Council denies liquor license

Published 11:00 pm Tuesday, August 28, 2012

A retail lounge liquor license was denied by the Troy City Council Tuesday night due, in part, to previous violations at the location.

Hurt Brother’s Lounge located at 11177 U.S. Highway 231 South will not be allowed to reopen and sell alcoholic beverages.

“In the previous years, we’ve had serious problems at that location,” said Councilman Charles Meeks.

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Councilman Jason Reeves added that he had concerns with the distance Troy City Police would have to travel if there was an issue at the business.

Mayor Jimmy Lunsford instructed the owner of Hurt Brother’s to discuss appeal options with the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

Sikorsky’s Troy Operations announced plans to make improvements to the local facility and the council agreed to act as a guarantor on a loan application by the Industrial Development Board in order to secure a better rate for Sikorsky.

Sikorsky plans to address some fire code issues and build a tornado shelter for employees, among other improvements. The business currently employs about 647 people.

Also at the council meeting, council members voted on an agreement to give the mayor authority to manage the City of Troy’s trust fund; to continue the city’s relationship with the Chamber of Commerce for another year; to amend the Certificate of Incorporation of the Troy Hospital Health Care Authority to allow room for directors to serve two consecutive terms; to agree that Pike County Area Transit System will provide services to the Nutritional Center.

The city council is scheduled to meet again on Sept. 11 for a regular meeting, but will reconvene on Sept. 4 to formally declare municipal race winners.