On behalf of the committee, Chairman Tommy Loder recommended Centre Wal-Mart for retail beer (off premises) and retail table wine (off premises); The GridIron, Class 1 Restaurant, retail liquor, retail beer, on and off premises, retail table wine, on and off premises; Birmingham Budweiser for distributorship and wholesale beer distributorship and Supreme Beverage Company.
The council opened bids on two police cars and approved low bids of $25,175 from Sunny King Ford.
The council adopted a resolution to extend the East Centre Sidewalk project from Sept. 30, 2012 to January 2013.
On that subject, the council agreed to pay $7,000 for a pedestrian signal near Centre Elementary School where the sidewalk turns into Armory Road. The Alabama Department of Transportation, said Centre Mayor Tony Wilkie, now requires these signs, although they are not covered by federal funds.
Mayor Wilkie reminded council members of a special meeting of elected officials in Montgomery March 29. Last year, Wilkie noted, council members had a good chance to meet with both state and local officials to discuss various issues.
Wilkie also suggested that the city consider becoming members of the International Council of Shopping Centers, noting that it could be a great marketing tool for the city. The dues are $100 a year he said. “We could get our foot in the door,” said Wilkie.