The City ABC Board is an independent local political subdivision of the State of North Carolina whose members are appointed and removed by the City Council.
The Board of Alcohol Control shall be organized under the authority of North Carolina G.S. 18B-700. The ABC Board is responsible for the general oversight of the City's ABC Stores. In North Carolina each locally controlled ABC system must have a citizen appointed board to oversee the general operations of the State controlled liquor distribution system. The City of Hendersonville City Council are responsible for appointing citizens to the ABC Board.
All actions are subject to the review and oversight of the State Board of Alcoholic Control.
Membership & Terms
The ABC Board is composed of a chairman and two other members who are well-known for their character, ability, and business acumen. The members serve three-year staggered terms and are appointed by the City Council. Terms expire June 30 of the appointed year The chairman of this Board is designated by the City Council.
Meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. at the ABC Office, 205 S. Church St., Hendersonville, NC.
Statutory Authority of the ABC Board
The Board of Alcohol Control shall operate according to powers granted under the authority of Article 7, Local ABC Boards - North Carolina G.S. 18B-700 and has the authority to:
- Buy, sell, transport, and possess alcoholic beverages as necessary for the operation of its ABC stores.
- Adopt rules for its ABC system, subject to the approval of the ABC Commission.
- Hire and fire employees for the ABC System.
- Designate one employee as manager of the ABC system and determine his responsibilities.
- Require bonds of employees as provided in the rules of the ABC Commission.
- Operate ABC stores according to State ABC laws.
- Issue purchase/transportation permits according to State ABC laws.
- Employ local ABC officers or contract for these services.
The Board also has the authority to borrow money, buy and lease real and personal property and receive property.
Disposal of Profits
The distribution of revenue from the operation of a liquor control store is regulated by North Carolina General Statutes §18B-805. The local ABC Board pays 5 percent or $20,000, whichever is greater, for law enforcement and 12% for education. Net profits derived from the operation of a liquor control store in the City after deducting the necessary funds for law enforcement is divided as follows: 50 percent for the City of Hendersonville, 25 percent to the governing body of Henderson County, 1 percent to the public library, 24 percent to the Board of Education. These funds are paid quarterly.