Saturday August 17th, 2019 10:57AM

Gainesville unveils map for downtown dining district as part of alcohol ordinance changes

By B.J. Williams News Director
As part of a change in the city's alcohol ordinance, Gainesville has now mapped out a downtown dining district for the city.
City Manager Bryan Lackey introduced the map to Gainesville City Council at its Thursday work session.
"The map defines the boundaries - what we call our downtown moat - bordered by Jesse Jewell, EE Butler, Academy and West Academy streets," said Lackey.
Establishing a designated district will make it easier to enforce outdoor consumption rules in Gainesville's downtown area, according to Lackey.
"It clears it up for the businesses downtown, it clears it up for the people enjoying events in our downtown and it also clears it up for our law enforcement - they're clear on what to enforce and what they need to explain to people," Lackey said.
City council members will vote on the new map, as well as other changes to the city's alcohol ordinance, at a voting session on Tuesday, August 15.
"[City Council] will have the second reading on all four of the ordinance changes they heard two weeks ago at the last council meeting," Lackey said. "Then there will be two additional companion resolutions...the one establishing the map and the downtown dining district and then there's another one that goes along with the establishing of fees for the breweries and brew pubs. Instead of us inserting those fees into our ordinance, we're taking all alcohol-related fees...and putting them into a schedule of fees."
That move, said Lackey, will make any future fee changes easier, since fees can be changed with a simple resolution, rather than a vote to change the entire ordinance. 
Follow this link to the Gainesville city website to see the full agenda for the August 15 meeting, including details of the new alcohol ordinance provisions for the city. 
  • Associated Categories: Homepage, Business News, Local/State News, Politics, Submitted News
  • Associated Tags: Gainesville City Council, alcohol ordinance changes, outdoor alcohol consumption
© Copyright 2019
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Gainesville unveils map for downtown dining district as part of alcohol ordinance changes
As part of a change in the city's alcohol ordinance, Gainesville has now mapped out a downtown dining district for the city.
10:00AM ( 14 minutes ago )
Northeast Georgia Medical Center named one of top employers in Georgia for nurses has recognized Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville as one of the best hospitals for nurses to work for in Georgia.
9:00AM ( 1 hour ago )
Hall County Extension Service Coordinator receives national award
Michael Wheeler, Hall County Extension Coordinator, recently received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of County Agriculture Agents.
5:00AM ( 5 hours ago )
Business News
3 dead, dozens injured, amid violent white nationalist rally
A car rammed into a crowd of protesters and a helicopter crashed into the woods as tension boiled over at a white supremacist rally that left three dead and this usually quiet college town a bloodied symbol of the nation's roiling racial divisions.
9:45AM ( 28 minutes ago )
Advocates stage first big Texas protest against border wall
Hundreds of people have marched in South Texas to oppose the wall the U.S. government wants to build on the river separating Texas and Mexico
8:22AM ( 1 hour ago )
Georgia DOT plans safety improvements to roads in Hall, Lumpkin, Elbert counties
Safety improvements to a number of local roads in Hall, Lumpkin and Elbert counties have been approved by the state Department of Transportation.
6:00AM ( 4 hours ago )
Local/State News
Liberal activists look to ballot box rather than impeachment
Liberal activists say ballot box rather than impeachment is better way to win argument over nation's direction
8:14AM ( 1 day ago )
Trump: If North Korea attacks US, it 'will regret it fast'
President Donald Trump says the North Korean leader "will regret it fast" if he acts against a U.S. ally or territory
12:58AM ( 1 day ago )
Trump says he's considering military response to Venezuela
President Donald Trump says he's considering possible military action against Venezuela in response to President Nicolas Maduro's power grab
8:14PM ( 1 day ago )
US weekly requests for jobless aid up 3,000 to 244,000
More Americans applied for jobless aid last week. Despite the small increase, the number of people seeking benefits remains close to historic lows.
8:35AM ( 3 days ago )
Jackson EMC Foundation awards $52K to agencies serving Hall County
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded a total $95,075 in grants to organizations during its July meeting, including $52,300 to organizations serving Hall County.
3:00PM ( 6 days ago )
INK set to celebrate 15 years
The Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, INK, is gearing up for its 15th birthday party August 26.
12:00PM ( 6 days ago )
Submitted News
FAA to fund runway repairs at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport
Gainesville City Council places $1.6 million dollar project on consent agenda at today's work session.
12:45PM ( 4 months ago )
Gainesville Mayor to deliver State of the City address this week
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan is scheduled to deliver this year's State of the City address Tuesday.
7:30PM ( 5 months ago )
Deshaun Watson Way is one step closer to reality
Gainesville City Council Tuesday night approved a request to rename Touchdown Drive off Queen City Parkway after Gainesville High School and Clemson University football standout Deshaun Watson.
6:38AM ( 6 months ago )
Gainesville City Council: Plenty in store for city in 2017
Several projects will be set in motion for the city of Gainesville early next year.
8:12PM ( 7 months ago )
Gainesville City Council: Funds for next phase of Lake Lanier Olympic Park renovations on agenda for Tuesday's meeting
Funding for an environmental assessment of the park was placed on the Gainesville City Council meeting agenda at today's work session.
2:14PM ( 7 months ago )