(UPDATE) BYOB petition turned in to City Hall

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The Ocean City Restaurant Association members in favor of Bring Your Own Bottle have submitted their petition to the city clerk’s office Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The petition seeks to repeal and replace city ordinance 84-23, Alcoholic Beverages Prohibited in Restaurants.

“We turned the petitions in first thing this morning,” said Bill McGinnity, who owns Cousin’s Restaurant and serves as a vice president of the Ocean City Restaurant Association. “We turned in 382 (signatures), we need 352.
“I think for having less than two weeks, we did pretty well,” he said. “Getting the signatures was pretty easy. People seem very excited about the changes we made, taking the boardwalk out. They're telling us that its time for people to vote.”
They expect the ordinance will be voted on at the March 8 City Council meeting.

The city clerk will begin the process of verifying signatures.

A total of 352 registered voters are required for the question to be placed on the ballot in May (see related story).


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