Cullman City Council Meeting August 28 2017

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Cullman City Council Meeting August 28 2017

The following City of Cullman business was conducted Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the Lucille N. Galin Auditorium Cullman City Council.

Council Member Clint Hollingsworth provided his Tourism Report.

The report featured a commendation/resolution honoring the East Elementary School Archery Team. This team of ace archers has won the Alabama State Championship two years in a row and recently placed 4th among all youth archery squads WORLDWIDE!

This video consists of the entirety of the presentation by Hollingsworth to the team, coach, and school principal:

The Cullman City Council also passed through the following requests for funding as well as various city resolutions, ordinances, orders and other business:

PUBLIC HEARING – To consider vacating and surplusing the right-of-way at Hays Drive NW and Northcrest Drive NW which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission. No one from the community rose to speak yeah or nah on the matter.

APPROVED – A request from Mary Leone of Daystar House, Inc. for a special event permit to hold the annual Pilgrims Trail 5k and Fun Run beginning at 7:00 a.m. on November 23, 2017, around the Saint Bernard Campus.

APPROVED – A request from Lynsey Todd of the Warehouse District for a special event permit to hold a street sale from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. on September 15th, 2017 and September 16th, 2017 from Rumor’s Deli to Flavors Bakery.

APPROVED – A request from Ron Stevenson of Corner Ministries for a special event permit to proclaim “God Loves You” from the sidewalks on the times and days approved by the Police Chief Kenny Culpepper.

AWARDED  – Bid R-01785 for a Mulcher to the lowest responsible bidder, Bobcat of Huntsville, in the budgeted amount of $16,654. (Resolution #2017-96)

AUTHORIZED Mayor Woody Jacobs to enter into a lease agreement with William Pagan for a building located at 3040 County Road 703. (Resolution #2017-97)

AUTHORIZED Mayor Woody Jacobs to surplus miscellaneous capital items which are no longer needed for public or municipal purposes. (Resolution #2017-98)

APPROVED – To extend the property lease with Central Network Retail Group, LLC (Marvin’s) until August 31, 2018, under the terms approved by the Mayor. (Resolution #2017 – 99)

APPROVED – Adoption of an accounting policy for the collection of delinquent accounts receivable. (Resolution #2017-100)

FIRST READING – of Ordinance #2017-23 to vacate and surplus the right-of-way at Hays Drive NW and Northcrest Drive NW which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission. Council Member Jenny Folsom moved siuspend the rules to allow a vote on this matter. That motion was seconded and passed. Then, the Council APPROVED the vacancy and surplus of the property.

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City of Cullman Municipal Government

Wood Jacobs

Wood Jacobs

Mayor

Garlan E. Gudger, Jr.

Garlan E. Gudger, Jr.

President

Garlan 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.

Jenny Folsom

Jenny Folsom

President Pro-Tem

Jenny 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.

Andy Page

Andy Page

Council Member

Andy 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

John W. Cook

Council Member

John 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.

Clint Hollingsworth

Clint Hollingsworth

Council Member

Clint 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.

Municipal Government – Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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