August 24, 2019–11:46 p.m.
The Rome City Commission will consider ordinance amendment regarding fireworks on public property and all-terrain vehicles when they meet Monday.
The proposed fireworks ordinance states that no person who is under 18 years of age shall possess any fireworks and no person who is 18 years of age or older shall use or ignite any fireworks on public property, in a public park, or in a public recreation area.
The other proposed ordinance states that no person shall operate an all-terrain vehicle, multipurpose off-highway vehicle, or off-road vehicle on a public road or highway within the City of Rome as well as on any sidewalk, park, trail, multi-use path, bicycle path, or any other public area without a permit.
Both ordinances are slated for Second Reading and a public hearing before a vote.
Slated for First Reading Monday is a proposed special-election referendum regarding Sunday alcohol sales by the drink.
The so-called “Brunch Bill” reads:
No pouring of liquor and/or wine shall be permitted between 1:30 a.m. Sunday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on other days.
No pouring of malt beverages shall be permitted between 1:30 a.m. Sunday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on other days.
No liquor or wine may be consumed on the premises of the pouring outlet between the hours of 2:00 a.m. Sunday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday and between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on other days.
No malt beverage may be consumed on the premises of the pouring outlet between the hours of 2:00 a.m. Sunday and 11:00 a.m. Sunday and between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on other days.
If approved on Second Reading by the commission on September 9, and then approved by voters in November, the ordinance would go into effect one week after the election.
Commissioners will also discuss the recycling center Monday night.
During a recent Solid Waste Committee meeting, the City and County Managers were authorized to put out a Request for Proposals for a consultant to prepare a long term financial plan for Walker Mountain Landfill and Recycling Center.
Monday’s City Commission meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Rome City Hall.
You can view the entire agenda here.