City Clarifies Alcohol License Stipulation
Powder Springs council members said they meant for a restriction on single beer sales for a Brownsville Road business to pertain to only beverages sold near the front of the store.
The Powder Springs City Council on Monday clarified a stipulation placed on the alcohol license of the SKI 2 Food Mart, approved at the Jan. 3 meeting.
The stipulation prohibited all single sales of alcohol at the store at 4321 Brownsville Road, but was supposed to be specifically for single sales at the front of the store. The city’s code already bans such single sales, like in an iced tub near the checkout.
“What we were talking about was the ice thing up front where they can just take one (beer) off that,” Mayor Pat Vaughn said before the vote. “That’s what we meant, and so we just need clarification.”
Removing the stipulation and allowing the current code to cover the issue passed 4-1, with Councilwoman Nancy Hudson opposed. Hudson typically opposes measures involving alcohol, including the vote last November that will allow citizens to give the thumbs up or down on Sunday alcohol on the March 6 presidential primary ballot.
With the council meeting lasting only 14 minutes, Vaughn joked that the short time broke a new record.
Also on Monday:
- Renovations for the building at 3849 Oakview Drive downtown were approved. The business doing the renovations, real estate firm Stewart Brokers, plans to be open by March 1. The firm is moving to Powder Springs from the East-West Connector.
- Equipment from the Powder Springs Police Department, including a police car, was declared surplus and will be sold at auction.
- Vaughn announced that she will give her State of the City Address on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. at the Coach Ford Center. She typically gives the speech, including last year’s, at a Powder Springs Business Association luncheon, but the organization held its last meeting in December so it could merge with the South Cobb Business Association.
- The council went into an executive session to discuss a personnel issue.