[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 010, 5-16-2016]
As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AMUSEMENT PLACE
- Any establishment whose business building contains a square footage of at least six thousand (6,000) square feet and where games of skill commonly known as billiards, volleyball, indoor golf, bowling or soccer are usually played, or has a dance floor of at least two thousand five hundred (2,500) square feet, or any outdoor golf course with a minimum of nine (9) holes and which has annual gross receipts of at least one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000.00) of which at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts is in non-alcoholic sales.
- Any licensed establishment which serves liquor on the premises for which not more than ten percent (10%) of the gross sales receipts of the business are supplied by food purchases, either for consumption on the premises or elsewhere.
- CLOSED PLACE
- A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises.
- COMMON EATING AND DRINKING AREA
- An area or areas within a building or group of buildings designated for the eating of food and drinking of liquor sold at retail by establishments which do not provide areas within their premises for the consumption of food and liquor, where the costs of maintaining such area or areas are shared by the payment of common area maintenance charges as provided in the respective leases permitting the use of such areas or otherwise, and where the annual gross income from the sale of prepared meals or food consumed in such common eating and drinking area is, or is projected to be, at least two hundred seventy-five thousand dollars ($275,000.00).
- Every building or other structure kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public to be a place where food is actually served and consumed and sleeping accommodations are offered for adequate pay to travelers and guests, whether transient, permanent, or residential, in which twenty-five (25) or more rooms are used for the sleeping accommodations and dining rooms being conducted in the same building or buildings in connection therewith and such building or buildings, structure or structures being provided with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity.
- INTOXICATING LIQUOR
- Includes alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes containing in excess of one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume, except for non-intoxicating beer as defined in Section 312.010, RSMo. All beverages having an alcoholic content of less than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter but subject to inspection as provided by Sections 196.365 to 196.445, RSMo.
- LIGHT WINES
- An intoxicating liquor consisting of wine containing not in excess of fourteen percent (14%) of alcohol by weight exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits and vegetables.
- MALT LIQUOR
- An intoxicating liquor containing alcohol in excess of three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) by weight and not in excess of five percent (5%) by weight, manufactured from pure hops or pure extract of hops or pure barley malt or wholesome grains or cereals and wholesome yeast and pure water.
- Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years.
- ORIGINAL PACKAGE
- Any package sealed or otherwise closed by the manufacturer so as to consist of a self-contained unit and consisting of one (1) or more bottles or other containers of intoxicating liquor where the package and/or container(s) describes the contents thereof as intoxicating liquor.
- Any establishment having at least thirty (30) rooms for the overnight accommodation of transient guests, having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises, at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food; or means a restaurant provided with special space and accommodations where, in consideration of payment, food, without lodging, is habitually furnished to travelers and customers and which restaurant establishment's annual gross receipts immediately preceding its application for a license shall not have been less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) per year with at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts from non-alcoholic sales; or means a seasonal resort restaurant with food sales as determined in Subsection (2) of Section 311.095, RSMo.; or means a new restaurant establishment having been in operation for at least ninety (90) days preceding the application for such license, with a projected experience based upon its sale of food during the preceding ninety (90) days which would exceed not less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) per year. Any facility which is owned and operated as a part of the resort may be used to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises of such facility and, for the purpose of meeting the annual gross food sales requirements of this Subsection, if any facility which is a part of the resort meets such requirement, such requirement shall be deemed met for any other facility which is a part of the resort.
- Any public place kept, used, maintained, advertised and held out to the public as a place where meals are served, and where meals actually are served and regularly served, without sleeping accommodations, such space being provided with adequate and sanitary kitchen and dining room equipment and capacity and having employed therein a sufficient number and kind of employees to prepare, cook and serve suitable food for its guests. Provided, further, that no restaurant licensed as such shall sell alcoholic liquor except with meals.
- RETAIL SALE
- The sale for use or consumption and not for resale.
