County approves first two alcohol sales applications

Published 6:15 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The first two applications for the sale of alcoholic beverages presented to the Chilton County Commission were approved on Monday.

But the businesses will still have to wait until the beginning of July to gain final approval from the state and begin selling alcoholic beverages.

The Commission on Monday approved applications from Five Star Food Mart, which is located at Interstate 65 Exit 200, and Lake Mitchell Marina.

No one was present to oppose granting the licenses to either business.

In other business, the Commission:

•Heard from Did Scott about bush hogging on property he maintains.

•Approved two line-item transfers in the budget of the road department.

•Approved to hire two temporary workers to weed eat for the road department, at a rate of $10 an hour.

•Approved for Engineer Tony Wearren to hire a truck driver to replace one who recently left the department. Wearren will choose from among a pool of applicants received during a recent search to fill another driver position.

•Approved to grant Revenue Commissioner Tim Little the authority to conduct business and open and close Revenue Commission bank accounts at Peoples Southern Bank.

•Approved Sheriff John Shearon’s request to hire David Malpica, Jesus Riojas and Samantha Oaks as part-time employees, filling vacancies at the jail.

•Approved Parks and Recreation Director Gerald Arrington’s request to advertise and hire a part-time employee to replace a part-time employee that is leaving the department.

•Approved a request from Caton to grant a key to auditors while they are working at the courthouse on a temporary basis.

•Heard a request from Commissioner Joe Headley that, when the Commission is presented with requests from department heads related to hiring to fill an empty position, that the commissioners be given the names of the previous employees.

•Approved Administrator Connie Powell’s request to sign a space license agreement with American Red Cross.

•Approved minutes from the May 9 meeting.

•Approved claims.