By Morgan Bryce
The Smiths Station City Council approved an ABC liquor license for the downtown eatery Pizza D’Action during last Tuesday’s bimonthly meeting.
Before the vote was taken, City Clerk Scott Johnston explained to the city council and Mayor F.L. “Bubba” Copeland that Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones and his team took several trips to downtown Smiths Station to meet and interview pastors and small business owners in close proximity to the restaurant before declaring their approval for this development. Minutes later, the council voted unanimously in approval of the license.
“This is a big step because this is the first establishment in our city that sells hard liquor,” Copeland said.
The council approved a base salary change effective Nov. 2, 2020 following the city’s municipal elections next August.
Before dismissing the meeting, Copeland updated the council on city business and events, including the nearing completion of a new baseball field at the Smiths Station Sports Complex and the homecoming parade taking place this Friday in downtown Smiths Station.
In other business, the council:
- approved contracts for several contracted city workers
- approved minutes from the Aug. 27 meeting.
The Smiths Station City Council meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month with a work session beginning at 5:30 p.m. E.S.T. and regular meeting at 6 p.m. Their meetings are held within the council chambers of the Smiths Station Government Center, which is located at 2336 Lee Road 430. For more information, call 334-297-8771 or visit www.smithsstational.gov.