The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition offers a variety of services for merchants who serve and sell alcohol in Van Buren County. It is our goal to help reduce youth access to alcohol by assisting businesses in ensuring they have the proper licenses and are following Iowa regulations. This is best accomplished by Merchant Alcohol Trainings offered by the SAFE Coalition each month. Merchant trainings are scheduled for May, June and July so if you haven’t been trained we encourage you to attend one of the upcoming training opportunities.
May 21st 6pm- Roberts Memorial Building
May 22nd 9am- Roberts Memorial Building
June 19th 9am and 6pm- Roberts Memorial Building
July 23rd 9am and 6pm- Roberts Memorial Building
RSVP is required for the above trainings. Please contact the coalition at 319-293-6412 to register.
The Van Buren County SAFE Coalition along with the Iowa Alcoholic and Beverages Division will be hosting an information session in Keosauqua. This meeting will be intended for local authorities; local licensees and vendors who plan to sell or serve alcohol along the RAGBRAI route as they make their way through Van Buren County in July.
The meeting will cover:
· Five day licenses
· Outdoor Service Areas
· License Transfers
· Brand Name and Logo Advertising
· Purchasing from a Wholesaler
· Bringing Alcoholic Beverages into a Licensed Premise
· General Law and Regulations
Iowa Alcoholic Beverage Division will be available to answer any questions about the sale and service of alcohol on the route.
Wednesday, May 29th
Van Buren County Hospital– Community Services Room
RSVP is required for this meeting. You may contact the SAFE Coalition at 319-293-6412 or firstname.lastname@example.org or to ABD directly at Freund@IowaABD.com or 515-281-7414