Monticello Live

Monticello's Daily News

Drew Memorial Griffin/Busby
Citizen's Bank Mainline Health Systems

Search

CLASSIFIEDS

OBITUARIES

BIBLE

LOCAL WEBSITES

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

Merchant & Planters Agency, INC.

NorthSide Baptist Church

Northside Baptist Church

Mingo Computer Consulting

Mingo Computer Consulting

Hashem Law Firm 2

Hashem Law Firm

Psychological Resources Inc.

Roger LeFleur

Avocados

Avocados

Searcy & Associates 2

Searcy & Associates

Frazer’s Funeral Home

Frazer's Funeral Home Warren

Bradley County Medical Center

Head of the Class

UAM A

Be A Weevil

Pines Broadcasting Company

Pines Broadcasting Company

Interventions Behavioral Health Services

Interventions Behavioral Health Services

Hooray Yard Cards

Hooray Yard Cards

Ashley County Medical Center 2 A

Ashley County Medical Center

South Arkansas Business Solutions

Corner Express (O&M Oil Co.)

Corner Express

Major’s Forest & Lawn 2

UAM Trotter House A

UAM Trotter House

Western Sizzlin’

Western Sizzlin'

War Eagle Boats

One 11 Southern Graphics 1

ONE11 Southern Graphics

Cass Martin Realty

Cass Martin Realty

Ashley County Medical Center 2

Ashley County Medical Center

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Monticello Tire (Goodyear)

Farmer’s Insurance Two

Burgess Process Service

Burgess Process Service

State Farm Mark Gray

Arkansas AG Jon Deere

Arkansas AG

Jerry Cruce Stump Grinding

ESA Staffing

Monticello Exxon

Monticello Exxon

SEEMS

Clearview

Searcy & Associates

Searcy & Associates

UAM News

UAM News

UAM Sports

UAM Sports

O’Fallon Vet

0'Fallon Vet

Secure Storage 2

Hashem Law Firm 1

Hashem Law Firm

Ryburn’s

Farmer’s Insurance One

ESA Staffing 2

Ray’s

City Council Considers Extending Alcohol Sales Hours, & Amendment to Tax & Supervise Clubs – Videos

July 2nd, 2015 by

An ordinance was presented to amend Monticello City Code to amend the limitations of hours of operation of private clubs within the city limits, at Tuesday night’s meeting.



The Mayor reported that he has contacted the Arkansas Beverage Control, and the cities of Jonesboro and Fayetteville to discuss local regulation and management of private clubs. ABC officials strongly suggested that the local government should take more control, within the limits of state law, to regulate private clubs within their cities.

The Mayor submitted an amended version of the ordinnce presented last month that would add the following requirements: a private club permit, defined unlawful activity for permit holders, and establishment of steep punishment for violations through a tiered “three strikes you’re out” rule. This amendment allows for more local control and management of private club operations to better establish that these businesses do not become nuisances and damage the community. The amendment also allows an option to establish a 5% tax on alcoholic beverages.

In addition, the ordinance as presented, would allow private clubs to serve alcoholic beverages from 11:00 a.m. To 2:00 a.m.

Mayor Taylor explained that the ABC regulations and restrictions tend to be very lax. He cited an example that occurred in Monticello in the past month, when a business served liquor to minors twice in one week. The ABC’s penalty was to shut them down for 1 hour.

This ordinance would allow the City to require a City permit and to establish and enforce their own guidelines for operations, and punishment for violations.

Under the new guidelines, the first three violations would result in a $500 fine, next three violations would be $500 fine and the business would be required to close for one week. The next three violations would result in a fine of $500 and the business would be required to close for one month. Nine violations in three years would result in loss of their liquor permit, at both the city and state levels.

The Council voted to change operating hours to have last call at 12:30, with the building vacated by all personnel by 1:00 am.

The Council voted to adopt the amendment, and to table it for a third reading and discussion at the City Council meeting next month.

One Response to “City Council Considers Extending Alcohol Sales Hours, & Amendment to Tax & Supervise Clubs – Videos”

  1. larry says:

    This really sounds like extortion to me. We’ll give you an hour and a half for another 5% tax.

Leave a Reply

Mullis Insurance

Sammy Mullis Insurance

Monticello Realty

Monticello Realty

Lee Moore Taxidermy 2

Lucky’s Of Monticello

Paint & Lighting Plus Inc.

Paint & Lighting Plus Inc.

Bone’s Auto Parts

Bone's Auto Parts

Small Bites Pediatric Dentist

Mitchell Lumber & Hardware

Mitchell Lumber & Hardware

Citizen’s Bank

Citizen's Bank

Ashley County Medical Center 1 A

Ashley County Medical Center

Arkansas Hospice 1

Arkansas Hospice

A.J. Huffman Graphic Design

BCMC Family Care Clinic 1

Majors Forest & Lawn 1

Old Milo Farms Tree Farm

One 11 Southern Graphics 2

ONE11 Southern Graphics

Malco Theater

Lee Moore Taxidermy 1

Prescription Pad Pharmacy

The Prescription Pad Pharmacy

Ashley County Medical Center 1

Ashley County Medical Center

Commercial Bank

Mr. Bug

Mr. Bug

Farm Bureau

KK Logistics

KK Logistics

Drew Farm

Union Bank 2

Immanuel Baptist Church

UAM Trotter House B

UAM Trotter House

City Drug

City Drug

Ashley CountY Medical Center 3 A

Ashley County Medical Center

Advertise With Monticello Live

Ray Ryburn Real Estate

BCMC Family Care Clinic 2

Baker’s Electrical

Baker's Supply

Arkansas Hospice 2

Arkansas Hospice

Monticello Animal Clinic

Monticello Animal Clinic

AM Rental & Sales

AM Rental & Sales

Ashley County Medical Center 3

Ashley County Medical Center

Quality Plus Dry Cleaners

Quality Plus Dry Cleaners

Union Bank 1

La Terraza

La Terraza

Citizen’s Bank 2

Citizen's Bank

UAM B

Be A Weevil