Class change will allow city to tax alcohol sales
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Apr 14, 2010 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Cadiz City Council Member Todd King thanked Cadiz City Clerk Lisa Rogers and Cadiz Police Chief Hollis Alexander for their work in Frankfort in support of a bill that, if signed by Governor Steve Beshear, will have Cadiz reclassified from a Class Five City to a Class Four City.

Cadiz officials, who met in regular council session last Tuesday, are already working to draw up ordinances regulating the sale of alcohol in the city after the Kentucky State Senate passed the bill, said Cadiz Mayor Lyn Bailey. He also said city officials are working to draft an alcohol sales ordinance that would allow the city to tax the sale of alcohol within Cadiz city limits.

Bailey added, however, that city officials don’t plan on being in Frankfort to see Beshear sign the bill, and also said State Representative John Tilley thought the bill was well written.

Council members also unanimously supported, with a vote of 4–0, a resolution showing its support of the pro-coal group Federation for American Coal, Energy and Security (FACES).

Cadiz City Council Members Susan Bryant and Reginia Jasper were absent.

The resolution states that the coal economy “directly and indirectly supports 84,000 Kentucky jobs,” and that coal generates half the electricity consumed in the country and more than 90 percent of the electricity consumed in the state.

The resolution talks about FACES’s mission “to campaign for the economic prosperity coal provides through good jobs and affordable energy; to protect our nation’s security and tradition of self-reliance through the use of coal, our most abundant and affordable domestic source of energy.”

Cadiz resident Harry Todd, who led the council in prayer before the meeting began, also discussed concerns he has about the quality of Mediacom’s service, and one of his biggest complaints was that the sound sometimes all but goes out.

“I’d say on any given day, there’s five or six channels that has no voice,” Todd said. “In the middle of the evening news, it will freeze up.”

Todd, who commented that he isn’t the only one who has problems with Mediacom, also said he hopes the city council can find another cable and internet provider to replace Mediacom, a wish that has been echoed by Cadiz City Council members before.

In his monthly police report to the council, Alexander said the department has just hired Michael Ayers on as a new officer, adding that Ayers, who starts on Thursday, April 15, needed a place to live in the city at the time of the meeting.
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