(cnbnews.net) Gloucester City Mayor and Council at the August 26 regular meeting authorized a municipal referendum to be placed on the November ballot pertaining to Sunday sales of alcoholic beverages. Residents will be asked to vote for or against changing the operating hours of Sunday sales to 12 noon to 2AM.
Local tavern owners contend the present Sunday hours, 1PM to 10PM, is hurting their business since liquor sales between the proposed hours (12 noon-2AM) are allowed in neighboring towns. The owners also argue that the extra time will allow their customers to watch Sunday night football to the end of the game. Likewise it will help them on Super Bowl Sunday. The last time the question was placed on the ballot it was defeated.
Council awarded a $112,200 bid for various resurfacing projects in the City to Gres Paving Co., of Trenton, the low bidder. Authorized the City Clerk to apply for a $400,000 grant to be used for storm water improvements on King Street. Triad Associates was named the coordinator for that project and City Administrator Jack Lipsett program director.
Awarded the contract for a 2012 Ford F-550 Truck chassis to Winner Ford, of Cherry Hill in the amount of $89,769. The truck will be used by the Public Works Department.
Council approved an ordinance on first reading making the intersection of Essex and Burlington Street an All Way Stop intersection. Also approved on first reading was an ordinance regulating the salary for a field rep property improvement employee to range from a minimum of $47,661 to a maximum of $49,667. Public hearing and second reading on both ordinances will be held September 22.
Prior to the start of the meeting the oath of office was administered to Daniel McGlinsey, fire lieutenant, Desmond Chiodi, fire lieutenant, Charles Sanderson III, battalion fire chief, Michael Hagan, battalion fire chief and Kathleen Jentsch, municipal clerk.
Council authorized the payment of bills totaling $3,347,088 for the month of August
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