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HUNTINGDON (May 28) — The Huntingdon Town Council gave local approval to two new liquor licenses during a public meeting that followed the regular council session.The Council, acting as the …
HUNTINGDON (May 28) — The Huntingdon Town Council gave local approval to two new liquor licenses during a public meeting that followed the regular council session.
The Council, acting as the local alcohol control board, opened up the public hearing to discuss the two applications for liquor licenses in Huntingdon limits. Mayor Dale Kelley informed the board that both applicants were investigated and found to be in good standing and they met the criteria for owning liquor stores in Huntingdon.
The first store is House of Wine and Spirits owned by Timothy Scott Horn to be located on East Main Street between the former McDonald’s building and DHS. Horn is a local man from Cedar Grove
The second store is Bootlegger’s Liquor owned by Steven Ray Little and will be located directly across from Wal-Mart. Little is from Huron, Tenn. Neither men own any property in Huntingdon.
These two are the second and third licenses approved with the first being Huntingdon Liquors located in the former Major Market Building on West Main Street. It is owned by Parth Patel of Camden and was approved in February 2019. The board unanimously approved both licenses together and adjourned.
The applications now advance to the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Control Board.
During the regular council meeting, Huntingdon citizen Sabrina Robertson made a presentation regarding Edwards Park. She advised that the park is not in good shape with a number of items needing replacing or at least upgrading. These items included: playground equipment being old, inadequate, and dangerous, the pavilion needs repairing, the park lighting needs to be upgraded, address the flooding problem in the children’s play area, new pavement, new backboards for the basketball courts, restrooms need upgrading as well as new regulated bleachers.
Mayor Kelley advised the board that the city last got grant money for Edwards Park in 2008. A $150,000 LPRF grant and a $200,000 capital outlay note for matching funds. That money covered ball field lighting and fencing, playground improvements, demolition and construction of restrooms and press box, and paving parking lot area. Mayor Kelley thanked Robertson for her presentation stating that “Edwards Park would not be neglected”. He advised budget discussions are underway and Edwards Park would be discussed.
In other action, Mayor Kelley informed the board that the bids for the CDBG Grant for Williams Street and Highway 22 Sewer Pumping Stations came in over budget. Kelley requested a board rejection of the bids so a request could be sent in to Economic Community Development to reject the bids and do a mini re-bid. The board unanimously approved Kelley’s request and rejected the bids.