The Mountain Home City Council will consider the establishment of an entertainment district in the city's downtown area when it meets Thursday evening in regular session.Recently passed legislation allows the establishment of entertainment districts under certain restrictions where outdoor drinking is permitted. Senate bill 492, now known as Act 812, narrowly passed both chambers in early April.
Mountain Home Mayor Hillrey Adams says the law is restrictive, allowing for an entertainment district to be created within the boundaries of a historic commercial district.
Adams says Mountain Home's historic commercial district runs from Fifth Street to Eighth Street and from Hickory Street to South Street.
Mayor Adams says the establishment of an entertainment district allows for open containers under certain restrictions.
Mayor Adams says he asked the police department to weigh in on the establishment of an entertainment district.
Adams says he anticipates the proposed ordinance being placed on its first and second readings Thursday evening. He says there is not a rush for consideration on the proposal, since the law does not become effective until July 24.
The council will meet at 6 Thursday evening in the council chambers of the Municipal Building.
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