Gulf Shores accepts $69K in coronavirus aid for airport
By John Mullen
Gulf Shores City Council accepted a $69,000 federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act grant for Jack Edwards National Airport that will be used to reimburse the city for payroll costs and repair old approach lighting systems during its combined work session and regular meeting on May 11.
City Council also:
• Authorized a contract with Olsen Associates for $51,400 for annual monitoring of the engineered beach renourishment project.
• Agreed to the annexation into the city of 2.75 acres located at 19280 Oak Road West that currently contains the Oyster Bay Fire Hall.
• OK’d the expenditure of $1.4 million worth of expense vouchers.
• Voted to amend the business license code “to require electronic filing of sales, use, lodging and rental tax which would mirror the state code.” Electronic filing would be required for tax payments of $750 or greater. Once this threshold has been met, electronic filing is required for all future payments.
• Declared several items as surplus from the Utilities Board and will auction them off at govdeals.com
• Proclaimed May as National Bike Month and May 18-25 as National Beach Safety Week.