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(A) A city license shall be refused:
(1) If the applicant or the premises for which the license is sought does not comply fully with all alcoholic beverage control statutes, the regulations of the ABC Board, and the provisions of this chapter relative to the regulations of the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcoholic beverages, and all regulations of the City Administrator;
(2) If the applicant has not obtained approval from the City Administrator for a license required at the proposed premises;
(3) If the applicant has done any act for which a revocation of license would be authorized; or
(4) If the applicant has made any false material statement in his or her application.
(B) A license (new issuance, transfer or renewal) may be refused by the City Administrator for any reason which he or she, in the exercise of his or her sound discretion, may deem sufficient. The City Administrator must notify the applicant in writing of the denial and reason for denial by registered or certified mail.
(C) Among some of those factors that the City Administrator shall consider in the exercise of his or her discretion are:
(1) Public sentiment in the area;
(2) Number of licensed outlets in the area;
(3) Potential for future growth;
(4) Type of area involved;
(5) Type of transportation available;
(6) Financial potential of the area; and
(7) Applicant's status as a delinquent taxpayer as defined in KRS 131.1815.
(Ord. 59-2018, passed 3-22-18)