Monday, January 28, 2013

Proposed ordinance would limit where churches could open

Published: Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 17:10 PM.

PARKER — Driving through the Panhandle, churches and liquor stores are a reoccurring sight and though the two make up much of the landscape, never the twain shall meet.
At least not in Parker.
Current ordinances prevent businesses where alcoholic beverages are sold from  being established within 500 feet of a church in Parker. However, an amendment recently introduced to the City Council may soon extend the prohibition to the establishment of churches near places that sell alcohol, including grocery stores and restaurants.
The measure is a tit-for-tat, according to Councilman Michael Miller.
“We are just making it reciprocal,” Miller said. “I just questioned why it doesn’t work both ways.”

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