The City Council unanimously has voted to continue its moratorium on Class C beer licenses.
The moratorium was imposed shortly after the city incorporated in 1980. Currently, eight businesses hold the license that allows establishments to serve primarily beer rather than food."I don't feel there's a need for a Class C license at that particular place at this time," said Councilman Gearld Wright in making a motion to continue the moratorium.
Mayor Brent Anderson said the petitioner, Garth Campbell, still could seek a Class B beer license, which allows beer sales if 60 percent of the gross revenue comes from food.
By voting to uphold the moratorium, the council did not have to consider Campbell's request for the beer license at the establishment at 35th South and 56th West, which Councilwoman Janice Fisher said was not zoned for Class C licenses anyway.