Floyd Commission Approves Sunday Alcohol Sales by 4-1 Vote

11/26/13 8:35 p.m.

By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)

Sunday alcohol sales are legal in Floyd County beginning January 1st 2014.

The Floyd County Commission made it official at their meeting Tuesday with a 4-1 vote to pass an ordinance for Sunday package sales from 12:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. as well as an ordinance allowing for sales of alcohol by the drink from 12:30 p.m. to midnight Monday.

Also passed were $100 increases for each alcohol license issued annually, including those businesses providing alcohol at the retail and wholesale levels. Floyd County Manager Jamie McCord says even with the increase the fees are still reasonable when compared to other communities;

“The $100 for Sunday sales is the same as the city and our other fees are much lower than most communities so I don’t sense any pushback and again it’s not something we’ve done every year it’s just something that we had to consider because obviously our cost of business is going up.”  

It is the first time Floyd County has increased the fee schedule for malt beverage and wine licenses since 2004.

Commissioner John Mayes was the lone vote against the adoption of the Sunday alcohol ordinances, and said following the meeting he did so for religious reasons.

Floyd County voters passed Sunday alcohol sales during the November 5th election.