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GREENUP (JG-TC) -- The Greenup Village Board voted Monday evening to approve liquor ordinance revisions that have been in the works since last fall.

Mayor Stacey Carl said the board unanimously approved the revisions without making any amendments to these proposed changes, which were presented at public meetings prior to Monday's vote. Carl said the revised liquor ordinances will go into effect immediately.

Officials have been working since November to revise and update the village's liquor ordinances, which were drafted in the early 1950s and have been amended over the decades. Their stated goals were to make sure the ordinances are easier to read and to make sure that current liquor license holders are in compliance with the ordinances.

Carl has said that the revisions clarify the ordinances while ensuring that all bar, club, package, restaurant and winery liquor license holders will still be able to operate in the same way that they have in the past.

For example, Carl has said an old addendum stated that the sale of liquor on Sundays at clubs is restricted to members only, but clubs have always understood that Sunday sales are allowed for members and guests. The revisions specify that the sale of liquor on Sundays is open to club members and the general public.


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