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After the meeting: Auburn City Council highlights from Nov. 21, 2023

November 22 2023

AUBURN, Ala.- The Auburn City Council took the following actions at its second regular meeting in November:

Authorized a Severe Weather Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday. The council approved an ordinance exempting specified items from the City’s 4% sales tax during the last full weekend in February, which is Feb. 23-25, for the Severe Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday. Items included in the tax holiday are the same as those included in the State legislation authorizing cities and counties to enact this sales tax holiday. You can find more information on the City's website.

Approved a private school use for ACC Academy. ACC Academy received approval for a private school use at 2200 Hamilton Road, where it will share space on the Auburn Community Church campus to facilitate a private school. The use is only approved for up to 100 kids in grades K-2. To expand to include more students or grades, ACC Academy must go back through the conditional use approval process, which ends with a vote by the council.

Approved a sewer flow monitoring project. The council approved a temporary sewer flow monitoring project for the Southside Sewer Basin for $94,300. These monitoring services are in addition to the permanent sanitary sewer flow monitoring servings already being provided. The project will provide the City’s Water Resource Management Department with data that will help the City make informed decisions regarding infrastructure capacity, condition and future capital improvement needs at local wastewater treatment facilities.

The council also:

  • Approved tax abatements with GE Aerospace-Auburn and I-PEX USA Manufacturing Inc. Both companies were granted original tax abatements in 2019, and due to supply chain issues and program delays, each requested a one year extension to allow time to place new equipment into service.
  • Approved various contracts for the purchase of City vehicles or equipment for the Auburn Police, Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments. For a full list, visit and select the Nov. 21 agenda.

Meeting minutes and a video of the meeting will be posted at Mayor Ron Anders’ recap of the meeting will be posted @CityofAuburnAL on social media. The next regular council meeting will be held on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber, located at 141 N. Ross St. in the Public Safety Building.