Special Casper City Council Regular Meeting Scheduled For Tuesday
Casper City Council will hold a special regular meeting Tuesday that will focus on the city’s proposed satellite winery ordinance.
The ordinance has already passed two readings and will need to pass a final reading before it can be adopted.
Casper mayor Paul Meyer says council was intending to read the ordinance again during its June 3 meeting. Plans changed, however.
“That would be the necessary three readings but, for some reason it’s been sped up – probably because it’s such a beautiful time of the year and people want to enjoy it,” Meyer said.
The proposed revision to the city’s liquor code would allow out-of-town Wyoming wineries to sell their product within Casper boundaries.
The application process would essentially duplicate the process for obtaining other liquor licenses, and public hearings would be required. If approved, the city would also charge an annual $100 permit fee.