State Champ Bus Drivers Highlight Cullman County Commission Meeting

State Champ Bus Drivers Highlight Cullman County Commission Meeting

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The following Cullman County Commission business was conducted Tuesday morning (April 24, 2018) at 10:00 am in the commission meeting room of the Cullman County Courthouse.

NOTE: The Cullman County Commission meets every second and fourth Tuesday, except in cases where the meeting date falls on a holiday, in which case the meeting is moved to the following day. Meetings are scheduled for 10 am in the Commission Office Conference Room, first floor, Cullman County Courthouse, Cullman, Alabama, unless otherwise specified.

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Cullman County Commission Meeting – April 24, 2018

Cullman County Clerk Charlotte Slatton helped craft, write and present a RECOGNITION signed by Chairman Kenneth Walker and Associate Commissioners Garry Marchman and Kerry Watson.

The RECOGNITION went to four (4) C.A.R.T.S. bus drivers for their driving excellence in the recent Alabama state bus roadeo completion:

Wade Hancock – 1st place, Van Division
Russell Speegle – 1st Place, Bus Division
Don Bonacci – 2nd Place, Bus Division
Teresa Givens – 3rd Place, Bus Division

 

The entire story on these top bus drivers can be found here.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS

Famed Holly Pond political activist Ron Stone took advantage of the public speaking portion of the Commission Meeting.

Stone is spearheading an initiative to facilitate the repair/replacement of Cullman County’s rapidly deteriorating farm-to-market county roads.

He asked the Cullman County Commission for a resolution to place a question on the November general election ballot. The ballot question would allow voters to approve/disapprove a .02 cents per gasoline tax on the fuel buying populace. The funds would earmarked solely for county road repairs/replacements.

Stone breaks down the details of his tax/road repair proposal in this video:

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Agenda

POSTPONED a Public Hearing concerning vacating a portion of County Road 1614.

PASSED a resolution filing the Transportation Alternative Program Grant Application by the City of Cullman. The City will provide the funds for a local matching amount plus engineering, design and administrative service costs.

You can learn more about that here.

AUTHORIZED Chairman Walker to sign a Location Release Form with Thumb Candy LLC to film a television program at Stony Lonesome OHV Park. Thumb Candy is nationally known for such internet entertainment programs as Nail The Look, Make Up Or Break Up, and The Dating Pool.

APPROVED a request from Circuit Court Judge candidate Melvin Hasting to hold a campaign event in the south Courthouse parking lot on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm.

APPROVED purchase of roll-off containers and dumpsters for the Cullman County Sanitation Department from the NJPA Cooperative Contract in the amount of $117,480.

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Agenda Continued:

APPROVED the purchase of two (2) 2014 Ford Explorers from State Surplus in the amount of $37,375.

APPROVED authorizing Revenue Commissioner Barry Willingham to order two (2) Jeep Compass vehicles from the open Bid #1275 from Cullman Dodge Chrysler Jeep.

AUTHORIZED payment of $5,363.13 to Eidson & Associates for temporary repairs from the March 19, 2018 storm damage.

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Cullman County Commission

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Cullman County Commission – Helpful Information

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Commission Staff

Kenneth Walker – Chairman – (256) 775-4878
Kerry Watson – Commissioner Place 1 – (256) 775-4890
Garry Marchman – Commissioner Place 2 – (256) 775-4930

Gary Teichmiller – County Administrator – (256) 775-4925
Charlotte Slatton – County Clerk – (256) 775-4878
J. Chad Floyd – County Attorney – (256) 775-4893

Judy Bradford – Human Resources – (256) 775-4884
Christa Thompson – Personnel/Payroll – (256) 775-4879

Marie Livingston – AP & Purchasing – (256) 775-4887
Ginger Taylor – AP & Purchasing – (256) 775-4888
Heather Conn – AP Associate – (256) 775-4885

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Timothy Collins

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.

Timothy brings an insightful holistic perspective as well as a mountain man tenacity to his various roles at Cullman Today. You can reach him at cullmantoday@gmail.com.