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March 31, 2014

Hanceville council agree to new procedure for bill review

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CULLMAN — The Hanceville City Council conducted other business Thursday:

* Approved drafting a letter in support for Operation Hope, a national financial literacy organization, which plans to host workshops to help local small businesses. The council also agreed to allow coordinator Tanya Millhouse to use city facilities for no charge to host the workshops, which will assist businesses with everything from coming up with business plans to marketing on social media.

* Tabled a measure to open the Hanceville Recreation Center to local children and teens when school lets out for summer. Parks Director Bobby Duffie talked with Councilman Charles Wilson about increasing the daily fee from $2 to $3 to $4 and hiring part-time senior workers to supervise and collect fees.

* Approved Ordinance 600, which will establish a 5 percent tax on gross receipts on Charter Communications. The city’s original franchise tax agreement with Charter had expired, with the tax previously set at 3 percent.

* Approved Ordinance 601, agreeing to annex 58 acres owned by Alice Evans on U.S. 31 and zone the property B-2 business. It also agreed to annex between a half-acre and an acre of property, north of the Evans property, owned by Jimmy Davis and zoned it AG-1 agriculture.

* Approved Wilson’s request to amend the water and sewer board’s request at the last meeting for $11,095 from the city for a project. Wilson proposed decreasing the request to $10,000 which was what the city had currently budgeted for the department’s infrastructure fund.

* Discussed Councilwoman Kim Brown’s proposal to establish a farmer’s market in downtown Hanceville.

* Approved paying March bills.

* Reviewed bank accounts balance sheet.

* Approved minutes from March 13 meeting and March 18 special meeting

The council will hold a work session 6:30 p.m. April 10 followed by its regular meeting at 7 p.m.

* Tiffeny Owens can be reached by email at towens@cullmantimes.com or by phone at

 

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