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After the meeting: Auburn City Council highlights from May 7, 2024

May 08 2024

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

Approved a contract for the FY 24 Streets Resurfacing Project. The City Council approved a contract in the amount of up to $3,327,500 to provide resurfacing services for the FY 24 Streets Resurfacing Project. The resurfacing project is an annual initiative to keep City streets in good repair and repave streets before they begin to deteriorate. A tentative list of streets to be resurfaced with the available funds can be found in the council ePacket at

Authorized the 2023 Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Annual Reports. The council authorized the submission of the required 2023 Municipal Water Pollution Prevention Annual Reports for both the H.C. Morgan Water Pollution Control Facility and the Northside Water Pollution Control Facility. The reports are prepared and submitted annually to the Alabama Department of Environmental Management. The reports provide a summary of the wastewater system performance records and utilizes a scoring process to determine the appropriate level of action required for improving performance in the upcoming year. The point totals for both facilities show outstanding scores that indicate staff are operating and maintaining the City’s wastewater treatment plans and collection system within an appropriate range, meeting the highest ranking range possible.

The council also:

  • Approved alcohol beverage licenses for Well Red’s new location on Donahue Drive and for Melt, located on Samford Trace Court.
  • Approved two concurrences with the Industrial Development Board for the sale of industrial facilities to ILJIN America Corporation as well as Auburn University.
  • Heard a report from the city engineer about the potential impacts of putting sidewalk along East University Drive, from Old Mill Road to McKinley Avenue near the high school. The council will decide whether to move forward with such an initiative at its meeting on June 4.

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 Tuesday, May 21, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber, located at 141 N. Ross St. in the Public Safety Building.