As in Grayson the year before, a petition drive over the summer had drummed up enough signatures to call for a referendum on whether or not to allow a package store in the city of Loganville. It is the only item on the municipal ballot in Loganville this year. The drive was headed up by Jamie Dempsey, representing Loganville Citizens for Choice.
According to Krisi Ash with the city of Loganville, 173 voters had cast ballots early by Friday afternoon. Ash said there were a few absentee ballots still outstanding. The early voting at Loganville City Hall closed Friday. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, Loganville voters who have not yet done so can vote on the package store referendum between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at the Rock Gym on Main Street.
The November City Council meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, and the package store ordinance is on the agenda. By that time it will be known whether the city is able to go forward with plans to bring at least one package store to the city.
Beverage SuperStore of Grayson opened last month, less than a year after voters approved the measure on a referendum.