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January 8, 2013

New edition of Burnside City Council eases into 2013


Burnside —

The two rookies joined returnees Lula Jean Burton, Willis Eadens, Joyce Gregory, and Dwayne Sellers for Monday’s meeting, and in voting to pass ordinance an ordinance relating to the town’s New Year’s Eve hours. 
The town’s previous alcohol ordinance allowed New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day sales of alcohol on a Sunday if either of those holidays fell on that day of the week — normally, it wasn’t legal to buy alcohol in Burnside on a Sunday. 
The ordinance now says that adult beverages may be sold after 11 a.m. on New Year’s Eve, rather than 1 p.m.; Mayor Ron Jones noted that the city “doesn’t need the ordinance now because he have Sunday sales,” but it was amended to allow for the change in schedule anyway.
So far, Sully’s is the only restaurant in Burnside which has obtained its Sunday service license, said Jones.
The ordinance, no. 410.0d, passed unanimously.
Two additional ordinances were introduced and given first readings (on which no official vote is taken). One gave city employees additional paid holidays that qualify for time off, to get more in line with what federal and state government levels offer.
Those holidays include Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, Presidential Election Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and half a day for Good Friday, which is two days before Easter.
While police and fire department employees are excepted from this, in lieu of holidays, Burnside Police Department personnel are to be credited with 10.5 shift of holiday leave with full pay at the beginning of each calendar year to be taken during that year. Presidential election years offer one additional such hour.
The ordinance introduced would annex the area north of Pitman Creek, east of Lake Cumberland, and west of U.S. 27, essentially located behind the Stonebrook Pavilion-area businesses.

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