The Town Board heard from 19 people—ranging from business owners to musicians to environmental advocates—who all opposed the proposed legislation.
If enacted, the law would require any business that wants to host entertainment to obtain an entertainment permit. The permit would place restrictions on the number of people allowed to congregate outdoors—a number that would be determined by the town police chief, currently Ed Ecker Jr., but could be no greater than one person per 7 square feet. Outdoor entertainment would also be restricted from noon to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and noon to 11 p.m., on Fridays and Saturdays.
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