The council was scheduled to meet Nov. 27, but cancelled the meeting because several members were planning to attend a National League of Cities Conference in Boston and would be unable to attend. But a new local business was waiting for the council’s OK on a liquor license approved after receiving the go-ahead from the Alabama Alcoholic Beverages Commission.
As the meeting began, Mayor Vaughn Stewart said the council had taken a pro-business stance to reschedule the meeting in order to accommodate Thai One On, a new Noble-Street restaurant.
“I would also like to thank the owners for investing in downtown Anniston,” Jenkins said before the members cast their votes.
The other council members also thanked the restaurant owners, who were at the meeting. They unanimously approved the liquor license.
In other business the council members:
Reappointed Betty Merriweather to the Anniston Water Works and Sewer Board.
Approved bids from Brown and Bigelow for work jeans at $6,657.44, T-shirts for $2,341.55 and jackets at $53.00 each. The clothing is for Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works and the municipal jail employees.
Honored local artist John Will Davis, who died on Saturday.
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