Alexandria City Council hears about declining liquor salesSales and profits dipped a bit at Alexandria’s two city-owned liquor stores last year.
By: Al Edenloff, Alexandria Echo Press
Sales and profits dipped a bit at Alexandria’s two city-owned liquor stores last year.
But the stores still made enough money to transfer $400,000 into the city’s general fund, which has the effect of lowering property taxes, according to City Administrator Jim Taddei.
In addition to approving the audit for the liquor stores, the council took action on a variety of other issues Monday night.
It voted 4-1 to pay the monthly bills after one council member, Virgil Batesole, raised concerns that the council was over-spending its budget in several different areas.
The council also agreed to issue an on-sale liquor license to the Alexandria Golf Club; approved a request from “Let’s Go Fishing” to have a walk and pontoon rides near City Park on June 4; designated a section of 4th Avenue as a state-aid street; learned that it will receive federal funds for pedestrian crossing improvements on Geneva Road and 3rd Avenue; and asked for more details about Shell Oil’s request to install monitoring wells at Gary Martin Hope Park; and scheduled a public hearing to talk about improvements on Cardinal Lane.
Read Wednesday’s Echo Press for more council news.