Social Circle reduces cost of liquor licenses
The Social Circle City Council has reduced the fees for local businesses applying for a license to sell beer, wine and liquor.
Council member Da- vid Keener suggested to the council on Tuesday that the fee be reduced from $ 2,500 to $ 500 for 2011.
Restaurants that sell beer and wine will pay a licensing fee of $ 500 and a $ 1,000 performance bond. Those that are also selling distilled beverages must pay $ 500 for a pouring fee and $ 2,500 for a performance bond.
The original fee had retailers that sold beer and wine paying an annual fee of $ 500 and a $ 2,500 performance bond. A pouring license fee of $ 800 with a $ 1,000 performance bond was required for businesses to sell beer and wine, while businesses that wanted to sell beer, wine and liquor were required to pay a pouring fee of $ 2,500 with an equal amount for a performance bond.
Social Circle also has been awarded a grant from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority for $ 125,000 in stimulus funding that will pay for energy improvements at the public safety building and the welcome center.
The Social Circle City Council meets 6: 30 p. m. on third Tuesdays in the community room on East Hightower Trail.