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After the meeting: Auburn City Council highlights from July 2, 2024

July 03 2024

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

Approved a license agreement for outdoor café improvements downtown. The City Council approved a license agreement for outdoor café improvements behind Little Italy and The Irritable Bao in downtown Auburn. Owners of these two restaurants plan to jointly improve the outdoor dining area by covering the patio space with a pergola. The agreement grants a license to owners of these restaurant properties to allow their tenants utilization of the City’s property for outdoor dining with an initial term of 10 years, with five renewal options of one year each, for a potential lease term of 15 years.

Approved a development agreement and tower crane agreement for the AC Hotel. The council approved a development agreement and tower crane agreement for the AC Hotel that is planned for North Gay Street. The development agreement addresses construction logistics related to public right of way, and both agreements are intended to protect the public using rights of way along North Gay Street and other streets by which materials and equipment will be delivered.

Authorized the purchase of three police motorcycles. The council authorized the purchase of three 2024 Harley-Davidson Electra Glide police motorcycles for a total cost of $83,655.66. One motorcycle will replace a damaged 2016 Honda ST1300, and two of the motorcycles will be expansion vehicles needed to support special events and traffic enforcement.

The council also:

  • Announced various traffic control signs and devices for roads and neighborhoods throughout Auburn, including a No U-Turn/No Left Turn sign to be located at the north end of the island at the intersection of East University Drive and Saugahatchee Road.
  • Approved professional consulting services for the Mall and Tacoma Drive Basins Sanitary Sewer Project at a cost of $119,700.

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, July 16, at 6 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Council Chamber, located at 141 N. Ross St. in the Public Safety Building.