Monday, February 21, 2011

Cookeville ABC Board Schedules Work Session

The next step toward the establishment of package liquor stores in Cookeville will take place next month as the city's Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meets. The board will hold a work session on Monday, March 7th, at 6 pm, to study procedures for the issuance of package store permits.  City officials say that interested parties can pick up applications at city hall, and that it will be up to the applicants to make sure they meet all of the requirements of the city's ordinances.  The certificates of compliance cannot be issued until March 17th, and the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will be the body that ratifies them. City attorney Dan Rader says that once the local board OKs the certificate of compliance, applicants must then receive approval at the state level.