The seminar, held at the Roswell Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, contained two presentations. The first presentation, beginning at 9 a.m., was for the benefit of the business owners. Owners revisited the requirements for obtaining a liquor license, as well as the responsibilities and obligations that come with the selling of alcohol. There was open discussion throughout the presentation as owners voiced their questions and concerns about the distinctions between city and state regulations.
The second presentation, held at 10:30 a.m., was for the benefit of the employees. Those who sell and serve alcohol learned tips to help identify fake ID cards, as well as basic information to assist in staying within the boundaries of city code and state law.
Cindy Miller, an employee of Table & Main on Canton Street, attended both presentations with a number of her fellow staff members.
“There are a lot of people here now from outside Roswell who don’t know the laws. We all need to know our responsibilities as managers and servers,” Miller said. “Some of the city laws are more specific than I realized. I learned a few new things.”
Though the RPD did not originally have a program in place to communicate with these business owners on the finer points of liquor license regulations, the Department is only too happy to establish this new line of communication. Community Relations Officer Erin Johnson was charged with giving both presentations.
“The ultimate goal is to maintain voluntary compliance to City Code and State Law from business owners and employees to ensure the safety of the people who live, work and play in Roswell,” Johnson said.
For more information, contact Officer Erin Johnson Community Relations Unit, Roswell Police Department, (770) 640-4381.