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(A) The Mayor shall appoint the Finance Officer as the City Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator (hereinafter referred to as City ABC Administrator).
(B) The City Council may from time to time appoint such additional personnel to the office of the City Clerk/Treasurer as is necessary to assist the office in the administration of this subchapter.
(C) 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 Council.
(D) The functions of the City ABC Administrator shall be the same with respect to the city licenses and regulations as functions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the Commonwealth of Kentucky (hereinafter referred to as State 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 the Alcoholic Beverage Control, or than regulations of the State ABC Board. No regulation of the City ABC Administrator shall become effective until it has first been appropriately approved by the City Council.
(E) 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 State ABC Board under KRS 241.100.
(F) The City ABC Administrator shall have all authority as authorized under Chapters 241 through 244 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
(G) 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, has a criminal record, he shall have the authority to require such person to appear in person at the city Police Department for the purpose of having his or her fingerprints taken.
(H) The City ABC Administrator before entering upon his or her duties as such, shall take the oath prescribed in Section 228 of the Constitution and shall execute a bond with a good corporate surety in the penal sum of not less than $1,000.00.
(I) Appeals from the order of the City ABC Administrator may be taken to the State ABC Board by filing with the Board within 30 days a certified copy of the orders of the City ABC Administrator. Matters at issue shall be heard by the Board as upon an original proceeding. Appeals from orders of the City ABC Administrator shall be governed by KRS Chapter 13 B.
(Ord. 2010-05, passed 4-19-10; Am. Ord. 2011-07, passed 7-5-11; Am. Ord. 2016-18, passed 12-6-16)