Pour license request fails to pass
The city first addressed the request by the Lincoln Liquor
Commission to create a “Pour license” that would make it possible
for convenience stores to serve glasses of beer or wine to patrons.
The request came originally from Cliff McCumber of Fifth Street Food
Mart. Had the pour license been approved, it would have opened the
door for McCumber to set up a separate room in his business for
In the chamber for the evening were Dale Ridgway and Leslie Cooper
to speak out against the creation of the license.
McCumber was there, as well as Bob Arneaud of Qik-n-EZ, but neither
man addressed the council.
After much discussion between the aldermen, Mayor Keith Snyder, and
city treasurer, Chuck Conzo; Alderwoman Kathy Horn made the motion
to approve, with the second coming from Tom O’Donohue. O’Donohue
made the second just so the matter could come to vote, but when
voting time came, he voted against the request.
The motion by Horn failed with only one “yes” from Horn, and seven
“nays” from the balance of the council.
Tombstone special use permit fails
In the matter of the request for a special use permit for the
display and sale of tombstones at a mortuary in a residential
district, that motion also failed to pass.
The motion to approve the special use was made by Michelle Bauer,
with O’Donohue making the second.
[to top of second column]
Again, there was a good amount of discussion among the
council members before the item came to vote. Don Peasley of
Peasley Funeral Home and Peasley Memorials was in attendance,
but did not address the council.
When the motion came to a vote - O’Donohue, Bauer, Scott Cooper,
and Jeff Hoinacki voted “yes.” Horn, Jonie Tibbs, and Marty
Neitzel voted “no.” Melody Anderson abstained.
Because this was a request to change an ordinance, the vote had
to carry by a majority of all elected alderman, which meant five
votes were required. With only four voting yes, the motion failed.
LDN will have more complete coverage of these two votes in its
[By NILA SMITH]