An amended ordinance that would permit limited consumption of alcoholic beverages at the Hopewell Borough Train Station was adopted by the Hopewell Borough Council.
Council members passed the measure after a public hearing on the ordinance amendment on Feb. 6.
On a motion to adopt the amended ordinance and set the date for the public hearing, Council President C. Schuyler Morehouse, Councilman Chris Fossel, Councilman Ryan Kennedy, Councilwoman Samara McAuliffe, and Councilwoman Debra Stuler voted “yes.”
Councilman David Mackie was the sole dissenting vote on the proposed measure.
The ordinance centers around a proposed amendment to a borough ordinance that currently prohibits any consumption of alcohol at the train station in the borough. The amendment would allow for certain alcohol beverages such as beer and/or wine to be served at train station events by social permit holders.
According to officials, an individual or organization desiring to reserve a borough facility for an assembly, meeting or private event must first obtain a permit from the borough clerk.