The city is home to Reinhardt University, which will have football games on campus in 2013, and some say the lack of sales of alcohol is hurting economic development in Waleska.
The new ordinance would allow package sales of beer and wine.
The city has about 650 residents and grew by just 4.5 percent between 2000, when the population was 616, and 2010 when the census showed 644 residents.
City Clerk Amy Abernathy said the Super Thrift at 6839 Reinhardt College Parkway has been up for sale for some time, but many buyers have expressed concern that they would be unable to have beer and wine package sales.
Melissa Fournier, who will be sworn in as a council member on Monday, said she intends to listen to all sides and would not disclose how she stood on the matter.
Fournier will be filling the seat of Councilman Floyd Puckett, who died earlier this year and whose term would have expired December 2013.
Fournier said it’s something she thinks needs to be considered because it would affect the community.
“It seems like one of the most controversial things that’s been on the table in a long time in Waleska,” Fournier said Friday. “It’s really important to me to represent what people in Waleska want and I hope residents become more involved in what city’s doing because of this.”
Also at the meeting, the council is expected to discuss financial audit bids from three firms, including R.L. Jennings and Associates, Williamson CPA in Cartersville and Welch Walker and Associates. The council is also expected to discuss using Utility Services for tank inspections in a budget amendment.