Sep. 14—The Cullman Metropolis Council accepted tax abatements for 2 corporations and annexed a number of properties into town limits at council’s common assembly Monday evening.
Royal Applied sciences was granted a 10-year abatement for a $2.5 million growth undertaking, whereas one other firm, recognized as Venture Join, acquired a 10-year abatement for a $49 million addition to the prevailing facility. The abatements don’t apply to academic taxes.
The council additionally accepted spending an extra $636,360 for town’s new “Wild Water” Waterpark undertaking. The town had beforehand accepted spending $6.7 million on the undertaking; the extra funding is to make the wave pool bigger.
“We do not need to construct it too small to start with,” mentioned Council President Jenny Folsom.
The growth on the Cullman Wellness & Aquatic Middle is predicted to be accomplished by summer time of subsequent 12 months and can have greater than doubled in dimension to cowl greater than 2 further acres. Along with the brand new wave pool, the growth additionally will add a large tower advanced that homes not less than 4 new water slides.
The council additionally accepted a number of annexations into town limits:
* 1816 Childhaven Street NE as AG-1, Agriculture District
* 155 County Street 497 and 173 County Street 497 as R-3, Residential District
* 100 County Street 497 as R-1, Residential District
* 160 Golf Course Street SW as R-1, Residential District
* 550 County Street 1467 and 471 County Street 1466 as R-1, Residential District
* 1605 County Street 1339 as R-1, Residential District.
In different enterprise, the council:
* Permitted a decision to undertake a transportation plan pursuant to the Rebuild Alabama Act;
* Set a public listening to for Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. to rezone 101 Essential St. Ave. SW from R-4 to CBD (Central Enterprise District);
* Reappointed Beth Johnson to the Parks and Recreation Board.