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Posted on: September 23, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA WORKING TO MAKE DANGEROUS INTERSECTION SAFER FOR TRAVELERS

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The City of Opelika is working to make the intersection of Sportsplex Parkway and West Point Parkway near I-85 safer for travelers. City leadership is aware that there have been a number of crashes and many near-misses at this location.  

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA AND AUBURN UNIVERSITY PARTNER TO CELEBRATE PARK(ING) DAY

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The City of Opelika and Auburn University’s American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) student group will participate in PARK(ing) Day on September 26, 2020. PARK(ing) Day is an annual event that encourages landscape architects, community m...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CHIEF MCEACHERN'S RETIREMENT

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The City of Opelika announces the retirement of Opelika Police Chief John McEachern effective November 30, 2020. Chief McEachern was appointed OPD Chief in April 2013 and has served as OPD Chief for nearly eight years.

“John McEachern has done an...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

WEATHER UPDATE FROM LEE COUNTY EMA

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LEE COUNTY EMA WEATHER UPDATE: 

We are continuing to see rainfall being the primary issue with Sally as she makes her way across the state. Rainfall for our county will be between 6in to 8in with some areas seeing closer to 10in or more.  ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

WEATHER UPDATE FROM LEE COUNTY EMA

Weather Update from Lee County, Alabama EMA: 
Hurricane Sally is continuing to show trends of shifting EAST which will ultimately place more rain in our direction. Depending on how quickly Hurricane Sally turns east will depend on the impacts and ...
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Posted on: September 15, 2020

HALLOWEEN 2020

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After serious thought about the safety of our community and the current state safer-at-home orders, the City of Opelika has decided not to host Fall Festival and door-to-door trick-or-treating. We have determined there would be no safe way to have these e...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

TOWN HALL SERIES: COMMUNITY RELATIONS

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6 - 7 p.m. Thursday, September 24, 2020. Space limited to maintain social distancing(First come first serve)
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Posted on: September 9, 2020

City of Opelika Communications Survey

The City of Opelika is seeking feedback to improve their communications methods to engage and inform area citizens and stakeholders. Please complete the survey items below. Your individual responses will be collected and kept confidential. Response totals...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES AND AMEA KICK OFF 2021 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Will you be graduating from an area high school in the spring of 2021? Do you receive your electricity from Opelika Power Services? Then if your answer to these questions is “yes,” you could be eligible to receive a scholarship from Op...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

OPELIKA CITY COUNCIL CALLS MEETING TO DECLARE RESULTS OF MUNICIPAL ELECTION 2020

The Opelika City Council is calling a City Council meeting on September 1, 2020 at 12 p.m. (Noon) in the Municipal Court Building (300 Martin Luther King Blvd.). This special meeting is called to canvass the returns and declare the results of the August 2...

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Posted on: August 21, 2020

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT PROMOTION SERGEANT BRANDON PETTAWAY

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The Opelika Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Detective Brandon Pettaway to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Pettaway has been with the Opelika Police Department since July of 2015. He is currently serving as an investigator in the V...

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Posted on: August 20, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA RELEASES ESTIMATED ROADWAYS TO BE RESURFACED IN FISCAL YEAR 2020

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The City of Opelika and the engineering department have released a list of roads that are estimated to be resurfaced in the 2020 fiscal year - weather and pandemic permitting.

List of Streets:

South Long Street (Frederick Road to Donald Avenue)

Hamer Place (...

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Posted on: August 17, 2020

MAYOR GARY FULLER OF OPELIKA ELECTED VICE PRESIDENT OF THE ALABAMA LEAGUE OF MUNICIPALITIES

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller was recently elected by his municipal colleagues to serve as Vice President of the Alabama League of Municipalities for 2020-2021. He was elected and took office during the League’s Annual Business Session, which was he...

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Posted on: August 11, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA BEGINS SECOND PHASE OF ADA SIDEWALK WORK AND TREE REMOVALS

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The City of Opelika is beginning its second phase of implementing American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance work on sidewalks and intersections in the Northside area this week. Crews will start with improvements at 3rd Avenue and 12th Street and the...

