For the second week in a row, approving and disapproving alcoholic beverage licenses were a part of Gadsden’s City Council meeting.

At last week’s meeting, City Attorney Lee Roberts had concerns about issuing an alcohol license for Barney’s Roadhouse at 4405 Journey Place in Gadsden because the operators have outstanding sales tax from two other restaurants, Lola and Runts and Lola’s on the River.

Roberts said during Tuesday’s pre-council meeting that the owners had made arrangements with the city’s tax collection agency to pay off the delinquent taxes in installments over the next two years.

“It’s our position that failure to pay sales tax on an existing business should prohibit one from receiving a license to open a new business, up to and until those sales taxes are paid in arrears,” said council member Jason Wilson during the regular meeting as the council voted to reject the application.

Wilson said the license can be revisited once those taxes are paid.

A restaurant retail liquor license was approved for Wingin It, LLC, doing business as Buffalo Wild Wings at 91 E. Chestnut St.

City Engineer Heath Williamson said work was continuing on the parking lot and as far as he knew, construction of the new restaurant is on schedule with an opening planned in late September or early October.

The council approved a change to the city code regarding mobile food vehicles, which now allows food trucks to operate on Sundays as well as allowing the Gadsden Planning Department to designate mobile food vending sites at city property.

The council approved the rezoning of property at 503 Valley St. from R-1, One Family Residence District, to B-1, Neighborhood Business District.

The council also authorized an agreement with NEABA/Xpress Composite Mountain Bike for the city to sponsor mountain bike training for all ages in Gadsden on Sept. 17.

Joseph Cole addressed the council about the drug problem in the city, particularly in the black community. He didn’t ask for any specific action from city officials, but he asked for their attention in combatting the problem.

Council members agreed that drugs are an issue and pointed Cole to resources that might prove helpful, including the Drug Task Force’s anonymous tip line.