I have been tracking the status of the liquor license. To the best of my knowledge, it still remains in the City Attorney’s office. The normal process of when a liquor license is requested, it goes to the Business License Department (BLD). Once the BLD ensures that all of the paperwork is complete, it then goes to a select group of people in the Police Department. It then takes 6 to 8 weeks for this group to determine whether or not the license can be approved. It then goes to the Planning Commission for approval, and then to the City Council for final approval. It should be noted that at both the Planning Commission meeting and the City Council meeting, residents of the City of Henderson can speak on their inputs/opinions.
I do not know why the liquor license request is being held in the City Attorney’s office, although I do have my opinion. Once I determine who signed the request, I will then have a better understanding of why the delay. I have a contact in the BLD, and once the request is posted on the COH website, we all can better understand the process.
What is mystical to me is why the Western Hospitality Group is assisting the SCA Board of Directors. Why isn’t our lawyer involved?