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Posted on: August 10, 2020

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN THE AUGUST 25 MUNICIPAL GENERAL ELECTION

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Today, August 10, is the last day to register for voting in the 2020 Opelika Municipal General Election.  The election will be held on August 25, 2020 and polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. To register to vote, visit https://www.ala...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

CAR TECH, LLC EXPANDING IN OPELIKA, ALA.

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Mayor Gary Fuller, the Opelika City Council and the Opelika Industrial Development Authority are excited to announce an expansion at Car Tech, LLC.

Car Tech, an automotive parts manufacturer, will be investing more than $30 million for a new assembly build...

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Posted on: August 4, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA INVITES THE PUBLIC TO PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE MASTERPLAN MEETING

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The City of Opelika would like to invite the public to attend a presentation virtually through the city’s YouTube channel or in-person at the Municipal Courtroom (300 ML King Boulevard) on August 27 from 5:00 to 7:00 about the Opelika Bicycle an...

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Posted on: July 31, 2020

GENEVA STREET ROAD WORK UPDATE: SHUTDOWN OF INTERSECTION BEGINNING MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2020

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OPELIKA, Ala. – Starting on Monday, August 3, 2020 contractors will completely shutdown the intersection of Geneva Street and Stowe Avenue in order to place the new curb and gutter along Stowe Avenue. Once paving is complete Geneva Street will b...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

MAYOR GARY FULLER AND COUNCIL PRESIDENT EDDIE SMITH THANK PARTNERS FOR MAKING YOUTH INCARCERATION PR

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Mayor Gary Fuller and City Council President Eddie Smith hosted an informational session today to discuss the city’s new Youth Incarceration Prevention Project (YIPP) pilot program. This project is a result of the Opelika Commission on Crime and...

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Posted on: July 28, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) CARES ACT FUNDING APPLICATIONS NO

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The City of Opelika announces that funding is now available through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CARES Act.

Applications are now available for assistance with rent, mortgage and utility expenses for persons or small businesses who have suff...

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

MAYOR FULLER AND CITY OF OPELIKA THANK LOWES FOR MINORITY AND RURAL GRANT PROGRAM

OPELIKA, Ala – Mayor Gary Fuller and the City of Opelika would like to share information about a small business grant available to minority-owned and rural  businesses being made by Lowe’s.

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Accident Alert: Avoid Cunningham Drive

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Opelika Police Department is reporting an accident at Cunningham Drive and the CSX Railroad crossing. A train collided with a piece of heavy construction equipment that was in use. The driver of the construction equipment is being airlifted. Condition unk...

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Posted on: July 14, 2020

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY RELATIONS/SPECIAL SERVICES DIVISION AND OTHER PROM

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The City of Opelika and the Opelika Police Department are pleased to introduce a new division of the OPD to the Opelika community. The Community Relations/Special Services Division will focus on engaging with the citizens of Opelika, improving cultural re...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Public Hearing for (CDBG) 5 Year Consolidated Plan Tuesday, July 14

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The City of Opelika will hold a Public Hearing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, July 14, 2020, in the Municipal Court Meeting Room, 300 MLK Boulevard, Opelika to discuss the proposed amendments to the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) Five Y...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA AND OPELIKA NORTHSIDE HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION THANK ROGER BELL FOR 19 YEAR

Roger Bell, long-time chair of the Victorian Front Porch Tour (VFPT) announces his retirement after 19 years serving the Northside Historic District. The City of Opelika and the Opelika Northside Historic Neighborhood Association extend a thank you to Bel...

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Posted on: July 7, 2020

Alabama Sales Tax Holiday Starts July 17

Alabama’s Sales Tax Holiday for school related items is July 17-19.

For more information, visit https://revenue.alabama.gov/sales-use/sales-tax-holidays/

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Posted on: July 6, 2020

OPS OPELIKA SHARE PROGRAM

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The City of Opelika and Opelika Power Services would like to remind the public of the Opelika Share program. This program is a way for neighbors to help neighbors keep their lights on in times of need.

