The Winder City Council approved an alcoholic beverage license for Midland Superette in a 4-2 vote at its Oct. 6 meeting.
The new license is for sale of beer and wine by the package at the store’s 121 West Midland Avenue location.
Several council members questioned whether it was too close to a local school, Russell Middle School, which is 398 feet from the store. But the store must only be 300 feet from the nearest school, church and alcohol treatment center. Council members Bob Dixon and Travis Singley voted against the motion.
“I know it meets the guidelines but having served on the Board of Education I can’t make myself vote for this,” Dixon said.
Singley said there is a property owned by the school system near Midland Superette. It is currently not in use, mayor David Maynard said.
Since the store meets city standards, the license was approved.