By Faye Gaston
The Bullock County Commission met on June 8, 2020, and recessed to meet again on June 12, 2020.
At the June 12 meeting, the Bullock County Commission discussed the resolution for the county Sunday alcohol sales.
County Administrator Patrick D. Smith stated a resolution can't be voted on in this recessed meeting due to the fact that he and County Attorney Johnny Waters found out that there first must be a referendum per ACT 2019-100 regarding Sunday Alcohol Sales in the county and must be placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot for the citizens to vote on.
The motion was made by Commissioner Henry Barnett, seconded by Commissioner Don Larkins to allow the issue of Sunday Alcohol Sales to be placed on the November 3, 2020, General Election ballot.
Motion carried. Present at the recessed meeting on June 12 were Chairman Alonza Ellis, Jr., District One Commissioner Don Larkins, and District Four Commissioner Henry Barnett.
Also present were County Attorney Waters and County Administrator Smith.
Absent were District Two Commissioner Johnny Adams and District Three Commissioner John McGowan.
The following question would be on the ballot: "Do you favor the legal sale of alcoholic beverages by retail licensees of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for both on-premises and off-premises consumption, for the areas outside the corporate limits of any municipality and within the unincorporated areas of Bullock County, Alabama on Sundays after the hour of two o'clock a.m. as permitted under Act 2019-100?"
Sunday Alcohol Sales would be left up to the will of the majority of the voters in Bullock County.
The Bullock County Probate Judge would post a notice of the referendum at the courthouse and would cause the question to be placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election ballot.