Fee amends ordinance to permit beer gross sales throughout occasions on county property – St George Information

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ST. GEORGE — The place serving alcohol at occasions held on county-owned property and unincorporated land has been prohibited previously, that modified Tuesday when the Washington County Fee amended the county’s beer licenses and gross sales ordinance.

The Washington County Fee meets to debate the county’s alcohol ordinance, St. George, Utah, Jul 2, 2019 | Photograph by Mori Kessler, St. George Information

“This transformation will permit single particular occasions licenses to be allowed if accepted by the County Fee,” Deputy Washington County Lawyer Eric Clarke mentioned throughout Tuesday’s fee assembly.

The amended ordinance will permit future occasions, such because the upcoming county truthful, to serve beer.

Having a beer backyard out there through the truthful was talked about in responses to a web-based survey county residents answered final fall asking for options and adjustments they’d prefer to see utilized to the truthful.

Learn extra: Chamber of commerce tapped to run Washington County Honest, will contemplate potential adjustments

Clarke mentioned the beer will doubtless be served to occasion patrons in a fashion just like St. George Streetfest the place people will be capable of buy and drink beer however not essentially be allowed to turn into intoxicated.

“It’s labored out rather well,” Clarke mentioned of the Streetfest mannequin.

Demolition Derby on the Washington County Honest, Hurricane, Utah, date not specified | Photograph courtesy of the Washington County Honest, St. George Information

Earlier than occasion organizers can get permission to promote beer at an occasion just like the county truthful, they have to additionally get hold of a state-level allow that comes with its personal record of necessities.

“As the recognition of our county fairgrounds grows, increasingly more occasions wish to are available and have the chance for folks and contributors to serve alcohol, and this might permit that,” Washington County Commissioner Victor Iverson mentioned previous to a unanimous vote amending the ordinance.

The Washington County Honest is ready to run Aug. 7-10 on the Legacy Park fairgrounds close to Hurricane off state Route 9.

The county truthful and occasions held throughout it have been the topic of revision for the reason that begin of the 12 months when the St. George Space Chamber of Commerce was put answerable for overseeing the annual occasion and implementing adjustments prompt by the County Fee and final fall’s on-line survey outcomes.

E-mail: mkessler@stgnews.com

Twitter: @MoriKessler

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