The City of Branson Finance Department will be hosting a “Responsible Alcohol Selling” class on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 9:30AM at the City Hall Council Chambers. Due to the April 30 deadline for liquor license renewal application forms the City will also be hosting a class on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.
This training is required of all businesses selling liquor in the city of Branson and those that are in the process of obtaining a liquor license. Under city code, liquor license holders are required to provide alcohol education programs for all managers, servers, bartenders and cashiers that sell alcoholic beverages within 60 days of their hire date and every two years thereafter. The managing officer at each business is also required to maintain, at the liquor licensed location, a list of servers, cashiers and bartenders, their dates of hire dates and last date of attendance to the alcohol selling class.
This class is provided by the Community Partnership of the Ozarks and costs $5 per person, due at the time of training. It is suggested to arrive 15 minutes early to allow plenty of time for registration. The session is expected to last approximately 1½ hours. The intent is to ensure more responsible sellers of alcohol to minimize the risks of selling to those under the age of 21 and intoxicated buyers. Although this class is designed to fulfill the training requirements for the City of Branson, servers and cashiers from neighboring communities are also welcome to attend.