Public hearings planned Monday on beer sales in parks
JANESVILLE--The Janesville City Council on Monday will consider requiring background checks for people who want to buy permits to serve beer and wine at park pavilions.
The council also will decide whether to expand beer sales at Dawson Ball Fields to include adult league evening softball games.
Public hearings are scheduled on both proposals. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday in City Hall, 18 N. Jackson St.
During 2013 budget discussions, the council asked recreation staff to submit proposals to expand drinking opportunities in parks and at Dawson. The leisure services committee recommends the changes because of user requests and because of projected increases in revenue.
The city already allows beer sales at the city’s golf courses and at Rotary Gardens.
The council at its last meeting appeared ready to approve an ordinance allowing beer and wine at some park pavilions when councilman Sam Liebert suggested background checks for permit applicants.
The council asked leisure services staff to evaluate the suggestion.
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