Liquor license draws crowd

Published 10:39 am Wednesday, August 30, 2006

By By Lisa Tindell – news writer
A capacity crowd was on hand for the regular Escambia County Commission meeting Monday.
A large number of people wanted to voice their opinions on an application for a lounge retail liquor license for Banjo's Lounge to be located on Foshee Road in the Pineview community.
Hoomes seemed to be voicing the sentiment of many residents in the area. A petition opposing the licensure of this business had been signed by residents in the area and was presented to the commission during the meeting.
Following other comments from residents in the community, the commission heard from Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith concerning the application.
A motion to deny the application was made by Larry White, commissioner for the district in which the Pineview community is situated. Following a second on the motion by Commission Todd Williamson, a vote of the commissioners was unanimous in denying the application.
White directed comments to the Pineview residents in attendance at the meeting.
In other business, the commission heard from Drunetta Hammac, representing retired employees of the Escambia County concerning pay raises for retirees.
Hammac said she appreciated the help of the commission in the past and hopes they will consider her request on behalf of the retirees.
Commission chairman David Stokes said the county appreciated the retirees for their service to the county.
During the meeting, the commission accepted a petition from residents along Columbus Circle who were requesting that a posted speed limit be made in the neighborhood.
Bill Bridges, county engineer, said he had no problem with posting the speed limit in the Columbus Circle area.
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