Effort to stop liquor store fails
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 9:00 am
By TONY STINNETT/ Courier Sports Editor
West High Street Church of Christ’s attempt to block the city’s second liquor store was curtailed by a 5-2 vote of the Town of Woodbury Board of Mayor and Aldermen during its regular monthly meeting at City Hall Tuesday (June 4).
Patrick explained the approval was for a certificate of compliance not a license. Reigle must still apply for a license with the state.
“I did this, getting liquor on the ballot, because I am on the (loan) for the football (fieldhouse) and this was my father’s idea,” Reigle said. “We had the building and figured this would be a way to keep the money in the county and do something good here. I want to use the money to help pay off that building. I am Church of Christ. Most of my family does not drink, but I thought the money could be used for something good in our county because people are going to Murfreesboro and Manchester. I just thought we could keep the money here.”
Jason Morris represented the West High Street Church of Christ and said while the congregation was not please with the store coming in they realized it was within the law.
“We are not glad it’s going in and we are not for it but there is nothing we can do about it,” Morris said. “We appreciate the study being done by the (Town of Woodbury).”
The Board also voted to take sealed bids for property on 209 Hayes Street. Bids will be accepted during June.
The Board also formed a task force to investigate the possibility of consolidating the town's sewer and water loans and obtaining a lower interest rate on the debt to pay them
The Board unanimously approved the town's budget and property tax rate for the fiscal year which begins July 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014. Due to reappraisals, it was necessary to increase the property tax rate from $0.99 to $1.150 to bring in the same amount of money.