Banks County voters will once again get the opportunity to decide whether Sunday alcohol sales, by the drink, will be allowed in the county.
The Banks County Board of Commissioners agreed at its Aug. 12 meeting to put the question the ballot in the Nov. 4 general election.
In November 2012, Sunday alcohol sales failed in a 3,206-2,909 vote.
In other business at the Aug. 12 meeting, the BOC approved the following:
•request from Nails Creek Baptist Church to hold the annual Georgia Department of Natural Resources youth deer hunt on county property.
•rental contract with Cintas for fire/EMS uniforms.
•fire contract with the City of Baldwin for $22,643, calling for the town’s fire department to provide services in unincorporated areas of the county.
•communications equipment maintenance agreement for $69,534 with Gunby Communication.
•one-year contract with the City of Commerce to provide water on an as-needed basis.
The BOC also met in closed session for 15 minutes to discuss “personnel.” When the meeting was opened to the public, the BOC unanimously agreed to deny Greg Wells appeal, stating that it “doesn’t have grounds.” Wells filed a grievance on his termination and then filed an appeal on the chairman’s decision to uphold the Grievance Officer’s recommendation that the termination stand. TheBOC voted to uphold the Grievance Officer’s recommendation as well and to not grant an appeal.