Latest County Commission meeting a busy one

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CULLMAN – The Cullman County Commission came together on Tuesday morning for a regularly-scheduled meeting.

First up was a public hearing for resident Edith Bullard Thompson and resolution 2016-25 – Vacation of a portion of County Road 97 in which the commission considered a request from Thompson for the vacating of a portion of County Road 97. County Engineer John Lang stated Thompson had requested a portion of County Road 97 be vacated. She was the only property owner involved. Commissioner Garry Marchman made a motion to approve the advertising and public posting for the consideration of the vacating of County Road 97. Commissioner Kerry Watson seconded and the motion passed on a unanimous voice vote.

The Revised Cullman County Continuity of Government (COG) Plan was approved.

The Revised Cullman County Continuity of Operations (COOP) Plan was approved.

Chairman Kenneth Walker and Cullman County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Phyllis Little were authorized to sign the FY-2016 Emergency Management Performance Grant in the amount of $42,572 which was the same amount as last year.

Little was also authorized to sign the Department of Public Health SMART Grant in the amount of $25,000 for training and equipment. This is also the same amount as last year.

Lastly, Walker and Little were authorized to sign the FY-2016 Supplemental Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), for funding in the amount of $12,000, which is a couple thousand dollars more than last year. The county is able to receive the grant because Little has all of her required certifications.

Resolution 2016-26 – Submit application for funding assistance through Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), was approved.

In other business, the commission appointed John Riley to the NARCOG Loan Review Committee, replacing Eddie Bedard, for a two-year term to expire on Sept. 30, 2018.

Walker appointed Judge Rusty Turner to the Library Board of Trustees, replacing Jane Abt, for a four-year term to expire on Sept. 30, 2020.

Marchman appointed Wendy Crider to the Cullman County Industrial Development Authority to fill the unexpired term of Grant Crider, for a term to expire on Jan. 19, 2019.

Resolution 2016-27 was passed, setting the seed limit on County Road 434 at 20 mph.

A surplus of seven CARTS buses are to be sold on

The purchase of the following equipment from the National Joint Powers Alliance (NJPA) Cooperative bit list through Cowin Equipment Co. Inc.:

  • Case SV300 Rubber Tired Skid Steer for $51,279
  • Bradco HP750 Cold Planer with O.E.M. Controls for $17, 366
  • DD258 Volvo Double Drum Roller for $37, 655
  • L/B Performance PF1510 Track Paver for $224,550

The following bids were considered.

  • Bid No. 1240 – Swim Deck / Fishing Pier at Smith Lake Park It was damaged in the Christmas flood. There is a FEMA reimbursement for the storm damage. It is a 75/25 and the state will pick up 12 ½. This was awarded to BMS Marine out of Jasper. The cost is $17,757
  • Bid No. 1241 – Water Wheel at Clarkson Covered Bridge “This was also damaged in the Christmas flood. We will be getting FEMA reimbursement for that. The cost on that is $16,000 and was awarded to a waterwheel place out of North Carolina; they were the only bidder. This is also a 75/25 with FEMA but we got a soil and water grant for $3,200 which will pick up our 25 percent,” said County Clerk Charlotte Slatton.
  • Bid No. 1242 – Computer Equipment for 6 months bid with White River According to Slatton, “This is a 6-month bid. It is going to our current bid holder which is White River. It’s not a full year, just six months.”
  • Bid No. 1243 – One (1) or more pick-up trucks – Did not pass
  • Bid No. 1172 – Extension – Vehicle Service for Sheriff & other various departments – Santex d/b/a Havoline Havoline agreed to keep the same price as last year, they just extended it.

The next commission meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. in the commission meeting room at the Cullman County Courthouse.


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