Fulton County Board Committee Minutes
Fulton County Board Office, 257 W. Lincoln Street, Lewistown, IL 61542
Phone 309-547-0901 Fax 309-547-3326-email firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee: Liquor Control Committee
Meeting Place: Fulton County Courthouse, 100 N. Main St., Jury Room off Courtroom 201,
Lewistown, IL 61542
Time: 6:15 pm
Date: August 9, 2022
Call in Information:
Call in: 1-602-580-9399
Access Code: 793 3753
1. Call to Order
Barry Beck (present/xxxxxx)
Roger Clark (present/xxxxxx)
Dan Kumer (present/xxxxxx)
Craig Medus (present/xxxxxx) by phone 6:17pm
Karl Williams (present/xxxxxx)
OTHER BOARD MEMBERS: None
STAFF: Cindy Simpson – Fulton County Board Administrative Assistant
ELECTED & APPOINTED OFFICIALS: Jeff Standard- Fulton County Sheriff
2. Roll Call
Roll call was taken, quorum was present
3. Call for Additions/Deletions To and Approval of the Agenda
Member Kumer moved to approve the agenda with a second from Member Beck. The Motion carried by roll call vote
4. Announcements, Communications and Correspondence – None
5. Approval of Minutes – June 14, 2022
Member Kumer moved to approve the minutes from June 14, 2022 with a second from Member Williams. The Motion carried by roll call vote (4-0).
6. New Business:
a. Discussion/Action: Approve Gaming Terminal Permits
Member Kumer moved to approve the 5 establishments with Gaming Terminal Permits with a second from Member Beck. The Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
b. Discussion/Action: Ordinance: Amendment to Fulton County Liquor Control
Chairman Clark discussed currently Fulton County has a maximum of 12 liquor licenses. The proposal is to add one license for a total of 13 liquor licenses.
Member Williams inquired why not make the number of licenses 15 to give the county extra licenses to issue. Fulton County should not turn down business.
Member Williams moved to approve and amended the Ordinance to state15 liquor licenses for Fulton County with a second from Member Beck. The Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
c. Discussion/Action: Class A Liquor Licenses – Rut – N – Strut Bar and Grill
Member Beck inquired why the license charge was not the full amount. Chairman Clark stated the license was prorated as the liquor license is not a full year.
Member Beck moved to approve the Class A Liquor License for Rut-N-Strut Bar and Grill with a second from Member Kumer. The Motion carried by roll call vote (5-0).
d. Discussion/Action: Ordinance: Amendment to Fulton County Possession of Alcohol
Chairman Clark discussed the current Fulton County Liquor Ordinance does not allow anyone under the age of 21 to serve or pour liquor.
Chairman Clark called the State of Illinois liquor Commissioner and inquired the State of Illinois allows minors to serve alcohol. The State Liquor Commissioner stated it has been Illinois law since 1934 that 18, 19 and 20 year olds can serve and pour liquor. A minor can even own a bar but must have another owner with a 1% interest to receive the alcohol from the supplier. This does not change the ordinance if a person is under 21 they cannot consume alcohol.
Sheriff Standard discussed this is a slippery slope and is understandable that bars would ask for this prevision with help being so hard to find.
Member Williams moved to approve the Ordinance to Amendment to Fulton County Possession of Alcohol with a second from Member Beck. The Motion carried by roll call vote (4-1) with Member Kumer voting nay.
7. MISC. – None
Member Kumer made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:30pm with a second from Member Beck. The motion carried with all present voting ayes (5-0).