- SALE BY THE DRINK
- Sale of any intoxicating liquor except malt liquor, in the original package, in any quantity less than fifty (50) milliliters shall be deemed "sale by the drink" and may be made only by a holder of a retail liquor dealer's license and when so made, the container in every case shall be emptied and the contents thereof served as other intoxicating liquors sold by the drink are served.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 020, 5-16-2016]
There is created a Supervisor of Liquor Control for the regulation and control of intoxicating and non-intoxicating liquors within the corporate limits of the Town of Carrollton, Missouri. The Chief of Police of said Town is hereby appointed said Supervisor. He/she may have any Police Officer act as his/her assistant.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 030, 5-16-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, brew, distill, sell or distribute alcoholic beverages within the Town without first having a current valid license authorizing such manufacture, brewing, sale or exposing for sale, or distribution in compliance with the terms of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 050, 5-16-2016]
Filing Of An Application. Each application for an original or renewal license shall be filed with the Town Administrative Assistant on a form to be provided by the Town, signed and sworn to by the applicant. Each application shall be accompanied by a proper remittance reflecting the appropriate license fee made payable to the Town.
Hearing Of Application. Upon the filing of an original application with the Administrative Assistant, the Administrative Assistant shall fix a date for a hearing before the Council not more than thirty-one (31) days from the date of filing of the application and shall give the applicant written notice of the date of the hearing.
The Council shall consider the location of the proposed business for which a license is sought with respect to its proximity to a school, a church, a public park or playground and to other places of the character for which a license is sought and shall have authority to refuse to issue a license when, in their judgment, the issuance thereof would not be in the best interests of the locality in which the applicant applies for a location of such place. In no event shall the Council approve the issuance of a license for the sale of liquor within one hundred (100) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of worship unless the applicant for the license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the board of directors of the school or the consent in writing of the majority of the managing board of the church or place of worship; except that when a school, church or place of worship shall thereafter be established within one hundred (100) feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, renewal of the license shall not be denied for lack of consent in writing as herein provided.
The Council shall approve the application if, after the hearing, it finds that:
Issuance of the requested license would be in the best interests of the locality of the proposed business;
The applicant is a person of good moral character and a native born or naturalized citizen of the United States of America and resides in the State of Missouri;
No license theretofore issued to such applicant to sell intoxicating liquors has been revoked within two (2) years of the date of the application;
The applicant has not been convicted of a felony reasonably related to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor; or that such applicant has not employed in his/her business any person whose license has been revoked or who has been convicted of violating the provisions of a felony reasonably related to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor; or if the applicant has three (3) or more misdemeanor convictions for sale of alcohol;
The applicant plans and proposes to conduct a retail liquor business in compliance with the laws of the State of Missouri, the ordinances of the Town and the provisions of this Chapter.
Upon approval of any application for a license, the Administrative Assistant shall grant the applicant a license to conduct business in the Town for a term to expire with the 31st day of December next succeeding the date of such license, unless such license be revoked or suspended for cause before the expiration of such time.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 060, 5-16-2016]
The Supervisor of Liquor Control and the Council shall have the right to examine, or cause to be examined, under oath, any applicant for a local license or for renewal thereof, or any licensee upon whom notice of revocation or suspension has been served as provided by Statute, and to examine or cause to be examined the books and records of any such applicant or licensee; to hear testimony and take proof of his/her information in the performance of his/her duties, and for such purpose to issue subpoenas which shall be effective in any part of this State. For the purpose of obtaining any of the information desired by the Supervisor of Liquor Control under this Section, he/she may authorize his/her agent to act on his/her behalf, as provided by herein.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 070, 5-16-2016]
Applications for such licenses shall be made to the Administrative Assistant, in writing, signed by the applicant if an individual, or by a duly authorized agent thereof if a corporation or other entity, verified by oath or affidavit, and shall contain the following statements and information:
The name, date of birth and address of the applicant in the case of an individual; in the case of a partnership, limited liability company, or other entity, the persons entitled to share in the profits thereof; in the case of a corporation, the names, dates of birth and addresses of the officers and directors, and if a majority interest of the stock of such corporation is owned by one (1) person or his/her nominee, the name, date of birth and address of such person. In addition, the name, date of birth and address of the managing officer of the corporation shall be set forth.
The citizenship of the applicant, which shall be either a birth certificate or passport, his/her place of birth and, if a naturalized citizen, the time and place of his/her naturalization.
