By Ellie Potter
The Dickinson Press
Dickinson City Commissioners will hold a meeting on Nov. 14 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss amending the liquor license ordinance.
City Administrator Shawn Kessel said that he mailed out a letter to all liquor license holders in the city to attend, but the meeting is open to the general public as well.
City Attorney Haylee Cripe will go through the ordinance article by article to allow commissioners and stakeholders an opportunity to flag any of the issues they may have with individual parts of that ordinance. Kessel said he will then group those concerns together based on their relation to one another and then schedule meetings to address specific clusters of issues.
He said he is expecting there to be at least two or three additional meetings to evaluate sections such as liquor license classifications, compliance-related issues and general rules.
The second liquor license meeting would probably take place Nov. 28. Depending on how long it takes to straighten out the liquor ordinance, commissioners and city officials will continue to hold these meetings the second and fourth Monday of every month, Cripe said.
The commission also agreed to move its regular January meetings to Jan. 9 and 23 to better accommodate the holiday season so people will be more likely to attend those meetings if they so choose, said Mayor Scott Decker.