Aliceville Council Bans Alcohol for City Park Rentals; Passes Resolution on Schools

BY GENA HUFF, Editor

At the Aliceville City Council meeting on May 23, unfinished business included an addition to the city’s Park Rental Agreement. At the council’s prior meeting, Mayor Marva Gipson wanted to add an amendment to the agreement which prohibits alcohol on site for rental events. Councilman Thomas Wilkins stated he wanted to have the city’s attorney, John Russell, make sure an amendment such as that would not infringe on the rights of citizens.

After discussion that evening, the vote was tabled until the city’s attorney could be consulted.

At the May 23 meeting, Gipson stated each council member should have a letter from the city attorney in their packet. “The letter, in your package, is in reference to alcoholic beverages in the park; so, it is permissible to not have them (alcoholic beverages) there,” she said.

“Did all of you read the letter?” Gipson asked. “If you read the letter, are you ready to vote on it?”

Gipson asked for a motion to ban alcoholic beverages from the city park. Councilman Robert Wilder moved the motion. Councilman Max Allen seconded the motion. Before the vote, Dineki McCaa, City Clerk, wanted verification the vote was on the rental agreement only.

“We are voting on the banning of alcohol from the city park,” remarked Gipson.

“So, that’s the add on we are doing on the agreement?” McCaa inquired again.


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