BBQ House misses out on license

Published 11:00 pm Monday, February 10, 2014

County commissioners opted to take no action on a local restaurant’s application for a LLC Club Liquor License.

The BBQ House submitted an application to the Alabama Beverage Control Board Dec. 20 and had 60 days to take the necessary steps – including approval from the county commission – to obtain the license.

Monday was the commission’s last scheduled meeting before the 60-day deadline and

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County attorney Allen Jones advised commissioners during a work session prior to the meeting.

Although it was only the second time the BBQ House appeared on the agenda as current business and commissioners could continue to list it as such for another two months, Jones pointed out that the ABC application would lapse before the next meeting.

He said the commission could vote on the issue or take no action, in effect denying the application.

Commission Chairman Homer Wright said BBQ House owner Barbara McQuagge had not followed through with the county and commissioners were not ready to vote on the application.

“They have to advertise in the paper for four weeks and we haven’t seen the application,” Wright said after the meeting. “We haven’t been in contact with her since she attended a meeting a few weeks ago. The only information we’ve gotten was with the ABC Board.”

In other business, the commission voted to approve the 2014-2015 millage rates with no changes from the previous one.

The commission also approved using outside consultants to complete this spring’s ATRIP projects on county roads 2238 and 7708. In order to qualify for the ATRIP funding, the projects will have to be completed on time.

Because last month’s storm now has county projects overlapping one another, County Engineer Russell Oliver asked to use consultants for the engineering and inspection of the ATRIP project.