Cullman City Council Meeting February 27 2017
Cullman City Council Meeting February 2713 2017
The following City of Cullman business was conducted Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the Lucille N. Galin Auditorium Cullman City Council:
AWARDED a request from Marsha Franks of the Oktoberfest Board for a special event permit to hold the 2017 Cullman Oktoberfest in the Special Events Area from October 4th, 2017 until October 8th, 2017.
APPROVED a request from Police Chief Kenny Culpepper to purchase from the state bid list a 2017 Ford Explorer for the Cullman Police Department in the budgeted amount of $30,184.00.
APPROVED a request from Water Superintendent Chris Freeman to purchase from the city bid three double cab trucks from Mitch Smith Chevrolet in the budgeted amount of $88,924.50.
APPROVED a request from Water Superintendent Chris Freeman to purchase from the city bid three single cab trucks from Eckenrod Ford in the budgeted amount of $79,713.00.
APPROVED a request from Information Technology Director Daniel Hunt to purchase AV equipment for the Auditorium/Courtroom in the budgeted amount of $13,500.00.
A resolution was TABLED concerning appropriation funding for Camp Meadowbrook.
AUTHORIZED Mayor Woody Jacobs to purchase property adjacent to Depot Park for public and/or municipal purposes. The sales price has been determined, however, the City Council chooses to NOT disclose the amount until the sale has been finalized.
APPROVED entrance into a services contract with Fabre Painting, LLC. The service contract is for repainting the railroad caboose in Depot Park in the budget amount of $9,800.
AWARDED a bid for the reconstruction of Larkwood Road to the lowest responsible bidder, Wiregrass Construction, Inc., in the budgeted amount of $407,812.00. (Resolution #2017-57)
APPROVED a resolution to accept a $100,000 CDBG grant and a $300,000 ARC grant to implement site improvements and construction of the Cullman Health Technology Center which will be occupied by Sequence Health. (Resolution #2017-55)
AUTHORIZED Mayor Jacobs to enter into a contract with Community Consultants, Incorporated to perform project administrative services for the CDBG and ARC grants. (Resolution #2017-56)
AUTHORIZED Mayor Jacobs to enter into a professional services agreement with CDG Engineers and Associates, Inc. to develop, plan, and design a downtown sidewalk improvement plan on First Avenue. (Resolution #2017-58)
AUTHORIZED Mayor Jacobs to enter into a professional services contract with TTL, Inc. for testing at Industrial Park V in the budgeted amount of $15,750.00. (Resolution #2017-59)
RESCIND-REPEAL Ordinance #2014-12. This concerned an annexation of a property that had been sold to a new owner. This owner did not respond to requests about entering the city limits. (Ordinance #2017-10)
Time Until Next Cullman City Council Meeting
Woody Jacobs began his first term as Mayor in November of 2016. He also served on the City Council as City Council President for two terms (2000-2008).
Garlan E. Gudger, Jr.
PresidentGarlan E. Gudger, Jr. began serving his fourth term on the City Council in November of 2016. This is his third term to serve as City Council President. Council President Gudger serves in Place 2 and chairs the Council’s Utilities Committee.
President Pro-TemJenny Folsom began her third term on the City Council in November of 2016, serving as City Council President Pro Tem during each of her terms of office. Council President Pro Tem Folsom serves in Place 5 and chairs the Council’s General Government Committee.
Council MemberAndy Page began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. Council member Page serves in Place 1 and chairs the Council’s Public Safety Committee.
John W. Cook
Council MemberJohn W. Cook began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. Council member Cook serves in Place 3 and chairs the Council’s Public Works Committee. began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. Council member Cook serves in Place 3 and chairs the Council’s Public Works Committee.
Council MemberClint Hollingsworth began his third term on the City Council in November of 2016. Council member Hollingsworth serves in Place 4 and chairs the Council’s Tourism Committee.
How is Cullman City government structured?
The City of Cullman operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. The City’s elected officials consist of a Mayor and five City Council members. Each official is elected by popular vote to serve concurrent four-year terms.
Elections for Mayor and City council are held every four years in August.
How do I receive permission to hold a parade, protest, march, run/walk for charity, or other event using city streets and/or sidewalks?
In order to use city owned, or city-maintained property for any type of event, a Special Event Permit is needed. To request a permit, you must complete and submit a Special Event Permit Request Form to the City Clerk’s Office at least thirty (30) days prior to the planned event. The form will be reviewed by the Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, and Parks & Recreation Director. It will then be placed on the agenda for the next regularly-scheduled City Council meeting for Council to either approve or deny. Once an event is approved, the permit must be signed for and picked up from the Mayor’s Office.
Can anyone attend a City Council meeting?
Yes. All City Council meetings are open to the public. Meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Monday nights of each month, at 7 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium.
How do I have an item placed on a City Council agenda?
Contact City Clerk Wesley M. Moore during regular office hours.
How can I get a proclamation signed by the Mayor?
Contact Leanne West in the Mayor’s Office during regular office hours to arrange a proclamation signing.
Other frequently asked questions can be found here.