Oil City Council gave their approval on Thursday to an amendment to the city’s Open Container Act that would allow the sale of alcoholic beverages at certain locations in the city during particular public events.
But, additional regulations regarding a special permit that must be purchased before the sales would be allowable must still be worked out.
Anyone seeking a permit would pay a 100-dollar application fee, and could be responsible for charges for police or public works employees overtime pay and cleanup costs. Use of the permit would requiring utilization of off-duty police officers for security – not private firms or individuals. Applications must be submitted at least sixty business days before an event.
Those regulations and others will likely be considered by Council during a meeting next month.
Oil City Council also gave their final approval to a City Code amendment that would ban farm animals and wildlife from being housed on property inside the city limits. There is a “grandfather” exception that allows residents who currently own the taboo animals to keep them, and upon the death of an animal, to replace it.