August 8, 2018 – Last regular Municipal Court held in current location until new construction is complete.
August 9, 2018 – Municipal Court will move to the Southside Center for the Arts(formerly the Brown School) at 1103 Glenn Street, Opelika. Police records and police walk-in complaints will move to the City Annex Building at 608 Avenue A, Opelika.
August 13 – Fencing will be put up at the current police department location and grading and demolition will begin for the new building.
August 15 – First Municipal Court to be held at the Southside Center for the Arts (formerly the Brown School) at 1103 Glenn Street, Opelika.
August 22, 8:30 a.m. - Groundbreaking ceremony at police department at 501 South 10th Street, Opelika. Parking available at the Southside Center for the Arts.
There will be NO PUBLIC ENTRANCE to the police department during construction. One rear entrance will be available for police operations only. The public will need to visit either the City Annex building for police reports or walk-in complaints, or report to the Southside Center for the Arts for court appearance(s). Also during construction, the sidewalks on 10th Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard will be closed around the police department.
Expected completion is approximately 18 months. The new building will be built in the parking lot of the current police department. Once construction is complete, the old location will be torn down and a new parking lot and kennels will be finished.
For more information on this, contact Leigh G. Krehling at (334) 705-5136