Council is considering allowing longer liquor hours in Wolfville. Liquor hours are included in the MPS [Why?] and so that would have to be amended. Closing hour in Wolfville is 1 am while elsewhere closing hour for drinking “establishments” is 2 am.The town wants input from “stakeholders” .
Mayor Bob Stead indicates council has decided to solicit feedback from as many as a dozen stakeholders: core area residents, lounge owners, Acadia University and the Wolfville Business Development Corporation. These groups have been asked to provide input by Oct. 1.
Morrison anticipates council will review that input and then decide on what action, if any, to take: do nothing, opt to allow later closing hours Friday and Saturday nights or even abandon control of liquor hours.
Increased late night noise, disruption of residents and additional policing costs are among the other factors for council to consider. [Register]
Better get your two cents in. As far as noise and disruption goes we figure it can’t get much worse than it already is. Or could it? In any case, closing hour doesn’t probably make that much difference.