GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) – This afternoon, the Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to pass an ordinance that would allow nonprofit groups to apply for special event permits to have beer and wine at events.
At the meeting Tuesday, the mayor said the ordinance is very strict in terms of applying, as well as rules about location and safety. He added that the board would only allow six events per year to have the special event permits.
Tuesday’s meeting was packed full of people, as several Greeneville community members who opposed the proposal addressed board members.
Some the speakers at Tuesday’s meeting said they were against allowing alcohol at these events due to concerns about drunk driving in the town, as well as those who said they were opposed to alcohol.
After board members passed the measure, our reporter at the meeting said a majority of community members at the meeting were visibly upset and about 90 percent of the crowd left the meeting.
News Channel 11’s Jordan Moore was at the meeting. See Jordan’s tweets below: