St. Cloud City Council to Discuss Liquor Ordinances
ST. CLOUD - A couple of St. Cloud's ordinances involving liquor sales will be up for discussion tonight (Monday) at the city council meeting.
A public hearing will be held on an possible amendment to an ordinance that would require establishments to keep people who are under 21 years old away from those who are of legal drinking age. Exceptions would be made for private parties, and theater and sporting events. The council is considering the change in the ordinance because of the number of bars that target an 18-and-older crowd. These locations require extra police attention.
The council is also considering making changes to an ordinance that created a provisional liquor license for repeat offenders. The changes would be more specific as to when a offense triggers a civil penalty. A violation would be considered a strike against their liquor license. Three strikes would mean the business' liquor license would be suspended or revoked.
Tonight's city council meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.