Good Hope City Council receives TAP Grant, approves pyrotechnics ordinance

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The Good Hope City Council holds its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope’s City Council met for its regularly scheduled meeting Monday night and approved a new Resolution and Ordinance affecting local pharmacies, manufactured home sales and fireworks distributors. The council approved Ordinance No. 017-2021 which pertains to the distancing of pharmacy’s, manufactured home sales and pyrotechnics businesses in Good Hope.  

The Resolution reads in part,  

“Pharmacy’s: It shall be prohibited for any pharmacy to be located within a one-mile radius of any other pharmacy unless divided by a four-lane highway, then it will be within a .5-mile radius of any other pharmacy.” 

“Manufactured Home Sales Lots: (A) Current existing business license holders within city limits, provided that such business shall purchase and maintain a current city business license with no lapse therein; but at such time as there is a lapse in the business license then there shall not be another license issued. (B) It shall be prohibited for any mobile home sales lot businesses to be located within a 1.5 mile radius of any existing licensed manufactured home sales lot business, as described in section 4 of Ordinance No. 00-2013.” 

“Fireworks: As used in this chapter, the term “pyrotechnics” means any sparkler, squib, rocket, firecracker, roman candle, fire balloon, signal light, railroad track torpedo, flashlight composition, fireworks or other device or composition used to obtain a visible or audible pyrotechnic display.  

It shall be unlawful for any person to have, keep, store, use, manufacture, sell or handle within the city or its police jurisdiction any pyrotechnics except as otherwise provided in this article. 

Exception: Current existing business license holders within city limits, provided that such business shall purchase and maintain a current city business license with no lapse therein; but at such time as there is a lapse in the business license then there shall not be another license issued. It shall be prohibited for any pyrotechnic business to be located within a 1.5 mile radius any existing licensed pyrotechnic business, as described in section 4 of Ordinance No. 007-2013.” 

The council also passed Resolution No: 019-2021, authorizing the council’s participation in the ALM Economic Development Academy. The ALM Economic Development Academy is designed to educate and engage municipal officials on the essential elements and phases of economic development while specifically highlighting their vital role in economic initiatives and projects.  

In addition to holding the first readings for another pair of ordinances, one to appoint the Mayor as Superintendent of the City of Good Hope’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and another to install a 3-way stop sign at the intersection of Megan Lane and Calvert Road, the council also received word that its application for the Federal Transportation Alternatives Set-aside Program had been approved. Federal funds in the amount of $455,864.00 is being awarded to build sidewalks along Calvert Road and Hathcock Road.  

The Good Hope City Council will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting at Good Hope City Hall Monday, Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

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