Sedalia City Council members agreed to alter the requirement that liquor license applicants live within the city limits.

On Monday night, an ordinance was proposed by City Attorney Anne Gardner to allow business owners who request liquor licenses from the City of Sedalia to be residents of Pettis County, rather than strictly Sedalia residents.

According to information supplied by the City, over the last few years, the City has been struggling with residency requirements when issuing liquor licenses. Several business owners and management do live in the area, but not necessarily within the city limits.

Experience has shown that the owners who live outside Sedalia frequently names an employee as a managing officer to comply with the ordinance. That situation did not seem to accomplish the intent of the liquor controls.

All Council members voted in favor of expanding the requirement to include Pettis County residents.

Two liquor licenses were later approved by Council during the regular course of the meeting.

A new license was approved for Lancy Ulrich dba Hampton Inn Sedalia, 3909 W. 9th, liquor by the drink, $450.

A renewal license was approved for Erica L. Eisenmenger dba Ivory Grille, 317 S. Ohio, Sunday sales, $300.



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