The Fulton City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance amendment to allow for live music at outdoor alcohol establishments.

Denny Ottens, of Denny O’s, asked for the option to have live music without having to get special permission from the council each time. Ottens said he plans to hold live entertainment behind his establishment four to five Saturdays a year.

He also assured the council that he would end any events by 10 p.m., in accordance with the noise ordinance.

City Administrator Randy Balk presented an amendment to the outdoor sales liquor license ordinance. With this amendment, live music will be permitted in the outdoor area with specific approval of the council with a majority vote.

After the meeting, Balk emphasized the ordinance will give the council the right to allow an alcohol establishment to offer outdoor live music. However, their approval has only been given to Ottens.

Balk said any establishment wishing to offer live music would still need to seek approval from the council.

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