SUNDAY SALES: Troy City Council sets referendum special election for October 10

Published 3:02 am Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Troy City Council has set the date for a special election to decide whether Sunday alcohol sales will be permitted in the city limits.

The council chose to hold the election on October 10, a Tuesday that would not interfere with the special election for the State Senate race to fill the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

“The primaries for the election that (Gov.) Kay Ivey just called will be over,” said Alton Starling, city clerk. “This will be right in between all those elections so those won’t interfere with ours and ours won’t interfere with those.”

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Ivey singed local legislation last week that authorized the council to set the referendum date.

The referendum would allow the properly licened businesses sell alcohol on Sundays inside Troy city limits after noon.

However, if the referendum is passed, the council could then introduce further limitations through ordinance.

“To clarify, all we’re voting on tonight is establishing the date for the special election,” said Stephanie Baker, District 4 councilwoman.

The vote passed 4-0, with District 5 councilwoman Wanda Moultry out of town on business.

In other business, the council denied two business– Smart Home Pros and Kleen-N-Kleen Products– from being able to go door to door soliciting.

District 1 Councilman Robert Jones reminded his constituents that June is District 1 special cleanup month and Paramore noted that Monday’s garbage pickup will be moved to Wednesday due to Memorial day.

The next meeting of the Troy City Council will be held Tuesday, June 13 at City Hall.

The executive committee meeting will be held at 4 p.m. upstairs followed by the council meeting at 5 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.