Under City of Cullman Resolution 2021-45, and in accordance with the Code of Alabama 1975, §11-52-3 and §11-52-16 as a Class 6 municipality, the Cullman Planning Commission is comprised of seven (7) members and one (1) non-voting advisory member.
The Planning Commission is authorized and empowered to make and adopt a master plan for the physical development of the city, including any areas outside its boundaries which, in the commission’s judgment, bear relation to the planning of the city. Such plan, with the accompanying maps, plats, charts and descriptive matter, shall show the commission’s recommendations for the development including, among other things, the general location, character, and extent of streets, viaducts, subways, bridges, waterways, waterfronts, boulevards, parkways, playgrounds, squares, parks, aviation fields, and other public ways, grounds and open spaces, the general location of public buildings and other public property, and the general location and extent of public utilities and terminals, whether publicly or privately owned or operated, for water, light, sanitation, transportation, communication, power, and other purposes, and also the removal, relocation, widening, narrowing, vacating, abandonment, change of use or extension of any of the foregoing ways, grounds, open spaces, buildings, property, utilities, or terminals, as well as a zoning plan for the control of the height, area, bulk, location and use of the buildings and premises.
As the work of making the whole master plan progresses, the commission may from time to time adopt and publish any part thereof, any such part to cover one or more major sections or divisions of the city, or one or more of the aforesaid or other functional matters to be included in the plan. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered to exercise all powers and do all things authorized to such commission by Code of Alabama 1975, § 11-52-1 et seq. as it may deem necessary for its work. The commission is also authorized and empowered to exercise all powers and to do all things authorized to such commission by such statute, and to exercise such control as it authorized thereunder with reference to subdivision of unimproved property within three miles of the corporate city limits.