Petitioners in Moundridge working to bring a liquor store to the city

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MOUNDRIDGE, Kan. (KAKE) -

Five cities in Kansas are considered to be dry, meaning residents don't have access to a liquor store in the area. One of those cities is Moundridge, where petitioners are working to change the current rule.

Moundridge residents Jerritt Colwell and Samantha Titus want to cross their city's name off of that list and got their paperwork and petition language approved by the City's counselor and clerk. The two weren't available for comment to KAKE News Tuesday, but plan to begin collecting signatures.

Economic Development Director Murray McGee says having a liquor store within city limits could bring more jobs and money into the area.

"The upside of things for us as a small community would be the fact of having another business in the community, sales tax revenues, and the fact that right now we have people who are driving out of town for this", said McGee.

Now that petition language has been approved by the city's counselor and clerk, Colwell and Titus can begin work to collect 192 signatures in 90 days.

If enough signatures are collected, the question will be put on a ballot for voters to decide. For now, only registered voters from the City of Moundridge can sign the petition.

It will be available to sign at Hair Happenings at 208 South Christian Avenue in Moundridge beginning January 14th.

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