Cullman City Council: Rezoning hearing set for April 15; annual Spring Cleanup April 1-5

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CULLMAN, Ala. – On Monday evening, the Cullman City Council set a public hearing for April 15 for the rezoning of property located on Main Avenue Southwest and Morningside Drive Southwest from R-2 Residential District to R-4 Residential District, which would allow the development of an apartment complex in close proximity to single-family homes in the neighborhood.  Despite large crowds of vocal protestors at recent meetings, the controversial request received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Planning Commission, whose President, Mike Voss, maintained that the request met all the requirements of the law.

The request must receive a public hearing before the council can vote on the measure.

Council President Pro Tem Johnny Cook announced that the annual Spring Cleanup will take place April 1-5.  According to the council, the city sanitation department will pick up “most anything” put out on the curb on a resident’s regular garbage pickup day during that week.

Old appliances, furniture, mattresses, and other large items will be removed curbside at no extra charge. Sanitation cannot pick up construction materials, rocks, dirt, bricks, concrete, hazardous materials, or tires. Residents should place items on the curb as early as possible during the week of the cleanup.
More information is available at https://cullmanal.gov/event/annual-spring-cleanup-week/.

During his remarks, Mayor Woody Jacobs encouraged city residents to vote in favor of the renewal of the school tax Tuesday.

The council approved three special event permits:

  • from Cali Tidwell of Desperation Church to hold the annual fireworks festival in Heritage Park on July 4, 2019 from 5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
  • from Rebekah Mickle of Cullman First Baptist Church to hold a dinner outside and Easter egg hunt on April 14, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
  • from B & B Bartending, LLC located at 1872 County Road 469 for approval of a special events alcohol license, pending the issuance of a special event permit from the city council for the Rock the South Music Festival.

The council also approved a request from The Shrimp Basket, which will be located at 1716 Second Ave. NW for approval of a restaurant alcohol license, which received a favorable recommendation from the City of Cullman Alcohol Review Committee.

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