Thursday, June 23, 2011
Grandview Smoking Ban Update
The Grandview Board of Aldermen, after rejecting a citywide smoking ban on June 14, intends to bring the issue back to the table. A new "compromise" ordinance is being crafted that would allow smoking in some bars for a certain time period, possibly to coincide with Belton's total ban in 2016. About a half dozen bar owners attended a June 21 work session to hear further discussion, but three board members were absent. Aldermen Jim Crain, Annette Turnbaugh and Joe Runions were at the meeting, but without a quorum, the issue could not be discussed. Mayor Steve Dennis said the issue would come back for discussion at the board's next work session, scheduled for 7 p.m. July 5 at City Hall. The board could vote on a new version of the ordinance as early as July 12. Keep an eye on the Advocate's facebook page for more updates as this issue progresses.