Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

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July 24, 2013

Details for Grayson alcohol sales decided

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July 24, 2013 —

The group has until Aug. 12 to put the plan in place and will need two readings of the ordinance and have it published before the deadline.

Also discussed were the days and times when alcohol sales will be allowed.

Council decided that packaged liquor sales would be allowed Monday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to midnight.

Alcohol by the drink will be available from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Saturday and starting at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

Council wanted to allow sales on Sunday until midnight. However, Glass was unsure of the state regulations and will clarify before the first reading of the ordinance.

Also discussed was the position of city alcoholic beverage control administrator that must be in place before sales may commence.

State law says that the ABC duties could be assigned to a current city employee by the Council or Council could allow Mayor George Steele to appoint someone to the position.

“You can't just tell someone they now have to do two jobs,” said Council member Jack Harper. “Then they aren't going to be able to do a good job at either.”

Council member Pearl Crum said Code Enforcement officer John Lands should be assigned the duties but Harper and Council member Terry Stamper argued that a new, full-time administrator should be appointed by the mayor.

It is unclear if Mayor George Steele will need to advertise for the position and accept applications before making the appointment. He said he would like to have Council’s input on the matter.

The planning and zoning commission also discussed some of their ideas on regulation, most of which are already included in state statute.

Main points of interest included the exclusion of any alcohol sales within a residential zone and in the Main Street Renaissance Designated Area.

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