The character of business of the applicant and, in the case of a corporation or other entity, the objects for which it was formed.
The length of time said applicant has been in business of that character or, in the case of a corporation or other entity, the date when its charter was issued.
The amount of goods, wares and merchandise on hand at the time application is made.
The location and description of the premises or place of business which is to be operated under such license.
A statement whether the applicant has made application for a similar or other license on the premises other than described in this application, and the disposition of such application.
A statement regarding whether the applicant has been convicted of a felony.
A statement that the applicant is not disqualified to receive a license by reason of any matter or thing contained in this Chapter, laws of this State, or the ordinances of this Town.
Whether a previous license by any State or subdivision thereof, or by the Federal Government has been revoked/suspended, and the reasons therefor.
A statement that the applicant will not violate any of the laws of the State of Missouri, or of the United States, or any ordinance of the Town in the conduct of his/her place of business.
A statement that the applicant has no past due taxes due the Town of Carrollton.
Such additional information of an applicant as the Town Council may deem necessary for it to make a determination with respect to the issuance of a liquor license.
Applications for renewal of licenses must be filed on or before the first day of December of each calendar year.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 080, 5-16-2016]
No such license shall be issued to:
A person who is not a citizen of the United States.
A person who has been convicted of a felony reasonably related to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor.
A person who is not of good moral character.
A person whose license under this Chapter has been revoked or suspended for cause.
Any person who, at the time of application for renewal of any license issued hereunder, would not be eligible for such license upon first application.
A co-partnership, unless all of the members of such co-partnership shall be qualified to obtain a license.
A corporation, if any officer, manager or director thereof, or any stockholder or stockholders owning in the aggregate more than ten percent (10%) of the stock of such corporation would not be eligible to receive a license hereunder for any reason other than citizenship and residence within the political subdivision.
A person whose place of business is conducted by a manager or agent unless said manager or agent possesses the same qualifications required of the licensee.
A person who does not own the premises for which a license is sought, or does not have a lease thereon for the full period for which the license is issued.
Any person, firm or corporation not eligible for a State retail liquor dealer's license.
Any person who has been denied a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages by the Town of Carrollton within the past ninety (90) days.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 090, 5-16-2016]
Each license issued hereunder shall terminate on the 30th day of June following the issuance thereof.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 110, 5-16-2016]
No license shall be granted for the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages within one hundred (100) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship, or in any place which is located on either side of the same street within the same block as any church, school or other building regularly used as a place of worship, or any place not properly zoned for the sale of alcoholic beverages unless:
The business for the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages was established in its present location before the church or school was so located; or
The applicant for such license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the majority of the board of directors of such school, or the consent in writing of the majority of the managing board of such church or place of worship.
The measurement of the one hundred (100) feet shall be from foundation of building to foundation of building.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 115, 5-16-2016]
The following schedule shall be followed in determining the classification, license fee and the maximum number of licenses available for each category:
Any liquor license permitted by the State of Missouri but not specifically listed here will have a fee of one and five tenths (1.5) times the rate set by the State of Missouri, with a maximum number of licenses set at five (5).
In cases where the number of applicants for a category of license exceeds the maximum number of licenses available, the licenses shall be issued to existing licensees, and, thereafter, if any licenses are available, they shall be issued on the basis of a blind drawing of lots in a manner giving each applicant an equal chance of being selected to receive an available license.
