The city of Dickson might end up facing a lawsuit after the Beer Board refused to take any action on a pending beer license request Thursday night. During a special session of the board, attorney Jerrod Creasy asked the board to vote one way or another on Kanakkumar Patel’s request for a beer permit for Crazy Bull Saloon on Lewis Hollow Road. Patel’s application has been pending since October after the council first voted to deny it, then changed to a deferral because Patel is facing several charges related to the possession and sale of synthetic marijuana. “We are asking for there to be a disposition made,” Creasy told the board, which he said would enable Patel to take whatever steps are necessary to continue the process. Creasy pointed out that the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission has given Patel a license to sell liquor at Crazy Bull. Creasy said there has not been anything presented to the beer board that would warrant not approving the application because Patel has not been convicted of any felony or any other violations specifically listed in the criteria of the Dickson Municipal Code. After hearing from Creasy and city attorney Jerry Smith, Mayor Don Weiss asked if any council member wished to take any action on the pending application. No council member spoke up and Weiss adjourned the special session. While there is a process spelled out for appealing the denial of a permit, Creasy said the question now is whether legal action can be taken over the board’s refusal to approve or deny the request. While not saying what his client’s plans are, Creasy said he believes there is precedent for action when a board refuses to act on a request for disposition of a pending application. ABC rules require that action be taken on a liquor license application within 60 days of its filing. There is no such time requirement in Dickson’s beer ordinance.