The Pana City Council will have a tough decision after the city’s administration committee voted to recommend the council pass an ordinance allowing convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores, and taverns to be able to sell alcohol on Sundays. That recommendation was passed at the committee meeting held Thursday afternoon with people on both sides of the issue speaking their mind at the committee meeting.
Ward 1 Alderman and Administration Committee chairman Tim Eddy says it could be a highly discussed issue Monday night. He says for him, although part of the issue is money, he also says he wants all businesses to be on an even playing field.
Eddy says some businesses were allowed to continue selling alcohol on Sundays when they were annexed into the city, and the council passed an ordinance allowing restaurants and clubs in the last six months. Eddy says the state holding back money has hurt the city, and he hopes that people on both sides will come to the city council meeting Monday so there can be a good discussion on the issue.
The Pana City Council Meeting will be held Monday, September 11 at 7 p.m. at Pana City Hall.