TRIMONT - After some initial confusion, the Trimont City Council approved the renewal of a liquor license to the Railroad Bar and Grill, formerly Main Street Bar and Grill, during the council meeting Monday.
Owner Don Holtz, who is in the process of selling the business to Darren and Eva Wagner of Fairmont, approached the council in regards to some confusion that might have cost them the liquor license renewal.
"There was some concern with the council that the names on the insurance didn't match the names on the liquor license," Wagner said. "But both of us have insurance with the same company."
Exactly what the mix-up was is unknown, but after both parties produced the proper paperwork, the license was approved.
Wagner also asked about the possibility of having a liquor license for more than 3.2 percent alcohol drinks for Sundays. While the community has rejected the idea in the past, the council said the idea would be worth putting to a vote.
"I know I don't speak for everyone, but if I want to go out for a pizza and drink on a Sunday, I end up going out of town, and we should be keeping business in town," said Trimont mayor Tom Eckmann.
No action was taken on the Sunday liquor license request.
The council also asked if the business again planned to host the street dance for the Trimont Chocolate Days festival in July. Much like in past years, the back alley will be blocked off in order to set up for the band, and the dance would be moved to the community building next door in case of rain.
A liquor license was also renewed for El Rodeo.
In other business, the council also reviewed several street projects, and quickly realized there are more projects than money. After the rough winter, several roads in town are in dire need of repair. The council requested the public works department to determine how much was needed to do all the projects, and the issue would be addressed further at the budget workshop scheduled for May 27.