During the Havana Town Council meeting that was held on May 25, the town council voted unanimously to approve an amendment to the town’s alcohol ordinance.
The amendment increases the window that local stories, within city limits, may sell alcoholic beverages on Sunday.
The current time-frame for alcoholic beverage sales on Sunday was from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
According to the newly amended ordinance, businesses may now sell alcohol on Sundays from 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight.
The alcohol ordinance preserves the current time of operation of Monday through Saturday, which is from 7 a.m. to 12 a.m. midnight.
According to the council, the decision to change the ordinance was made – in part – due to citizen input from the business community, in which citizens and local business owners claimed that the restrictions of sales on Sundays caused inconveniences and lost revenue.
In addition, the town council also voted on May 25 to adopt an increase in the town’s solid waste and recycling rates.
This increase will bring the rate for solid waste services from $19.07 to $19.21 per month, and the recycling rate will increase from $2.00 to $4.50 per month.
Solid waste services in the Town of Havana are franchised to WastePro USA, Inc.
Upon the town’s receipt of a notice of increase for services from WastePro, the council voted to adopt the rate increase.
The rate change became effective at the beginning of June, and Havana customers will begin to see rate changes starting on their June 25 bill.
According to the town council, the increase in rates is due to WastePro’s increase in costs, primarily the rising cost of disposal fees by the company.
The town says that other municipalities in Gadsden County, including the county government, should also receive notice of an increase.
Ashley Hunter – email@example.com
Article corrected on Friday, June 11 – correction: editing ‘Waste Management’ in title to ‘Waste Pro’.