Off-premises beer license granted

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, November 26, 2014

The Troy City Council approved an off-premises beer license and the rezoning of a piece of commercial property during its meeting on Tuesday.

The council voted to grant the beer and table wine licenses to HARE Inc., to operate a convenience store at 606 S. Brundidge St., which is at the corner of University Avenue.

“This is formerly the Fillin’ Station,” Councilman Greg Meeks said. “It’s my understanding the Patels are working with the building inspector to address certain items and it’s my recommendation that we approve this license pending the approval of the building inspector.”

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The motion passed unanimously.

The council also held a public hearing on an amendment to the zoning ordinance which allows a parcel of property at the corner of Highway 87 and Country Club Road to be rezoned to commercial office. The amendment passed unanimously.

In other business:

• The council reappointed John Henderson and Christine Barron to three-year terms on the Board of Adjustments and Rebecca Skibba and Martha Lynn Drinkard to four-year terms on the Troy Public Library Board.

• Authorized a resolution allowing the Troy Fire Department to contract with JMCM Consulting for grant-writing purposes. “This is for the grant we have gotten in the past,” Chief Thomas Outlaw told the board. Outlaw said the firm’s fee is 5 percent of any grant funds awarded, and he expected the department grant to be no more than $200,000.

• Heard updates from Mayor Jason Reeves on upcoming Christmas activities, including the downtown parade and tree lighting ceremony, which takes place Dec. 1.

• Heard a reminder from Meeks that garbage collection in District 2 will take place Monday, Dec. 1, rather than Friday, Nov. 28, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

• Met in executive session during the work session to discuss potential litigation.