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LITTLE SILVER: VOTERS SAY ‘BOTTOMS UP’

ls-booze-110115-2-500x375-3014143Referendum proponent Matt Kelly had suggested booze be allowed in the vicinity of the train station.  (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)

By JOHN T. WARD

hot-topic_03-220x138-2130637Little Silver is ready to wet its whistle.

Voters said “cheers” in Tuesday’s election to a referendum that would end the borough’s dry spell dating back at least to Prohibition, according to results posted by the Monmouth County Clerk.

By a 742 to 692 margin, voters approved the binding referendum, which calls on the council to create and auction off a single license for on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages.

The council must first approve a zoning ordinance to allow for such a bar or restaurant.

Matt Kelly, the builder who spearheaded the referendum, has suggested the use be allowed in the vicinity of the borough train station.

 

 

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