Good Hope City Council approves Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

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The Good Hope City Council approved a resolution for a new Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan at Monday night’s meeting. (Nick Griffin/The Cullman Tribune)

GOOD HOPE, Ala. – Good Hope’s City Council held its first meeting of March Monday night, approving a pair of resolutions and a few board appointments before selecting a new Planning Commission Chairman. Both Roger Gentry and Milford Parish’s extensions on the Board of Adjustments were approved and Sonja Stafford was appointed as the new Chairman of the Planning Commission.  

The Council also held its first reading for a resolution that will repeal and replace an older resolution and set new sewer rates. 

Section one of the new resolution reads, 

Resolution No. 005-2022 

“Section one of ordinance No. 020-2018 of the City of Good Hope, Alabama adopted October 8, 2018, which established rates and regulations for sewer service provided by the City of Good Hope, Alabama is hereby repealed and replaced with said Ordinance No. 005-2022. 

Section 1 

(A) Residential, Business and Industrial rates within the city of Good Hope, Alabama. 

(i) The sewer disposal service fee to each residence which is served by a water meter connected with the water system, or which discharges into the sanitary sewer system water received from a source other than the water system shall be as follows: 

$13.50 for the first 12,000 gallons of water or any portion thereof; $4.00 per 1,000 gallons of water from 2,001 gallons up to 10,000 

No additional sewer disposal fee shall be charged residents for water usage in excess of 10,000 gallons of water per month, except as otherwise provided in Section three of this ordinance.  

(ii) The sewer disposal service to each business or industry which is served be a water meter connected with the water system, or which discharges into the sanitary sewer system water received from a source other than the water system shall be as follows: 

$42.50 for the first 2,000 gallons of water or any portion thereof, $7.50 per 1,000 gallons of water from 2,001 gallons up to 10,000 gallons; $6.00 per 1,000 gallons of water from 10,000 gallons and up. 

(B) Residential, Business and Industrial rates outside of the city limits of Good Hope, Alabama.  

(i) The sewer disposal charges to each resident outside the municipal limits of the City of Good Hope, Alabama which is served by a water meter connected with the water system, or which discharges into the sanitary sewer system water received from a source other than the water system must first be approved by council vote, then upon approval shall be as follows: 

$15.00 for the first 2,000 gallons of water used or portion thereof; $4.50 per 1,000 gallons of water from 2,001 gallons and up. 

(ii) The sewer disposal charges to each business or industry outside the municipal limits of the City of Good Hope, Alabama which is served by a water meter connected with the water system, or which discharges into the sanitary sewer system water received from a source other than the water system shall be, 

$46.00 for the first 2,000 gallons of water used in portion thereof; $8.00 per 1,000 gallons from 2,001 gallons up to 10,00 gallons; $7.00 per 1,000 gallons from 10,001 gallons up to 15,000 gallons and up.” 

Following the first reading of Resolution No. 005-2022, the Council approved Resolution No. 006-2022 to establish a 2022 Division F Phase 1 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan.  

The Resolution reads, 

“Whereas, the City of Good Hope recognizes the threat that natural hazards pose to people and property within the community; and 

Whereas, the City of Good Hope recognizes development and implementation of a hazard mitigation action plan can result in actions that reduce the long-term risk to life and property from natural hazards; and 

Whereas, the City of Good Hope in coordination with multiple jurisdictions in AEMA Division F have supported and participated in the preparation of AEMA Division F Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan to fulfill the local mitigation planning requirement set forth in the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 with input from the appropriate local and state officials; and in accordance with FEMA requirements at 44 C.F.R.201.6; and 

Whereas, the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Emergency Management Agency have reviewed the Division F Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan for compliance and has approved the plan pending the completion of local adoption procedures.  

Now, therefore be it resolved by the City Council and the City of Good Hope hereby adopts the 2022 AEMA Division F (Phase 1) Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan as an official plan and resolves to execute the actions identified in the plan.” 

The other resolution approved by the City Council Monday night was Resolution No. 007-2022 to provide the necessary engineering services for a TAP (Transportation Alternatives Program) Grant.  

“Whereas, the City of Good Hope has been awarded from the State of Alabama a $455,684.00 for TAP Sidewalk Grant; and 

Whereas, the City of Good Hope desires to have professional engineering services and consultation performed relative to the preparation of plans and specifications for construction of sidewalk improvements along Calvert Road and Hathcock Road for the above listed project; 

Whereas, not having engaged any other engineers for this project, the City of Good Hope desires to retain CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc., as its sole and exclusive engineering and consulting for the above listed project; 

Now, therefore, be it resolved that the city council of the City of Good Hope states that Jerry Bartlett, Mayor, is hereby authorized to execute contract documents for CDG Engineering and Associates, Inc., to provide professional engineering and consulting for the ALDOT TAPNU-TA22 (928) project; after execution said contract will become a part of this resolution.” 

The Good Hope City Council will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting Monday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. 

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