The Camel’s effort to extend music hours hits a snag
To play or not to play that is the question.
Currently due to zoning issues on weeknights The Camel has to shut down the live music at 11:00 PM. Camel management is working to get permission to change that but recent efforts have hit a problem and the blame falls on the city.
But the process has hit a bureaucratic snag before city officials can even consider rendering a verdict.
The issue was scheduled for a public hearing at the Planning Commission on Monday, but the city clerk’s office did not properly mail the required notices to adjacent property owners, according to officials. The commission continued the matter until its June 16 meeting in hopes that the notices will be sent out before then. If that does not happen, the request may be pushed into July.
Andrew M. Condlin, a land use attorney representing The Camel, urged commissioners to do everything in their power to get the notices out as quickly as possible.
“If it’s the city’s fault, the city should step up to the plate,” Condlin said.
The notices will not be able to go out until after the City Council officially continues the matter on Monday, officials said.
Meanwhile the petition in support of the change to later hours continues to gather signatures and as of this morning stood at nearly 3,000.
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