Sheriff's office damage

The Cullman County Sheriff's Office's training facility sustained damage from the March 19 hail storm.

More than a year after a March hail storm wreaked extensive damage to the Cullman County Courthouse and the Cullman County Detention Center, repairs at both buildings are still ongoing.

At its regular meeting Tuesday, the Cullman County Commission awarded separate repairs bids to replace the hail-damaged portions of the courthouse roof, as well as damaged siding at the detention center.

The $1,041,900 bid for the detention center’s siding work was awarded to R.B. Atkins and Associates of Bessemer — the sam company that originally installed the siding on the facility’s curving exterior walls. The courthouse roof repair bid went to GKL Companies, Inc. of Gadsden for $461,160.

In other business at its regular meeting, the commission:

     • Recognized 11 year-old resident Danna Chivers with a certificate of appreciation for raising and donating more than $3,000 to the Cullman County Animal Shelter. This is Chivers’ third year to spearhead her yard sale-based fundraising effort for the shelter. The money she’s raised previously already has gone to fund a pavilion and picnic area at the shelter, where prospective animal adopters can get to know their future pets on-site — before making a final decision.

     • Approved annual dues to the North Alabama Regional Council of Governments (NARCOG) in the amount of $56,299 for the Commission on Aging’s ongoing partnership with the public funds-disbursing agency.

     • Approved the Town of Colony’s request to relocate its voting precinct from the Colony Town Hall to the new education center on Byars Road.

     • Approved the Revenue Office’s annual resolution of insolvencies, errors and taxes in litigation for 2018.

     • Approved this year’s write-off of fees waived at the Cullman County Landfill for the annual clean-up program, held each May. This year’s waiver totaled $27,551, slightly less than the commission spent to promote the cleanup effort last year.

     • Approved the plat proposal for Valley View subdivision, located along County Roads 1339 and 1329.

     • Released a surety bond held by the developers of Shoreline estates, who have fulfilled all legal requirements for site accommodations at the subdivision.

Benjamin Bullard can be reached by phone at 256-734-2131 ext. 145.

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