County Property Annexed Into City of Cullman Highlight Council Meeting
Cullman City Council Meeting: September 11, 2017
The following City of Cullman business was conducted Monday evening at 7:00 pm in the Lucille N. Galin Auditorium Cullman City Council.
City of Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs called for (and conducted) a Moment of Silence to begin tonight’s City Council meeting.
This somber, touching moment was in honor of the memory of lives lost and families forever altered by the tragic events of September 11, 2001.
ANNOUNCED a public hearing on October 23rd, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for Resolution No. 2018 – 01 to vacate and surplus Hickory Avenue SW between 6th Street SW and 7th Street SW which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission.
Approval of the following ANNEXATIONS of Cullman County real property into the City of Cullman:
• Haley’s Cove Subdivision (lots 1-7) located on County Road 1408 and 1409 into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District. (Ordinance # 2017 – 24)
• 110 U.S. Highway 278 East owned by Dr. Burton Maxfield into the city limits of Cullman as B-2 Business District. (Ordinance # 2017 – 25)
• Lot 16 of Stonebridge Subdivision (395 County Road 1317) owned by John and Meredith Easterwood into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District. (Ordinance # 2017 – 26)
• Lot 14 of Misty Acres Subdivision (351 County Road 1300) owned by Dawn Dupree into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District. (Ordinance # 2017 – 27)
• 1500 Catoma Lane NE owned by Jonathan Bentley into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District. (Ordinance # 2017 – 28)
• A vacant lot located on Catoma Lane NE owned by Doug and Kay Whaley into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District. (Ordinance # 2017 – 20)
All of these the annexation received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission subject to limited city services.
To be annexed into the City of Cullman, property owners must initiate the request. Also, the property must have a boundary line that touches upon another property already within the city limits.
In other City Council Business:
APPROVAL of change orders No. 1 & No. 2 reducing the total contract amount from $897,410.00 to $843,974.00 for Improvements to the Sewer Lift Station at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
AWARD the bid for a security fence at the Cullman Regional Airport to Columbus Fence Company, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder, in the budgeted amount of $184,408.50. The City will have 25% match ($46,102.13) on this project. (Resolution # 2017 – 104)
ALLOW Mayor Woody Jacobs to enter into a professional services contract with University of Alabama Office of Information Technology.
(Resolution # 2017 – 106)
AFTER the meeting County resident Elizabeth McDowell created her version of a public comments section providing her wish list for economic development and tourism-friendly additions to the area in and around Exit 305 off of Interstate 65.
Her list included an Amphitheater, a Botanical Garden, and Science Center specializing in STEM curriculum.
Time Until Next Cullman City Council Meeting
City of Cullman Municipal Government
Garlan E. Gudger, Jr.
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 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 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 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 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.