Proposed beer, wine ordinance stirs debate in Marble Hill

From the Southeast Missourian Newspaper:

Thursday, August 28, 2008


MARBLE HILL, Mo. — An ordinance allowing Marble Hill to sell beer and wine at the Harvest Festival became a hot-button issue with city officials and the public last week during two special hearings.

According to Donnia Mayfield, the Bollinger County Chamber of Commerce president, the proposed ordinance would allow the festival beer and wine tasting provided by Thousand Oaks Winery in Patton, Mo., and at future special city events. The provision also included several safety measures, including a roped-off section for drinking separated from the festival. Police were to be monitoring the area, as well.

But because a majority of the city council was not present to vote during Aug. 18’s special meeting, the issue did not come to a head until a special session called by Mayor Russell Masterson for Friday. During what has been described as a heated debate, the ordinance failed to pass with only Ward 1 Alderman Clint Lacy voting yes”

You can read the whole story by CLICKING HERE by the way, the debate did not end at City Hall, there are many comments in this article, including some by me that contain details the paper did not include.

Clint E. Lacy

Alderman Ward I

Marble Hill, Missouri

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