Holly Pond Council talks town deputy, community events

CCSO Lt. Daniel Cummings addresses the Holly Pond Town Council. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

HOLLY POND, Ala. – The Holly Pond Town Council on Monday evening welcomed Cullman County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Daniel Cummings, who updated the council on plans for the town’s planned deputy. Cummings told the council that the CCSO has been dealing with manpower issues recently.

“The short of it is that we’re in the process of finding y’all a deputy,” said Cummings. “We’re getting there; we’re getting close, but we want to be sure it’s the right deputy. So, hopefully, it won’t be much longer.”

Cummings said that the CCSO had narrowed down possible candidates to a “list of names,” late specifying “a couple of names.”

Mayor Carla Hart raised a concern about the short amount of time remaining in the contract period, which will run out at the end of September.  The council seemed to remain committed to finding a deputy as soon as possible, for whatever time could be contracted this year.

Community events

The council approved a request from the Holly Pond Fire Department to hold a “demo day” at Governors Park on July 30, 2022, including food, a bouncy house, vendors and fire department equipment demonstrations.

Mayor Hart took an opportunity to announce Holly Pond High School’s “Pops in the Park” in Governors Park on May 14, 2022. The event will include performances by Holly Pond’s 6th grade, concert and jazz bands, along with the Welti 5th grade band and others. The Cullman Area Technology Academy will be on hand with automotive, welding and machining displays, as well as displays by the Holly Pond Art and Agricultural Science departments. In a message to the council, Holly Pond Band Director Stephen Porter said that he planned to have a food vendor onsite and hoped to get a bouncy house.

The council also approved $2,400 for the purchase of a new computer system and software for Town Hall.

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


W.C. Mann


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