The city's liquor control ordinance will be amended to accommodate the request for a beer license by a new convenience store being constructed in Farmington, the City Council has agreed.

The city's current ordinance limits the number of Class A beer sales licenses to five. The license allows the sale of beer in containers for off-premises consumption.A new Maverik store being built on Shepard Lane just west of U.S. 89 has applied for a beer license, exceeding the ordinance-imposed limit of five licenses in the city.

Two grocery stores, two other convenience stores, and the Lagoon Campground store hold the five current licenses.

The fee is based on 10 cents per square foot of development on the store's site plan.