Report: Starkville looking into 'Go Cup' ordinance

A public hearing could soon happen for the proposed "Go Cup" ordinance in Starkville.

Posted: Feb. 2, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Feb. 2, 2018 10:16 AM

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STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) - A public hearing could soon happen for the proposed "Go Cup" ordinance in Starkville. 

According to the Starkville Daily News, the ordinance would allow people to purchase alcohol or wine from an authorized business, then leave the business as long as the beverage remains within the boundaries of the designated leisure and recreation district. 

The "districts" would be designated by the city's governing body. 

Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill says the "districts" she will look to include would be downtown, the Cotton District and other locations where people gather for arts and entertainment. 

The newspaper reports the ordinance wouldn't be restricted to special events but instead would rely on specific hours. 

The proposed ordinance would tentatively be allowed Monday through Thursday, from 4 p.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from noon to 1 a.m. and Sunday from noon to midnight. 

The ordinance also includes specific regulations including a cup no larger than 16 ounces. Also, residents can't go into another establishment who sell alcohol with their Go Cup. 

The newspaper reports as residents leave the designated area, they will be notified of the boundary and will have to dispose of their cup. 

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