Reporting Year 2018
Number of Business Licenses 295
Number of Building Permits 114
Source (ex ADECA/CDBG, State Arts Council, Tourism Dept. etc)) Institute of Museum and Library Services, Institute of Museum and Library Services, Prenda, Association of Rural and Small Libraries, and North Dakota State Library, Eastern Shore Metropolitan Planning Organization
Amount (use only numbers, please, such as 5,000 or 100,000) 5000, 65000
Purpose (Sewer Expansion, Design Plan for City Center, etc) Library Technology and Automation Grant -Collection Development Grant to enhance and purchase electronic collections (ebooks and eaudiobooks) available currently through the LIBBY APP. The unique detail of this grant is that these matrials will be available to Spanish Fort public library card holders only., The Code Club for Small & Rural Libraries Grant- there was no monetary value for this grant but it allows the library access to software free of charge. The value of the software is $2,000. So far because of this grant the Library has hosted 5 months of Code Club providing basic computer programming essentials for the children in our community who attend., Causeway Master Plan-This plan includes improvements by adding new barriers, sidewalks and signage as well as many other things.
New Business Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
Business Name (Subway, etc) Forever 21, Blues Angel Music, Golden Rule Senior Care, HoneyBun Donuts & Kolashes, ACE Hardware, Spanish Fort Internal Medicine
Investment Dollars ($) (number only) 960000, 35000, 12000, 395500
Jobs Created (number only) 30, 9, 25, 2, 10, 7
Economic Impact Dollars ($) if known (number only)
Date May 10, 2018
Event Name (How to Fundraise, etc) Leadership Baldwin County
Number Attending (number only) 1
Hosting Agency (Chamber of Commerce, City Council, etc) University of South Alabama Baldwin County and Baldwin County United
Youth or Adult Adult
Leadership Development Description:
Leadership Baldwin was attended by council member Curt Smith. In 2018 he attended 4 classes from January to April and graduated May 10, 2018.
Files Related to Leadership Development https://www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/30/leadership-baldwin-year-agenda-150x150.jpg
Date of most recent Strategic Plan March 1, 2017
Date of most recent Strategic Action Plan November 1, 2018
Briefly describe progress in implementing sections of the strategic plan.
Developed an outdoor recreation sector by completing Integrity Park and The Fort Kids Park. The dedication for Integrity Park was held September 18, 2018, and the grand opening for The Fort Kids Park was held November 3, 2018.
Also Reduced vacancies in shopping centers with a lot of new businesses including: Honey Bun Donuts, Forever 21, B Darlin, Golden Rule Senior Center, Smoothies N Things Cafe, Cut's By Us, LBN Furniture Outlet, Humdingers, Anytime Fitness, SOLA Salon, Charles Schwab, CSpire, Plain Jane Gifts and more.
Strategic Plan Attachments https://www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/30/strategic-plan.pdf
Date of most recent Comprehensive Plan May 1, 2011
Briefly describe Comp Plan projects in progress or completed
Highway 31 widening project is currently in progress.
Causeway Master Plan is in progress. This will improve the causeway by adding new barriers, sidewalks, signage, etc.
Integrity Park which is a new athletic complex was completed September 18, 2018.
The Fort Kids Park was completed November 3, 2018.
ATTACH NEWS ARTICLES OR OTHER COMMUNICATION ABOUT COMP PLAN PROJECTS DESCRIBED ABOVE (.pdf documents). https://www.alabamacommunitiesofexcellence.org/wp-content/uploads/formidable/30/causeway-master-plan-1-150x150.jpg
Name of Superintendent: Eddie Tyler
Elementary School Annual Report Card: Rockwell-A Spanish Fort Elementary-A
Elementary School Student Population for entire school system: Rockwell-1,073 students/ Spanish Fort Elementary-706 students
Middle School Annual Report Card: A-93
Middle School Student Population for entire school system: 1,008
High School Annual Report Card: A- 91
High School Student Population for entire school system: 1100
Name of Career Tech Administrator: Mark Wilson
Career Tech Training Courses: Sports Medicine, Engineering , Family Consumer Science, Business