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Priceville council works out alcohol ordinance details

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Residents voiced concerns with the ordinance. Residents voiced concerns with the ordinance.

A Morgan County town is putting the finishing touches on its new alcohol ordinance after voting to go wet last November.

The Priceville Town Council held a public hearing about the ordinance Tuesday night.

Comments to the council mainly focused on making tweaks before the ordinance goes into effect.

The Priceville mayor said he sees alcohol sales as an opportunity to cash in a new revenue source, but he said he doesn't want to tarnish the community's image either.

He said that's why they're taking feedback from Priceville residents. A pastor said he'd like to see alcohol licenses be banned from any place within 300 feet of a church.

Other residents suggested changing the time alcohol sales are allowed. The current proposal suggests hours be from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., but residents had concerns some sporting events might not be over by that time.

The mayor said the rough draft is a near carbon copy of Cullman's policies.

"The signs, and the zones, and the setbacks, we've tried to copy what other people have done because there's no need for us to reinvent the wheel here," said Mayor Melvin Duran.

"Most of the draft proposal here is really well done, but there's a few things here that I feel we did not do address and one of them is draft beer and another is a brew pub," said resident Charlie Hawkins.

The town plans on having one public meeting next week to discuss the proposal and any new changes that need to be made before the town council votes on it.

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