The Vandalia City Council took care of two liquor related items during its first meeting of November on Monday night. The council approved an ordinance amending the Class F liquor license to allow employees who are 18 and above to carry, deliver or serve alcoholic liquor until 11:00pm. After 11:00pm, only those age 21 or over can carry, deliver or serve alcoholic liquor. The amendment to the Class F license brings it in line with the Class E restaurant license. Vandalia Bowl is currently the only business with a Class F license.
Also during the meeting, the council approved an ordinance pertaining to the appeal process in the event liquor license revocation or fine. Mayor Rick Gottman turned explanation of the ordinance over to City Attorney Ryan Connor who explained the appeal process should a case arise where the mayor, who serves as the liquor commissioner for the city, would revoke a liquor establishment’s license or fine the establish.
And with that appeal, the proposed ordinance would save the city money by being able to have the on the record hearing in Vandalia as opposed to the costs associated with sending legal representation and witnesses to Chicago.
Immediately following Connor’s explanation, the council unanimously approved the ordinance being put in place.