Bottoms up? Council passes first readings of alcohol ordinances


City ordinances allowing alcohol sales at special park events and on restaurant sidewalks received first reading approval at Monday night’s Lebanon City Council meeting.
The council was split on the issues with both proposals receiving four votes from seven councilmen. Councilman Bob Garner was not present. The ordinances will need to receive council approval one more time at a future  meeting to become law.
The issues were opposed by several people speaking during the public comments portion of the meeting.
Howard Fuller said the proposal for alcohol sales in the parks was “an open door.”
“Next it will be beer at the ball games,” Fuller said. “I ask you as representatives of Lebanon not to sell out our conservative values, our streets, our parks and our children for a few pieces of silver.”
Andy Miller said he opposed expanding alcohol sales because his parents were killed by a drunk driver when he was a child.
“I realize you’ll tell me that won’t happen in the city, but there’s no way you can promise that,” Miller said.

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