The newly formed County Beer Board will consider a permit application Monday evening

The newly formed County Beer Board will consider a permit application Monday evening

June 23, 2024
By: Dwayne Page

The newly formed beer board, made up of five county commissioners, is scheduled to meet for the first time Monday evening, June 24, to consider what to do with a beer permit application. The meeting will take place after the monthly County Commission session at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Mike Foster Multipurpose Center or County Complex.

County Mayor Matt Adcock announced Thursday evening at a full county commission committee meeting that he had appointed, subject to commission approval, Larry Green, Myron Rhody, Beth Pafford, Tony (Cully) Culwell and Jeff Barnes for the new beer. advice. Green will be president, Rhody will be vice president and Pafford will be secretary.

The board’s first meeting will consider an application from Jeffrey Lynn Cawthorn for a permit on site at 2100 Edgar Evins Park Road, Silver Point, under the name Edgar Evins Lakeside Kitchen.

Last month, the commission adopted a resolution, on the recommendation of the Government Services Committee, establishing a new DeKalb County Beer Council, comprised of five county commissioners. The board will have the authority to approve or deny applications for beer permits based on criteria established in policies set by the county commission, such as distancing requirements, etc. Beer council members must be paid per meeting in the same manner as today or in progress. remuneration for county commission committee meetings.

Several months ago, the commission abolished the seven-member Citizens’ Beer Council at the suggestion of County Mayor Adcock and made the entire 14-member county commission the council some beer.

Since then, the county mayor and commission have decided a five-member beer council would work best.

According to the resolution passed last month, County Mayor Adcock will appoint five county commissioners, including a chairman, vice chairman and secretary, to serve on the beer board in September of each year, with confirmation by the county commission. Terms are one year. Members will be renewed every September.

The resolution asks the county mayor to provide remote metrics to the council at the request of the beer council president. The County Clerk will perform the clerical functions of overseeing the application process, accepting payment, and reporting this information to the Beer Board Chairman. The County Clerk will also oversee the background check process if required by Beer Board policies and then forward the results of the background check to the Beer Board Chairman.

The chairman of the beer council will be responsible for setting the date, time and place of the meeting.
The County Commission will be responsible for developing and maintaining a Beer Council policy that will provide requirements of the Beer Council that were not addressed in the resolution.

“The Beer Board will be operated in accordance with the laws of the State of Tennessee and the Beer Board policies that would be established by the Government Services Committee,” County Mayor Adcock said Thursday evening.

“I went ahead and developed a beer board policy for you (the county commission) to review so that they (the beer board) have some criteria to work with on Monday, but these are basically the exact same requirements that we already have right now. It has much the same language as the resolution we passed, but it goes into a little more detail saying that the County Commission and Beer Board shall prohibit the sale, storage or manufacture of beer or similar beverages within 800 feet or a lesser distance from schools, churches and other places of public assembly and 300 feet from a place of residence if the owner objects to the issuance of the permit. The residence owner will be required to sign a declaration prepared by the Beer Board Chairman or County Mayor stating that he or she does not object to the issuance of the permit in question. The state-required beer permit application fee is $250. The county will require a background check on the applicant who must not have been convicted of a felony or a crime that the beer board considers to be moral turpitude within the last 10 years,” the mayor said of the county, Adcock.