Of the license fee to be paid for any such license, the applicant shall pay as many 12ths as there are months (part of a month counted as a month) remaining from the date of the license to the next succeeding January 1.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 120, 5-16-2016]
All fees shall be paid to the Financial Officer at the time application is made. In the event the license applied for is denied, the fee shall be returned to the applicant; if the license is granted, then the fee shall be deposited in the General Fund or in such other fund as shall have been designated by the Council by proper action.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 125, 5-16-2016]
The Administrative Assistant shall keep a complete record of all such licenses issued and shall furnish the Chief of Police with a copy thereof; upon revocation or suspension of any license, the Administrative Assistant shall immediately give written notice thereof to the Chief of Police.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 130, 5-16-2016]
No license issued under this Chapter shall be transferable or assignable to another person except as provided for in Section 311.250, RSMo.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 135, 5-16-2016]
Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall particularly describe the premises in which alcoholic beverages may be sold thereunder and such license shall not be deemed to authorize or permit the sale of alcoholic beverages at any place other than that described therein.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 140, 5-16-2016]
The holder of a license issued under this Chapter shall keep such license continuously posted in a conspicuous place on the premises for which such license is granted.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 145, 5-16-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person holding only a three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight beer license to have or to keep in or upon the premises any other alcoholic beverages of any kind or character, other than three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight beer brewed or manufactured by the method, in the manner and of the ingredients required by the laws of the State, or to sell, or offer for sale, in or upon the premises any alcoholic beverage other than three and two-tenths percent (3.2%) alcohol by weight beer.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 150, 5-16-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person in this State holding a retail liquor license to purchase any intoxicating liquor except from, by or through a duly licensed wholesale liquor dealer in this State. It shall be unlawful for such retail liquor dealer to sell or offer for sale any intoxicating liquor purchased in violation of the provisions of this Section. Any person violating any provision of this Section shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 155, 5-16-2016]
Any license issued under this Chapter may be revoked or suspended by the Council for any of the following reasons:
Selling, giving or otherwise supplying intoxicating liquor to a habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor;
Knowingly permitting any prostitute, degenerate, or dissolute person to frequent the licensed premises;
Permitting on the licensed premises any disorderly conduct, breach of the peace, or any lewd, immoral or improper entertainment, conduct or practices;
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption on the licensed premises of any kind of intoxicating liquors, the sale, possession or consumption of which is not authorized under his/her license;
Selling, giving, or otherwise supplying intoxicating liquor to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years;
Selling, giving or otherwise supplying intoxicating liquors during the period of time that the licensee is not authorized to be open; or for the violation by the licensee, his/her agents or employees of any applicable provision of Federal law, State law or Town ordinance, rule or regulation. Prior to such revocation/suspension, however, such licensee shall be given ten (10) days' written notice of the meeting at which the Council shall consider such revocation/suspension, and such licensee shall have the right to appear thereat with counsel and witness in his/her behalf. In the event of such revocation/suspension, no portion of the license fee paid by the licensee shall be refunded.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 160, 5-16-2016]
No licensee under this Chapter, or his/her employee, shall sell, vend, give away or otherwise supply any intoxicating liquor in any quantity whatsoever to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, or to any person intoxicated or appearing to be in a state of intoxication, or to a habitual drunkard, except that this Section shall not apply to the supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years for medical purposes only or to the administering of such intoxicating liquor to such person by a duly licensed physician. No person shall be denied a license or renewal of a license issued under this Chapter solely due to a conviction for unlawful sale or supply to a minor when serving in the capacity as an employee of a licensed establishment.
[Ord. No. 1164 § 03.070, 3-2-2015]
It shall be unlawful for any person to possess any type of intoxicating liquor within a Town park.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 165, 5-16-2016]
Except as otherwise provided by this Chapter, no minor shall assist in the sale or dispensing of alcoholic beverages.
In any drugstore, cigar and tobacco store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery or delicatessen, or grocery store licensed for the sale of alcoholic beverages, where at least fifty percent (50%) of the gross sales made consist of goods, wares, merchandise or commodities other than alcoholic beverages in the original package, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange displays, accept payment for and sack for carry-out alcoholic beverages. Delivery of alcoholic beverages away from the licensed premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years. Any licensee who employs any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, as authorized by this Subsection, shall, when at least fifty percent (50%) of the licensee's gross sales does not consist of non-alcoholic sales, have an employee twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the licensed premises during all hours of operation.
Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this Section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 170, 5-16-2016]
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who purchases or attempts to purchase or has in his or her possession any intoxicating liquor as defined in Section 311.020, RSMo., or who is visibly intoxicated as defined in Section 577.001, RSMo., or has a detectable blood alcohol content of more than two-hundredths of one percent (0.02%) or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood is guilty of an ordinance violation. For purposes of prosecution under this Section or any other provision of this Chapter involving an alleged illegal sale or transfer of intoxicating liquor to a person under twenty-one (21) years of age, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The alleged violator may allege that there was not intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein contains intoxicating liquor.
