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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Berlin council passes 2021 budget 

    Updated 10-24-20 at 9:42 p.m. CORRECTION: The Tribune mistakenly identified the bid winner for bush hogging as Steve Farr. It is Steve Clark. We regret the error. A bid from Steve Clark for bush hogging on Town property at $800 per cut. The Town bid the...

    Bringing out the Best: Berlin donates $18K in CARES funds to local elementary schools

    BERLIN, Ala. - The Berlin Town Council has been trying to figure out what to do with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) funds it had left over after making its own needed COVID-related purchases. On Monday evening, the body...

    Garden City approves increase in fire department stipends, new truck; Doug Pender bids farewell

    GARDEN CITY, Ala. – The Garden City Town Council on Monday night approved an increase in the Garden City Volunteer Fire Department’s stipend pay. Resolution No. 2020-416 reads, in part: “Whereas, the Town Council of the Town of Garden City wishes to express its deep appreciation...

    New signs up in West Point

    WEST POINT, Ala. - The West Point Town Council on Monday night made plans for the official swearing in of the mayor and council for their next terms. Mayor Gerald Schafer and all five councilmembers were unopposed in August’s Municipal Election. The swearing in...

    Automated sanitation pickup to begin in city Nov. 9; new carts delivered beginning Oct. 19

    CULLMAN, Ala. – The City of Cullman will soon be changing the way it services residential garbage. Beginning Nov. 9, 2020, all residents and commercial hand stops will be serviced using our new automated side loader trucks with mechanical arms. Each customer will receive one...

    Commission recognizes CARTS drivers, talks ‘Nightmare in Vinemont’ event

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Commission on Wednesday morning approved the use of the Cullman County Agricultural Trade Center for the last two weekends in October for a special event, the “Nightmare in Vinemont.” The outdoor event, consisting of a haunted house and...

    Cullman council passes $93.8M budget; City employees get 2.6% raise

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman City Council on Monday evening passed a $93.8 million budget for fiscal year 2021, a 2.04% decrease from FY 2020. The General Fund budget increased 2.65% to more than $38.3 million due to pay increases and conversion of employee...

    Baileyton honors outgoing officials, considers mobile home ordinance

    BAILEYTON, Ala.- The Baileyton Town Council on Monday night recognized outgoing Mayor Johnny Dyar, Councilwoman Myra Martin and Councilman Gene Sumner for their service to the town. Mayor-Elect Windell Calloway presented each with a plaque. Dyar took a moment to thank everyone who helped and...

    Hanceville Fire Department getting new truck

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Hanceville Fire and Rescue will soon be getting a new rig. The department was given permission Tuesday night to purchase a Toyne Pumper truck. The custom-made truck is expected to take one year to be built and delivered. The Hanceville City Council...

    Jacobs proclaims October Domestic Violence Awareness Month in Cullman

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs on Monday officially proclaimed the month of October 2020 Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) in the city of Cullman. The proclamation was presented to representatives of Victim Services of Cullman, Inc., (VSOC), a nonprofit organization founded in...