The Milledgeville City Council authorized a referendum that would allow voters to decide on Sunday sales of packaged alcohol Tuesday evening. The body met in a fast-moving meeting and approved the measure with a unanimous 5-0 vote. Council member Dr. Collinda Lee was not present for the vote but arrived after the Council entered into an executive session.
The referendumquestion will appear on the Nov. 6 general election ballot in the city of Milledgeville. The Baldwin County Board of Commissioners also passed a similar resolution at their last meeting for a Sunday Sales referendum to appear on the county ballot as well.
The voter will cast a ballot in favor or or against the measure. The following question will be posed: “Shall the governing authority of the City of Milledgeville be authorized to permit and regulate package sales by retailers of malt beverages, wine, and distilled spirits on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.?”
If approved by voters, retailers would be able to begin Sunday sales Dec. 1.
Council also heard a first read of a request to use a downtown historic property as a fraternity house, authorized a new fine payment system at the Milledgeville Police Department, authorized an agreement that forms and funds the Ocmulgee Drug Task Force and discussed legal matters in a closed session.
The Milledgeville City Council meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Milledgeville City Hall.
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