Rebecca Leftwich / The Newnan Instances-Herald
The Newnan Metropolis Council, at its assembly Tuesday, unanimously voted to approve the extension of a short lived ordinance to encourage enterprise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
At its assembly Tuesday, The Newnan Metropolis Council unanimously voted to approve the extension of a short lived ordinance to encourage enterprise in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The council voted to approve the unique ordinance, which inspires enterprise inside a portion of the town’s central enterprise district and different enterprise places, on the council’s Might 26 assembly. The unique ordinance was set to run out Jan. 31, 2021.
The extension of the ordinance will final till Aug. 1, 2021, until terminated by the council previous to that date.
Based on metropolis paperwork, companies, residents and guests have proven overwhelming help of the aid efforts outlined within the short-term ordinance.
The primary part of the ordinance permits eating places and retailers to regain among the ground area misplaced to social distancing by increasing onto metropolis sidewalks, alleys and parking areas for out of doors sale of retail gadgets or for outside seating.
Part two of the ordinance permits for an open container – or “sip and stroll” – district. It permits alcoholic drinks which might be bought from licensed institutions to be consumed on public sidewalks, alleys and streets inside the central enterprise district.
Individuals of authorized ingesting age are in a position to devour alcoholic drinks between midday and midnight on daily basis besides Sunday, based on Assistant Metropolis Supervisor Hasco Craver. Licensed containers will probably be plastic, paper or aluminum and maintain not more than 16 ounces.
Containers should additionally show stickers offered by the town to taking part enterprise homeowners who’re licensed to serve alcohol. Craver stated the stickers will assist guarantee drinks have been issued by licensed homeowners within the downtown district and that buyers’ IDs had been checked on the level of buy.
Part three of the ordinance permits beer growlers to promote alcohol that may be consumed on-site or in public areas within the central enterprise district. Craver stated a growler may serve as much as 32 ounces per individual per day in a plastic, paper or aluminum container with the town’s sticker on it.
The fourth part of the ordinance permits eating places which might be outdoors the central enterprise district however inside the metropolis limits to use for permits to briefly put up tents of their parking tons for out of doors seating.