Maplesville Town Council begins alcohol sales process

Published 4:56 pm Monday, April 25, 2016

Maplesville’s Town Council agreed on an alcoholic beverage regulation ordinance during a special meeting on April 19.

Beginning Monday, Maplesville businesses were allowed to go before the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and begin the process of getting a liquor license.

The meeting was held to establish standards for the regulation and control of alcohol sales, delivery and consumption with the welfare of the town in mind.

A referendum on the sale of alcoholic beverages in Chilton County was approved during an election on March 1.

The act included Maplesville, which had recently been “dry” and alcohol sales prohibited.

The first step in the process of a business being able to sell alcoholic beverages includes getting a letter from the ABC Board and bringing it to Maplesville Town Hall to be presented at the next Town Council Meeting on May 9.

The council will listen to any opposition and then vote on the matter.

Once the business is accepted by the town, the council’s paperwork must be taken back to the ABC Board for approval of a state liquor license.

The final step is to get approved for a business license by the town.

“You must have your liquor license before you can be approved for a business license,” Smitherman said.

According to Maplesville Town Clerk Dawn Smitherman, the council discussed the ordinance with state and county guidelines in mind.

The ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol within 100 feet of a church, school or daycare facility.

This distance is determined not from the entrance, but from the furthest exterior wall of the building in question.

Each member of the Town Council attended the meeting.

For more information or questions, call Maplesville Town Hall at (334) 366-4211 and ask for Smitherman.