County commission to hold public hearing for nightclub project – The Andalusia Star-News

The county commission will hold a public hearing for the nightclub project

Posted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The Covington County Commission has approved an upcoming public hearing for Slinks Nighttown Bar and Grill, formerly Soggy Bottom, at a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 9.

Locals are invited to attend the first meeting in September and share any concerns or opinions about Slinks Nighttown Bar and Grill before approving its liquor license.

“At the last meeting, Mr (Alex) Myrick came in wanting to open a salon in the premises of what used to be the Soggy Bottom. He redid his paperwork with ABC’s board of directors, and according to ABC, it should be coming to us soon. Some citizens would like to express their concerns about this, and I think we should give them the opportunity to do so before making a decision on the approval of his permit. There are a lot of people who have a bad taste in their mouths from before,” District 4 Commissioner Tommy McGaha said.

In 2018, a 22-year-old was fatally shot at the club, then known as Soggy Bottom Tavern.

“We would invite him back and do whatever introductions he would have. We should have all of his documents by then, and I’ve heard from two or three citizens who have expressed concerns. At least we can consider all of this and hear from everyone involved,” added Chairman Greg White.

Revenue Commissioner Chuck Patterson provided an update on the county’s property tax collection.

“We have recalculated all county property taxes. We are at $500,253,000 in appraised value of all buildings, land and homes in Covington County. We have a homestead exemption of $84,662,000 from that, so the total assessed in tax values ​​is $415,591,000. Taxes have gone up this year by about 10% because of the state calculation,” Patterson said.

In other cases:

  • The commission approved a lease as submitted for the range to be used by the Covington County Sheriff’s Office for the next two years with an option to include an additional four years. The commissioners approved the lease by a vote of 2 to 1.
  • The commission announced the cancellation of the second August meeting due to scheduling conflicts.
  • The commission approved the tender for emulsified asphalt and primer and the purchase of two new 15-foot Rhino grinders for the engineering department.

The next meeting of the Covington County Commission will be Tuesday, September 13, at 9 a.m. at the Covington County Administration Building. The public is invited to attend.

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