Gilchrist County voters say yes to Sunday alcohol sales referendum

Gilchrist County residents are in favor of allowing alcohol sales on Sundays. Now it’s up to the Board of County Commissioners to decide the fate of the referendum.

5,351 (56.8%) of the 9,420 votes cast were in favor of the referendum, which would amend the time and days of sale of alcoholic beverages in unincorporated areas of Gilchrist County.

The ballot item read:

“Presently, under current County Ordinance of Gilchrist County, Florida, alcoholic beverage sales are prohibited in any place holding a state license in the unincorporated areas of Gilchrist County after 2:00 a.m. on Sundays.

Should the Board of County Commissioners amend its ordinance to authorize alcoholic beverage sales in the unincorporated areas of the county on Sundays between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 midnight?”

According to Gilchrist County Supervisor of Elections Connie Sanchez, it will be up to the BOCC to decide whether they agree with the voters and, if so, they will move to start the process of amending the ordinance.

The next BOCC will be at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 16th at 210 S. Main Street in Trenton. The agenda for that meeting has not been posted yet.

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