Archive for Wednesday, December 10, 2003

City council squelches Sunday sales

December 10, 2003

The Tonganoxie City Council spent little time Monday night talking about Sunday liquor sales in the city.

But they wanted to make one thing clear: The issue is dead.

As expected, council members will not schedule a citywide vote on whether to allow sales of packaged liquor on Sundays. Current law bans Sunday sales.

The council members voted last summer to allow Sunday sales. But their action was subject to protest. And on Nov. 24, petitions protesting Sunday sales were filed with the city.

According to Mike Crow, city attorney, members of the city council had several choices on Monday: They could put the matter to a vote of citizens or they could let it die.

On Monday, council members chose the latter course.

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