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Thorsby approves alcohol licenses

The Thorsby Town Council approved alcohol licenses for two businesses following a public hearing Monday night.

The first was Mizzell’s Super Saver located on Montgomery Avenue. The measure passed unanimously.

“They’ve been through the whole application process and through two public hearings,” said Mayor Dearl Hilyer.

The second business, Main Street Market on U.S. Highway 31, received approval for an alcohol license, pending a fire inspection. Fire Chief Lee Gunn said the biggest concern was an electrical box, but he indicated the issue could be resolved quickly and easily.

The stores will be among the first to sell alcoholic beverages in the town since a majority of Thorsby residents voted to go wet during the June Primary election.

In other business, the council entered into a contract with Revenue Discovery Systems (RDS) to handle all reporting on sales tax collected by the town. Hilyer said the company receives 3 percent of all sales tax revenue it collects.

The council also:

•Voted to send the town’s court clerk to magistrate school in November

•Voted to adjust firefighter Cody Beasley’s pay since he passed basic EMT training, at the request of Gunn.

The Thorsby Town Council normally meets on the first and third Monday evenings at 6 in the Town Annex. The second September meeting was moved up due to the requirement of Monday night’s public hearing.