During the November city election, Pendergrass residents will get the chance to vote on the sale of packaged alcohol on Sunday.
At the monthly council meeting on June 28, the council voted unanimously to put a referendum on the ballot to give the city’s residents the opportunity to make a decision on this issue.
Council member John Pethel asked the council to discuss the Sunday alcohol sales issue.
Mayor Monk Tolbert said he and Police Chief Robert LaRocque had gone around to the stores in the city and, “they were not really in favor or against it.” Tolbert said some of the store owners said it would just mean more work for them.
City administrator Rob Russell said, “Even if it is approved, they don’t have to stay open.”
Pethel said, “I am in favor of giving the citizens the right to decide.”
Restaurants are already allowed to serve alcohol by the drink on Sundays.