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JONESBORO — Liquor licenses and a proposal to issue industrial development bonds are among the issues on Jonesboro City Council’s agenda for Tuesday.

The board will hear the required final readings of two proposed ordinances that would approve private club restaurant permits.

Law 1112 of 2017 requires applicants for liquor service establishments in dry counties to receive city council approval before submitting a formal application to the state liquor control division.

The two pending proposals are for XET Concepts, doing business as Unwind Cafe, which would be located at 2816 Creek Drive, and for Sunflower Social Club, doing business as Poppy’s Beach Grill & Event Center at 2915 Kazi Drive.

Jaime King is named president of XET Concepts. Chad King is vice president and Emily Ann Calvert is secretary/treasurer, according to the application. The club has 110 members. The application indicates that the non-profit organization would support the foster family community.

Sunflower Social Club, doing business as Poppy’s Beach Grill & Event Center, would be located at 2915 Kazi Drive.

Ken Yarbrough is appointed Chairman and Secretary of the Board of Directors. Jonathan Yarbrough is Vice President and Zach Gartman is Treasurer. The club lists a list of 146 members.

In new business, the board will hear the first of three required readings of a proposed order to issue up to $24 million in tax bonds to help Colson Caster Co. build its new complex at 2121 Barnhill Road.

A first reading is also scheduled for a proposal by A&J Delivery to rezone 3.73 acres of unimproved land on Service Road, which is on the east side of Willow Road, from C-3 General Commercial to I-1 Industrial Limited. .

Council will hear second reading of a proposed ordinance that would relinquish a drainage easement at 1700 Mayfield Drive in the Hill Park commercial subdivision.

Another proposed order would amend an order approved in 2007 known as a police officer’s bill of rights regarding the promotion process.

Council members will hear third readings and vote on proposed ordinances that:

Waiving the tender and approving a $49,500 contract with First Step Pavement Management to provide an inventory of city-maintained hard-paved roads and sidewalks to help plan maintenance.

Set new speed limits on a variety of city streets.

Proposed resolutions:

Authorize the purchase of an additional right-of-way along Creath Avenue and South Bridge Street for street and pathway improvements.

Enact permanent land restrictions for the city’s closed municipal landfill on Strawfloor Drive.

Amend a contract with Brackett Krennerich for architectural services related to the renovation of the former YMCA building on West Nettleton Avenue.

Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 300 S. Church St.

The council’s public utilities committee will meet at 4:30 p.m., followed by the public safety committee at 5 p.m.


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