Thursday, April 19, 2012
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners reaches decision on fees paving way for start of Sunday sales.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Sunday sales in Gwinnett County will begin earlier than originally expected. During the April 17 Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners meeting, members established the fees for businesses selling wine and beer on Sundays. Since the BOC was able to reach an agreement on the fees, businesses will be able to begin selling alcohol on Sundays in May instead of June as originally expected. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the first day for Sunday sales will be May 6. Gwinnett County residents voted in favor of Sunday sales in March. The City of Dacula passed Sunday sales and Sunday liquor by the drink sales within the city limits last November.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
If approved by council, the first day for Sunday sales within the city limits will be Dec. 11.
In less than two weeks, retailers within the city of Dacula will be able to sell beer and wine on Sundays and restaurants will be able to serve liquor by the drink on Sundays as well. If approved by council, the city’s amended alcohol ordinances will go into effect next week with Dec. 11 being the first Sunday on which sales are allowed. Last month, Dacula voters passed the Sunday package sales referendum by a 201 to 111 margin. The measure will allow sales of alcohol in grocery and convenience stores on Sundays between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Voters also passed Sunday sales of liquor by the drink by an overwhelming margin -- 198 to 115. Under the amended ordinance, Sunday restaurant sales of distilled spirits will be …
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Council race headed for a runoff.
UPDATED 11/9/11 at 5:27 a.m. Grocery and convenience stores within the city limits of Dacula will now be able to do something retailers in the unincorporated part of the county cannot -- sell beer and wine on Sundays. Dacula voters passed the Sunday sales referendum by a 201 to 111 margin. The measure will allow sales of alcohol in grocery and convenience stores between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. The ordinance will likely go into effect in January. Dacula was one of several Gwinnett County cities to hold a Sunday package sales referendum. Other cities putting the issue before the voters included Loganville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Auburn, Braselton, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Berkeley Lake, Duluth, Grayson, Sugar Hill and Norcross. …
Monday, November 7, 2011
If City of Dacula residents pass the Sunday package sales referendum, city grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell beer and wine while county retailers will still be prohibited from doing so.
On Nov. 8, City of Dacula residents will decide whether to allow Sunday package sales within the city limits. If the measure passes, Dacula grocery and convenience stores will be able to sell alcohol on Sundays while retailers such as the Hamilton Mill Walmart, the Hamilton Mill Publix and the Hog Mountain Kroger will be unable to do so. Would you drive to Dacula to buy beer or wine on Sundays? Do you normally do your grocery shopping on Sundays? Would you be more likely to do your shopping at the Dacula Kroger or Dacula Publix if they are able to sell beer and wine on Sunday? Tell us in the comments.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
A look at a few of the top stories this week on Dacula Patch.
Mill Creek Principal Explains Benefits of E-SPLOST We have just one item on the county ballot this go round -- school taxes. Will Gwinnett County voters choose to continue the 1 percent educational special purpose local option sales tax (E-SPLOST) or will a tax-weary constituency say “Enough”? In past years, the E-SPLOST would probably have been as close to a shoe-in as you could get in an election, but a bad economy, high unemployment and a seemingly widespread mistrust of elected officials means supporters of this measure have a tough row to hoe. I’d hate to be pushing a sales tax this year. Sunday Sales Will Boost Dacula's Economy Speaking of the economy, the most popular blog post on Dacula Patch last week was focused on the issue of …
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Legal technicality results in voiding of original vote.
A matter that officials thought had been decided in June is once again on the Dacula City Council agenda due to a legal technicality. On June 2, the Dacula City Council authorized two referendums to be held during the November 8, 2011 general municipal elections. The first referendum, which will place Sunday package sales on the November ballot, was approved by a 2-1 margin. Council members Gregory Reeves and Sue Robinson voted in favor of holding the referendum and councilman Wendell Holcombe voted against. Councilman Tim Montgomery was absent. The second referendum, a measure to allow voters to decide if Sunday sales of liquor by the drink will be permitted in restaurants within the city limits, was also approved by a 2-1 margin with …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Voters will decide in November whether to allow package sales and liquor by the drink sales on Sunday.
Later this year, voters within the Dacula City limits will head to the polls to decide two issues related to the sale of alcohol on Sundays. On June 2, the Dacula City Council authorized two referendums to be held during the November 8, 2011 general municipal elections. The first referendum, in which voters will decide whether to allow Sunday package sales, was approved by a 2-1 margin. Council members Gregory Reeves and Sue Robinson voted in favor of holding the referendum and councilman Wendell Holcombe voted against. Councilman Tim Montgomery was absent. The second referendum, which will allow voters to decide if Sunday sales of liquor by the drink will be permitted in restaurants within the city limits, was also approved by a 2-1 …
Friday, May 27, 2011
Dacula City Council to decide next week whether to allow both measures on the November ballot.
Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said Sunday package sales and the Sunday sales of liquor by the drink could have a positive economic impact on the city. “I look at it as an economic development issue, other people will look at it as a moral and religious issue,” he said. SB 10 allows local governments statewide to hold referendums on whether or not to permit Sunday sales of alcohol in grocery and liquor stores. Next week, council will vote on a resolution to authorize a measure to appear on the November ballot which, if passed by the voters, would allow package sales on Sunday between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. Wilbanks has previously said he supports the measure because local retailers, such as the city’s new 94,000-square-foot …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
City leaders to discuss siren repairs and fall referendum to allow Sunday sales and Sunday sales of liquor by the drink.
An inoperative tornado siren and alcohol sales will be the primary topics of discussion during the May 26 Dacula City Council work session. Council leaders will discuss two measures related to the sale of alcohol on Sunday. The first issue is whether the city should hold a referendum this fall regarding the Sunday sales of alcohol in grocery and liquor stores. Voters may also get to choose whether to allow Sunday sales of liquor by the drink within the city limits. Restaurants within the city limits are currently prohibited from serving liquor by the drink on Sundays. While the county allows such sales, the City of Dacula does not. During the April 28 work session, council members discussed the prospect of putting both measures before the …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
City council to consider issue at June meeting.
Dacula citizens will have to wait another month to learn whether or not Sunday sales and Sunday sales of liquor by the drink will be on the November ballot. During the April 28 work session, council members discussed the prospect of putting both measures before the voters in the fall and planned to vote on the ballot items during the May 5 council meeting. However, before the council can vote on the measures, the city attorney must determine how the referendums will be worded on the ballot. Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks said the vote has been delayed until June in order to allow city attorney Dennis Still enough time to provide the proper wording. Only two items of new business are on the Thursday night agenda. Council is scheduled to vote …