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Reform's first wet/dry vote to be held next Tuesday

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The "Vote No" signs seem to outnumber the "Vote Wet" signs around Reform. Source: WBRC video The "Vote No" signs seem to outnumber the "Vote Wet" signs around Reform. Source: WBRC video
Some people believe allowing alcohol sales will result in new jobs, growth and revenue. Source: WBRC video Some people believe allowing alcohol sales will result in new jobs, growth and revenue. Source: WBRC video
PICKENS COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The Pickens County city of Reform is gearing up for the town's first wet/dry vote.

Mayor Bennie Harton isn't taking sides. But he says the town is taking advantage of a state law that allows municipalities with more than 1,000 people to vote on whether or not to allow alcohol sales.

"Kind of wish they'd say no," Reform resident Shane McDaniel said. "I really don't care for alcohol sales around here."

If you take a drive around town, the "Vote No, Stay Dry" signs seem to outnumber the vote 'yes' signs.

Last week, FOX6 News found one of the few "vote yes" signs in front of a restaurant in town.

Outside a gas station along Highway 82, Seth Channell believes selling beer or wine could boost sales in area businesses and maybe bring a few more here.

"It'll definitely bring more money to the businesses already here. The stores, the Dollar General and stuff like that, it'll bring a lot more money definitely," Channell said.

Mayor Harton said if the vote passes, the city council would have to come up with rules determining how beer, wine and or alcohol would be sold within town limits.

The vote will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 4 at the Reform Senior Activity Center at 213 7th Avenue South West.

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