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April 22, 2013

Sunday liquor sales request to be made

MT. VERNON — A request for Sunday liquor sales at the Woodlawn Bar will be presented at today’s Jefferson County Board meeting.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the County Board Room in the basement of the courthouse.

Doug Webb is on the County Board agenda to make the request.

Chairman Bob White said the county now has an ordinance allowing for liquor sales on Monday through Saturday for open bars. The county does allow the sale of alcoholic beverages on Sunday for convenient stores, which include Woodlawn Shell, Midway Mart in Bluford and the Bluford American Legion.

“To the best of my recollection, the Woodlawn Bar is the only place in the county that sells alcoholic beverages on the premises, other than the Legion,” White said. The Legion is not open on Sundays. The club stays open until 1 a.m. on Sunday.

In other “public input” on today’s agenda, Sandy Vaughan of the American Red Cross will make a presentation; and Howard Crisp and Fred Diel of the Jefferson County Historical Village will be discussing the Village’s one room school project; and Jeff Haarmann of Affordable Gas & Electric is expected to make a presentation on a customer opt-in plan for electric aggregation. Aggregation passed in the city, but did not pass in the unincorporated areas of the county in the consolidated election earlier this month.

The Board is likely to approve meeting dates for May. With Memorial Day falling on May 27, the board is expected to meet one week earlier — on May 20 — for its regular meeting, pushing committee meetings up a week as well on May 15 and 16.

The County Board will take up Coroner Eddie Joe Marks’ request for salaries for his deputy coroners; an update on courthouse renovations is expected to be presented by representatives of M360; and White will appoint a representative to the Centralia Enterprise Zone.

Additionally, recommended appointments to the Jefferson County Housing Authority and the Mt. Vernon Airport Authority are expected to get full Board approval. Greg Sims and Dr. David Asbery, respectively, were recommended for those positions last week by the Land, Tax and Appointments Committee.

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