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County to hold separate meetings for liquor, gaming licenses

Lawrence Weekly

Lawrence Weekly

Clark County commissioners on Tuesday approved adding a new meeting to their schedule, one specifically to discuss liquor and gaming licenses.

The Board of Commissioners has until now held those discussions in its role as the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Licensing Board at its regular semimonthly meetings.

But Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, who is the chair of the licensing board, asked for a separate meeting to give commissioners a chance to focus on liquor and gaming issues.

The meetings will be held quarterly on the first or third Tuesdays of February, April, July and October, following the regular board meeting.

Business License Director Jacqueline Holloway said her staff reviewed prior board meetings to find topics that the group should consider, such as distance regulations for gaming and liquor establishments from schools and churches.

The first meeting, which will be Feb. 1, will be especially long as the board considers a backlog of issues that have been pushed off, Weekly said.

The board will also discuss its recent moratorium on tavern applications to address concerns over what constitutes a tavern.

Holloway said the county would send a letter to industry organizations to announce the new meeting schedule and the topics of the first meeting.

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