COVID-19 UPDATES

CITY COUNCIL MEETING LOGIN

June 1, 2020

Join in on the Spanish Fort City Council Work Session and Meeting on Monday, May 18th!
CLICK HERE to view tonight's agenda.

Work Session: 4:30 pm (listen-only mode)

City Council Meeting: 6 pm (public participation welcomed)

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FROM THE MAYOR

May 22, 2020

In accordance with the Order issued by the State Health Officer Suspending Certain Public Gatherings Due to the Risk of Infection by COVID-19, as amended on May 21, 2020, the City of Spanish Fort is taking the following action:

All Spanish Fort City facilities, except for the Senior Center, will reopen on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 8:00 am. The Senior Center will remain closed in accordance with the order issued by the State Health Officer. Adequate distancing of 6’ minimum and compliance with the orders issued by the State Health Officer and applicable guidelines will be required.

Spanish Fort City parks, including Spirit Park, Integrity Park and the Kids Park, will reopen effective Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Youth league practice can resume on Friday, May 22, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Athletic events may commence on Monday, June 15, 2020, as long as all participants and spectators engage in social distancing and comply with the orders issued by the State Health Officer and all applicable guidelines.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING LOGIN

May 18, 2020

 

Join in on the Spanish Fort City Council Work Session and Meeting on Monday, May 18th!
CLICK HERE to view tonight's agenda.

Work Session: 4:30 pm (listen-only mode)

City Council Meeting: 6 pm (public participation welcomed)


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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING LOGIN

May 11, 2020


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A MESSAGE FROM MAYOR MIKE MCMILLAN REGARDING SAFER AT HOME ORDER

May 11, 2020

Now that the Governor and State Health Officer have issued the new Safer at Home Order, the City of Spanish Fort is working to get back to the “new normal” as soon as possible. In accordance with the Order of the State Health Officer as amended on May 8th, the City is taking the following actions:

 

  • City staff is back at full capacity to prepare for reopening City facilities.

  • City Hall, Spanish Fort Public Library, and Spanish Fort Senior Center remain closed and will reopen in accordance with applicable guidelines.

  • With the exception of the Kids Park on Ember Lane, all City parks are now open.

  • Spirt Park tennis courts are open for singles and doubles play. (Sports league play remains closed.)

Please continue to do your part by washing your hands regularly and practicing social distancing by remaining 6-feet apart at City facilities and as you go about your day. We will get through this together!
 

Click here to read Mayor Mike McMillan's full message. 

CITY COUNCIL MEETING LOGIN

May 4, 2020

Join in on the Spanish Fort City Council Work Session and Meeting on Monday, May 4th!

Work Session: 4:30 pm (listen-only mode)

City Council Meeting: 6 pm (public participation welcomed)

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"SAFER AT HOME ORDER" ISSUED BY OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

April 28, 2020

ADPH and the office of Governor Kay Ivey has announced a new statewide COVID-19 emergency health order that will take effect April 30th, at 5 pm. This order will relax the previous health order regarding individuals, employers, retailers, beaches and medical procedures. 

For more information, read the full order here.

SPECIAL CALLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING - APRIL 30, 2020

April 29, 2020

The Spanish Fort City Council will hold a special called meeting at 4:00 pm on Thursday, April 30th, 2020. Due to the current situation regarding the CDC guidelines for social distancing regarding to the COVID-19 virus, this meeting will be held remotely. For any persons interested in listening in on this call, the call-in information can be found below. 

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CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSION AND MEETING LOGIN - APRIL 20, 2020

April 18, 2020

Join in on the Spanish Fort City Council Work Session and Meeting on Monday, April 20th!

 

Work Session: 4:30 pm (listen only mode)

City Council Meeting: 6 pm (public participation welcomed)

Join from your computer, tablet, or smart phone at the link below.

https://www.gotomeet.me/CityofSpanishFort/spanish-fort-city-council-meeting

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Access Code: 878-242-429

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PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING LOGIN - APRIL 13, 2020

April 13, 2020

Spanish Fort Planning Commission
Date: Monday, April 13, 2020

Time: 6 pm

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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TENNIS COURTS CLOSED
April 4, 2020

As of 5 pm on Saturday, April 4th, the tennis courts at Spirit Park will be closed until further notice.

STAY AT HOME ORDER ISSUED
April 3, 2020

The State Health Officer, Scott Harris, M.D., M.P.H., has issued the ORDER OF THE STATE HEALTH OFFICER SUSPENDING CERTAIN PUBLIC GATHERINGS DUE TO RISK OF INFECTION BY COVID-19 (APPLICABLE STATEWIDE) AMENDED APRIL 3, 2020. All persons and businesses are required to comply with this Order. CLICK HERE for the full order.


PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT
March 30, 2020


All regular City Council and Planning Commission Meetings will be held as scheduled.

Planning Commission Work Sessions have been canceled until further notice.

All Public Hearings for City Council and Planning Commission have been postponed until further notice.

All applications relating to Building/Zoning are only being received electronically at this time at  permitclerk@cityofspanishfort.com .


12TH ANNUAL DELTA WOODS & WATERS EXPO CANCELED
March 26, 2020


In light of the current recommendations from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), and out of care and concern for the citizens of Baldwin County, the City of Spanish Fort and the Delta Woods & Waters Expo committee have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s event. We are so thankful for all our sponsors and supporters, and we look forward to seeing everyone at 2021’s Expo!

