The Arab City Council is expected to have a final draft of a revision to the city’s alcohol ordinance that will allow alcohol to be served/sold at various city-owned properties and at banquet venues.

The council discussed a proposed change to the ordinance during its workshop meeting Monday.

Those city-owned properties would include the amphitheater and other areas at Arab City Park for various events, including Sugar Fest. It also would include the gazebo area downtown on First Avenue and First Street.

The revision would still require licensing from the city.

The revision also would include allowances for wine tastings and other special events.

It would allow someone renting a banquet hall to provide alcohol for their guests, provided the alcohol isn’t sold.

“…It shall not be unlawful for any person hosting a private event held at a banquet establishment to furnish alcoholic beverages, not for sale, to the guests or attendees of the private event,” the proposed ordinance reads.

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