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File #: 22-0916    Name: Alcohol Permit Renewal Schedule
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 10/3/2022 Final action: 10/3/2022
Title: Consider/Discuss/Act on an Ordinance Amending the City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14 "Alcoholic Beverages," Article III, "Lawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages," Section 14-52, "Permit; permit fee," to Allow for the Collection of Permit Fees Every other Year; and Providing for an Effective Date
Attachments: 1. Ordinance, 2. Ordinance - Redline

Title

Consider/Discuss/Act on an Ordinance Amending the City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 14 “Alcoholic Beverages,” Article III, “Lawful Sale of Alcoholic Beverages,” Section 14-52, “Permit; permit fee,” to Allow for the Collection of Permit Fees Every other Year; and Providing for an Effective Date

 

Summary

 

COUNCIL GOAL:                     Operational Excellence

                     (2D: Continuously provide a high level of customer service to our citizens)

 

MEETING DATE:                     October 3, 2022

 

DEPARTMENT:                     City Secretary Office

 

CONTACT:                     Empress Drane, City Secretary

Joshua Stevenson, Deputy City Secretary                     

 

RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL ACTION:                     Approval of the Ordinance

 

ITEM SUMMARY: 

                     Alcohol permit holders currently renew city permits every one year and the related state level permits every two years.

                     This amendment will align the schedules for state and city permit renewal, supporting improved service to customers and increased operational efficiency.

                     This change will go into effect for each permit holder on the date of renewing their respective state level permits.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: 

                     According to the Code of Ordinances, City Alcohol permit are required to be renewed annually (Chapter 14 Alcoholic Beverages, Article III, Section 14-52 Permit; permit fee, subsection A). 

                     The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) requires permit holders to renew their permit every other year (Alcoholic Beverage Code, Title 3. Licenses and Permits, Subtitle A. Permits, Chapter 11, Section 11.09).

                     Under Alcoholic Beverage Code, Title 3. Licenses and Permits, Subtitle A. Permits, Chapter 11, Section 11.38, the governing body of a city may levy and collect fees that may not exceed one-half of the statutory fee.

 

FINANCIAL SUMMARY:  There is no financial impact. Permit holder fees will remain the same over the course of any two-year period.