HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The prospect of Sunday alcohol sales in Henry County is now on hold.
Henry County Commission Chairman David Money released a statement explaining that the county has discovered that the legislation allowing counties to address alcohol sales only provides two ways for it to be approved at the county level: a resolution calling for a vote during the commission meeting or a similar resolution to be placed on the ballot in a future election.
According to Money, the vote taken last Tuesday did not qualify for either option. He has since contacted the commissioners advising them to go with the referendum, meaning that the measure will likely be on the primary election ballot on May 24. 2022 or the general election ballot on Nov. 8, 2022.
Money said that if the county were to conduct a special election sooner than these two dates, it would end up costing the county between $12,000 to $20,000. He said this would not be financially responsible.