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February 28, 2019, City Council Regular Meeting
29. Motion to Approve a Resolution Allowing Alcohol Sales on Sunday, March 17, 2019
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Good Government

The Saint Patrick's Day holiday falls on Sunday, March 17, 2019, with the parade and celebration taking place on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Effective March 13, 2015, the state legislature enacted an exception to the foregoing general prohibition at O.C.G.A. § 3-3-7(r) whereby a municipality may, by resolution or ordinance, authorize that class of alcoholic beverage licensees otherwise prohibited from engaging in Sunday sales to sell or dispense alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption on one specifically designated Sunday each calendar year; and the Mayor and Aldermen wish to avoid inequities that may result from allowing certain alcoholic beverage licensees to operate on Sunday, March 17th, 2019, while others will be prevented from doing so under the state Sunday sales provision; and state law empowers the Mayor and Aldermen to adjust for any inequities by adopting a resolution allowing for Sunday sales on one designated Sunday per year and it is the Council’s intent to invoke and rely upon that authorization in the adoption of this resolution.



Susan W. Broker, Director of Special Events, Film &Tourism
Financial Impact
Review Comments
Exhibit 1: St. Patrick's Day Alcohol Resolution.2019.pdf
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