Commission Meeting Agenda Item

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Consideration of Ordinance 2023-02, Amending Ordinance No. 2012-05, Chapter 3, Section 3-2 of the Code of Ordinances Regulating the Time for Sale of Alcoholic and Intoxicating Beverages.

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Police Department

Approval of Ordinance 2023-02 with the possible modifications prior to the second and final reading.


At the April 3, 2023 commission meeting, Chief Tempesta asked for commission input regarding hours of operation for businesses serving alcohol with the goal of shortening the hours establishments are permitted to sell, serve or permit to consume alcoholic beverages. This restriction would be for all businesses holding a license from the state for the sale of alcoholic beverages within the town limits. This restriction would not apply to businesses whose licenses allow for package sales as those sales would be permitted during regular operating hours.

Increased incidents and reported crime between midnight and 2:00 am are problematic and have become a public safety issue.