Red Rock Lounge Closed; Reservoir #3 Online; Pot Moratorium Enacted & Evergreen Sign Code Appeal Approved
Near the close of the Wednesday night Grants Pass City Council meeting, during the agenda for matters from Mayor, Council & Staff, Department of Public Safety Chief Bill Landis announced his office has been working with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, supplying them documentation concerning the Red Rock Lounge on Morgan Avenue, and that at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon an O.L.C.C. official walked into his office with the liquor license from the Lounge.
The lounge had been the Police Departmentís #1 trouble spot for some time and just three weeks ago was the scene of a homicide. The liquor license was surrendered and the bar closed.
During that same agenda Public Works director Terry Haugen announced that reservoir #3 had passed all its tests and as of 3:30 Wednesday afternoon was part of the Grants Pass water system.
The council dealt with the major portion of its agenda quickly by approving the Evergreen sign code appeal, and approving the necessary changes to the moratorium on marijuana dispensaries ordinance.
Council also approved a resolution authorizing the city manager to enter into contract with CivicPlus to re-design and host the cityís informational and tourism websites at an initial cost of $51,809 with an expected annual maintenance fee of $8,064.
Councilor Lily Morgan made a strong statement that people should not expect the city to once again rent additional beds from the jail once the current agreement ends, saying the money is just not there.
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