BYRON -- Residents will get to vote whether they want alcoholic beverages sold in Byron on Sundays.
City Council voted unanimously and without discussion during its regular meeting Monday to put a Sunday alcohol sales referendum on the ballot for the Nov. 8 general election.
The issue came up at the request of Bill Browning, of Byron’s Cane River Vineyard.
The General Assembly passed a measure this year allowing local governments to hold a referendum to let voters decide whether to allow package sales of alcoholic beverages by qualifying businesses on Sundays between 12:30 and 11:30 p.m.
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In other business, Council accepted a bid of $1,778,772 from Washington County Machine Shop for sewer system improvements.
Billy McDaniel, Byron’s director of public works, said the work is part of efforts to upgrade and create sewer lines between Byron and Macon. Byron has water treatment processing agreements with the Macon Water Authority.
McDaniel said the bid covers work that will complete all but about 25 percent of the total project.