Ordinance will explain alcohol sales district

May. 19, 2013 @ 05:41 AM

Two weeks after Chimney Rock Village voters passed a referendum to permit the sale of malt beverages, wine and mixed beverages in the Village, Council members will introduce an ordinance regarding the matter.

At the regular council meeting Tuesday night, a public hearing will be held regarding the Tourism Business Zoning District Amendment on the limited uses in the district relating to the sale, serving and dispensing of alcohol.

The tourism district is an area of Main Street that runs from Fiber McGee's to Duncan's Barbecue. 

"The area is a walking district," said Bill Whitman, village clerk.

After the public hearing and comments, those who plan to sell alcohol will seek permits from the state.

On a 38-16 vote with 54 people voting on May 7,  the referendum passed on its fourth try in approximately 15 years. Of the village's 113 registered voters, 47.79 percent of village voters went to the polls.

"Things change and some of the people who were opposed before have moved away," Whitman said.

All three referendums — sale of malt beverages, wine and mixed beverages — passed on a 38-16 vote.

Also Tuesday night, council will review and approve the market and branding study for Chimney Rock Village and the Town of Lake Lure. 

Reports will be received from the mayor and the county recycling program committee.

The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the community room at the Chimney Rock Fire Department.