Cullman City Council Approves Historic Flood of Annexation Requests

by | Oct 9, 2017 | City, City News, County, County News, Cullman, Cullman City, Politics

The Cullman City Council unanimously approved the largest one-time annexation of real property in the known history of the City of Cullman tonight.

Over 70 separate Cullman County properties have recently been submitted to the office of City Clerk Wesley Moore for consideration of annexation by citizen/owners. With tonight’s vote, those parcels of real estate officially move from Cullman County into the city limits of Cullman.

Those property owners will now be entitled to all the benefits and amenities that come with being part of the City of Cullman such as police, fire, and sanitation services.

MULTIPLE ANNEXATIONS APPROVED

Ordinance #2018-02 to annex properties owned by William G. and Elizabeth St. John located on County Road 590 and County Road 488 into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as AG-1 Agricultural District.

Ordinance #2018-03 to annex the Shadow Lakes Subdivision (excluding Lots 7, 11, 30) into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as R-1 Residential District.

Ordinance #2018-04 to annex the Southwood Estates Subdivision (excluding Lot 12) into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as R-1 Residential District.

Ordinance #2018-05 to annex the Schaffer-Phillips property into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as AG-1 Agricultural District.

Ordinance #2018-06 to annex the Wynn Haven Subdivision (excluding Lot 12) into the city limits of Cullman, Alabama as R-1 Residential District.

About Annexations of Real Property Into City of Cullman

All of these properties in the annexation received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission.

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.

During tonight’s meeting of the Cullman City Council, Mayor Woody Jacobs emphasized ALL of these properties were annexed based solely upon the wishes of county residents who officially filed requests in the office of City Clerk Wesley Moore.

The Mayor wanted to be clear tonight’s annexation as well as the recent trend of citizens embarking on an exodus from the county and seeking annexation into the city limits of Cullman is not part of some larger, coordinated effort on his or the City Council’s part:

“All of these requests came directly from the property owners. We did not initiate or solicit or influence their choice to become residents of the City of Cullman. They are doing this on their own accord and free will.

 

We are happy to have these new residents!”

City of Cullman Municipal Government

Cullman City Council Approves Historic Flood of Annexation Requests

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