Posted: 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013
By Rick Couri
The proposed ban in the town of 6,100 would bring a citation costing up to $200.00 for anyone strolling after too much barley pop.
Some city council members are convinced the proposed law will help keep the community safe but not everyone agrees.
Councilor Sharon Sigmund told a gathered crowd the law is needed because “our Bethel Municipal Code doesn’t have a lot of teeth in it. It’s like my dog. He has very few teeth left and if he bites you, you probably wouldn’t even know it,”
Another councilor told KYUK "I understand people can be a menace, but there’s other ways to handle it than outlawing drunk walking."
There will be a public hearing on the amendment, which would also put more stringent penalties on littering and selling cigarettes to minors.