Area News In Brief
Alcohol and weeds on Athens agenda
ATHENS — The alcohol vote and a junk and weed ordinance are the highlights of Mondayís Athens City Council meeting. The meeting at the Athens Police Department on Hobbs Street East starts with a 4:30 work session.
The council will consider a resolution setting a referendum for Aug. 14 on legal alcohol sales.
A local resident submitted a petition June 15 with about 1,330 names asking for a recall vote.
The council will vote on a junk, litter, weeds, non-conforming vehicles and related items ordinance.
The new ordinance is to include requiring officers give warning tickets for certain violations.
Council may set hearing on smoking
On Monday at a 7 p.m. work session, the Decatur City Council will discuss setting a public hearing for Aug. 7 on a citywide smoking ban in public places.
District 3 Councilman Ronny Russell is introducing an ordinance at the meeting.
He recently said he is tired of breathing second-hand smoke.
If approved, Decatur would become the 14th Alabama city with an absolute smoking ban.
Mental Health fundraiser Monday
There will be a kickoff fundraiser for the Mental Health Associationís 27th annual walk-a-thon Monday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Morgan County Courthouse.
The event will be in Cotaco Park on the north side of the building.
Teams made up of lawyers and law enforcement officers will sponsor a hotdog lunch in their efforts to recruit people to participate in the walk-a-thon, which is July 26.
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