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City Council to set Oasis appeal hearing
Meeting is 9 a.m. today at city hall
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The Statesboro City Council is expected to set a date for an appeals hearing for Oasis at their meeting this morning.
    The appeal will be set for October 17 at 6 p.m., which would be the council's next regularly scheduled meeting.
    Oasis was fined $7,000 and had its alcohol license suspended for 120 days for violating two portions of the city's alcohol ordinance, specifically the clauses prohibiting charging different cover charges for men and women as well as for denying service on the basis of a customer's sex.
    The charges stemmed from an undercover investigation in which a police detective, dressed in "plain clothes" went to the restaurant and audiotaped his time there.
    The Alcohol Control Board voted last month to impose the penalties, but the restaurant appealed.
    Also at the meeting Tuesday, the council is expected to set the due date for the city's property taxes for December 20 to coincide with the date set by Bulloch County.
    For the past several years, the council has tried to have their ad valorem taxes due at the same time as the county's to reduce confusion among residents.
    Other items on the city's agenda include:
    ‰ a resolution deeding property along Fleming Drive to the Bulloch County School District for parking at Statesboro High School;
    ‰ a motion to adopt on second reading an ordinance regarding parking in the central business district;
    ‰ a motion to authorize the mayor and city clerk to execute a two-year renewal contract with City Solicitor Keith Barber for professional services.
    The city's meeting will be today at 9 a.m. in the city hall council chambers.
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