County commission recognizes 2023 City Family of the Year

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Cullman County Farm-City’s 2023 City Family of the Year Ashley Wilson is pictured with Cullman County Commissioner Kerry Watson, Chairman Jeff Clemmons and Commissioners Kelly Duke and Garry Marchman. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – After being led in the Pledge of Allegiance by Welti School’s Colton Olinger, the Cullman County Commission on Thursday recognized the Cullman County Farm-City’s 2023 City Family of the Year Ashley Wilson. Commission Chairman Jeff Clemons said, as he embraced Wilson, “We are just so thankful for all you do with Curt’s Closet for the families in Cullman County.” 

Welti School’s Colton Olinger is pictured with Cullman County Commissioner Garry Marchman, Chairman Jeff Clemmons and Commissioners Kelly Duke and Kerry Watson. (Amy Leonard for The Cullman Tribune)

The commission approved CARTS’ participation in the Access 2 Care program, allowing Medicaid and insurance companies to cover the costs of transportation of patients to and from medical appointments. The agenda item said the appointments were “within Cullman County” but, after discussion, it was concluded that while the patients must reside in Cullman County, their transportation to appointments and treatment outside of Cullman County would most likely be covered as well. More information on the program is expected at a later date. 

The commission approved a speed limit reduction on Bolte Road (County Road 700) to 35 mph from Third Avenue Southeast to Welti Road (County Road 702) due to the density of established homes and those under construction. Additionally, signs will be posted along Bolte Road stating “No Thru Trucks, Local Deliveries Only” in hopes of curtailing the use of the road as a thoroughfare for large trucks. 

The following agenda items were approved: 

  • Ratify abatement for BBLU lnc. dba ProBin Global for the Town of South Vinemont in the amount of $168,004 
  • Ratify abatement for Project Redesign for the City of Cullman in the amount of $4,007,670 
  • Resolution 2023-13: Change speed limit to 20 mph on County Road 514 
  • Resolution 2023-16: Payment to Non-Profit from American Rescue Plan Act Revenue Replacement Funds to the North Alabama Agriplex in the amount of $200,000 
  • Resolution 2023-17: Payment to Non-Profit from American Rescue Plan Act Revenue Reduction Funds to the Cullman County Fire Association in the amount of $100,000 
  • Resolution 2023-18: Allocating American Rescue Plan Act Funds, Revenue Reduction Funds to the Purchase of Road Materials for County Road Projects in the amount of $1.2 million 
  • Resolution 2023-19: Allocating American Rescue Plan Act Funds, Revenue Reduction Funds to the Purchase of 55-ton Detachable Low Boy Trailer in the amount of $83,075.38 
  • Resolution 2023-20: Renew Participation in the Liability fund for calendar years 2024-2026 and authorize Chairman to sign all related paperwork 
  • Resolution 2023-21:Allocating American Rescue Plan Act Funds, Revenue Reduction Funds to the purchase of two 2024 T480 Tandem Dump Trucks and authorize Chairman to sign all related paperwork 
  • Authorize Chairman and County Attorney to sign the Federal FY 2023 Certifications and Assurances for FTA Assistance Programs For CARTS 
  • Consider approval of an allocation agreement with Teva, Allergan, CVS, and Walgreens negotiated by Attorney General Steve Marshall as part of a statewide opioid settlement 
  • Consider approval of the Walmart settlement sign-on agreement negotiated by Attorney General Steve Marshall as part of a state-wide opioid settlement 
  • Consider approval of opening a new bank account for the Opioid Settlement Funds at Traditions Bank with Chairman and all Commissioners as signers 
  • Consider Chairman Clemon’s nominee, Bradley Williams, for appointment to the Industrial Development Board for a term to expire Jan. 19, 2019 to replace Layne Lowery 
  • Consider approval of Catastrophic Inmate Medical Insurance with Hunt Insurance Group/Sirius America Insurance Option 2 in the amount of $73,184.40  
  • Consider approval of the annual Tek84 maintenance agreement for jail scanner equipment in the amount of $8,995  
  • Consider adding four doors at the Courthouse for security system in the amount of $13,903.41 
  • Consider the surplus of 151 miscellaneous obsolete automotive filters from the county garage to be auctioned on GovDeals 
  • Consider the surplus of the following items from the Road Department to be auctioned on GovDeals 
  • 20132 Freightliner 1085D (Vin# 1FVHG58SOEHFJ0570) 
  • 2015 International Dump Truck Model 7 (Vin# 3HAWNSUT3GL220169) 
  • 2009 Isuzu Nprhd (Vin # JALE5W16597300150) 
  • 1995 Ford F350 (Vin# 1FDJF37H9SEA) 
  • 2014 Freightliner 1085D (Vin# 1FVHG5BS2EHFJ0571) 
  • Etnyre Asphalt Distributor (Serial# 52330) 
  • Etnyre Asphalt Distributor (Serial# 53421) 
  • 2015 International 7500 6×4 Tandem Dump Truck (Vin# 3HAWNSUT3GL22169) 
  • AM GENERAL 8X6 MILITARY TRUCK (Vin# OT58166710150) 
  • 1979 AM GENERAL 8X6 MILITARY TRUCK M917 (Vin# OT58166710350) 
  • 1979 AM GENERAL 8X6 MILITARY TRUCK M917 (Vin# OT58166710250) 
  • 1997 Stewart Stevenson m1083 (Vin# BT4999BCBF) 
  • CASE FORKLIFT {Serial# 548801) 
  • 2005 Dually truck bed with bumper 
  • 144 Boxes of Miscellaneous Filters 
  • Consider the surplus of the following items from the Parks and Rec to be auctioned on GovDeals: 
  • 7-ft Landpride bushhog (Serial #826-376() 
  • 8-ft 6-way blade attachment for skid steer (Serial# G059265) 
  • 2000 White Single Cab GMC Sierra (Vin# 1GTEC14V6Y2300724) 
  • Green Tandem Axle Dump Truck (Vin# 1HTCF2570DHA182C3) 
  • Consider the surplus of the following items from CARTS to be auctioned on GovDeals 
  • 1995 Ford E350 Van (Vin# 1FDKE30F55HA54734) 
  • 2007 Ford E350 Van (Vin# 1FDXE45P57DA32096) 
  • Consider new labor rate schedule for the County Garage as follows: Remainder of FY 23 change from $40 to $60 per hour then, beginning Oct. 1, 2023, change to $80 per hour 
  • Approve the County Rebuild Alabama Annual Report (CRAAR) for FY 2022 as required by the Rebuild Alabama Act 
  • Proposed preliminary plat Fair Harbor Subdivision, a major subdivision containing seven lots located off County Road 102 
  • Proposed preliminary plat COBO Subdivision, a minor subdivision containing six lots located off County Road 337 
  • Proposed preliminary plat Amelia Acres Subdivision, a minor subdivision containing 11 lots located off County Road 1338 and County Road 1435 
  • Proposed preliminary plat Archer’s Point Subdivision, a major subdivision containing 19 Lots located off County Road 2015 
  • Award Bid 1426: Shoulder Material {Installed) to Wheeler Contracting, LLC and Wiregrass Construction Company, Inc based on availability and vicinity 
  • Award Bid 1427:Painting (Labor Only) for the County Owned Property at 310 Third Avenue N.E. to Bryant Enterprises 

The next Cullman County Commission meeting will be on Tuesday, March 21, at the Cullman County Courthouse. The work session will be at 4 p.m. and regular meeting at 6.