Loxley renews contracts for disaster recovery and monitoring


LOXLEY, Alabama — The Loxley Town Council voted Monday, June 14 to renew its contract with Volkert Inc. for disaster management, monitoring and recovery and for FEMA public assistance.

The three-year contract with Volkert includes:

  • Disaster debris monitoring services.
  • Emergency management planning and training.
  • Public assistance consulting services.
  • FEMA public assistance advisory services.
  • Financial payroll and grant management.
  • Procurement and contract management/monitoring support.
  • Information technology and data management.
  • Insurance and other funding support.
  • Hazard mitigation support.
  • Emergency management support services.
  • CFR 200 compliance language procurements.

In the event of a debris monitoring operation, such as following Hurricane Sally in 2020, the town agreed to provide compensation of $65 per hour for a project manager, $47 per hour for a field supervisor, $33 per hour for a field coordinator (crew monitor), and $29 per hour for a clerical data manager.

The town has also signed a three-year contract with Greenco of Foley to provide debris pickup for the town in the event of a disaster, said Loxley Mayor Richard Teal.

Teal said following the June 14 meeting that the town has received compensation in the amount of $900,000 from FEMA following recovery efforts from Hurricane Sally.

The town continues to wait on an estimated $212,500 in compensation from the state of Alabama and will be responsible for the remaining $212,500, Teal said.

In other business June 14, the council voted to set a pair of public hearings for its next regular meeting on Monday, July 12 concerning proposed changes to the town’s Zoning Ordinance.

First, the town approved a first reading and set a public hearing for a proposed amendment to re-zone three parcels of land located between East Relham Drive and Bay Avenue from Ellison Street to North Cypress Street.

Property owners RedSouth LLC have petitioned to have the property rezoned from R-1A residential to B-1 business.

Next, the town approved a first reading and set a public hearing for a proposed amendment to revise parking requirements for residential structures.

The proposed changes would add language to the ordinance that parking spaces “shall not block access to or from the right-of-way nor encroach into pedestrian ways or the flow of traffic.”

The amendment also adds off-street parking requirements to residential areas.

In other business June 14, the council:

  • Approved a final audit billing in the amount of $16,051 with Millennium Risk Managers.
  • Approved the 2020-21 financial contribution in the amount of $2,500 to the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance.
  • Purchased a full-page ad from the Robertsdale High School varsity and junior varsity cheerleaders for the 2021 RHS football program at a cost of $250.
  • Approved year-end 2020 audited financial statements.
  • Approved a change order with Suncoast Infrastructure Inc. for the town’s CDBG sewer rehabilitation grant project.
  • Approved payment of engineering services in the amount of $5,709.84 with Goodwyn, Mills & Cawood Inc. for Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements and effluent outfall upgrades as part of a federal grant project.
  • Approved payment of $6,250 with Sawgrass Consulting LLC for a survey estimate to determine a right of way for Relham Street up to Alabama Street.
  • Authorized the sale of a mobile home owned by the town.
  • Purchased a half-page ad for the Central Baldwin Chamber of Commerce’s Flavors of the South program booklet at a cost of $45.
  • Discussed a proposed franchise agreement with the Baldwin County Sewer Service for property located at the intersection of U.S. 31 and Alabama 59 which will be the site of the Baldwin County Career Tech Academy.