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Linden City Council requests update on Sunday alcohol sale resolution

The Linden City Council will request a statute update from the Alabama Legislature regarding the city’s proposed resolution to sell alcohol on Sundays from 1 p.m. to midnight. Council Secretary Bruce Ward was set to the task.

The proposal that included the start and end times was approved during the Oct. 2 meeting, though talks of the proposal had been going on for several weeks prior.

They also held off on approving the placement of a utility shed on East Coates Avenue until the property owner sent in a written request with more information of its purpose.

The council was aware that the utility shed would first be used for storage during a house renovation, but faltered when the secondary use — a room for overnight guests — came up. Being in a Residential 1 zone, that section of town is intended for single-family houses.

The council decided to seek more information from the property owner before taking a vote.

“I would want him to put it in writing to request what he wants to do,” City Attorney Woody Dinning said.

Ward has also been behind recent efforts to reach out to businesses who do not have licenses for 2019. Only five remain who have not purchased one. As the next step, Dinning will send out a court notice.

Dinning will also send out letters to the owners of various dilapidated properties in the city.

Ward also announced that the annual Summer Carnival will be coming to Linden June 20-22. Armbands will be sold at city hall June 17-19 for $15. Armbands will also be $20 at the gate. It will be brought to the city by C&M Southern Midways.

Councilor Byron Vice also announced that a flagpole for Scott Park has been ordered.

The Linden City Council meets every first and third Tuesday at city hall at 4:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.