Cullman City Council honors Don Hewitt for Zoning Board service

Mayor Woody Jacobs, right, presents a certificate of commendation to Don Hewitt, left, on Monday, March 18, 2024. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. – The Cullman City Council on Monday evening, March 18, took time to honor retiring Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals member Don Hewitt for his 15 years of service to the City. 

Mayor Woody Jacobs presented Hewitt a certificate of commendation, sharing from the certificate, “his expertise and active participation were invaluable to the Zoning Board’s goal of determining compliance with zoning laws, granting or denying variances and exceptions, and otherwise ensuring that orderly and sustainable growth for our community. And during those years on the board, he built a reputation and legacy as a knowledgeable, reliable and fair person with a genuine concern for the good of his community.”

In its business the council approved:

  • A special event request from City Clerk Wes Moore to hold the 2024 AHSAA State Track Meet at Cullman High School May 3-4, 2024
  • A special event request from Zach Lee of Lowe’s Home Improvement to host a Lowe’s Pro Day on Broadway Avenue Southwest on March 29, 2024
  • A special event request from St. Bernard Prep for the annual Bloomin’ Festival to be held April 20-21, 2024
  • A request from Jubilee Coffee and Wine Bar, LLC, 515 Fourth St. SW, Ste. A, for a restaurant alcohol license, which received a favorable recommendation from the Alcohol Review Committee
  • A resolution to award a bid for electrical panels at Depot Park to West Cullman Electric Supply, the lowest responsible bidder
  • A resolution to award a bid for scoreboard equipment for the OmniPlex Civic Center project to Boostr Digital Displays, the lowest responsible bidder 

Jacobs also announced that work in Second Avenue between Cullman City Hall and Depot Park is finished, saying, “We’re through, unless something breaks,” and pointing ahead to ongoing and upcoming paving projects including Sharpton Road Northeast, Parkman Street Northeast and Longbrook Drive Northeast off Convent Road.

The council established membership for the new Downtown Design Review Board, appointing Nathan Allred, Donna Richter, Carrie Taylor and Beth Veigl.

In public comments, James Jordan came as a representative of residents in the area of Morningside Drive, asking the City to install speed bumps to slow down the increasing traffic flow through the neighborhood, which has grown rapidly due to recent development.

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

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