CHANGES IN SPANISH FORT POST OFFICE HOURS

March 23, 2020

Effective Wednesday, March 25th, the Spanish Fort Post Office will be modifying their hours. To reduce the risks associated with COVID-19, they will be open from 10 am until 3 pm, Monday through Friday, until further notice. They will be closed on Saturdays. Access to PO Boxes will remain available 24/7.

This will not affect regular mail deliveries.

Click here to see the full announcement from the Spanish Fort Post Office.

SPECIAL CALLED PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING

March 20, 2020

The Spanish Fort Planning Commission will hold a special called meeting at 6:00 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020 in order to consider a Site Plan Revision for "Spanish Fort Professional Center". Due to the current situation regarding the CDC guidelines for social distancing regarding to the COVID-19 virus, this meeting will be held remotely. For any persons interested in listening in on this call, the call-in information can be found below. 


Call-in Information:

(‪US‬)‪+1 505-738-2293‬
PIN: ‪610 890 716#‬


Click here to view the minutes from Planning Commission Meeting on Monday, March 23rd, at 6 pm.

FREE WIFI AVAILABLE OUTSIDE THE SPANISH FORT COMMUNITY CENTER
March 19, 2020

While the Spanish Fort Community Center, including the Spanish Fort Public Library, are closed, free WiFi is still available to use in your vehicle while in our parking lot area.

THE CITY OF SPANISH FORT DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY
March 17, 2020

The City of Spanish Fort declared a State of Emergency related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, effective Monday, March 16th, at 6:20 p.m. All City facilities will be closed to the public beginning Wednesday, March 18th, at 8 a.m. until further notice. All City events, programs, rentals, and committee meetings are canceled, with the exception of City Council and Planning Commission meetings. In accordance with the most recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and out of an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our community and our employees, the City of Spanish Fort is making the following changes to our daily operations:

  • Municipal Court for March 26th is canceled, per administrative order from the Supreme Court of Alabama. Individuals and attorneys will be informed of their new court date. 

  • The Spanish Fort Public Library will be closed to the public. Drive-thru book drop-off is still available, and all late fees will be waived during this time. 

  • The Spanish Fort Police Department lobby will be closed to the public. Officers can still be reached via the non-emergency dispatch number (251-626-4914). In the event of an emergency, call 911.

  • The Spanish Fort Senior Center will be closed to the public, including the exercise facility.

  • While public gatherings are discouraged, public parks will be open to use at your own risk. Bathrooms located at these parks will be locked during this time to help prevent the spread of germs. 


The City of Spanish Fort staff will be available via telephone at 251-626-4884 to answer your questions. The direct numbers for each department can be found below.


For the most recent recommendations and news on the COVID-19 outbreak, we recommend the following resources: 

Click here to see the public notice.

SPANISH FORT MUNICIPAL COURT PROCEEDINGS POSTPONED
March 17, 2020


In compliance with the administrative order from the Alabama Supreme Court, all Spanish Fort Municipal Court proceedings are postponed until further notice.

Individuals and attorneys will be notified by US Mail of their new court date. Notifications will be sent to the last address provided to the court. Failure to update contact information will not excuse a defendant from missing court. Failure to appear could result in a warrant for your arrest.

If you need to update your address please put your request in writing by mailing it to 7361 Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527 or by emailing it to magistrate@cityofspanishfort.com. We will not accept change of address requests over the phone. Please contact the court directly for all other questions by calling 251-626-4884

 

 

MICHAEL M. MCMILLAN
March 14, 2020

Regarding COVID-19

The Governor of the State of Alabama, Kay Ivey, on recommendation of the State Health Officer and pursuant to the Alabama Emergency Management Act of 1955, as amended, has declared that a state public health emergency exists in the State of Alabama based on the potential widespread exposure to the 2019 novel coronavirus known as COVID-19.  As a result, emergency action plans and procedures are being executed through the state as needed.  

I am issuing this statement regarding the City of Spanish Fort’s response to the COVID-19 virus.  We are in contact with and coordinating with the Governor’s office, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, the Baldwin County Emergency Management Agency and all other state and local agencies and officials.  

The Baldwin County Board of Education has announced that the last day of school in Baldwin County will be Wednesday, March 18, 2020.  Baldwin County Public School students will be out of school starting March 19 through April 12 to include the regularly scheduled spring break.  As a result, all Alabama High School Athletic Association events have been cancelled for the next two and a half weeks.

Based on the foregoing, the City of Spanish Fort is taking the following actions.  City Hall will maintain normal business hours to conduct City business and assist the members of our community during this time.  All Spanish Fort youth league athletic events will be postponed until further notice, effective Wednesday, March 18.  All people are urged to listen to information issued by the appropriate agencies regarding protective measures and procedures to follow.  Price gouging and consumer fraud is illegal.  Please report any illegal conduct to the appropriate agencies.  We will provide updates as needed regarding actions taken by the City and services and events management.

We are blessed to live in this wonderful place and community of people.  While it is appropriate to take protective measures to keep separation between us until the threat of this virus has passed, it does not mean we are “separated” or alone.  Please take time to safely check on family, friends and neighbors.  In particular, call and check on the elderly and those who live alone.  

If you need us, we are here for you.  If you need assistance, please contact City Hall or the appropriate agency for help.  As stated above we will be providing updates as deemed necessary.

 

God Bless You!

Michael M. McMillan
Mayor

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7361 Spanish Fort Boulevard

Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

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