Beer board OKs sales at Cedar Hall

The Bartlett Board of Aldermen, sitting as the Beer Board, approved an on-premise permit for Cedar Hall to sell beer and wine. Cedar hall

The permit, first requested several months ago, was granted final approval with little objection from neighbors. Ellendale neighborhood residents had previously voiced concern about a reception hall that is being built in conjunction with the proposed bed and breakfast. Cedar Hall is one of Bartlett’s most historic mansions and was previously a single family residence owned by former councilman Jay Rainey.

The board also approved a time limit amendment to beer board guidelines related to permit holder violations. The board had previously agreed upon increasing financial penalties ranging from a 15-day suspension or $500 fine for first time offenders to the revocation of a permit for third offenders.

Tuesday the board agreed to limit the amount of time aldermen could go back in assessing a fine to a rolling three-year period. This means that if a permit holder had a clean record regarding serving to minors over three years, their fine assessment would start over.

In other action, the board:

• Approved the first reading to designate the old Bartlett Baptist Church sanctuary as a historic landmark.

• Approved a groundwater well head protection study with the Groundwater Institute at a cost of $16,100.

• Approved a proposal from Buchart Horn to install and monitor where water is infiltrating the sewer system at a cost of $23,500.

• Approved $21,000 to Civic Plus for the redesign of the City of Bartlett’s website with annual maintenance costs of $12,025.80.

• Approved a bid from Staples Advantage for annual office supplies.