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Chapter 7.04, Beer and Alcoholic Beverages of Less Than Eight Percent

7.04.010 Established

A beer permit board is created and designated the metropolitan beer permit board. (Prior code § 5-1-1)

7.04.020 Membership--Terms

The metropolitan beer permit board shall consist of seven members, to be appointed by the mayor and approved by the metropolitan council. Said members shall serve terms of four years each. Any vacancy other than the expiration of terms shall be filled for the unexpired term. The members presently constituting the metropolitan beer permit board shall succeed to the rights, powers, duties and obligations of the board subject to the Charter as authorized by this section. The members constituting the metropolitan beer permit board as of the effective date of the ordinance codified in this section shall continue in their respective positions until October 31, 1995, at which time said members' positions shall be deemed to have expired. (Ord. 93-582 § 1, 1993)

7.04.030 Election of officers--Term

The metropolitan beer permit board shall organize by the election of a chairman and a vice-chairman, who shall serve for a period of one year or until a successor shall have been chosen. (Prior code § 5-1-3)

7.04.040 Meetings--Quorum required-- Minutes and transcript

A. The metropolitan beer permit board shall hold two regular meetings each month at a time fixed by the board, and may hold such special meetings as may be necessary.

B. The attendance of at least a majority of the members of the board shall be required to constitute a quorum for the purpose of transacting business.

C. Minutes shall be kept of the meetings in permanent form and a record shall be kept of the action of the board with respect to every application for a permit. The concurring vote of a majority of the quorum shall be necessary to the granting and revoking of permits, or any other action by the board.

D. No transcript of the proceedings had before the board shall be in any form other than narrative, unless the board shall have been requested to provide for an exact copy of the testimony by an interested party at least twenty-four hours prior to a board meeting. The cost of an exact copy shall be borne by the person requesting the same. (Ord. 99-1794 § 1, 1999; Prior code § 5-1-4)

7.04.050 Powers and duties

A. The metropolitan beer permit board shall have jurisdiction of the licensing, regulating and controlling of the transportation, storage, sale, distribution, possession, receipt and/or manufacture of beer of an alcoholic content of not more than eight percent by weight or any other beverage of like alcoholic content, and shall constitute the sole administrative agency in the metropolitan government for the administration of all laws and ordinances relating to beer and like alcoholic beverages.

B. The metropolitan beer permit board may promulgate such bylaws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with state law, the Charter, or any ordinance, as it deems appropriate for the conducting of its business, copies of which shall be filed with the secretary of the board, and with the metropolitan clerk. (Prior code § 5-1-5)

7.04.060 Metropolitan beer permit inspectors--Authority

The metropolitan beer permit board, subject to the civil service provisions of the Charter, is empowered to employ suitable persons as metropolitan beer permit inspectors. Such board shall prescribe the duties of such inspectors so as to enforce the applicable provisions of this title. (Prior code § 5-1-6)