Demopolis City Council holds brief meeting

The Demopolis City Council met briefly Tuesday, making up for the meeting that had previously been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 17. The Monday meeting did not make due to lack of a quorum.

Tuesday, the council voted to approve a temporary license to be used at the old New Era building during the Master National Dog Trials in October. The council also approved a liquor license for Amanda’s Restaurant.

Additional business included the approval of applications for public assembly for the John Essex Homecoming parade Oct. 5, the Demopolis High School parade Oct. 12 and a breast cancer awareness walk Oct. 20.

During the council discussion portion of the agenda, Councilman Jack Cooley requested the city’s governing body, during its next meeting, revisit discussion of the expired Demopolis City Schools Board of Education seat currently held by Bobby Armstead.

Under unfinished business for the next meeting, I’d like to see added back the board of education,” Cooley said.

After brief discussion as to whether or not the council previously voted to table the discussion until the newly-elected group takes over in November, Cooley offered a caveat to his request.

“I’ll go back through the minutes,” Cooley said. “If that’s the case, I’ll withdraw my request. If it’s not, then it stands.”

Councilman Mitchell Congress also submitted a letter to Demopolis Mayor Mike Grayson and City Clerk Sam Gross requesting a copy of all budget requests submitted by individual department heads to the finance committee.