Cullman City Council presents $600K to city school system, part of $6M commitment

Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff accepts a $600,000 check from Cullman City Council President Jenny Folsom at Monday’s city council meeting. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday presented a $600,000 check to Cullman City Schools, part of a long-term plan to help fund multiple construction and capital improvement projects in the system.

“A few years ago, in talking with the superintendent and the school board, there was a very ambitious plan for capital improvement, with all the schools,” said Council President Jenny Folsom. “So the City, mayor and council agreed to support this project with a $6 million donation. This would be in installments of $600,000 a year for 10 years. This will be the third installment.”

Cullman City Schools Superintendent Kyle Kallhoff accepted the check on behalf of the school board.

Other council business

In other business, Mayor Woody Jacobs presented 50 new U.S. flags to Cullman VFW Post 2214 for Veterans Day. The flags will be displayed in the U.S. Highway 31 median from downtown to Vinemont.

The council set a public hearing at its meeting on Nov. 27, 2023, for an ordinance to rezone N31, LLC property located at the intersection of U.S. Highway 31 and Alabama Highway 157 to rezone properties from Business and Manufacturing to Residential.

The council approved the following requests:

  • A request from Gervais and Lulu, of 117 Fourth St. SE, for a retail table wine off-premises liquor license, which received a favorable recommendation from the Alcohol Review Committee
  • A special event request from the Cullman Warehouse District merchants to hold a Christmas Open House Nov. 10-12, 2023

The council approved the following resolutions:

  • Award bid for a full-size large SUV to Mitch Smith Chevrolet, the lowest responsible bidder
  • Award bid for a large equipment trailer to Equipment Logistics, Inc., the lowest responsible bidder
  • Approve utilizing the annual surface treatment bid with Chilton Contractors for the CDBG and ARC County Road 222 project
  • Award the bid for County Road 222 road striping to J.C. Cheek Contractors., the lowest responsible bidder
  • Amend the position control detail for the City of Cullman adding a full-time position for Sanitation

The council also recognized the recent reception by Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism of a prestigious national award. See separate story.

The Cullman City Council meets at Cullman City Hall at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. The public is invited to attend.

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