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(A) Pursuant to the procedure set forth in KRS 243.480 through 243.590, city licenses may be either revoked or suspended by the City Administrator upon the occurrence of:
(1) Any violation of the provisions of this chapter or any other alcoholic beverage control ordinance of the city;
(2) Any violation of any provision of state law in regard to alcoholic beverages or the rules and regulations of the State Alcoholic Beverage Control Board in regard thereto; or
(3) Any other cause, reason, or circumstance for which a state license may be revoked or suspended by the Board.
(B) However, city licenses must be revoked by the City Administrator upon the occurrence of any cause or circumstance which requires revocation of state license pursuant to KRS 243.500 or the revocation of a state license to which a city license corresponds. Further, with the approval of the City Administrator, a licensee may, as an alternative and in lieu of part or all of the days of any suspension period, pay the following sums to the city as set forth in KRS 243.480: distillers, rectifiers, wineries, and brewers: one thousand dollars ($1,000) per day; wholesale liquor licensees: four hundred dollars ($400) per day; wholesale beer licensees: four hundred dollars ($400) per day; retail licensees authorized to sell distilled spirits, wine, and beer by the package or drink: fifty dollars ($50) per day; and all remaining licensees: fifty dollars ($50) per day.
(C) The procedure for the revocation or suspension of a city license shall consist of a written notice signed by the City ABC Administrator and mailed to the licensee at the address of the licensed premises by certified mail, describing the cause, circumstance, or occurrence and the time and date thereof for which the city license may be revoked and indicating the time and place of a hearing in regard thereto at least five (5) days thereafter at which the licensee and the representatives thereof shall be heard thereon. The hearing thereon shall be conducted by the City Administrator in the city and according to the procedure prescribed by the State Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for hearings by the Board as supplemented by the regulations of the City Administrator. The City Administrator shall control and make all decisions in regard to the introduction of evidence and shall hear all arguments in regard thereto. At the conclusion of the hearing, the City Administrator shall issue a written decision in regard thereto and mail a certified copy thereof to the licensee at the address of the licensed premises by certified or registered mail.
(Ord. 2014-20, passed 1-5-15)