The Maysville City Council unanimously denied a proposed beer and wine ordinance Monday night with more than 100 citizens packed into the fire station. Council members Stephan Lewis, Clay Dorsey and Lynn Villyard and Mayor Jerry Baker voted against the sale of beer and wine in the town. Council member Rebecca McNeely was not present for the meeting.
The sale of beer and wine has been a topic of debate in town for the past several months. The proposed ordinance would have allowed beer and wine to be sold at restaurants in the town and sold at retail stores. The council considered the ordinance because a restaurant owner requested it earlier this year. Another resident of the town is reportedly renovating a building to locate sports tavern and wanted to be able to offer beer and wine.
Public hearings were held in all four districts in Maysville with the majority of residents attending the meetings being opposed to the sale of beer and wine in the town.