For purposes of determining violation of any provision of this Chapter, or of any rule or regulation of the Missouri Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The alleged violator may allege that there was not intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein contains intoxicating liquor.
Definition. As used in this Section, the following term shall have this prescribed meaning:
- INTOXICATED CONDITION
- A person is in an intoxicated condition when he/she is under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance, or drug, or any combination thereof.
Any person who pleads guilty or is found guilty in violation of this Section shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) or not more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for up to ninety (90) days, or by both fine and imprisonment.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 175, 5-16-2016]
Any person of the age of seventeen (17) years and under the age of twenty-one (21) years who shall represent that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, except in cases authorized by law, shall upon conviction be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation. Any person under the age of seventeen (17) years who shall represent that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, except in cases authorized by law, may be considered a delinquent child and may be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 211, RSMo.
In addition to any other penalties established in Subsection (A) of this Section and established in Sections 577.500 to 577.530, RSMo., any person who is less than twenty-one (21) years of age who uses a reproduced, modified or altered driver's license, identification card issued by any uniformed service of the United States or identification card established in Section 302.181, RSMo., for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, shall be guilty of an ordinance violation and shall be subject to a fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each separate offense.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 180, 5-16-2016]
No holder of a license under this Chapter, nor any other person, shall for any purpose whatsoever mix or permit or cause to be mixed with any alcoholic beverage kept for sale, sold or supplied, by him/her as a beverage, any drugs or form of methyl alcohol or impure form of alcohol.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 185, 5-16-2016]
No alcoholic beverage shall be drunk, consumed, or publicly exhibited in a public dining room, restaurant, restroom, soda fountain or any place where meals or lunches and soft drinks are served, where the owner or manager exhibits in the premises signs or placards to the effect that alcoholic beverages shall not be drank in or about the premises. Such signs or placards shall be of sufficient size and in sufficient number to be easily discernible to the public view.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 190, 5-16-2016]
It shall be unlawful for any person to drink, consume, transport, carry, or possess any intoxicating beverage, except in the original package or container with the seal unbroken, on a public street, sidewalk, parkway, public parking lot, or semi-public parking lot, except along West Benton Street from North Folger Street to North Main Street.
[Ord. No. 2019-1328, 9-16-2019]
Definitions. As used in this Section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- INTOXICATING BEVERAGE
- Any liquid intended for human consumption containing more than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume of alcohol.
- SEMI-PUBLIC PARKING LOT
- Any area wherein motor vehicles are parked by the public in conjunction with any business, enterprise, commercial establishment, office building, or apartment building.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 195, 5-16-2016]
No person having a license under this Chapter nor any employee of such person shall sell, give away or otherwise dispose of or suffer the same to be done upon or about his/her premises any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and Midnight on Sunday unless such person has a license for sale of intoxicating liquor or five percent (5%) beer or wine by the drink on Sunday.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 200, 5-16-2016]
Any person violating any provision of this Chapter, in addition to any other penalties herein specified, may, upon a plea of guilty or a finding of guilty of a violation of any Section under this Chapter or part thereof, be fined not in excess of five hundred dollars ($500.00) or imprisoned up to ninety (90) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Each violation shall constitute a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 205, 5-16-2016]
No license shall be issued hereunder unless the applicant shall file with the application a certificate of insurance by an insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Missouri, certifying that the applicant has in force and effect the insurance required by State Law.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 210, 5-16-2016]
Any licensee may renew his/her license at the expiration thereof, provided that he/she is then qualified to receive a license and the premises for which such renewal license is sought are suitable for such purpose; provided, further, that the renewal privilege herein provided for shall not be construed as a vested right which shall in any case prevent the Mayor from decreasing the number of licenses to be issued within his/her jurisdiction.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 215, 5-16-2016]
It shall be unlawful to peddle alcoholic liquor in the Town.
[Ord. No. 2016-1192 § 220, 5-16-2016]
The Mayor may suspend for not more than thirty (30) days or may revoke for cause any liquor license for any violation of any provision of this Chapter, for any violation of any State law pertaining to the sale of alcoholic liquor as provided by law, or for the failure to pay any taxes or other debts owed to the Town.