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Will Someone Read and Explain To The Houston County Commissioners

Rickey Stokes

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Posted by: RStokes
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Date: Mar 13 2023 9:03 PM

WICKSBURG:        Before anyone starts, I do not have a dog in this fight. But I can not stand when elected public servants play STUPID with people attempting to make a living.   

TEASER’S closed down. License surrendered.    

The below law is in the law books of Alabama passed specifically for Houston County. The law is clear enough my 11 year old grandson could read and understand it. For the life of me I can not understand why only 1 Houston County Commissioner got it. And that was D-1 Commissioner Curtis Harvey.

The law passed in 2009, (1) an existing business could not “ENLARGE, EXTEND OR STRUCTURALLY alter” the existing structure standing in year 2009. (2) the existing business is prohibited by the laws of the State of Alabama from moving, renaming, or a change of ownership. (3) If a fire that causes more than 50% damage “shall not” be rebuilt or restored. (4) if the business closes for six consecutive months can not be re-opended.

Will someone read these to the Houston County Commission Chairman and Houston County Commissioners.

The building was under a new corporation. Can not be re-opened at all.

So this was a new owner, new corporation, not a strip joint, but a Applebee’s type pub/restaurant.

Section 45-35-20.07   CODE OF ALABAMA

Limitations on existing adult businesses.

The operation of legally operating adult businesses that currently serve alcohol and are existing and lawfully operating on August 21, 2009, may continue, subject to the following requirements:

(1) No legally nonconforming adult business premises shall be enlarged, extended, or structurally altered.

(2) No legally nonconforming adult business shall be moved, renamed, or have a change or transfer of ownership.

(3) Legally nonconforming adult business premises which have been damaged by fire or other causes to the extent of more than 50 percent of the current replacement value at the time of the damage shall not be rebuilt or restored for business operation except in full conformity with this part.

(4) Any legally nonconforming adult business which ceases to operate for a period of more than six consecutive months is declared to no longer be a legal nonconforming adult business and shall not be reopened for any business except in full conformity with this part.

(5) No expansion of the building presently existing on August 21, 2009, shall be permitted at the location unless the expansion is underway on August 21, 2009, with an authorized building permit or the expansion is undertaken within 12 months from August 21, 2009, by the issuance of an authorized building permit, and unless the construction in either instance is completed within 12 months from the date the building permit was issued.

(Act 2009-817, p. 2544, §8.)

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