SNELLVILLE – Former councilman Tod Warner returned to the dais Monday after being sworn in to his second stint on council following the March 19 election.
Voters chose Warner over Antonio Molina in the Post 5 council race and approved a referendum calling for the earlier sale of alcohol on Sundays. Warner defeated Molina 844-641. The “Sunday Brunch Bill” was approved 1,023-471. The results of both votes were ratified by the Mayor and Council Monday.
“It says a lot, that during a special election … that we were able to get the vote out that we did. So thank you very much,” Warner said Monday. “Good luck to Mr. Molina. I look forward to doing work for you, the citizens of Snellville.”
Warner returns to council after serving his first term from 2007 to 2011. He has also served on the city’s Planning Commission, the Urban Renewal Agency and the Development Authority of Snellville.
The Post 5 seat was vacated by now-Mayor Barbara Bender who left her post after she was named mayor earlier this month following the resignation of Tom Witts.
Mayor and Council also ratified the “Sunday Brunch Bill” which was signed into law on May 8, 2018 by the state, authorizing counties and cities to permit and regulate Sunday sales of distilled spirits or alcoholic beverages from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Restaurants will be allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday at 11 a.m. as of April 12 once Mayor and Council approve the change in city ordinances at its next meeting to do so.