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County OKs rules for Sunday alcohol sales
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The Liberty County Commissioners have set the rules for Sunday alcohol sales, which were approved by voters last month.
The law restricts Sunday sales to full-service restaurants that derive at least 60 percent of their gross sales from food. The Sunday hours will be 12:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Barney Maley, the only restaurateur known to be affected, was present when the commission gave its approval. Maley owns and operates Sunbury Crab Co. on the coast.
The six-page ordinance will allow alcohol for on-premises consumption at restaurants in the unincorporated area of the county.
In other business Tuesday, the commissioners renewed the annual agreement with Walthourville for fire service and accepted a list of roads in Walthourville for maintenance.
The commissioners approved funding up to $34,141 to develop a greenway project at the LeConte-Woodmanston Plantation site. The plan includes a picnic area and road and bridge improvements.
The commission agreed to a request from Riceboro Mayor Bill Austin to allow the city to buy fuel from the county’s fuel depot. Austin said the county buys fuel at a cost substantially lower than what Riceboro pays at retail outlets.
County Administrator Joey Brown told the panel it would be simple to record the amount of fuel used by Riceboro and bill the city.
County inspections chief Paul Zechman presented the second reading of the county’s new Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. He said the draft ordinance was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency and generally required an additional foot of elevation for structures to be built in designated flood prone areas.
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