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Ludowici businesses complying with liquor law
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LUDOWICI -- During its August meeting, the Ludowici City Council heard a report by Ludowici Police Officer Frankie Goff on illegal alcohol sales.
According to Goff, the department had two separate underage control buy checkups between July 21-25 and between July 26-Aug. 1. No businesses made any illegal sales.
Goff said that the businesses included El Cheapo, Flash Foods, Parkers, IGA, Flash Foods and The Altamaha Club.
“I am very pleased to announce that all establishments were in compliance; there were not any sales to our underage controlled buyer,” Goff said.
LPD Chief Richard Robertson said he was pleased with the department’s effort, and he is glad businesses are complying with the law.
After the presentation, Robertson asked council members if they had come to a conclusion on clarifying the current alcohol sales ordinance, regarding consequences to businesses that don’t comply with the law.
Robertson said he’s happy that all of the businesses were complying with the current ordinance, and he hopes they  will continue to do so in the future. However, he said the issue needs to be resolved in case a business does not comply.
The council took no action on the matter.
In other business:
• Council member Gwen Davis talked about speeders on Macon Street. According to Davis, since school started, speeding on the road has intensified. She said she wants to know what can be done.
LPD Sergeant J.D. Campbell, who is in charge of traffic enforcement for the department, said the area will be targeted in an effort to crack down on the problem.
• Goff informed the council that on Aug. 28, the LPD and The Heritage Bank will host the Coastal Area Traffic Enforcement Network’s monthly meeting at the senior citizens center at 11 a.m. He invited the mayor and all council members.
• City maintenance supervisor James Fuller told the council that a mobile home had been illegally moved on Pear Street and it damaged the road. The home had been left on the side of the road. The council told Robertson to cite the owner, Timothy Joyce, for abandoning the mobile home. Joyce will be required to pay for repairs to the street.
• The council discussed a request by Long County School work based learning coordinator Karen Swindell to hire a student to work part-time through the high school’s work program. The council decided not to hire a student at this time.
• The council charged City Clerk Tara Warren to gather more information for them regarding the partial plan update through the Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center. Warren was also asked to contact Long County Commission Chairman Bobby Walker to find out the county’s position regarding an update. The proposal is a joint project with the county. Warren said she would contact CGRDC director of planning Tricia Reynolds and Walker.
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