WHEREAS, the North Carolina General Assembly has recently authorized expanded
Sunday sale times for certain alcoholic beverages and the law has become effective upon the
Governor's signature on June 30, 2017; and
WHEREAS, the hospitality industry is a very important part of the overall retail business
community in Burlington and allowing alcohol service before noon on Sunday will benefit our
small business community, bring people into business districts earlier in the day and generate
increased tax revenues;
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BURLINGTON that
a new section shall be added to Chapter 15 (Intoxicating Liquors) as follows:
Section 1. A new Section 15-2 ofthe Burlington Code of Ordinances is hereby enacted to read
Pursuant to authority granted under N.C.G.S. 160A-205.3 (Session Law 2017-87), the sale of
malt beverages, unfortified wine, fortified wine and mixed beverages shall be allowed within
Burlington's corporate limits at any premises licensed pursuant to N.C.G.S. 18B-1001 on
Sundays beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Section 2: That all ordinance or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith are repealed.
Section 3: That this ordinance shall be effective upon adoption.