by Sheila Gardner

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July 6, 2012
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County raises liquor license fees

County commissioners, in their role as the liquor board, voted 3-2 Thursday to raise liquor license fees, some for the first time in 20 years.

The action drew discussion from bar and restaurant owners objecting to increased costs in a fragile economy, and from two commissioners who were concerned the hikes are across-the-board rather than a tiered approach.

The vote to raise the fees followed the board's unanimous approval of a complete overhaul of regulations on liquor sale licenses.

"The fees are not a revenue generator," said Assistant District Attorney Michael McCormick in his last official appearance before he retired. …

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