Cullman City Council moves forward on relocation of new Sports and Civic Complex

W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening approved supplemental engineering services for the city’s new Sports and Civic Complex, to be performed by St. John and Associates. The contract modifications are for both the complex itself and a new parking lot to accompany the complex.

According to Councilman Johnny Cook, the complex, originally slated for the old Marvin’s on Main Avenue between Heritage Park and the Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center, will be relocated to an undeveloped site between the Aquatic Center and the Donald Green Active Adult Center. The new parking lot addressed in Monday’s resolution will be for the complex and will open onto Field of Miracles Drive.

The council also passed a resolution to authorize Mayor Woody Jacobs to apply for Consolidated Rail Infrastructure (CRISI) grant funds for improvements to the railroad crossings at 9th Street Southeast, 8th Street Northwest and Arnold Street rail crossings, all crossings in downtown Cullman without viaducts.  The city seeks funds in the amount of $546,676.20 to construct “improvements to the 9th Street SE, 8th Street NW, and Arnold Street Rail Crossings which will provide supplemental safety measures and improvements in the form of additional gates for access control, electrical upgrades and warn time upgrades.” The city will provide a local match of $234,289.80 of the total project cost in support of this project.

Christmas is getting closer!

The council approved a special event request from Christy Turner of Cullman Parks, Recreation, and Sports Tourism to hold the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony in Depot Park on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

The Cullman City Council meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, unless otherwise posted on the city’s website, in the auditorium at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.

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