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Quincy alderman concerned about rule enforcement

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Quincy City Council prepares for its meeting Monday. Quincy City Council prepares for its meeting Monday.
Alderman Paul Havermale talks during Monday's meeting. Alderman Paul Havermale talks during Monday's meeting.
Beer tap shut off. Beer tap shut off.
Pitcher of beer sits on the bar. Pitcher of beer sits on the bar.
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

A Quincy alderman feels city council may be skirting the rules for city code.

Alderman Paul Havermale is concerned council is waiving city code too often for special events. He thinks city leaders should consider loosening or enforcing city code when it comes to open liquor. 

Monday night, two different businesses requested waiving city code on open liquor. Havermale said it's an issue council deals with every week. He wants either a limit or a system to handle it more efficiently. 

Police Chief Rob Copley said it's been a problem for years.

"Thirteen years ago I told an alderman, who is no longer on the council, that we shouldn't start down this road and here we are 13 years later," Copley said.

The city currently only allows two special use waivers a year on city owned property, but there's no limit on private property.

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