Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Local News

April 3, 2014

Olive Hill City Council starts alcohol sales process

April 3, 2014 — Tuesday night’s special meeting of Olive Hill City Council was highlighted by the city’s first steps toward regulating alcohol sales.


Council conducted the first reading of an ordinance to regulate alcohol sales within the city limits.


The lengthy ordinance took an hour to read and covered all issues of regulation from types of licenses, regulatory fees, enforcement and administration.


Under the provisions of the proposed ordinance, the city would impose a four percent regulatory fee on alcoholic beverages by the drink and a six percent fee for packaged sales.


The law also calls for the hiring of an alcoholic beverage control administrator who would be the primary administrative and regulatory contact for alcohol-related issues in the city.


No specific details were given regarding work hours or compensation for the position. In Grayson, that job is held by the city attorney.


Under state law, the city has 60 days to prepare to regulate legal sales from the date of the March 11 local option election.


When discussion turned to the city budget, Council member Glenn Meade moved to table the issue until the legal ramifications of spending utility profits could be ascertained.


Council deadlocked at 3-3 on the motion, with Meade, Enoch Hicks and Randy Tackett voting in favor, and Allen Stapleton, Matt Kiser and Jerry Callihan opposing.


Mayor Kenny Fankell broke the tie and killed the motion by voting no.


Next was the first reading of an ordinance amending the current fiscal year budget by adding $102,807 in utility profits to the general fund.


Meade addressed the Council as to why he had been missing from the last several City Council meetings.


I’ve not been at these past few meetings due to conflicts and every time I informed the city attorney in advance that I would not be present,” said Meade.

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