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Chambersburg BYOB rules could go to vote Feb. 25

February 06, 2013

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — The fourth version of proposed Bring Your Own Bottle (BYOB) regulations in the Borough of Chambersburg are scheduled for a vote by the town council Feb. 25.

If approved, the regulations would require permits for establishments wishing to offer a BYOB option for patrons. Those permits would be offered without a fee.

Borough Manager Jeffrey Stonehill said businesses with food licenses can currently choose whether to allow patrons to BYOB.

Chambersburg is seeking to register businesses that allow BYOB, Stonehill said.

The proposed regulations require businesses to obtain a permit one time and show proof of insurance, Stonehill said. It also stipulates that BYOB operations can only occur from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., he said.

Previous versions of the ordinance asked that businesspeople keep records of whom they serve, Stonehill said. The Chambersburg Borough Council decided to drop that requirement.

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It also eliminated restrictions on how far BYOB establishments must be from certain entities like schools, he said.

“Hopefully that’ll address most everybody’s concerns,” Stonehill said.

The Feb. 25 council meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the borough hall.

— Jennifer Fitch

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