Nibley service station aims to obtain beer license
By Ben Bagley
"We know that it will," said Becky Johnson, manager of Bob's Service, when asked if selling beer would increase business. "We have customers come in to ask for beer and we have to tell them we don't have a license."
Asked about her feelings on the proposed beer license, Nancee Jabbs said, "Not in my back yard. I walk and drive around the streets here and the debris is already there from sodas and fast food. Why make it anymore convenient?"
Some council members raised the concern of having underage minors selling beer to their friends. Utah law says anyone can sell beer as long as an adult employee over the age of 21 is present. The council wondered if that included a mechanic in the garage who may not be able to see all that is going on inside the store.
"If we want businesses to come in and help pay for roads and police protection, we can not handicap them," council member Lynn Welker said, as the council discussed how issuing beer licenses would affect future growth of Nibley.
It was decided at the end of discussion that there was already a beer license ordinance on the books, and that Bob's Service would just need to apply for the license as well as pay a $100 per month fee to keep the license.
"Legally we cannot deny you this beer license," council member Scott Wells told Johnson. "I just want you to be aware of the possible citizen backlash."
Another issue discussed at the meeting was the increased number of
warning citations being given out to speeders instead of speeding citations.
Archived Months:September 1998