Courthouse elevators to be replaced


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CULLMAN – The Cullman County Commission held its last meeting of the year Tuesday morning, approving a bid for the replacement of the decades-old elevators in the Cullman County Courthouse.

Team Elevator, LLC out of Birmingham was awarded the job, after submitting the lowest of four bids, at $219,500.

Commission Chairman Kenneth Walker explained, “The reason for this is these elevators have been here since the courthouse was built in 1965. It’s way past its time.”

The east and west side road departments will be upgrading and expanding their current security camera systems at an estimated cost of $11,744. The road departments have been broken into several times and need the extra security, according to Commissioner Garry Marchman. 

The commission accepted a Federal Highway Administration Recreational Trails Program (RTP) grant for the construction of Stony Lonesome OHV bath house. The commission acceptance is required by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA), which administers the RTP in Alabama. The park was awarded a $291,294 grant. The County’s match will be $72,823 with an in-kind cash match of $9,000. The remainder will come from tourism funds as previously agreed upon. (See more:

The commission also authorized Walker to sign a contract with Loomis Brothers Circus. The circus plans to perform at the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center Feb. 1-3, 2019. 

It also approved a resolution making Dec. 31, 2018 a County holiday. 

The next scheduled commission meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. following an 8:30 a.m. work session. 

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