Council member Al Edwards suggested setting the period at a year during the council’s Monday work session.
Zoning applicants are required to wait this amount of time before reapplying for a denied zoning request. Edwards pointed out there is no direct relationship between zoning and alcohol licenses but that setting the same time period for reapplications for both would at least make the reapplica-tion process consistent.
“A lot of things change during a year’s time,” pointed out Mayor Jimmy Palmer in support of the idea.
He said it may also be a good idea to get the business owner making the license request more in-volved in the process.
Council Members George Crowley and David Hammond were unable to attend the work session so did not participate in the discussion. Palmer said the council should examine the issue again if the absent members had different feelings about the suggested time period.
During the Sept. 28 meeting, council members:
- Set a public hearing date of Oct. 12 with a zoning advisory board date of Oct. 8 for an annexation and zoning request from Philip Beamer for .46 acres.
- Set a public hearing date of Nov. 9 with a zoning advisory board date of Oct. 29 for a variance request from Gordon County Chamber of Commerce President Jimmy Phillips for a new digital sign at the chamber.
- Moved the public hearing date for a beer package license request by Ram C. Thapa of ABC Convenience to Oct. 12.
- Approved the renewal of an agreement between Northwest Georgia Regional Commission and the City of Calhoun regarding transportation of the elderly for fiscal year 2010. The Regional Commission owns the van, and the city is responsible for maintaining it and providing a driver for it.
- Set a public hearing date of Oct. 26 for a beer package license request by Cleopatra Alvarez of La Costena Mini Market.
- Approved a request from Downtown Development Director Suzanne Roland to close Court Street and Park Ave. for the annual Harvest Fest Saturday, Oct. 24, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.