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Priceville Council annexes school site

Published 9:10am Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Priceville Town Council gave unanimous approval to the annexation of 60 acres of land owned by the Morgan County School Board and Baker Properties LLC at its regular meeting Monday night.

Of the total, 55 acres are owned by the school board and are being used as the sire for the proposed new Priceville High School. The property adjoins North Bethel Road and North Park.

The council also acted on three matters pertaining to the licensing of businesses for the sale of alcoholic beverages.

A wholesale alcohol license for the sale of wine and beer was awarded to Valley Budweiser on a recommendation from the Alcohol Review Committee.

A resolution was tabled approving the retail table wine (off-premises) and retail beer (off premises) alcohol licenses for James T. and Brenda Gray doing business as Priceville Foodland. A public hearing was rescheduled for Mon., May 13, at 6 p.m. before considering approval of the alcohol license request.

In addition, public hearings were scheduled on the same date and at the same time before considering an alcohol license request from The Spencer Companies doing business as Minuteman Stores.

To date, alcohol license requests have been approved for four businesses; however, only one – Tucker’s Grocery – has begun selling wine and beer for off-premises consumption.

The council acted on other matters as follows:

• Paid bills totaling $21,926,87 for the month of March.

• Sponsored the PCRA 5K run on June 1 for $500.

• Approved Reds BBQ to operate a portable concession stand for ball games played in Veterans Park, with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the town’s general fund.

• Paid $165 for membership dues to the National Fire Prevention Association for police officer Herman Davis.

• Purchased of a night sight for Police Chief Billy Peebles’ gun from Midway USA for $120.

• Purchased an air soft pistol and ammunition form Air Gun Depot for $320.

• Purchased a set of tires for Peebles’ Tahoe from Decatur OK Tire Co for $561.

• Paid $75 in membership dues to the Alabama Municipal Judges Association for Municipal Judge Tilden Dillard, funded out of the court account.

• Approved $600 registration for Municipal Judge Dillard and Court Magistrate Kelly Dean to attend the “Current Issues Involving Municipal County Practices and Procedures” workshop in Hoover on June 28, funded out of the court account.

• Paid $165 in membership dues in the National Fire Prevention Association for Paul “Chip” Spicer.

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