Town of Nolensville

Beer Board, Nolensville Elementary School

Date: November 1, 2007, Time 6:15 p.m.


The Nolensville Beer Board met on Thursday, November 1, 2007, and opened at 6:20 p.m. Mayor Beth Lothers, Aldermen Jimmy Alexander, Tommy Dugger, and Ken Thomas were in attendance. Alderman Joe Curtsinger was absent. Staff present was Recorder Cindy Lancaster. There were two citizens present other than the applicant.


An on-premise beer permit application was submitted Mr. Ernesto Herrera. He is the manager/owner of Rio Verde Restaurant and is submitting an application for an on-premise beer license at the previous location of Bricks Café, 7240 Nolensville Road, Suite 105.


Bricks Café is closing and Rio Verde previously residing at J.T. Williams Grocery is relocating to 7240 Nolensville Road, Suite 105.


The applicant addressed the board and introduced himself as Mr. Ernesto Herrera. He told the board that he was before them tonight for a beer license. Mayor Lothers reiterated that they are Rio Verde that was previously located in the Historic District.


Alderman Dugger asked if the National background search had been performed on the applicant. Recorder Lancaster stated that it had been ordered although had not come back. She stated that it normally takes approximately ten days. It has been ten days; therefore it should be coming in at anytime. Recorder Lancaster noted that the state background check had been performed and nothing negative appeared on this report.


Alderman Dugger noted that the new law states that servers must be certified through the State of Tennessee. He reiterated this is a State law.


Alderman Dugger noted that signage has been discussed in the past with other applicants. He noted that although it is not a requirement other applicants have graciously agreed not to put signs in the windows advertising alcohol. Mr. Herrera agreed to abide by this request. Alderman Dugger further requested that he did not want his windows and/or table tops advertising beer.


Alderman Dugger made a motion to approve this on-premise permit, contingent on the nationwide criminal search coming back clear. Alderman Alexander seconded and this was passed unanimously.


Meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,




Cindy Lancaster

Town Recorder