Council amends alcohol ordinance
by Rachel Davis
Jan 22, 2014 | 1867 views | 0 0 comments | 40 40 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Jasper City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance to amend its alcohol ordinance and change the distance between an establishment that sells or serves alcohol and a church or school to 100 feet instead of the previous 367 feet.

This change brings them in line with the ordinances in other areas, according to city attorney Russ Robertson.

He also pointed out that the measurements are from front door to front door, which is specified in this amendment but may not have been clear previously.

The council also voted to approve an alcohol license for the VFW Post 4850 located at 340 Veteran’s Drive.

In other business, the council:

•recognized area seniors who participated in the State Masters Games.

•approved a budget amendment to move funds for paving at the Miracle Field.

•approved changing the name of a budget item from “fire hydrant rental” to “maintenance and purchase of fire hydrants” at the request of Fire Chief David Clark. City council member Danny Gambrell also thanked Clark for his work to improve the city’s fire rating, which he said would benefit all city residents.

•approved overnight stays in Huntsville for Police Chief Connie Rowe and two other members of the command staff at the state police chief’s conference.

•took under advisement the recommendation of Rowe to begin a reserve program for the police department. Rowe will pass along the proposed ordinance to Robertson for him to evaluate and then bring it to the council.

•appointed Community Consultants as the administrator for the city’s Community Development Block Grant project, and Goodwin, Mills and Cawood as the engineers for the project.

•approved a rezoning of 2810 Key Camp Road to agricultural.

•approved a parade permit for Curry High School’s student government association to use North Jasper Park for a 5K run on Feb. 8 at 9 a.m.