITY OF OPELIKA’S INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT IMPLEMENTS GIS MAPPING TOOL

The City of Opelika’s Information Technology Department recently implemented its own hosted ESRI GIS portal. This hosted portal gives GIS the tools and ability to publish GIS data online and produce web applications targeted to specific mapping ...

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Posted on: March 6, 2020

ADA Compliance Work Update on South 8th Street and Avenue B

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Sidewalk work at the intersection of 8th Street and Avenue B will begin Monday, March 9. Traffic will be open on Avenue B, but will be closed on 8th Street for the week. We will keep you updated throughout the week if anything changes.

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

City Officials Working with EAMC to Stay Up to Date on Coronavirus

City officials met with Greg Nichols, EAMC Executive Vice President, and Brooke Bailey, EAMC Infection Prevention Director, earlier this week to discuss how we can work together to educate and keep the public updated on the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

KEEP OPELIKA BEAUTIFUL'S CITYWIDE CLEANUP

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On Saturday, March 7, 2020, Keep Opelika Beautiful will be leading the way for a citywide cleanup! 28 groups will be participating this year and each group determines their own location and start time. Groups clean and beautify a variety of roadways, park...

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

Help Opelika Stop Proposed Quarry - Here's How!

UPDATE: We have just received good news. ADEM is going to grant a public hearing in the Quarry Permit request by Creekside. No indication of date, but here is the letter from ADEM to Mr. Major. Please help spread the word.

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Posted on: February 26, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ASKS FOR COMMUNITY’S HELP IN CREATING A CONSOLIDATED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PLAN

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The City of Opelika’s Planning Department is asking for the community’s assistance in constructing a plan for Opelika’s community development. Every five years, City of Opelika partners with the community to develop a strateg...

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Posted on: February 21, 2020

ADEM PUBLIC HEARING AND QUARRY UPDATE

ADEM has called for a public hearing at Opelika Performing Arts Center (OPAC) on March 31 at 6 p.m. Mayor Gary Fuller would like to pass along his sincerest thanks to everyone who took the time to write ADEM to oppose the quarry and request a public heari...

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Posted on: February 20, 2020

OPD Alert: Opelika Police Officer Impersonation

On Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at approximately 4:30 PM, the Opelika Police Department responded to a call of someone impersonating a police officer. The offense occurred on Old Opelika Road. The victim was a teenage female driving alone in her car. She ...

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Posted on: February 17, 2020

Traffic Lights at Intersection of Gateway and I-85

The traffic lights at the intersection of Gateway Drive and I-85 have fallen down. Please stay away for your safety and there are live wires exposed. This repair will take 6-8 hours. Please stay clear.

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA MOVES CITY MEETINGS TO NEW MUNICIPAL COURT BUILDING BEGINNING MARCH 2020

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The City of Opelika is officially moving several key monthly meetings to the new Municipal Court Building. Beginning March 2020, the following meetings will permanently move to 300 MLK Boulevard, Opelika, Alabama 36801 (new Municipal Courtroom):

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF BETA BUSINESS PORTAL SITE – PERMIT STATUS AND INVOICE PAYMENT RE

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The City of Opelika Information Technology Department is excited to announce the launch of a beta Business Portal site. The beta site will allow contractors and citizens to check the status of a project registered with the city, whether that be permits, i...

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Posted on: February 13, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA REMINDS BUSINESSES OF BUSINESS LICENSE RENEWAL DATE

Business license renewals are due February 15. However, February 15 is on a Saturday, which means businesses will have until Monday, February 17. The city will be open for business on Monday, February 17, President’s Day.

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

THE CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES REGISTRATION DATES FOR CITIZEN’S POLICE ACADEMY

The City of Opelika Police Department is now accepting applications for the Citizen’s Police Academy. The Academy meets for eight consecutive Thursday nights beginning on April 2. The final class will be May 21. The class size is limited to 20 p...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES NEW RECYCLING CAMPAIGN AND NEW SUPERHERO

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The City of Opelika and the Opelika Environmental Services Department are excited to rollout a new recycling campaign in hopes to grow local recycling participation and encourage citizens to Recycle Right in Opelika.

