Melvern to update antiquated alcohol ordinance

MELVERN—The Melvern City Council took care of light business in a short meeting Monday. During the hour-long meeting, the council discussed a 76-year old cereal malt beverage ordinance.

Nancy Miller, Melvern city clerk, said the wording should be changed to fit today’s world.

“I thought it really needed looked at,” she said. “The original ordinance is still on the books from 1937. It needs updating.”

Miller said the way the current cereal malt beverage ordinance reads, allows applicants to get an event permit that could last for a year. After further discussion, and citing examples, members of the council decided to direct Janet Walsh, the city’s attorney, to revise and update the cereal malt beverage permit.

Other action at Monday’s council meeting included approving minutes from the October meeting, the paid and unpaid bills and heard the treasurer’s report.

During the public comment part of the meeting, resident Toni Nutt appeared before the council to discuss a water leak at her residence. She discussed the problem and asked that the city work with her on the issue.

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