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Thorsby council approves Sunday alcohol resolution

By Zachary Seifter/ Staff Writer

 

The Thorsby Town Council held a meeting on April 5. At the meeting, the council approved a resolution to allow alcohol sales beginning at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The council passed the resolution by a vote of 4 to 1. Council members Justin Killingworth, Chasity Chapman, Glenn Littleton and Mayor Pro Tem Neil Benson all voted in favor of the resolution. Council member Marvin Crumpton was the only one to vote against.

According to Thorsby Mayor Robert Hight, the issue was raised initially by convenient stores in the Thorsby area as they were hoping to get the council to look into allowing alcohol sales to begin at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

The state law still requires alcohol sales end at 2 a.m. on Saturday nights, however, municipalities are able to determine if they want to allow sales to begin on Sunday at 10 a.m. or if they want to allow sales at a later time. The city of Clanton already has approved a resolution to allow the sales to begin at 10 a.m., now Thorsby has followed suit.

Also approved at the meeting were issues of changing the property held by Thorsby resident B.J. Ward from a commercial property to a residential property as well as the town hiring a part-time officer to join the police staff.