Holly Pond making big Christmas plans; community event set for Dec. 4

Tyler McKeller of Living Water Services presents a $1,000 check to Mayor Carla Hart as the Holly Pond Town Council looks on. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening set the schedule and budget for its 2021 Christmas celebration. The event will take place at Governors’ Park on Dec. 4, 2021 beginning with Cards in the Park and the lighting of luminaries at dusk. At 6:00 p.m. the town will light a live Christmas tree in the park. Councilwoman Julie Ray said that the event will include music, snacks and a food truck. Residents are encouraged to bring ornaments.  

The council passed a $2,000 budget for the event. Living Water Services General Manager Tyler McKeller, who was present to give an update on the town’s sewer system, offered an additional $1,000 from his company, to thank Holly Pond for its business.

McKeller told the council that the town’s sewer system is doing well at present, though certain improvements are currently on hold as the company awaits parts.

The council also approved:

  • a $100 use fee for the new town event center located in the old Carpenter’s Cabinet facility near Jacks
  • minor upgrades to the town’s maintenance trucks, though Town Attorney Dan Willingham advised that no vote was needed, as the expenses fell within the established budget
  • the purchase of a 55–60-inch television for classes and seminars in the library conference room where the council meets
  • payments to library board members Jane Black and Carolyn Bryan when either should have to fill in for regular library workers
  • an extra $150 to the budget for sandblasting and powder coating benches and swings at Governors’ Park, bringing the total to seven benches refurbished

The town awaits a new town deputy from the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office as that department interviews three deputies who have applied for the position.

The Holly Pond Town Council meets at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month in the conference room at the Guy Hunt Library. The public is invited to attend.

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W.C. Mann