Charlotte council members approved the town’s first certificate of compliance as part of the application process for the first retail liquor store. Council members unanimously approved the certificate Tuesday night for Chad and Todd Murphy, who plan to open a liquor store next door to the family’s Murphy’s CeeBee on Highway 48. Mayor Bill Davis told the council the required background checks on the Murphy brothers had come back with no problems. Once the town issues the certificate, the Murphys’ application then moves on to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission, which has the final say in granting a license for a retail liquor store. The Murphy brothers plan to convert the current laundromat at the south end of the grocery store into a liquor store once the application process is completed. “We appreciate you guys giving us a vote of confidence,” Todd Murphy told the council following Tuesday night’s vote. Charlotte voters approved retail liquor stores in a referendum in November and the council completed adoption of its ordinances and regulations in February and began taking applications. The Murphys turned in the first application while two others were picked up but have not been returned. There is no limit on the number of stores the town will allow, but they are restricted to highway commercial property. The Murphys did not announce a timeframe for opening the store once the ABC grants their final permit.