The program benefits qualified Opelika residents with ...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA WILL TAKE APPLICATIONS FOR CARES ACT FUNDING THROUGH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMEN

The City of Opelika has been awarded funds through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist low-to moderate income individuals and small businesses who have suffered a loss of income due to COVID-19.  Assistance will b...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Why Face Coverings During COVID-19 Are Important?

Mayor Gary Fuller and the Opelika City Council would like to encourage you to wear masks when you are in contact with others. We are seeing an increase in cases again. It is now clear, more than ever, that face masks are the best way to help prevent the s...

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Posted on: June 26, 2020

Keep Opelika Beautiful Announces Patriotic Porch Contest

Keep Opelika Beautiful announces the Patriotic Porch Contest for residents of Opelika. Front porches and yards will be judged based on red, white and blue theme, creativity, arrangement and overall presentation.

To enter, submit photo and contact informati...

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Posted on: June 22, 2020

REPORT FROM MAYOR GARY FULLER AND CITY OF OPELIKA CONCERNING ALLEGATIONS OF USE OF RACIAL SLUR

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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE             JUNE 22, 2020

OPELIKA, Ala – Allegations were recently made that a police officer violated the City of Opelika personnel policies by...

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Posted on: June 16, 2020

COVID19 UPDATE: OPELIKA POWER SERVICES LOBBY TO OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation to make decisions that protect the health and well-being of our customers and employees.  We will be opening our lobby for APPOINTMENTS ONLY beginning June 22, 2020. &nb...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

OPELIKA ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TO REOPEN RECYCLING CENTERS

The City of Opelika will reopen the Jeter Avenue Recycling Center on Monday, June 1, 2020 and the 8th Avenue Recycling Center on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.

Operational days and hours will remain the same:

Jeter Avenue Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 am &n...

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Posted on: May 28, 2020

LEWIS COOPER JR. MEMORIAL LIBRARY EASES ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS BEGINNING MAY 30

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Beginning May 30, 2020 Lewis Cooper Jr. Memorial Library will further ease restrictions for patrons.

  • Return to normal library hours:
    • Monday - Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m....
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Posted on: May 28, 2020

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES REINSTATING LATE AND NONPAYMENT FEES

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) is glad to see that businesses are reopening and people are going back to work. We hope our policy of waiving late and nonpayment fees have helped our customers during this time. 

OPS will resume adding late fees to bi...

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Posted on: May 25, 2020

2020 Virtual Memorial Day Service

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Please join us in the comfort of your own home on this morning at 10 sharp for a virtual memorial day to honor those who have fallen. The lineup is filled with some amazing singers, a deep message, poems and prayer. Visit the city’s YouTube page...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA UPDATES FOLLOWING GOVERNOR KAY IVEY AMENDED SAFER AT HOME ORDER MAY 21, 2020

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The City of Opelika has made changes based on Governor Kay Ivey’s amended Safer at Home order which goes into effect today at 5 p.m. Major modifications are taking place primarily at our Parks and Recreation Department.

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

THE CLUB BEHIND THE 91 AMERICAN FLAGS DECORATING DOWNTOWN OPELIKA

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During Memorial Day and several other patriotic holidays, historic downtown Opelika is decorated with 91 American flags. The Opelika Civitan Club shows their patriotic pride by volunteering to put up 38 flags on 6th Street, 20 flags on 2nd Avenue bridge a...

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Posted on: May 19, 2020

MAYOR FULLER ISSUES AMENDED EXECUTIVE ORDER INCREASING RETAIL AND GROCERY STORE CAPACITY TO 50%

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller has amended Executive Order 01-20  which limits the number of customers in retail and grocery stores within the Opelika city limits.

The following guidelines are effective May 19, 2020 at 7 a.m.:

Social distancing:

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Posted on: May 18, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA HOSTS VIRTUAL MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES ON MONDAY, MAY 25 ON YOUTUBE CHANNEL

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Monday, May 25, the City will host a virtual Memorial Day Services to remember our military heroes who fought for the freedom of our country. The event can be viewed on the city’s YouTube Channel (Opelika City Gov) at 10 a.m. The link for the ci...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

OPELIKA POLICE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES REPORTS OF SCAM CALLS

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It has been brought to our attention that several citizens have received scam calls claiming that the caller is an Opelika Police Department officer. The caller is using the identity of current OPD officers and requesting electronic payment for outstandin...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA TO REOPEN CITY OWNED BUILDINGS BEGINNING MAY 18; TAKING PRECAUTIONS

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City of Opelika officials announce that all city buildings will reopen on May 18, 2020.

