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May 22, 2013

No comment on Sunday liquor sales

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“I want to speak in opposition to it,” said Robert Watt. “I feel like there is ample opportunity to indulge in that kind of activity if they wish already. For us to open it up on Sunday is a mistake. If we just put one more drunk driver on the road one more day of the week I think it would be a mistake.”

Don Rector also said he would be voting in opposition.

“It’s the day for the Lord and families, and it can cause problems,” Rector said.

White said he would not be voting on the issue due to “economic interests” White also said he would suggest a 2 p.m. opening time, if the ordinance is approved, out of respect for the church community.

“Sunday is traditionally a day of rest, a day of worship, and I believe that is the reason we have not alcohol sales on Sunday. With that in mind, I would like to see the recommendation of 2 p.m. … that gives folks time to enjoy their services and get to where they’re going after Sunday morning services,” he said.

James Malone added that if the county considers the proposal, the hours should be consistent with the city hours, which are noon to 10 p.m., according to information the county received from City Manager Ron Neibert.

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