Milton sets public hearing for bar ordinance

Milton sets public hearing for bar ordinance

Milton is moving forward with an ordinance that would allow bars in the city. On Tuesday, the city council voted to set a hearing in April to get public input.

Many have already given their input. At the council meeting, many speakers told their councilmembers they do not support the idea of standalone bars in the city.

Others previously told WEAR-TV that bars would bring more commerce to the area.

Right now, city code states businesses can only serve alcohol if 51 percent of their gross revenue comes from food sales. The ordinance would create an "Alcohol Beverage Overlay District" which would allow standalone bars in some places of the city.

The public hearing is scheduled for April 10 at 5:45 p.m.

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