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Posted on: May 5, 2022

City of Opelika to Host Memorial Day Services on May 30 at Courthouse Square

The City of Opelika will host Memorial Day Services on May 30, 2022. The event will remember our military heroes who fought for the freedom of our country and the families who lost lo...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama to Launch First U.S. Built Electrified Genesis Gv70 and Santa Fe

The Opelika City Council approved tax abatements and exemptions today for several of Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) suppliers at the May 3, 2022, City Council meeting. These include Cumberland Plastics, Daewon and Hanwha.

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

City of Opelika and Opelika Power Services Install Electric Vehicle Chargers in Four Locations

Opelika Power Services is proud to announce the installation of eight Level two electric vehicle (EV) chargers throughout the city.

The chargers are in four different locations through...

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Posted on: April 25, 2022

Sportsplex Parkway Roundabout Construction Begins in May

The Sportsplex Parkway roundabout construction starts at the beginning of May.

The three phases of construction are as follows:

  • Phase 1: The contractor for the City of Opelika will be placing construction signs and mobilizing to the site over the next few w...
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Posted on: April 15, 2022

City of Opelika Celebrates Month of the Military Child With #PurpleUp Day

OPELIKA, Ala. – On Tuesday, April 19, 2022, the City of Opelika is wearing purple to celebrate the Month of the Military Child (MOMC).

The month of April is set aside to show appreciation for military children in the United States, officially kno...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Opelika Power Services and AMEA Announce 2022 Scholarship Winners

OPELIKA, Ala. – Opelika Power Services and the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) are pleased to announce the local winners of the 2022 AMEA Scholarship.

 

Each year, AMEA helps 40 high school seniors across the state who plan to...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Notice of Public Workshops - Redistricting

CITY OF OPELIKA

NOTICE OF PUBLIC WORKSHOPS

REDISTRICTING OF CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT BOUNDARIES

 

            NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City Council of the City of Opelika will conduct public w...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Summer Pool + Splash Park Membership

A smiling boy with a splash park in the background

The Opelika SportsPlex is now offering a summer pool and splash park membership.

Cost

The Summer Pool/Splash Park membership is $40 per person. 

Dates

The membership spans from June 1-July 31, 2022 (during scheduled operational hours).

How to sign-up

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Posted on: March 25, 2022

CITY & FORT BENNING’S TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ANNOUNCE FIRST SOLDIER TO NEW CAREER PROGRAM

The City of Opelika and Golden State Foods recognized the first intern, Andrew Vacarro, to a new program called Career Skills Program (CSP) on March 25 at 10 a.m. The event was held at Golden State Foods, 4801 Northpark Drive, Opelika. 

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS TO HOST OPELIKA SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES PRESENTATION MARCH 28

The League of Women Voters will host a meeting at the Opelika Public Library on March 28 at 6:30 p.m.. Planning Director Matt Mosley will cover  Opelika Sustainability Initiatives.  

Opelika’s Sustainability Initiatives are focu...

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Posted on: March 9, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA PLANNING DEPARTMENT ADDRESSES CONCERNS ABOUT NEW APARTMENTS – THE TAYLOR

To Our Opelika Community,

There has been a great deal of discussion floating around on a new apartment project – The Taylor. I wanted to take a moment to share insight into how the city has evaluated this project. In this letter, I will address many of the...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

City of Opelika Financial Health Initiative Still Offering Consultations With The PRF Institute

OPELIKA, Ala. – The City of Opelika kicked off its new Opelika Financial Health Initiative (OFHI) in November 2021. The city began a partnership with Dr. Nathaniel Dunlap, Jr. of The PRF Institute to help residents of Opelika develop a ...

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Posted on: February 28, 2022

Russell Jones receives Certified Municipal Clerk Designation

OPELIKA, Ala. – City of Opelika announces Russell Jones, City Clerk, recently received his Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) designation from the International Insititute of Municipal Clerks (IIMC). 

The CMC program is de...

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Posted on: February 27, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES 2ND ANNUAL ANTI-LITTER CAMPAIGN AND EVENT – DON’T BE AN OPE-LOSER

The City of Opelika is bringing back its Don’t Be An Ope-loser! anti-litter campaign and Slam Dunk The Junk event in an effort to educate and encourage visitors and citizens to keep the community clean. There will soon be brightly painted trash cans throu...

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Posted on: February 19, 2022

OPELIKA ROADS CLOSED FOR AUBURN FLYERS CYCLING WEEKEND

Auburn-Opelika, AL – The Auburn University club cycling team, known as the Auburn Flyers, is hosting their annual Auburn Flyers Cycling Weekend on February 26-27. The race will include a road race, time trial, and criterium. The Auburn-Opelika area will b...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL TO HOLD CALLED MEETING ON FEBRUARY 21 AT 12 P.M.

