Alpharetta City Council extends city facility closures, beer and wine sales with takeout orders for 30 days

Alpharetta city facilities will be closed for another 30 days, per a council vote April 30. Packaged beer and wine sales with curbside pickup and to-go orders are also permitted for another 30 days. (Screenshot via Zoom Meetings)
Alpharetta city facilities will be closed for another 30 days, per a council vote April 30. Packaged beer and wine sales with curbside pickup and to-go orders are also permitted for another 30 days. (Screenshot via Zoom Meetings)

Alpharetta city facilities will be closed for another 30 days, per a council vote April 30. Packaged beer and wine sales with curbside pickup and to-go orders are also permitted for another 30 days. (Screenshot via Zoom Meetings)

City facilities—including City Hall, park facilities, buildings, offices, fields, courts, pavilions, playgrounds, restrooms and the Town Green—will remain closed for another 30 days, per an emergency ordinance passed by Alpharetta City Council members April 30. This action comes in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, which led to the closure of the aforementioned facilities since mid-March.

The ordinance also extends the sale of packaged beer and wine with curbside pickup or to-go orders for restaurants in the city of Alpharetta for 30 days. Alcoholic beverage delivery is still prohibited.

Greenways, trails and the like are still open for public use despite active areas of parks being closed.

"The purpose of the ordinance in its current format was really to give us an opportunity to not necessarily have to come back with another ordinance on a weekly basis, just to give some flexibility," City Attorney Sam Thomas said.

City Administrator Bob Regus said during the meeting that he and his staff are working on a document outlining the phased reopening of city facilities in five separate phases, but no official date has been set for the first phase of reopening to begin. He said he is optimistic that they could get the process going by mid- to late May but cannot guarantee that.


The ordinance can be repealed by a council vote at any time should council members deem it necessary but will automatically be repealed after 30 days.