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An agenda package for the regular town council meetings, which are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month can now be found on our website.  The agenda package will be posted prior to the regular town council meeting.  Included in the package will be the agenda, council meeting minutes and financials from the previous month that the council will be approving.  If there are any ordinances or resolutions on the agenda you can find copies of them under "Pending Ordinances and Resolutions".  The agenda is provided for information only and is subject to change.  If you have any questions please feel free to call the town hall. 

Thank you,

Karen S. Biel - Town Clerk


Audio recordings of our council workshops and meetings are available on the website.  Just click on the Council Meeting Audio Files button.  

 

As you are cutting limbs, trimming bushes and cleaning up your yards please remember as you are placing the yard debris onto the town's right-of-way that you must call the county to have the debris removed and not to leave it there for long periods of times or to have an on-going pile.  With the Town mowing the rights-of-way we ask that you do not place the debris on the right-of-way till you are ready for them to pick it up.  If you have Baldwin County trash collection you are allowed two special pickups per quarter.  The amount that you can place out at one time is two cubic yards.  The telephone number to call to schedule a special pickup is 943-5061.  If you do not have Baldwin County trash pickup we ask that you do not place your debris in the right-of-way unless you have made arrangements to have it hauled off.


 

Courtesy Residential Security Check If you are planning to leave the area on vacation and would like our deputy to do a Courtesy Security Check please stop by the Town Hall and fill out an application at least 3-5 days prior to your leaving.  Our Deputy will keep a log on the security checks and shortly after your return you will be mailed a recap of the services rendered.  You can also download a copy of the application from our website by going into the Forms page, fill it out and drop it by Town Hall.  If you have any questions please call me at 965-9888.



The Town Council would like to remind you that the Council Workshops are held the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m., and the Regular Town Council Meetings are held the forth Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m..  You can find a copy of the agenda on the website listed under Council Meeting Agendas or on the town calendar.  Just click on the date of the meeting you wish to see the agenda for. 


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Nestled within the undulating curves of the Magnolia River, the beautiful town of Magnolia Springs developed from a Spanish land grant in the year 1800 and, by the end of the War Between the States, rapidly became a primary destination for the families and descendants of many of the soldiers who had fought on both sides.  Families from Vermont, Chicago, St. Louis and other points north built homes, inns, and businesses along the river's edge and were joined by native Alabamans and transplants from other Southern locations.

 

At the turn of the century, the water from the many natural springs along both sides of the river was declared "the purest in the world" by several chemical companies in Chicago.  The community's name comes from the ever-flowing springs and the abundance of aged magnolia trees that grace every residential garden.  A majestic canopy of giant oak trees lines the hamlet's streets as well as a variety of exquisite camellias, and, in spring, the highways and byways of Magnolia Springs become a bower of azalea, wisteria, dogwood, and magnolia blossoms.

 

Central to this community is the river -- today the Magnolia River remains the only river route mail delivery in the continental United States.  Quaint boathouses grace each shore, water birds swoop and dive, and the river banks are lush with wildlife and greenery.  In decades past, the river was the "highway" for all commerce and communication, with steamers, sailboats and paddle wheelers connecting the river's residents with the outside world.

 

For over one hundred years, the Springs has maintained a Community Association, housed in the historic Association Building, adjacent to St. Paul's Episcopal Chapel, also more than 100 years of age.   At the Association, community members meet once a month to share food, fun, facts, and camaraderie -- keeping everyone abreast of the news and needs of the various residents and providing yet another link in the bonds of friendship and fellowship that are truly peculiar to Magnolia Springs. 

 

Despite the delightful and unassuming "small town" ambience of Magnolia Springs, the additional advantages of metropolitan living are only minutes away -- both Mobile, Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida, lie less than an hour's drive from the quiet, tree-lined byways of the Springs.  Opera, symphonies, theatre, and cultural activities are abundant, both in Mobile and Pensacola and in Baldwin County -- opportunities for cultural enrichment and diverting entertainment are everywhere.

 

Magnolia Springs, a successful mix of Southern and Northern, of native-born and transplant, epitomizes the "New South" yet, at the same time, glories in the true application of the phrase "Southern hospitality."  The narrow lanes and shaded streets, lined with gracious homes and well-tended gardens, present an appealing presentation of life at a slightly more relaxed pace but with limitless possibilities.

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