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Tiffin council considers controversial alcohol sales

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TIFFIN, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Will alcohol soon be for sale during festivals in Tiffin?

It's currently being debated by city council members and if it passes, it could be a way to raise money for the city's Fourth of July fireworks and the swimming pool.

If all goes as planned, two groups hosting a music festival this summer could use money raised from alcohol sales to help fund the summer activities. Currently, there are no alcohol sales allowed in city parks, but the groups want to set up beer tents and gardens at Hedges-Boyer Park this June.

Council members are okay with the idea of alcohol sales, as long as certain rules are in place to make sure everything runs smoothly.

"Some of the concern is that we don't want to have an all-out beer bash, where people would get downright belligerent," said Council President Paul Elchert. "So we want to be able to keep it under control, so that we can continue having these types of things in the park, as long as they're supervised and maintained properly."

Since this proposal is the first of its kind, city officials are still in the process of drafting wording that ensures permit requests in the future are in the best interest of the city.

Council discussed the proposal at a special meeting Monday, and could vote on the matter at their meeting next week.

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