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After the meeting: Auburn City Council highlights from Feb. 6, 2024

February 07 2024

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

Approved additional pickleball courts at Lake Wilmore. The City Council approved a $1.96 million change order for the Lake Wilmore Park Community Center project to add six pickleball courts for a total of 12 new covered, lighted and fenced pickleball courts at this location. Also included will be grading work at an additional area on site that will allow for six additional courts in the future, which are expected to bid later this year as part of the Lake Wilmore Park Multiuse Fields project. For more information about the Lake Wilmore Community Center, visit

Approved the purchase of new HVAC for a portion of Boykin Community Center. The council approved the purchase of eight new rooftop HVAC package units for $63,213. The equipment will improve the heating and cooling of the Joyland Daycare classrooms within the Boykin Community Center and will prepare the facility for future additional renovations.

Recognized the Auburn High School Girls Cross Country Team. The council approved a resolution commending the AHS Girls Cross Country Team for winning the state championship and being crowned the 2023 Class 7A State Champions in November. With a margin of 60 points ahead of the competition, the team secured its sixth state title in the last seven years.

The council also:

  • Approved the purchase of a Life Pak 15 heart monitor for the Fire Department at a cost of $48,681.67. The device will be used on emergency response vehicles to improve operational effectiveness with the implementation of Advanced Life Support services.
  • Postponed votes on updates to the Engineering Design and Construction Manual as well as the Water Resource Management Design and Construction Manual to give the public more time to review both documents. The two items will be on the Feb. 20 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 Feb. 20, 2024, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber, located at 141 N. Ross St. in the Public Safety Building.