ABC licenses approved for new gas station

By EMILY SPARACINO / Staff Writer

COLUMBIANA – The Columbiana City Council approved resolutions related to licenses that will allow the gas station under construction off Alabama 25 to sell alcoholic beverages.

During its Feb. 19 meeting, the council passed resolutions for an ABC license for Feel Good Enterprise LLC doing business as Feel Good, and an ABC license for Feel Good Enterprise LLC doing business as Feel Good Package Store.

The gas station will be located next to the Columbiana Family Dentistry office.

The lot has been cleared, but work likely stalled because of heavy rain throughout the past week.

Director of Environmental Services Dale Lucas said the gas station will be a Mobil.

The council tabled a different resolution authorizing a permit for a modular unit for the Headstart Program at Elvin Hill Elementary School.

Lucas said the program already has modular units and is in the process of swapping out the current ones for new ones.

Mayor Stancil Handley said he wanted to table the resolution to give the council time to review it and discuss the potential addition of a six-month time frame for the units.

In other city business, the council:

  • Heard from Marketing Director Elizabeth Smith, who shared event reminders for Columbiana’s annual Cowboy Day on Saturday, Feb. 23; the Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb. 23; and the Celebration of the Arts fundraiser luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 23.
  • Approved the Feb. 5 council meeting minutes.
  • Approved check registers for Feb. 1 and Feb. 10 accounts payable batches.
  • Approved promoting Stephen McDonald to assistant street and sanitation superintendent.
  • Approved for Police Chief Lamar Vick to attend the Chiefs Conference in Montgomery on Feb. 18-21, using the city credit card for conference, food and lodging expenses not to exceed $650.
  • Approved to waive the event license for the city-sponsored Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo.