Good Hope council addresses old sewer lines, road construction

Andrew Cryer

GOOD HOPE – The Good Hope City Council met this week, fresh off a successful parade and Christmas in the Park event over the weekend.

“It was a huge success,” said Councilman Greg Brown. Mayor Jerry Bartlett commended Brown for his hard work with the event, citing Brown’s ability to raise a large amount of funds that the city can use for future projects.

The council discussed at length current problems with city sewer lines, specifically, the stress put on pipes by the new motors that were placed in the city sewer system to prepare for future growth in the area.

“There is so much pressure on those old lines, and the sewer lines coming from the houses that the ‘t’ (joint) in the PVC pipe vibrates and cracks at the ‘t’(joint),” said Bartlett.

It is planned that members of the City of Cullman Wastewater Department will come to Good Hope to advise the City of Good Hope’s department on how to best approach the situation, according to Bartlett.

In new business, the council passed two resolutions pertaining to road work near Jack’s Truck Stop. The first resolution was aimed at amending the scope of work to be done on the project, which was approved in March. The project will now be divided into two phases.

The second resolution awarded Carcel & G Construction phase one of the project, budgeted at $225,000.

“In January, they will start paving the road that goes south of Cabin Fever. Then, they’ll close the entrances and widen the one to the opening of Cupp Road providing them a signal to come out of Cabin Fever,” said Bartlett.

Bartlett announced that there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m., hosted by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, for the new American Legion Post No. 4 building at 181 Reid Road in Good Hope. The event is open to the public, and all of those who can made it are invited to attend.

The Good Hope City Council meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Good Hope City Hall. The public is welcome to attend.


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