The Lafayette City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, August 3, at 7:00 p.m. with the second reading of the beer sales in restaurants and on Sundays, being the top priority of the night.
Ordinance #784, to allow beer sales in restaurants and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. failed on second and final reading. Of the six council votes, those voting yes were Jeff Hudson, Debra Harris, and David Kempf. Voting no was Jason Phelps and Steve Turner. Councilman Tom Roberts was absent due to illness.
According to the City of Lafayette Charter, in order to pass an ordinance you must have four votes in favor of the motion for it to pass.
The motion passed to approve the request of Macon County Mayor Steve Jones and the county to purchase a 10-acre tract of land at Winding Stairs at the original purchase price for a new health department.
The motion passed to approve Resolution 08-03-2021 in support of the Lafayette Community Mobility Plan presented in July by Neel Schaffer Engineering Consultants. This is a staggered plan that has several steps, and eventually what the plan will do is expand the turnouts on Sneed and Akersville Road where trucks turn back to the industrial park. It will add sidewalks in the city limits on Akersville Road up to Scottsville Road and down Scottsville Road towards the square, for pedestrian’s use. The plan will add new signs for truck routes and the last step of the plan will be doing some upkeep and remodeling of the Lafayette public square. The main objective is the truck routes and helping pedestrians.
Approval was granted to hire Donnie Crawford as patrolman 1 level 4, at the Lafayette Police Department.