Newnan Council

J Paul's alcohol license on Tuesday agenda

by Celia Shortt

Newnan City Council will vote to suspend or revoke J Paul's Bar's alcohol license at its afternoon meeting on Tuesday at 2:30 due to several violations of the restaurant's probation.

On May 28, the mayor and city council voted to put the Jackson Street establishment on probation for 14 months. The terms of its probation required J Paul's Bar to submit monthly reports certifying that its employees have received 'appropriate training and retraining on the requirements of the city's Alcoholic Beverage Ordinance.'

J Paul's Bar submitted reports for June, July, and August. Those for July and August, however, were simply copies of the one submitted in June, according to city council agenda materials.

Also, the quarterly sales report submitted by the establishment showed that they are not meeting the requirement that a minimum of 55 percent of their gross sales be in food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Finally, several people, referred to as employees of J Paul's Bar, now claim that they are not, according to city officials.

J Paul's Bar's representatives and counsel will be able to address the city council before voting to revoke or suspend the establishment's license.

In other business Tuesday:

• The city council will also be voting to award a bid of $8,800 to Keck & Woodn Inc. to establish existing conditions of a drainage ditch located on private property.

• Council will vote to award a bid of $259,895 to Ten-8 Fire Equipment for a new Class Triple A Pumper.

• Council will consider referring to the city, a Planning Commission annexation request - Annex2013-03 by Tommy Eubanks.

• Council will hear a rezoning request by Tommy Eubanks to rezone 7.444+ acres at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Turkey Creek Road.

• Second and final reading will be held to amend the zoning map for property located at Jefferson Street/August Drive, Tax Map N05 0001 006 and Tax Map No 0001 008 containing 10.106 acres in Newnan.

• Status reports will be given on 7 Burdett Place, 7 Upper Mann Street and 48 Fair Street, as well as a request for extension at 5 Westgate Park Drive.

• Burns Chapel United Methodist Church is requesting to block Lovelace Street between Pratt Street and Neal Street to host October Fest on Oct. 26.

• White Oa k Golden K Kiwanis is requesting permission to set up a kiosk on the sidewalk around Court Square for their 19th Annual Pecan Sale on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 2 through Nov. 16, and Sunday afternoon Nov. 17.

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