The commission meets at 7 p.m. in Cedartown City Hall, 201 East Ave.
The need for a new ordinance was outlined at the June meeting by Commissioner Scotty Tillery, who said he was appalled at the items that are openly sold at several local businesses. These include smoking pipes that are usually associated with marijuana and other devices that promote or support illegal drug use.
A committee met and put together a proposed ordinance, which went to the city attorney for review. It is to be presented to the full commission tonight for its consideration.
Other items on the agenda for tonight's meeting include:
1) Consideration of a special events ordinance. Tommy Engram, redevelopment director for the Downtown Development Authority, and Byron Slaughter, owner of a downtown event venue, are to come before the commission to discuss the proposed changes.
2) Consideration of a beer package license application sought by Rajnikant Patel for the E-Z Shop, located at 1325 S. Main St.
3) Approval of a list of surplus property to be sold.
4) Consideration of a possible amendment to the community's hospital authority resolution, enacted in the 1940s. The amendment would allow county residents, not just city residents as it reads currently, to serve on the authority.
5) Tommy Engram, redevelopment director for the Downtown Development Authority, and Byron Slaughter, owner of a downtown event venue, are to come before the commission.