Record City Christmas Tree New Dump Truck Highlight Council Meeting

by | Nov 13, 2017 | Business, City, City News, Cullman City, Politics

Cullman City Council Meeting: November 13 2017

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

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

APPROVED – A request from Keith Johnson of Johnson’s Pure East located at 1601 3rd Street NE for a beer and wine off-premises alcohol license. This request received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Alcohol Review Committee.

APPROVED – A request from Waid Harbison of Cullman City Parks and Recreation for a special event permit to hold Christmas Parade and Festival on December 1st, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on First Avenue and in Depot Park.

This year’s Christmas tree in Depot Park will exceed last year’s height by a record four feet. The 2016 City of Cullman Christmas tree was 38 feet tall. This year’s model will be 42 feet tall. Waid Harbison with Cullman City Parks & Recreation says that when lit, it should clearly visible from 2nd Avenue NW (aka Highway 31).

The official reveal party and tree lighting will be after this year’s Christmas In Cullman Parade on the evening of Friday, December 1st.

APPROVED – A request from Sanitation Superintendent Larry Jones to purchase a 2018 Mack Front Loading Garbage Truck on the NJPA bid list from Ingram Equipment Company, LLC in the budgeted amount of $257,000.

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)

APPROVED – A resolution for the Appeals Procedure for Municipal Tax Refunds. (Resolution #2018-10)

ANNEXATION ADOPTED

Annex the property owned by James and Sarah Seymore located at 213 County Road 483 into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission. (Ordinance  #2018-07)

Annex the property owned by the City of Cullman located on Emil Drive NW into the city limits of Cullman as R-1 Residential District which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission. (Ordinance  #2018-08)

Annex the property owned by the City of Cullman located on Mann Drive SW into the city limits of Cullman as M1-P Manufacturing District which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission. (Ordinance  #2018-09)

Annex the property owned by the City of Cullman located on Railroad Bed Road into the city limits of Cullman as M1-P Manufacturing District which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission. (Ordinance  #2018-10)

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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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