|Town Hall will be closed Friday, July 1st and Monday, July 4th for the holiday.
Please remember to put your trash can out to the road on Sunday evening or very early on Monday morning. Baldwin County Waste will be picking up the trash early because of the parade.
NOTICE OF ELECTION OF MUNICIPAL OFFICERS
Notice is hereby given that on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, a Municipal Election for the Town of Magnolia Springs, Alabama will be held for the purpose of electing a Mayor; a Councilmember, Place #1; a Councilmember, Place #2; a Councilmember, Place #3; a Councilmember, Place #4; and a Councilmember, Place #5. All candidates must have resided within the municipality for at least ninety (90) days prior to election day and who are qualified to vote in the county precinct which embraces and covers that part of the corporate limits of the Town of Magnolia Springs.
All registered and qualified electors of the State, who reside within the corporate limits of Magnolia Springs, Alabama, and have resided therein for thirty (30) days or more prior to this election date, will be authorized to participate in said election. This is an At-Large Election: no districts, no precincts, no territories, no Party affiliations and no write-ins. Everyone will vote at one polling place: the Wesleyan Church, 12233 Magnolia Springs Highway, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Central Daylight Time. If necessary, a run-off election will be held on Tuesday, October 4, 2016.
STATEMENT OF CANDIDACY and other necessary documents may be obtained from and returned to the Municipal Elections Manager, Karen S. Biel (Town Clerk) at the Town Hall. She will begin accepting Statements of Candidacy at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 and ending on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. No Statement of Candidacy for this election will be accepted before or after these dates and times.
Magnolia Springs Historic Preservation Commission - "Who we are; What we do". You can find this article located under the Historic Preservation Commission tab located on the left side of this page.
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 fourth 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 that 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.