An Ordinance striking subsections 3-5 (c),(d) and (e) of the Columbus Code pertaining to prohibited locations for alcoholic beverage licensees in its entirety and replacing each subsection with new subsections 3-5(c),(d) and(e);and for other purposes.
THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA HEREBY ORDAINS:
Subsection 3-5(c) of the Columbus Code is hereby repealed and replaced by a new subsection (c) to read as follows:
“(c) It shall be unlawful to issue liquor and mixed drinks beverage licenses within 600 feet and to issue wine and malt beverage licenses within 300 feet of the grounds of any community teen center or any school or school playground, including church nursery schools, church day care centers and adjoining playgrounds; provided, however, where the applicant's business is a hotel or motel or a restaurant and the license applied for by such applicant for such business is for retail sale for consumption on the premises only, the prohibited distance for mixed drinks, wine or malt beverage licenses shall be 300 feet. For purposes of on-premises consumption licenses for beer, wine or mixed drinks, the term "school" does not extend to educational levels above the 12th grade.
In accordance with state law, O.C.G.A. § 3-3-21, there shall be no prohibited distance between a school building or grounds or a college campus and a premises licensed as a "grocery store" for the off-premises sale of wine or malt beverages. A "grocery store" is defined as a retail establishment which has at least 85 percent of its retail floor space reserved for the sale of food and other nonalcoholic items and makes all its alcohol sales inside the building containing its retail floor space.”
Subsection 3-5(d) of the Columbus Code is hereby repealed and replaced by a new subsection (d) to read as follows:
“(d) It shall be unlawful to issue an on-premises alcoholic beverage license in the categories of bar pub, night club, or adult oriented entertainment establishment within 600 feet of a location already holding or which has held within the past 12 months a valid on-premises alcoholic beverage license for any one of those same three categories.”
Subsection 3-5(e) of the Columbus Code is hereby repealed and replaced by a new subsection (e) to read as follows:
“(e) The distance related to prohibited locations for licenses shall be measured as follows in accordance with current state law and regulation:
(1) In a straight line from the front door of the business regulated under this chapter;
(2) To the front door of a church or any other protected or prohibited location but to the nearest property line of any school or property being used for educational purposes.
(3) As measured by the most direct route of travel on the ground.”
All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 28
day of April, 2015, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of ______________, 2015, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.
Councilor Allen voting__________.
Councilor Baker voting__________.
Councilor Barnes voting_________.
Councilor Buck voting___________.
Councilor Davis voting__________.
Councilor Henderson voting______.
Councilor Huff voting___________.
Councilor Thomas voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting________.
TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK OF COUNCIL MAYOR