Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption

Published on Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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Council nears approval for Sunday sale of beer and wine for off-site consumption
The Sunday sale of beer and wine in Greer for off-premises consumption is one step away from being on the November ballot.

City Council Tuesday night passed, 6-1, on first reading, an ordinance allowing a referendum to allow Greer businesses to sell beer and wine without regard to the days and hours. The ordinance states it is to maintain competitiveness with other businesses in other municipalities.

Wryley Bettis motioned to approve and Kimberly Booker seconded. Wayne Griffin cast the no vote.

A public hearing is scheduled Aug. 12 with the second and final reading at the city council meeting. If council passes the ordinance it will require a majority of qualified voters in the Nov. 4 general election to vote in favor of issuing permits.

The form of the question on the ballot will be:

“Shall the South Carolina Department of Revenue be authorized to issue temporary permits in this municipality for a period not to exceed twenty-four hours to allow the sale of beer and wine at permitted off-premises locations without regard to the days and hours of sales?”

In other council action:

• Kevin Duncan was unanimously, 7-0, appointed as the District 4 representative to the Board of Zoning Appeals. Councilman Lee Dumas (District 4) made the nomination that was seconded by Jay Arrowood (District 1).

• Approved, 7-0, an ordinance to amend the City of Greer zoning code of ordinance by repealing Article 5, section 5:12 flood prevention in its entirety and amending the City of Greer code of ordinance by repealing and replacing Chapter 35 Flood Damage Prevention in its entirety and replacing.

• Approved, 7-0, a resolution authorizing a lease/purchase agreement, series 2014 in the principal amount of not exceeding $841,495 relating to the financing of items of equipment. It authorizes the city administrator the execution and delivery of various documents including the lease agreement that is most advantageous to the city.




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