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Rome Mini Mart seeks new beer permit; ACC, City Commission rescheduled to this week

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The Alcohol Control Commission is slated to decide Tuesday if it will give Rome Mini Mart a new beer package sales license, after pulling the permit last month.

The Rome City Commission revoked the license held by Balvir Gujjar after finding he does not live in the state of Georgia, as required by city ordinance. The information came out during an ACC hearing into the sale of synthetic marijuana at the store by a now-fired employee.

Owners of the store at 1714 Turner McCall Blvd. are asking for a new license, to be held by Cassandra Davenport.

Also on the agenda are requests for a new beer sales permit at One Stop Shop, 2017 Maple Ave., Suite B; and a special permit for public consumption of alcohol at a City Auditorium event in August.

ACC members also are slated to discuss adding City Auditorium to the list of public facilities where alcohol may be served. It would require a change to the ordinance approved by the City Commission.

The ACC meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall, 601 Broad St. The session is one of several rescheduled because officials will be out of town next week at the Georgia Municipal Association’s annual conference in Savannah.

The City Commission’s June 26 meeting was moved to tonight. Public hearings are scheduled on a proposed annexation and an application to change the zoning for two parcels on Professional Court.

The property at 4 Professional Court — near Floyd Medical Center, between Avenue A and Bale Street — is zoned for office institutional use. Architect Bill Jones told the Rome-Floyd County Planning Commission that the owner wants Urban Mixed-Use zoning so he can convert the second floor to a loft apartment and live there.

A dentist with an office next door registered an objection to the change. The planning commission recommended approval in a 5 to 1 vote, with Ricky Beeman opposed.

The Briarcliff Drive annexation request, for vacant property zoned for suburban residential development, netted unanimous support from the planning commission.

“They’re not asking for a change in zoning; they’re going to build a house,” City Manager Sammy Rich said.

Among the other items on the agenda are votes approving the issuance of Tax Anticipation Notes, to cash-flow government and city schools operations until property taxes are paid in the fall, and a contract to maintain Bartow County traffic signals.

Public Services Manager Kirk Milam said Rome traffic crews have been handling repairs and inspections for Bartow since 2012.

“Rome and Floyd County signals are our first priority, and they understand that,” he told members of the public works committee. “It’s worked well.”

Tonight’s caucus starts at 5 p.m. and the business meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. A special meeting of the city’s finance committee also is called for 4:30 p.m. The sessions at City Hall, 601 Broad St., are all open to the public.