Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2003

County takes poll on Sunday sales

July 16, 2003

Sunday liquor sales again have become a topic for the Tonganoxie City Council.
County Commissioner Joe Daniels sent a letter to the council June 24 requesting council members' thoughts on Sunday liquor sales. The commission is debating whether to approve Sunday liquor sales in unincorporated areas of the county. If approved, one business, Angel's Liquor, could sell. The business, which sits on Kansas Highway 16, is within close proximity of the city.
After discussions, two council members were split on the issue.
"I look at it as it's a business thing," member Ron Cranor said. "If someone can show that it's been a nuisance and blah, blah, blah, then I can see it."
Kathy Graveman had problems with the concept.
"I guess I have religious feelings on this," Graveman said.
Cranor, however, was not affected by the potential sale.
"It doesn't bother me because I'm not going up there," Cranor said.
The council explored Sunday liquor sales in the city at the June 9 meeting, but residents in attendance strongly opposed the idea. And the council agreed not to act on the matter.
The city council now will send a letter back to Daniels explaining no clear consensus exists on the council over Sunday sales in unincorporated areas of the county.

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