City Council Work Session
08/03/2015 - 5:00 PM
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City Council Meeting
08/03/2015 - 6:00 PM
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DWWE Meeting
08/05/2015 - 3:00 PM
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Planning Commission Meeting
08/10/2015 - 6:30 PM
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City Council Work Session
08/17/2015 - 5:00 PM
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 PUBLIC-HEARINGS-NOTICES

Spanish Fort Planning Commission
Meeting Agenda, Monday, July 13, 2015.


Proposed Amendments to the
Design Standards of the
Highlands of Spanish Fort


BID-RFP-OPPORTUNITIES

There are no Requests for Proposals
at this time for the City of Spanish Fort.
 


The Spanish Fort City Council adopted the
following ordinances on September 15, 2014:


Ordinance No. 476-2014, Business License
Code and Scheduling of Licenses of the
City of Spanish Fort, Alabama, for the
Year 2015 and Each Subsequent Year.


Ordinance No. 477-2014, an Ordinance
Establishing a License Tax for Persons
Engaged in Selling or Distributing
Gasoline or Motor Fuel Within the
Corporate Limits of the
City of Spanish Fort, Alabama.




If you have lost or found a pet, contact
Spanish Fort City Hall with information and a
photo of the pet, if possible.  This information
may be posted on the
City's Facebook page,
Spanish Fort, Alabama,
 
and shared with area veterinarians, animal
shelters, etc.
  Do your part by being a responsible
pet owner.  Have your pets spayed or
neutered. Pets should be micro-chipped or,
at the very least, wear a substantial collar
with current ID tags attached so that, should
they go missing, someone who finds your
pet can return them to you as soon as possible.

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SPANISH FORT IN THE NEWS

Diverging diamond interchange at Al-181 emerges as top priority as ALDOT explores exotic design.

Baldwin County discusses BRATS contracts, Spanish Fort Park-and-Ride.

Spanish Fort balancing small-town attitude with imminent growth.

Piggly Wiggly's move into Spanish prompts some governmental shuffling.

Spanish Fort Council approves fixes for high school, middle school fields.


Spanish Fort joins Class of 2015 with Alabama Communities of Excellence designation.

Spanish Fort on track for severe weather sirens.

7th Annual Delta Woods & Waters Expo was a great success.

2015 HEATSTROKE PREVENTION DAY

HEAT STROKE

Safe Kids Worldwide has designated Friday, July 31, 2015 Heatstroke Prevention Day. Heat exhaustion is a condition whose symptoms may include heavy sweating and a rapid pulse, a result of your body overheating and is one of three heat-related syndromes, with heat cramps being the mildest and heatstroke being the most severe. Causes of heat exhaustion include exposure to high temperatures, particularly when combined with high humidity, and strenuous physical activity. Heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, a life-threatening condition. Remember to check on the elderly as they are more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke as the temperatures may compound existing health issues.  If air conditioning is not available, have them spend time in an air conditioned place such as the mall or the library.  Fortunately, heat exhaustion is preventable.  Visit these and other websites for more information.
Heatstroke Risk Factors and Prevention
Symptoms of Heat-Related Illnesses

DON'T LEAVE CHILDREN IN VEHICLES!



A child dies from heatstroke approximately once every 9 days from being left alone in a hot vehicle.  In fact, heatstroke is the leading cause of non-crash vehicle fatalities for children aged 14 and younger and so far, 10 children have died in 2015 as a result of heatstroke as a result of being left in hot vehicles.  These tragedies can be prevented by heightening awareness of this problem, helping to reduce the number of deaths from automobile-related heatstroke by remembering to A.C.T.

A:   Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own. 
C:
   Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
T:    Take action.  If you see a child alone in a car, call 911 immediately.  Emergency personnel want you to call.  They are trained to respond to these situations and your call could save a life! 

Visit these and other websites for more informative.
Safety Tips from KidsAndCars.org
Prevent Child Heatstroke in Cars

 DON'T FORGET YOUR BEST FRIEND!

DOG ON ICE

On a sunny day with temperatures at or above 70 degrees, most people know that the temperature inside their car can soar to intolerable levels for anyone, including your dog.  Even in a shaded outdoor area, the heat can quickly affect your dog and cause serious complications, including death.  Not only to pet owners need to pay particular attention to the possibility of overheated pets.  Consideration must also be given to the heat of the asphalt or concrete pavement to prevent severe burns to the pet's paws.  Visit these and other websites for more information.
Preventing Heatstroke in Dogs
Protect Paws from Hot Pavement

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Welcome to the official website of the City of Spanish  Fort!  Whether you are a resident, considering a move, or just visiting our city, I hope that this site will become your go-to source for useful information about Spanish Fort and Baldwin County.  Please check back often for the most current announcements and information.  Our City staff strives to provide the best possible services for citizens and visitors alike and appreciates your comments and questions.  
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A Fox 10 News Interview

Interview with Mayor McMillan about Community Center construction progress.

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Mayor Mike McMillan Selected as
2015 Nappie Award Winner as Eastern Shore's
Hardest Working Elected Official


MAYOR MCMILLAN NAPPIE AWARD

Click the link to read the Lagniappe article, "Spanish Fort Mayor Mike McMillan
Doesn't Mind the Overtime".


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Town Center Park Now Open



Spanish Fort Town Center, Exit 35 off I-10,  MAP
South of Town Center Apartments
Constructed by Spanish Fort Town Center developer, Cypress Equities, the new public park includes a pavilion, fitness area, playground, splash pad and more.  Cypress Equities will manage the new park and may be contacted at 214-561-8800 for reserving park amenities.  The City of Spanish Fort is proud and excited to have this beautiful Town Center Park in our City!  Read AL.com's article and watch their video of Town Center Park Grand Opening.

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Please visit The Photo Gallery  to view photos of the City's various special events which take place throughout the year.


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Mobile River I-10 Bridge Project

MOBILE RIVER BRIDGE

July 23, 2015 Press Release - It was announced that Thompson Engineering has been selected as the Mobile River Bridge Project Design Team.  Please visit the Mobile River Bridge website, hosted by the Alabama Department of Transportation, for updates on the proposed bridge plans.

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