An ordinance designed to prohibit new taverns has been passed by the Bell City Council. The ordinance is effective immediately.
The ordinance would restrict the issuance of on-premises alcoholic beverage licenses to restaurants.
The council also held the second reading of an ordinance restricting yard sales to one a year for single-family residences and two a year, at least six months apart, for multifamily units. A permit and a small fee based on the city's cost will be required of sellers. That ordinance takes effect July 15.