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Good Hope continues to move forward on AGCOR Steel

The Good Hope City Council passed a resolution Monday night to allow Mayor Jerry Bartlett to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a new pump station, part of the City’s sewer expansion project. (Nick Griffin for The Tribune)

GOOD HOPE - The Good Hope City Council passed three new resolutions at its meeting Monday night, concerning zoning, this summer’s back-to-school sales tax weekend and AGCOR Steel.

Based on an opinion from the Good Hope Planning Commission, Resolution No. 009-2018 was passed to allow the City to hire consulting firm Kendig Keast Collaborative to review the city zoning ordinance and make suggestions and or changes at a cost of no more than $600.

Resolution No. 010-2018 passed next. It reserves the third weekend of July, through 2020, as the back-to-school tax weekend for Good Hope. Mayor Jerry Bartlett said he believes participating in the annual event will help the City of Good Hope as well as the surrounding communities.

“It would be more trouble for us if we did nothing because Hanceville goes with it, Cullman goes with it and if we don’t do it then we’re the oddball, so it’s actually better for the whole community for us to be involved with it,” he said.

To close the meeting, the council passed Resolution No. 011-2018, which will allow Bartlett to apply for a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for a new pump station, part of the City’s sewer expansion project. The station will cost approximately $250,000, according to the council.

Last month, the City awarded a bid for engineering services to CDG Engineers & Associates, Inc. for the new station, which must be completed before AGCOR Steel can move to Good Hope.

The Good Hope City Council will hold its next meeting on May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Good Hope City Hall.

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