Proposed liquor shop hits snag

Woodbury's second liquor store hit a snag Tuesday (May 7) with the Board of Mayor and Aldermen tabling a decision on Jana Reigle's application.

Mrs. Reigle hopes to open the store at 115 S. McCrary St. Members of nearby West High Street Church of Christ hope to block her appli-cation.

A survey done by Doyle Elkins of Elkins Surveying of Murfreesboro for Mrs. Reigle indicates the distance from the front door of the proposed liquor store to the front door of the Church of Christ is 316 feet.

The church also com-missioned a survey, which was performed by Huddle-ston-Steele Engineering of Murfreesboro that measures the distance as 263 feet.

Woodbury's city ordinance disallows the sale of alcoholic beverages within 300 feet from a church, school or place of public gathering.

The difference in the two measurements depends on which door of the proposed liquor store counts as the actual front door.

Mayor Harold Patrick will consult with MTAS representative Dana Dean for a ruling which can be considered at the board's June 4 meeting.

In other business, the Board of Aldermen approved plans for a May 19 parade and event in honor of wounded Cannon County soldier, Sgt. Franz Walkup, who has returned to Woodbury for a visit prior to resumption of his treatment of woods that occurred in Afghanistan.

Aldermen OK'd on final reading annexation of two plots of land on John Bragg Highway next to the Arts Center of Cannon County.