LOUISA, Ky. — Attorney Bud Adams told city council last night that there is little chance the city can add a third liquor store in the city limits which was voted wet several years ago. The problem, according to a well known businessman in the community, is both the city’s two liquor stores are essentially in the same location in the Food City Plaza.
Under their wet agreement, the city is allotted 2 liquor stores based on population only although beer stores are not limited.
Ironically the plaza is owned by local attorney and real estate investor Gene Wilson, who was instrumental in passing the wet vote in the city to begin with.
Also Geoffery Branham was appointed to the ever more important City Utilities Commission to replace Steve Lykins who has moved.
COUNCIL Approved minutes for July 14, 2020 with motion made by Gary Robertson and a second motion from Ashley Caudill.
Resolution 2020-03, A Resolution approving and authorizing the submission of a request to the Kentucky Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to increase the number of quota retail package store licenses. Motion made by Gary Robertson and a second by Tom Parsons. Mayor Slone stated that “I am unsure if we have the population for a third liquor store and there is a lot of data on sales and volume that has to be done”.
Approved bid for Louisa East Elementary Roadway Improvement. Motion made by Matt Brown and a second by Gary Robertson.
Approved updated agreement between the City of Louisa and Commonwealth of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Appoint Utility Board Member, Geoff Branham recommended to replace Steve Lykins for the remainder of his 3 year term. Motion made by Matt Brown and a second by Gary Robertson. Tom Parsons will be the council member replacing Matt Brown on the Utility Board with a motion made by Gary Robertson and a second by LIsa Schaeffer.
Harold Slone, Mayor
Eldred E. Adams Jr., City Attorney
Gary Robertson, council member
Matt Brown, council member
Lisa Schaeffer, council member
Tom Parsons, council member
Ashley Caudill, council member
Mitch Castle, council member