OPELIKA, Ala. – The Opelika City Council is calling a special meeting which will be held on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 12 p.m. in the Courtroom of the Municipal Court Building located at 300 Martin Luther King Blvd. 

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Posted on: January 12, 2022

OPELIKA MUNICIPAL COURT REQUESTS INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SICK WITH COVID OR HAVE SYMPTOMS NOT PRESENT TH

City of Opelika Municipal Court Administrator, Denise Rogers, is requesting that individuals who have tested positive for COVID, or those who have symptoms, not present themselves to court. In order to avoid a Failure To Appear warrant, individuals need s...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ELECTION WARD 3 UNOFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS

The City of Opelika held a Special Election for Ward 3 on January 11, 2022. The following are unofficial elections results:

 

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Hanwha Cimarron Seeking Applicants

Hanwha Cimarron is seeking applicants for pre-employment training for Multiple Positions in Opelika, Al.

MULTIPLE POSITIONS

PAY: $18.00+ PER HOUR

BASED UPON EXPERIENCE

https://jobs.aidt.edu/index.a4d?fuseaction=jobs.view;tid=24359

 

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Garbage & Recycling Schedule - Week of Jan. 17

During the week of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Opelika Environmental Services will not run routes on Monday. Routes for the remainder of the week will run a day behind the regular schedule. If your trash or recycling is picked up on Monday, please put you...

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Posted on: February 17, 2022

CITY OF OPELIKA CELEBRATES 34 YEARS AS A TREE CITY

OPELIKA, Ala. – For the 34th year Opelika has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management. 

Opelika achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the programs fou...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Ward 3 Special Election Information

The Municipal Court Building (300 Martin Luther King Drive) will be open at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, to receive and read out the official results of the Special Election for the new Ward 3 Council member. This will be open to the public as ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

OPELIKA LIBRARY FRIENDS RECEIVE GRANT FROM GOLDEN STATE FOODS FOUNDATION FOR OUTDOOR MUSICAL GARDEN

L-R: Nathan Murphey, Group Vice President of Operations Golden State Foods; Kathy Schoonover, Accounting Manager GSF and also GSF Foundation Treasurer; Melissa Richardson, Executive Administrative Assistant GSF; Mackenzie Poole, Opelika Library Friends Bo...

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Posted on: December 17, 2021

CITY OF OPELIKA REMINDS PROPERTY OWNERS THAT RENTAL PROPERTY REGISTRATION IS DUE JANUARY 1, 2022

The City of Opelika reminds rental property owners that registration of rental properties is due no later than January 1, 2022.

Property owners can register at the link below. Please mail or bring in form and fee payment to Building Inspections. 

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Posted on: December 16, 2021

North Uniroyal Closed Due to Bridge Replacement

North Uniroyal Road is closed to traffic due to the bridge being replaced. It is expected to take up to six months for this project to be completed. Thank you for your patience as crews work on this much needed improvement.

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Posted on: December 8, 2021

AMEA honors City of Opelika for 40-year partnership

The Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) honored the City of Opelika for its 40 years of partnership and support during the joint action agency’s awards luncheon, Thursday, Dec. 2.

AMEA recognized its 11 Members, including the City of Opelika, durin...

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

OPELIKA FIRE DEPARTMENT NAMED NEWEST MEMBER OF THE ALABAMA FIRE COLLEGE TEAM OF REGIONAL TRAINING CE

The City of Opelika and the Opelika Fire Department along with the Alabama Fire College recently announced that the Opelika Fire Department was named the newest member of the Alabama Fire College’s team of Regional Training Centers (RTC). Opelika is the 2...

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Posted on: November 29, 2021

North Uniroyal Bridge Replacement - Road Closures/Detours Expected

In preparation for the bridge replacement on North Uniroyal, Southeast Gas will have crews onsite working to relocate a section of gas line that is in conflict with the new bridge. They will have lane closures starting on Tuesday 11/30 and will need two w...

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Posted on: November 23, 2021

Mayor Fuller Proclaims November 27, 2021 Small Business Saturday

Mayor Fuller Proclaimed November 27, 2021 Small Business Saturday. 

L-R: Ken Ward, Director of Opelika Main Street; Taylor Sumrall of Taylor Made Design; Mayor Gary Fuller; Ali Rauch, President of the Opelika Chamber of Commerce

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS...

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