At last night's Gillette City Council meeting the council had a public hearing to take comment on an ordinance to establish hours of sale for all liquor licenses from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. the following day. After no member of the public stepped forward to voice concern or support for the ordinance change, the council voted 6 to 1 in favor of the change. Before the ordinance vote was taken councilman Robin Kuntz let it be known he would not be supporting the change.
“We spend so much money trying to prevent alcohol use and drinking and driving and yet we seem to make it more accessible, so I will be voting no on this.”---Kuntz
City councilman president, John Opseth provided the other point of view.
“Its not about the alcohol its about letting the business do what the state allows it to do without further control from us.”---Opseth
The change allowing for more availability of liquor in Gillette on Sundays will still face two more readings.
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