The Faulkner County Quorum Court will meet on Thursday to discuss “the possibility of a wet/dry vote in Faulkner County,” according to a news release sent by the county administration.
It’s likely that the possibility of a resolution by the Quorum Court against a “wet” Faulkner County will be discussed. Some JPs believe that the addition of liquor stores will result in more DWI arrests, which will mean more county money going to jail costs and a likely need for more patrol deputies — all of which these JPs say would outweigh the sales tax increase alcohol sales could bring.
County Judge Allen Dodson said that he expects the court to also discuss ways for the county to respond to the possibility of going wet.
“A county would want to be out in front of it regardless, and there ought to be a dialogue for either outcome and preparation for either outcome,” Dodson said.
The court will meet at 6 p.m. in Courtroom A on the second floor of the Faulkner County Courthouse.