Sec. 2.5-31.  Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator.
   (a)   Pursuant to KRS 241.160, there is hereby created the office of City Alcoholic Beverage Administrator.
   (b)   The City Manager shall serve as the City Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator (hereinafter referred to as City ABC Administrator), unless the City Manager shall appoint someone else to fill the position pursuant to KRS 241.170.
   (c)   The City ABC Administrator may from to time appoint such additional personnel as is necessary to assist him or her in the administration of this chapter.
   (d)   The salary for the office of City ABC Administrator, if any, together with the salaries of any other personnel assisting the City ABC Administrator, shall be fixed from time to time by the City Commission.
   (e)   The functions of the City ABC Administrator shall be the same with respect to the city licenses and regulations as the functions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (hereinafter referred to as ABC Board) with respect to state licenses and regulations, except that no amendment to these regulations proposed by the City ABC Administrator may be less stringent than the statutes relating to Alcoholic Beverage Control, or than regulations of the ABC Board. No regulation of the City ABC Administrator shall become effective until the City Commission has first appropriately approved it.
   (f)   No person shall be a City ABC Administrator, an Investigator or an employee of the city under the supervision of the City ABC Administrator, who would be disqualified to be a member of the ABC Board under KRS 241.100.
   (g)   The City ABC Administrator shall have all authority as authorized under KRS Ch. 241 through 244. The City ABC Administrator, and the ABC Administrator's investigators, may inspect any premises where alcoholic beverages are manufactured, sold, stored or otherwise trafficked in, without first obtaining a search warrant.
   (h)   Should the City ABC Administrator at any time have reasonable grounds to believe that any applicant, licensee, employee of a licensee, or any stockholder, agent or employee of a licensed corporation, LLC or other business organization, has a criminal record, he shall have the authority to require such person to appear in person at the Danville Police Department for the purpose of having his or her fingerprints taken.
   (i)   The City ABC Administrator before entering upon his or her duties as such, shall take the oath as prescribed in Section 228 of the Constitution.
(Ord. No. 1765, 4-12-10; Ord. No. 1896, § 4, 6- 26-17)