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Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2013 10:40PM

Committee Discusses Changes To Alcohol Ordinance

Additional changes to the alcohol ordinance and further discussion of the signs ordinance were the main topics at Hopkinsville's Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday night.

City ABC officer Robert Martin explained to council members that due to state changes in alcohol laws the city will have to review their own ordinances to comply with state law. These changes will include some different permits and a change to when permits will be issued. The City recently changed when some permits are issued to make it more convenient and will now change that date again.

In other business, at last month's council meeting an issue with the signs ordinance was discussed. Councilman Buddy Oglesby complained that locals are not following the ordinance and posting yard sale signs on utility poles and street and stop signs and then never removing those. Director of Community Development Services Steve Bourne explained to council members that there is little that can be done besides removing the signs.


Councilman Oglesby argued that removing the signs really won't stop people from continuing to post them.


After some discussion it was decided that for a while Bourne will continue to assess the problem and calculate how much it would cost to have Code Enforcement remove signs around town.

In other business the Committee forwarded a measure on to Council for the Mayor to allow work on several parks around town to begin.

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