Sumiton to hold Sunday alcohol vote after election

By RICK WATSON
Posted 5/20/20

SUMITON – The Sumiton City Council decided Tuesday to hold the Sunday Alcohol Sales special election after the municipal election on August 25. The alcohol vote and the primary runoff elections, …

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Sumiton to hold Sunday alcohol vote after election

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SUMITON – The Sumiton City Council decided Tuesday to hold the Sunday Alcohol Sales special election after the municipal election on August 25. The alcohol vote and the primary runoff elections, which were both scheduled earlier in the year, had to be rescheduled due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

Since Gov. Kay Ivey rescheduled the primary runoff for July 14 and the municipal elections are on August 25, the election to address the sale of alcohol on Sunday afternoons will take place after those two dates. Ellis asked city clerk Nina Absher to reach out to the board of registrars for guidance on when to reschedule the alcohol vote. 

In other action, the council:

• Approved buying an advertisement in the Walker County Sports Hall of Fame Magazine for 2020. The city has purchased these ads in the past.

• Approved a request by the police department to purchase backup batteries for the department’s handheld radios. The total charge for 12 backup batteries and a charger is $1,515.

• Announced that the wellness check for city employees is May 21 between 8 a.m. and noon. Anyone on the city’s insurance must attend and get checked.

• Reviewed the nutrition contract from the Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging. Ellis would like to do some research on this topic before voting on the item at the first regular meeting in June.