Monday, May 27, 2019
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Volunteer Wine Awarded Compliance Certificate

The City of Livingston may see the opening of a new liquor store in the coming months.

City Attorney John Meadows said the owner of Volunteer Wine and Spirits Daniel Elder passed all legal evaluations.

“As far as I know he is compliant with the law. He passed the background investigation,” Meadows said. “The last requirement impendent to him obtaining that certificate of compliance was publishing in the paper, giving the public an opportunity to show up and state their opposition.”

Mayor Curtis Hayes approved the Certificate of Compliance during a special called meeting Wednesday.

“So based on the information that Mr. Meadows, I will be signing the Certificate of Compliance,” Hayes said. “Based on all the TCA codes that have been followed, I will sign the certificate of compliance for Mr. Danny Elder.”

The city must provide certificates of compliance before business owners can apply for a liquor license through the Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission (TABC).

Livingston began accepting liquor applications after a referendum was passed in May 2018. Applications have been open since October.