Bismarck liquor license ordinance hearing next week

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BISMARCK, N.D. - The Bismarck City Commission is considering a new liquor license ordinance.

It would add a new category for senior living communities, allowing residents and their guests to have liquor at meal times.

"Apparently this is a feature that is common in other senior living communities around the region and around the nation, and it's just our way of helping support those businesses in their request and in response to that," said Jason Tomanek, city administrator.

The ordinance will also alter some language about Class D and E licenses, looking to use estimated population numbers instead of census data which is only updated every 10 years.

The commission is holding a public hearing on the matter on Tuesday.