Cullman City Council names Brian Bradberry to new post: public safety director

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Former Cullman Fire Rescue Chief and new Public Safety Director Brian Bradberry with new interim Fire Chief Darren Peeples at the Cullman City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024 (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, Feb. 19, suspended regular procedural rules to approve its first reading and ordinance to create the new city staff position of public safety director, and a few moments later passed a resolution to name Cullman Fire Rescue Chief Brian Bradberry to the post. Deputy Fire Chief Darren Peeples was then appointed interim fire chief.

“This is going to be an effort to coordinate our police department, fire department and the communications dispatch office, which we think will make a stronger, much stronger area of public safety in all areas for the city, stronger and more coordinated,” Council President Jenny Folsom explained.

Other council business

The council also approved:

  • A special event request from Amanda Garrison of Sonic Drive In for a “cruise in” car show each second Friday from March until October on Compass Way Southwest, contingent upon the events not conflicting with the Chamber of Commerce’s 2nd Fridays events during the summer
  • A special event request from Helen Allen for the annual Relay for Life on April 27, 2024, at Depot Park
  • An ordinance to observe the Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday on the third full weekend in each July
  • An ordinance to state the penalties and interest for delinquent tax filings in the Code of Ordinances
  • A resolution to adopt the city’s annual municipal water pollution prevention resolution

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

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