Cullman area leaders: remembering 2016, anticipating 2017

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Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Edward Reinhardt, Jr., left, and Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett

CULLMAN – The year 2016 was an eventful one in Cullman County. As we reflect, the Tribune asked some Cullman area leaders to respond to a brief survey about what they saw in 2016 and what they hope to see in 2017, in their particular professional positions.  We will post their responses over the next week, in the order they are received.  The first two are below.

 

Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Edward Reinhardt, Jr.

1. What is the best thing you will remember about 2016?

"We finalized the plans and started the groundwork on the much needed Third Fire Station."

2. Is there anything you would like to forget about 2016?

"The drought and the fires.  Loss of property and lives."

3. What is the first thing or most important thing you anticipate seeing in 2017?

"Completing, moving into, and beginning operation in the Third Fire Station."

 

Good Hope Mayor Jerry Bartlett

1. What is the best thing you will remember about 2016?

"The opening of exit 305 on County Road 222 was very exciting to us in the City of Good Hope. Also, getting Doss Bridge started on Beech Grove Road. Several new businesses opened in Good Hope. I started my first full four-year term after the municipal election along with new council member Greg Brown."

2. Is there anything you would like to forget about 2016?

"The loss of the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame slowed the development of exit 305. The Christmas flood devastated many of our roads, parking lots and culverts. The drought."

(Mayor Bartlett was referring to the lingering after-effects of the Christmas flood of 2015)

3. What is the first thing or most important thing you anticipate seeing in 2017?

"The development of exit 305. Continued growth on exit 304. Expanding the housing market."

 

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