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(A) The Mayor shall appoint the Finance Officer as City ABC Administrator and any assistant ABC Administrator subject to approval of the City Council. The term City ABC Administrator as used in this subchapter shall also include any assistant ABC Administrator.
(B) 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 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 the functions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board of the Commonwealth (hereinafter referred to as ABC Board) with respect to state licenses and regulations.
(E) No person shall be a City ABC Administrator, an assistant 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.
(F) The City ABC Administrator or assistant ABC Administrator(s) shall have all authority as authorized under KRS Chapter 241 through 244.
(G) Should the City ABC Administrator or assistant ABC Administrator(s) at any time have probable cause 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 or she 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 or assistant ABC Administrator(s), before entering upon his or her duties as such, shall take the oath of office as prescribed in Section 228 of the Kentucky Constitution and shall execute a bond with a good corporate surety in the penal sum of not less than $1,000, the cost of which shall be paid by the city; shall be at least 30 years of age, a citizen and resident of Grayson County for at least two preceding years, have no interest in any premises or business where alcoholic beverages are manufactured, stored or sold and have no immediate family member who has a disqualifying interest. He or she shall receive no commission or profit from any person applying for or receiving any license or permit.
(I) (1) Appeals from the orders of the City ABC Administrator or assistant ABC Administrator(s) 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.
(2) Matters at issue shall be heard by the Board as upon an original proceeding.
(3) Appeals from orders of the City ABC Administrator or assistant ABC Administrator(s) shall be governed by KRS Ch, 13B.
(Ord. 2016-08, passed 8-1-16; Am. Ord. 2017-12, passed 8-21-17)