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Ostrander City Council determines liquor license expirations

Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
Posted in Ostrander Government

As liquor licenses expired for businesses in Ostrander on November 30, questions were raised about the exact time an establishment must have a new license in place by. The issued licenses themselves are unclear, giving only a date and not a time. Officer Tom Mosher explained to the council that he had contacted the state and was advised that cities set the ordinance to make the details clear, although Mosher did state that most surrounding cities also do not have an exact expiration time.

Councilwoman Erin Brugh asked Office Mosher if he would be obligated to ‘shut down’ a business operating after midnight [if a license expired at 12:01 a.m.], to which Mosher replied yes. Councilman DJ Start made a motion for all liquor licenses to expire at 12:01 on November 30 from here on out, the motion was seconded and carried unanimously.

The city clerk will be updating ordinances, applications and letters for shut off notices. City water shut off notices will now be true to the ordinance in place; a 10 percent late fee of total bill will be enforced opposed to the $10 late fee that has been previously charged.

Officer Tom Mosher addressed the council about parking against the flow of traffic at the Post Office on Main Street. He asked that a reminder be put on the city’s water bills going out to residents, citing a safety hazard. It was also suggested a sign be posted at the Post Office, as well as the business across the street to remind patrons to park legally. Officer Mosher told the council that he would pay extra attention to the area and talk with citizens to correct the hazard.

Repairs to the Ostrander Community Center basement are nearly finished. The basement suffered damages due to flooding. Public Works Director, Jimmie Dean, reported that the ‘musty smell’ was now gone, the walls were up and support posts for the ceiling/upstairs floor needed to go in.

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