After lengthy discussion, the Vandalia City Council approved to add one Class A liquor license in the city to the current three held by businesses in the city. An ordinance was brought before the board for a vote that would add two Class A licenses to accommodate two license that had been applied for, one by Meyer Oil Company for the current BP station on Veterans Avenue and another for PMK, Inc. located on Sunset Avenue. After a first reading of the license applications at the first meeting of the month, the ordinance was put before the board at last night’s meeting for a vote. And alderman Jerry Swarm started discussion saying he was leery of the Meyer Oil Company application because it did not include a business plan.
After discussion, the council made a motion to vote on the ordinance, amending it to say four Class A licenses instead of five. With a roll call vote taken, the motion for four Class A licenses passed 5-3 with alderman Kenneth Hubler, Andy Lester and Mike Hobler voting against the motion. Although there were specific licenses mentioned at last night’s meeting, no licenses were issued at Monday’s meeting for any business—just increasing the number of Class A licenses by one in the City of Vandalia.