City Clerk Sandy Waid said that a franchise payment from the Cullman-Jefferson Gas Board comes early in August, which will put the city back on an even keel financially.
The council also discussed adding to the cost of building permits, which currently run $50 for each heated space in a building plus $25 for each unheated space, as well as a storm-water management fee. A flat add-on was talked about, but action was postponed until the council’s next meeting.
In other business, the council:
- Authorized spending $800 from the city’s ad valorem fund to pay for repairs on a fire engine’s power steering
- Voted to spend $765 to send Police Chief James Belding to an annual training session, which is required for continuing education credit
- Heard from Ellerbrock about a plan that he has discussed with Warrior Mayor Johnny Ragland about establishing some sort of recreation area along the Warrior River near their cities.