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PULASKI COUNTY — With less than a month to go before the deadline, the Ingles District has fewer than half the number of signatures required to get a liquor-by-the-drink referendum on the ballot in November.
Peggy White, director of Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, said only 170 of the required 380 signatures have been collected on petitions in the Ingles District.
Unless the required number of signatures is obtained, a referendum will not be placed on the ballot this year.
The liquor-by-the-drink law allows restaurants and other approved businesses to sell mixed alcoholic beverages.
A referendum would allow registered voters to decide whether they want the law passed in their districts.
Ingles, Robinson and Massie districts do not have liquor-by-the-drink, but Cloyd and Draper districts do.
The chamber has been canvassing the three districts for signatures in an effort to get the law passed countywide in order to equalize economic development potential across all five districts.
In an effort to obtain the required number of signatures in Ingles District, the chamber will set up a table of Ingles petitions at this Wednesday night’s Pulaski Mariners game at Calfee Park.
The game begins at 7 p.m.
Only residents registered to vote in the Ingles District should sign the Ingles petitions.
Signatures of unregistered voters or voters from other districts will not count toward the required total.
Petitions also are available for signing at MK’s Gourmet Pizzaria and Shoppe, Owens Grocery Store at Snowville and at Snowville Fire Department.
Canvassing also is continuing in the Robinson, Massie and Ingles districts.
Liquor-by-the-drink referendums were passed in Cloyd District in 2005 and Draper District in 2007.
In both cases, the referendums were passed by more than 70 percent of voters in each district.
Portions of Massie and Robinson districts already have liquor-by-the-drink by virtue of the fact each of those districts include portions of the Town of Pulaski.
The Town of Pulaski has had liquor-by-the-drink options since the early- to mid-1980s, according to Town Manager John Hawley.
The deadline for submitting the petitions is Sept. 1.
White said 100 more signatures are needed in Robinson District and 60 more are needed in Massie District.
She stressed that signatures of residents of the Town of Dublin and the Town of Pulaski do not count.

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Petition deadline nearing

PULASKI COUNTY — With less than a month to go before the deadline, the Ingles District has fewer than half the number of signatures required to get a liquor-by-the-drink referendum on the ballot in November.
Peggy White, director of Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce, said only 170 of the required 380 signatures have been collected on petitions in the Ingles District.
Unless the required number of signatures is obtained, a referendum will not be placed on the ballot this year.
The liquor-by-the-drink law allows restaurants and other approved businesses to sell mixed alcoholic beverages.
A referendum would allow registered voters to decide whether they want the law passed in their districts.
Ingles, Robinson and Massie districts do not have liquor-by-the-drink, but Cloyd and Draper districts do.
The chamber has been canvassing the three districts for signatures in an effort to get the law passed countywide in order to equalize economic development potential across all five districts.
In an effort to obtain the required number of signatures in Ingles District, the chamber will set up a table of Ingles petitions at this Wednesday night’s Pulaski Mariners game at Calfee Park.
The game begins at 7 p.m.
Only residents registered to vote in the Ingles District should sign the Ingles petitions.
Signatures of unregistered voters or voters from other districts will not count toward the required total.
Petitions also are available for signing at MK’s Gourmet Pizzaria and Shoppe, Owens Grocery Store at Snowville and at Snowville Fire Department.
Canvassing also is continuing in the Robinson, Massie and Ingles districts.
Liquor-by-the-drink referendums were passed in Cloyd District in 2005 and Draper District in 2007.
In both cases, the referendums were passed by more than 70 percent of voters in each district.
Portions of Massie and Robinson districts already have liquor-by-the-drink by virtue of the fact each of those districts include portions of the Town of Pulaski.
The Town of Pulaski has had liquor-by-the-drink options since the early- to mid-1980s, according to Town Manager John Hawley.
The deadline for submitting the petitions is Sept. 1.
White said 100 more signatures are needed in Robinson District and 60 more are needed in Massie District.
She stressed that signatures of residents of the Town of Dublin and the Town of Pulaski do not count.

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