The City Council of Alexander City made changes to the entertainment district at its meeting on Monday.
The council first approved the district in 2015 to help promote the downtown area.
“This ordinance will bring more wealth to the district,” city official Amanda Thomas told the council.
Areas added to the district include South Main Street, Madison Street, Old Town Hall and Police Station, Broad Street Parking Lot, Welborn Muscle Car Museum, and facilities now used by Daylight Donuts.
This district was created to help people come downtown. One element of the district is the availability of alcohol in approved cups within the district.
Water and sewage bidding
The council has approved a bid to construct a sewer system at Wicker Point. A $1,279,412 bid was approved for the construction of a sewer lift station and a $8,428,720 bid was approved for the construction of a forced trunk line from Wicker Point to the Sugar Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. A forced trunk will connect to the line from Wind Creek State Park.
The council has approved allowing the mayor to negotiate with contractors to replace water pipes in the downtown area after no bids have been obtained for the project.
In other actions, the City Council of Alexander City:
• The minutes of the September 19th and October 3rd meetings were approved.
• Approved an ordinance regarding the operation of medical cannabis dispensary sites. No dispensers are planned, according to city officials.
• Approved a request for the annual Alexander City Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on December 5th.
• Approved Respawn Arcade’s retail beer license.
The next regular meeting of the Alexander City Council is scheduled for November 7th at 5:30 pm.
City councilors Chris Brown and Jimmy Keel were absent from the meeting.
Cliff Williams is a staff writer at Tallapoosa Publishers.