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Welcome to the City of Orange Beach's
community newsletter. 

Vol. 2, Issue 35

Happy Labor Day weekend!

With a welcome holiday weekend upon us, the City of Orange Beach would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Labor Day holiday. This is the last big summer weekend so please be careful on the road and waterways. 

Whether joining us from out of town for a final summer outing or staying home here in paradise, we want you and your family to enjoy a safe finale to the summer season. Please be aware that the Wharf Amphitheater will host Chris Stapleton on Saturday night, August 31st. Be prepared for heavy traffic and plan accordingly. 

We are watching Hurricane Dorian in the Atlantic and it is not forecast to pose any threat to our area. It will be business as usual for us with prayers of protection for those in Florida and along the East Coast. 

Remember, if you are planning a trip to the beach, be sure to check the Daily Beach Report at 251-981-SURF (7873) or Surf Rescue's Facebook page for weather and rip current conditions. Also, please respect our coastal home and help keep trash off the beach and out of our waterways. Have fun but be safe!

City offices closed Monday

In observance of Labor Day, non-essential city offices, the library and other facilities will be closed, Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Trash and recycling routes will not be affected and will run on normal schedules all week.

City offices and facilities will reopen for normal business hours on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Latest News
CITY COUNCIL TO MEET TUESDAY, SEPT. 3RD

The Orange Beach City Council will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, September 3rd, followed by the Committee of the Whole meeting. To see the agendas, go to orangebeach.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/.

Community Potluck returns Monday, Sept. 2

The Monthly Community Potluck returns Monday, Sept. 2 at the Orange Beach Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner starts at 6:30. Everyone is invited; just bring a dish to share for 8 to 10 people. On Sept. 2, Orange Beach Police Sgt. Trent Johnson will discuss identity theft and scams. 

SAVE THE DATE: Town Hall meeting October 1st 

Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon and the City Council invite the public to a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, October 1st at the Orange Beach Event Center. The Town Hall will start immediately following the 5 p.m. City Council meeting, which will also be held at the Event Center. Topics will include transportation, schools and any pressing issues from citizens. The public is highly encouraged to attend. 

Canal Road Work

Pardon our progress and be aware that work associated with ALDOT’s widening of Canal Road, between William Silvers Parkway and Highway 161, is underway. Utility relocation continues and when construction starts later this month expect some single-lane closures on the westbound side. Also, please be aware that the speed limit is now 40 mph and will remain that way for the duration of the project. Please slow down and keep the construction workers safe.  

SCHOOL NEWS 

The Makos made history this week by playing their first-ever game and the JV girls volleyball team did not disappoint. With the very first Mako victory, the JV volleyball players defeated Foley’s 9th grade team in three straight sets. Congratulations...Go, Makos!
The historic year continues as the Mako football team hits the gridiron at the Orange Beach Sportsplex for the first time this Thursday, September 5th. The public is invited to come out and support the Orange Beach Middle School football team as the Makos play Perdido at 6 p.m.





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Week 66 - New school construction

While the Makos continue to make history, their future home on Canal Road continues to take shape. Above are the Week 66 construction photos for the new Orange Beach High School and Middle School campus. The aerials were taken on Friday, August 30, 2019. It's an exciting time for the Orange Beach community and #MakoNation. 

Save the Date: Sept. 21 Alabama Coastal Cleanup

Show your support and concern for Alabama's waterways by participating in the 32nd Annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday, September 21st, 2019 from 8 a.m. until noon. Cleanup sites in Orange Beach include Boggy Point and Cotton Bayou Public Beach. Shuttling to the islands will be provided for anyone participating in the Boggy Point cleanup. For more information, visit www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com.


IN THE NEWS

OBA Website: Orange Beach to pay Island Fiber $350,000 to expand fiber
Mullet Wrapper: O.B. Festival of Art earns top 100 award
Mullet Wrapper: Capt. Bobby Walker puts angler on record setting amberjack
The Islander: The Coastal Arts Center celebrates local arts
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City of Orange Beach 
4099 Orange Beach Blvd.
Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

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