The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


October 9, 2013

14 exempt bars may require wristbands

CLINTON -- A resolution has yet to be made by the city of Clinton on whether 14 exempt bars will be required to implement wristbands to patrons between the ages of 21 and 30.

The discussion has been passed back and forth between the Clinton city council and the Rules and Regulations committee several times, only to come up empty yet again.

At a Committee of the Whole meeting on Tuesday, the council could not reach an agreement on approving the wristband ordinance, reaching a draw on the vote three to three. The subject will be revisited by the committee at the next meeting, which will have two additional council members to weigh their votes on the issue.

Council members Maggie Klaes, Jennifer Graf and Beverly Hermann all supported the projected changes to the ordinance presented by the Gateway ImpACT coalition, which will require bars and taverns that allow people younger than 21 to issue the wristbands, but Graf and Hermann also suggested the city look at lessening the hours the underage adults would be allowed to stay.

"I don't deny this is a great idea brought forward because it is a discussion that we need to have and we do have a developing college community that we need to be cognoscente of," Graf said. "But I do think that we need to have a strong discussion about this time frame."

The time frame that Graf referred to, presented by the ImpACT coalition, showed that other cities in Iowa have a substantially earlier time that underage patrons are required to leave liquor establishments, if allowing them at all, than the city of Clinton.

The list included Cedar Rapids which requires underage people to leave by 7 p.m., Dubuque at 9 p.m and Iowa City at 10 p.m. Ames, Mason City and Waterloo do not allow patrons younger than 21 in bars or taverns at any point in time.

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