Grayson to vote on new Sunday sales rules

GRAYSON -- Voters in Grayson will get a chance in November to vote on whether to allow packaged sales on Sunday for beer, wine and liquor (distilled spirits).

City voters earlier had approved Sunday sales for beer and wine, but now they must vote on whether to add liquor. If the referendum is defeated, all three will be rejected.

If approved, hours for sale will be 12:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Sunday. In the last General Assembly session, lawmakers made it possible for voters in the state's cities and counties to cast ballots on the Sunday sales issue.

In other business, the Council:

-- Scheduled the city election for Nov. 6 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Grayson Senior Center. Two city council seats will be up for election, and qualifying will be Aug. 27-29.

-- Named Laura Paul-Cone as the election superintendent and chief registrar, along with Libby Smith as poll manager. It was stipulated that the manager will receive $450, and poll workers will earn $250 each.

-- Adopted its 2012-13 budget and approved an amended 2011-12 budget to include an advance of $15,000 for the Downtown Development Authority.

-- Voted to spend $530 to have wireless Internet capability (Wi-Fi) in the senior center.

-- Agreed to rebid its sanitation contract to possibly include recycling service. The old contract with Robertson Sanitation expires in October.