Cullman City Council Zips Through Brief Agenda
Cullman City Council Meeting January 22 2018
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 Jenny Folsom provided her much anticipated 1st Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Report.
Here detailed report featured largely excellent news for the financial status of the City of Cullman: http://cullmantoday.com/2018/01/22/city-of-cullman-revenues-up-7-percent-from-retail-sales-increases/
CULLMAN POLICE OFFICERS Receive Public Commendations
Three officers and one dispatcher from the Cullman Police Department were honored at Monday night’s Cullman City Council meeting.
Assistant Police Chief Craig Montgomery, Chief of Police Kenny Culpepper, and Public Safety Alderman Andy Page presented the following members of the department with commendations tonight:
★ Officer Joey Duncan
Split-second decision-making skills allowed Officer Duncan to disarm a subject at Denny’s who was reaching for a pistol while being detained by another officer.
★ Sergeant Adam Clark
Clark goes above and beyond the call-of-duty both inside and outside the department. He often donates his own money to help with projects like Shop With A Cop, Trunk Or Treat, and Coffe With A Cop.
★ Dispatcher Sheena Sartin
Sartin single-handedly found a runaway juvenile patron from Childhaven. Impressive work for a dispatcher.
★ Officer Zac Latham
Latham received a 5-year pin for his loyal service to the department.
Here is a video of that Commendation presentation:
The Cullman City Council also passed through the following requests for funding as well as various city resolutions, ordinances, orders and other business:
DISCUSSION – Mayor Woody Jacobs and Alderman Johnny Cook discussed the thorough preparation and ongoing efforts of Cullman City government during last week’s Snowpalooza 2018 Winter Weather Alert. Mayor Jacobs summed it up best saying:
“All the Departments did an excellent job. City Hall may have been closed, but the City of Cullman wasn’t closed!”
APPROVED – A request from Garage Superintendent Mason Kugler to purchase an air compressor for their service truck from Lowe’s, Inc. in the budgeted amount of $2,799.00.
APPROVED – A request from Street Superintendent Scott Talley to purchase a truck mount sprayer for street de-icing purposes from Dultmeier, Inc. in the budgeted amount of $14,100.00. This is a two-lane wide, ‘store bought’ de-icing machine that will maximize the Street Departments abilities during times of ice and snow.
APPROVED (Resolution #2018-22) – To grant a tax abatement to Royal Technologies Corporation on the construction of their new expansion facility. (No educational taxes will be abated).
APPROVED (Resolution #2018-23) – To renew workers compensation insurance coverage with Smith-Gray Insurance, Inc. (Travelers).
AUTHORIZE (Resolution #2018-24) – City Attorney Roy Williams to get a State Attorney Generals opinion.
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.
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