February 2015 City Council Meeting

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CULLMAN – A regular Cullman City Council meeting was held last Monday night in the Lucille N. Galin Auditorium at City Hall at 7 p.m.
The meeting began with roll call and the minutes from the city council meeting on January 26, 2015 was approved.

There was one addition to the night’s agenda. It was a request from Water & Sewer Superintendent Chris Freeman to purchase manholes & covers at a cost of $8,871.25.

Next were reports of standing committees by council members. The following reports were given:

  1. General Government – Council Member Jenny Folsom
  2. Public Works – Council Member Johnny Cook
  3. Public Safety – Council Member Andy Page
  4. Tourism – Council Member Clint Hollingsworth
  5. Utilities – Council Member Garlan Gudger

Chief Culpepper and Asst. Chief Green presented a 10 year pin to Officer Matt Tucker.

Councilmember Page commended the Police Department on crowd control at the ballgame last weekend.

There was no report from the Mayor, no comments from anyone not on the agenda and no public hearings.

The following petitions, applications, complaints, appeals and communications were passed:

  1. A request from Jim Phillips representing the Waldrop Chiropractic Clinic for the City of Cullman to vacate and surplus a 20 foot by 100 foot alley located behind 1015 4th Street SW, Cullman, Alabama 35055. It was referred to the Planning Commission.
  2. A request from Don Warnke of the Warnke Agency for the City of Cullman to vacate and surplus a 20 foot by 78 foot alley located behind 1011 4th Street SW, Cullman, Alabama 35055. It was referred to the Planning Commission.
  3. A request from Misty Howse of “Be the One” for a special event permit to hold the “Be the One” 5K Run and One Mile Fun Run on May 2nd, 2015 beginning at the Festhalle Market Platz. It was approved.
  4. A request from Fire Chief Edward Reinhardt to purchase a turnout gear dryer in the budgeted amount of $4,000.00. It was approved, but the Mayor is to negotiate the price.
  5. A request from Fire Chief Edward Reinhardt to purchase two Motorola public safety radios with Peltor hardware from Sharp Communications, Inc. of Cullman in the budgeted amount of $5,100.00. It was approved.
  6. A request from Fire Chief Edward Reinhardt to purchase six tablets with mounts from Sharp Communications, Inc. of Cullman in the budgeted amount of $21,000.00. It was approved.
  7. A request from Water & Sewer Superintendent Chris Freeman to reject all of the repair materials bids because all of the bids received by the City of Cullman were over the budgeted amount. It was approved.
  8. A request from Water & Sewer Superintendent Chris Freeman to purchase manholes & covers at a cost of $8,871.25. It was approved.

The following resolutions, ordinances, orders and other businesses were discussed:  

  1. Resolution No. 2015 – 31 – To award bid R-01714 for tree removal services at the corner of 7th Street SE and 5th Avenue SE in the budgeted amount of $1,400.00 to the lowest responsible bidder, Keller’s Tree Service of Cullman. It was approved.
  2. Resolution No. 2015 – 32 – To award bid R-01717 for various types of concrete to the lowest responsible bidder, Kirkpatrick Concrete, Inc. of Cullman. It was approved.
  3. Resolution No. 2015 – 33 – To award bid R-01718 for various types of rock to the lowest responsible bidder, Good Hope Contracting, Inc. of Cullman. It was approved.
  4. Resolution No. 2015 – 34 – To approve the agreement with the State of Alabama to install a traffic signal, to extend a right turn lane, and to extend an acceleration lane at the intersection of US Highway 31 and Olive Street. The estimated total project cost by the State of Alabama is $500,000 with the City of Cullman’s share being $50,000. The City of Cullman is also responsible for any cost overruns for this project. It was approved.
  5. The first reading of Ordinance No. 2015 – 19 – To vacate and surplus an easement beside St. Joseph Drive NW at La Quinta Inn & Suites (This request received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission on February 2nd, 2015). It was approved.
  6. There were two Board Appointments, both to the Industrial Development Board: re-appointment of John Apel to a term expiring 12/27/20; reappointment of Finis St. John to a term expiring 12/27/20.
  7. Ordinance 2015-20:  To grant an electric franchise to the Utilities Board of the City of Cullman. It was approved.

The meeting was then adjourned. City Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. For more information, call 256-775-7109.