Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rankin Votes To Allow Sunday Beer Sales

The Rankin County Board of Supervisors voted Monday to make changes to county ordinances regulating the sale of beer and light wine.

Several ordinances were combined into one comprehensive document in order to simplify the regulation.

The most significant change was to allow the sale of beer and light wine on Sundays throughout the county.

The sale of beer on Sunday has been prohibited since 1991 - the rules were changed in October 2010 when the BOS voted to allow businesses on Pearl River Valley Water Supply District property to sell beer on Sunday.

Recently several businesses near the reservoir approached the supervisors and complained that the current ordinance gave an unfair advantage to businesses on PRVWSD property.

The supervisors discussed the matter and voted 4 to 1 in favor of making the change to allow Sunday sales. 

Rankin County Board President Jared Morrison voted against the change and stated his opposition was based on the fact that the public was not notified of the change and, therefore, not allowed adequate time to comment or provide input to the plan.

We obtained a working copy of the new ordinance, there may be a few minor corrections made before it is finalized.   

We will post the final copy of the ordinance when it is available.

You can view the draft copy HERE.

The new ordinance, like the one it replaces, still forbids the sale of beer and light wine on election days. 

The Rez News
Barnett Reservoir

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Morrison voted against??Hmmmm

Anonymous said...

Yes Morrison voted against it, but his vote was to express what he feels was an exposure that the people were not informed of the change and given a chance to comment before the vote. Not that he had a problem with the Sunday sale of beer.
At least that is what I understood.

Anonymous said...

Now lets outlaw smoking in public places in ALL of Rankin county

Anonymous said...

Have you asked your supervisor? It might be on it's way without your knowing it.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad reason is starting to prevail in Rankin County.

Anonymous said...

Really strange, most of Morrisons citizens in the municipality to his north live in manafactored homes, "Buffett say they looked better as Beer cans"