Public chimes in tonight on Sunday booze sales

August 18, 2009 10:44:00 AM



The Starkville Board of Aldermen is expected to vote tonight on proposed amendments to the city''s alcohol ordinance after it holds a second public hearing on the matter.  


Amendments to the ordinance have been revised since Aug. 4 when aldermen held the first public hearing. Citizens at the Aug. 4 hearing were concerned because the amendments not only would have allowed alcohol sales on Sundays, but also extended the hours businesses would have been able to sell alcohol by two hours on weeknights, from 12 a.m. to 2 a.m., and one hour on Friday and Saturday nights, from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. 


The version up for discussion tonight would allow businesses to sell alcohol from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays -- alcohol sales currently are illegal on Sundays -- while hours throughout the rest of the week would remain the same. 


The board meets at 5:30 p.m. at city hall.