VANCEBURG — A special meeting was called for the city council on Monday evening to make an amendment to the city’s alcoholic beverage control ordinance and to annex the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post.
According to Mayor Matt Ginn, in order for the VFW Post 5438 to become annexed into the city, an amendment to the alcoholic beverage control ordinance had to be made so the post could continue legally serving alcohol.
As the ordinance is written, the amendment allows extended hours on Sundays for alcohol sales, from 1-10 p.m., which is only allowed for what the ordinance designates as private clubs.
According to Ginn, once the VFW post becomes annexed, it will fall under a private club by the ordinance.
Along with the amendment, the council also approved a first reading of an annexation ordinance for the VFW Post 5438, Montey Lewis Stamm Memorial Post, which is along Kentucky 3037. The the real estate property totals 19.192 acres.
A second annexation ordinance also had a second reading by the city council, and includes 14 acres on the right-of-way of Clarksburg Road on Kentucky 3037. According to the ordinance, the land contains municipal water lines owned and operated by the Vanceburg Electric Plant Board, and lead to the VFW post.
Second readings for the annexation ordinances and alcoholic beverage control ordinance amendment will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18.