MURPHYSBORO — The City Council on Tuesday plans to discuss whether to amend its liquor licensing code ordinance to allow a hair salon owner to sell alcohol to his customers as they await services.

At its last meeting, City Council members heard a request from a business owner seeking to be allowed to offer the alcohol to his clients. Though he'd asked only to be able to sell to his customers, the city's attorney noted that there was no liquor license designation allowing a business to restrict alcohol sales to a specific audience and not make it available to the public.

The meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall Council Chambers, at 202 N. 11th Street in Murphysboro.

Council members also plan to resume discussion about a railroad overpass construction project. Union Pacific Railroad officials had asked the city to remove water-main pipes, at the city's expense, at the southern end of the railroad trestle bridge on 23rd Street.  The railroad company is planning work in that area.

Council members also expected to:

• Continue discussing a draft contract for grant-writing services with former police Chief Brian Hollo;

• Continue discussing its voluntary annexation agreement with businesses outside the city limits, such as Pat's BBQ and One Hot Cookie;

•  Send Mark Tincher to drone school. A few months ago, the city became the first in this area to approve a drone-use permit.

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Stephanie Esters is a reporter covering Jackson and Union counties.

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