Hanceville approves FY 2023 budget, discusses heavy hauling ordinance

Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail and Councilwoman Kim Brown discuss the heavy hauling ordinance. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Following a work session in which the Hanceville City Council reviewed the FY 2023 budget, council members on Thursday evening discussed a proposed heavy hauling ordinance, which has been a topic for the last several meetings. The council members, City Attorney Dan Willingham and City Clerk Tania Wilcox attempted to fine tune the verbiage of the ordinance. The ordinance was tabled until the next council meeting. 

The fire department reported 125 calls in the month of August with 93 medical calls, 11 fire calls, 12 vehicle crashes and 11 lift assist calls. 

The police department reported an August with eight felony arrests, 20 misdemeanors, 21 incident reports, eight accident reports, 23 arrests with warrants and 42 total arrests. The department filed 82 total reports for the month, with 112 traffic citations and 47 non-traffic citations. Eight vehicles were towed. Computer-aided dispatch calls totaled 879, and 1,195 total calls were logged. 

Tim Brighum and Phillip Frappalo were reappointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment by Mayor Kenneth Nail. The usual road closures for Mud Creek Marching Festival, including Bulldog Lane, Stadium Street and Park Street, were approved for Oct. 22 from 7 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m.. A public hearing for the vacation of Pine Street from West Railroad Avenue to Kentucky Avenue was set for Oct. 27. 

The council continued the review of the budget during the regular meeting where each line item was reviewed, with explanations on miscommunications with vendor fees, grants to be reapplied for and the pool revenue, which the mayor attributed to residents in Cullman being dissatisfied with the cost of water attractions in the city. A road striper, which was on this year’s budget but not purchased, has been added to the FY 2023 budget. After reviewing the budget, the council approved it unanimously. 

Kids’ Night Out is scheduled for Sept. 15 from 6-8 p.m. at C.W. Day Park. Admission is free.  

The next council work session is Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. with the regular meeting immediately following at 5:30 at Hanceville City Hall.  

Copyright 2022 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.