“We are pleased to be opening our city buildings to the public and we plan to take necessary precautions to protect our employees and citizens. We have develo...

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Posted on: May 12, 2020

Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting This Morning on YouTube Live

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The Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting will be at 9 a.m. this morning May 12, 2020 at the meeting chambers in the Opelika Municipal Court and will be streamed on YouTube Live for your convenience. Go to the Opelika City Gov page to watch. https://www.yout...

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Posted on: May 4, 2020

ROAD WORK NOTIFICATION: ROCKY BROOK ROAD

ROAD WORK NOTIFICATION: Contractors will begin work to repair the failing drainage culvert on Rocky Brook Road between Camelot Drive and North Hills Drive tomorrow, May 5. The road will be closed to through traffic for several weeks while the contractor r...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES TO EXTEND THE WAIVING OF LATE FEES, NONPAYMENT FEES AND DISCONNECTION OF POWE

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Opelika Power Services (OPS) will extend the waiving of late fees, which began on April 6, 2020, until bills due before June 5, 2020.  We will also extend the waiving of nonpayment fees and disconnection, which began on February 10, 2020, until d...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

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

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Due to continued concerns with COVID-19, Opelika Municipal Court has issued an extension to an emergency order put out on March 13, 2020. This order shall remain in effect until May 15, 2020, or until such time as the Supreme Court of Alabama issues furth...

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Posted on: April 28, 2020

MAYOR FULLER ANNOUNCES CHANGES AS A RESULT OF AL GOVERNOR'S SAFER AT HOME ORDER

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Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller announces City of Opelika changes as a result of Governor Ivey’s Safer at Home Order, effective April 30 at 5 p.m.

“While Gov. Ivey has lifted some restrictions due to COVID-19, we understand that we ...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

OPELIKA PLANNING COMMISSION WILL OFFER REMOTE ONLINE VIRTUAL MEETING ON APRIL 28, 2020.

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The City of Opelika Planning Commission will meet April 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. (CST) in the Meeting Chambers in a VIRTUAL/ELECTRONIC MEETING with commissioners, staff and interested parties participating through video conferencin...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

OPELIKA POWER SERVICES HONORED WITH NATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING SAFETY PRACTICES

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Opelika Power Services has earned the American Public Power Association’s Safety Award of Excellence for safe operating practices in 2019. The utility earned 1st place award in the category for utilities with 30,000 – 59,999 worker-hou...

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Posted on: April 20, 2020

CDBG COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRESENTATION AVAILABLE NOW

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Due to social distancing recommendations as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) a Community Engagement presentation is available for public viewing beginning today, Monday, April 20, 2020  on the city website at https://www.opelika-al.gov/737/...

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Posted on: April 17, 2020

Opelika Economic Development Department Offers "Open In Opelika" Portal

In an effort to help citizens know which businesses and healthcare providers are still open during the COVID pandemic, we now have available a directory.  In addition to the directory, there is a mapping feature that shows all locations, as well ...

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Posted on: April 16, 2020

CITY OF OPELIKA COUNCIL APRIL 21, 2020 MEETING WILL BE LIVE STREAMED ON FACEBOOK

The City of Opelika will hold its April 21, 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 at 7 p.m.. There will ...

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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.

Columbus Parkway will be closed to through traffic alo...

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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.

As of March 17, 2020, Opelika Power Services will close the lobby...

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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.

COVINGTON COMMUNITY GAME NIGHTMarch 26, 20206 - 8 p.m. • Cov...

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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

Citywide Cleanup

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.

As part of the campaign, a new superher...

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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. 

Beginning next week, we will have temporary road cl...

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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

Gateway Drive and Society Hill Road Intersection Construction

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

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 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 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 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: 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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