Council set to review alcohol applications

The Blountsville Town Council will hold a public hearing tomorrow ( Thursday, Aug. 28) at 5 p.m. to review applications from businesses wishing to sell alcohol.

The public hearing was set at the council’s last meeting on Aug. 18.

In other business, the council approved a request of $3,368 for the yearly donation to the Blount County Animal Shelter.

Councilman Dennis Beavers announced that the Community Development Council of Greater Birmingham had given an additional $5,000 to the town for the construction of a pavilion at the town park. That group has now given $12,000 for the project. A site inspection will be conducted and a cost breakdown will be presented to the council at a future meeting.

Town clerk Alethea Bailey reported that the town hall’s phone system had been damaged by lightning during a recent storm. Although still functioning, the system will need to be replaced because the manufacturer of the system is no longer in business. A cost and replacement recommendation will be presented at a future meeting.

The council agreed to provide volunteers to work the concession stand at the J.B. Pennington-Cleveland game on Sept. 26.

The council discussed a vacancy on the Zoning Variance Board but no appointment was made.

Finally, the board changed the first meeting in September from Monday, Sept. 1, to Thursday, Sept. 4, due to Labor Day.

Present at the Aug. 18 meeting were Mayor Michael Glass, council members Beavers, Barry Smith, Larry Newman, Dicey Childers, and Ken Mullins, Bailey, and several visitors.