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Posted on: January 28, 2020

ADA Compliance Work on South 8th Street and Avenue B

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Crews will begin working on ADA Compliance work at the intersection of South 8th Street and Avenue B on January 28, 2020. This week, there will be minimal impact on traffic and no road closures. 

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Posted on: January 27, 2020

Creekwood Resources - Granite Quarry

Creekwood Resources in Florence, AL has applied to ADEM for an air permit and a NPDES permit for a proposed granite quarry.  The site is on County Road 168 just off US 431 north of Opelika.  It’s not in Opelika City Limits but ...

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Posted on: January 21, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

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The City of Opelika, the Opelika Economic Development Department and the Opelika Industrial Development Authority are excited to announce the creation of the Opelika Innovation and Technology Park (OITP). The new park is located in an Opportunity Zone (OZ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2020

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

Alcohol Beverage Licenses expired on December 31. The licensee must be renewed the on or before January 15. 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 26, 2019

ROAD CLOSURE: ROCKY BROOK ROAD REMAINS IMPASSABLE

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Road Closure: Rocky Brook Road between Overlook Drive and Rocky Brook Lane remains impassable at this time. Please avoid this area if possible. We will keep you updated as information becomes available.

 

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Posted on: December 12, 2019

SOCIETY HILL ROAD AND GATEWAY DRIVE ROUNDABOUT CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

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Today, Thursday, December 12, the contractor working on the intersection conversion to a roundabout at Society Hill Road/Lee Road 054 and Gateway Drive will be directing a major change in the traffic patterns at the intersection.

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

MAYOR SUSPENDS RULES AT OPELIKA CEMETERIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

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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 December 10 through January 5, 2020, governing the placement of floral arra...

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Posted on: December 9, 2019

TRAFFIC SIGNAL INSTALLED AT AIRPORT ROAD AND PEPPERELL PARKWAY

City of Opelika Public Works/ESG crews have completed the installation of a new traffic signal at Airport Road and Pepperell Parkway. The power has been turned on and the signals will flash for the remainder of this week. At that time, the light will be t...

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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

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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

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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.

The contractor will close one lane of traffic. There will be proper construction barricade signs and flaggers to keep traffic...

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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: 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 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.

  • This is a standard fuel tanker truck doing a complete trip around the Frederick Road roundabout. The rear wheel is doing as it is ...
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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: March 18, 2020

City Of Opelika COVID-19 UPDATES - April 8, 2020

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A Message From Mayor Gary Fuller

Today I signed an Executive Order today which will limit the number of customers in retail and grocery stores within the Opelika city limits. As Mayor, I was given full authority by the City Council on March 17 with the app...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

2020 Census Opelika Counts

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The 2020 Census is very important to the future of our state. We all need to stand up and say “I Count”
by completing and submitting our Census forms in March and April 2020.

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The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the United ...

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Posted on: May 3, 2018

Mayor's Photo Gallery

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Special visitors, council meeting remarks, employee spotlights and more.

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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: 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: March 17, 2020

Activities for Social Distancing (Fitness + Kids Activities)

Need to get the kids out of the house, but trying to practice social distancing? Here are our Top 10 Activities for Children.

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Dixie Boys Baseball (13-15)

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, our baseball season will be postponed. If you intend to play we encourage you to call (334) 7055-5560 and express your intent to play. We will take you information, and when we are able to begin our season we will contact you for ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Classes

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ISR private lessons teach 6 month-6 year olds how to rescue themselves in the event they find themselves in the water alone.

Monetary Committment:SportsPlex Member Cost: $85/ weekNon-Member Cost: $95/weekAdditional Fees: $105 one-time registration fee to I...

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Posted on: January 17, 2020

"Swim the Cahaba" for a free membership

Swim the Cahaba right here in Opelika, without dipping a toe in icy water. The first person to complete the challenge will receive a free year of membership at the Opelika SportsPlex. There’s no end date for this challenge, so you can swim at yo...

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