Sunday Package Sales Proposal on BOC's Agenda

Paulding commissioners could choose to put the issue in front of voters.

Retailers of package malt beverages and wine in Paulding County could one day be able to sell their product on Sundays if a few votes go their way.

at their meetings today are set to discuss a proposed resolution that would establish a voter referendum on whether to allow package sales on Sunday.

If commissioners choose to put the issue in front of county residents, and if the voters say yes to Sunday sales, the county would follow in the footsteps of the . Voters there ; retailers .

Should Paulding commissioners put the Sunday sales issue before county voters? How would you vote on the issue? Vote in our poll below, and share your thoughts in the comments.

Sunday sales referendums have proved popular in recent months. In addition to Hiram, at least 30 such referendums in metro Atlanta counties and cities .

In neighboring Cobb County, voters in the unincorporated parts of the county . The vote, however, following a challenge to the referendum that was made because the vote excluded residents of the county’s six cities.

The referendum was extended to all Cobb voters in the July 31 primary election. The ayes had it again in the revote, . Sunday package sales .

Alcohol won’t be the only issue on commissioners’ minds during today’s meetings. Two resolutions to issue bonds could be voted upon during the board’s 2 p.m. business session. One resolution would see the county issue Water and Sewerage Revenue Refunding Bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $8,500,000. The bonds would be payable solely from the revenues of the county’s water and sewerage system for the purpose of advance refunding the county’s outstanding Water and Sewerage Revenue Bonds, Series 2004; and to pay the costs in connection with the issuance of the bonds.

The other resolution would have the county’s Industrial Building Authority authorizing the issuance of IBA Taxable Revenue Refunding Bonds (Industrial Park Project), Series 2012A, in a principal amount not to exceed $2,500,000, and the IBA Tax-exempt Revenue Refunding Bonds (Water Treatment Facility Projects), Series 2012B, in a principal amount not to exceed $5,600,000.

In other business:

  • Commissioners will consider action on Ilko N. Straikov’s application to rezone nearly 3 acres from B-1 General Business to B-2 Highway Business to allow for an automotive sales and service center. Straikov’s application was tabled at the commissioners’ Aug. 28 business session.
  • Land acquisition issues are set to be the topic of commissioners’ closed session discussion during the morning work session.

The Paulding County Board of Commissioners will hold its work session at 10 a.m. and its business session at 2 p.m. Both meetings, which are open to the public, will be held in the commissioners’ boardroom in the Watson Government Complex. The complete work session agenda is attached to this article.

Return to Dallas-Hiram Patch later today for coverage of the commissioners' meetings.

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Larry Lightner September 13, 2012 at 03:34 PM
If David Austin had proposed this prior to the election we would have a new Chairman today.
Jack Rogers February 18, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Excellent move. This will, and should passssssssssssssss.
Jack Rogers February 18, 2013 at 02:43 AM
No more tax money from me to Cobb County.
Jack Rogers February 18, 2013 at 02:43 AM
Hurray, Paulding. Our county bosses are starting to make sense.
Jack Rogers February 18, 2013 at 02:44 AM


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