at Roberts Road remains unable to sell alcohol following a decision Monday night by the Kennesaw City Council to ratify the revocation of the business' liquor license.
The Council unanimously voted to revoke the store's liquor license on May 7 as a result of the business selling alcohol to a minor. Owner Randy Ha was already under probation for a previous violation.
R. Scott Estes, an attorney representing Ha, proposed that instead of revocation, Ha's license be placed under suspension for a maximum of 45 days. During that time, Ha would voluntarily take an alcohol awareness course, purchase a new register which would require entry of birthday to process a transaction, card all entrants at the door to ensure no minors enter, and get rid of the store's television—the distraction Estes cited as the reason for the incident.
Mayor Mark Mathews entertained a motion to consider the request, but the Council upheld its decision to revoke the store's liquor license.
In other news, the Council also recognized 17 police and fire and emergency officials for their participation in , a Kennesaw soldier . The officers volunteered to ride in a motorcade, which also included more than 100 members of the Patriot Guard. The individuals were presented Certificates of Excellence and Appreciation by Mathews.
The Council also received a $6,000 gift from the coordinators of last year's . The race, held in memory of a , raised funds for the Brain Tumor Foundation with 20 percent of the funds donated to the Kennesaw Development Authority.
The city also recognized the newly-founded Keep Kennesaw Beautiful initiative, which will join the other 1,200 Keep America Beautiful communities in an effort to organize educational efforts and service projects related to the environment.