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Bars won't close early in Spa City

"I think it should be countywide if it's going to happen," said Scirocco.

During the public comment period, which preceded the nearly two hour discussion of vote, the Council heard from concerned citizens, bar owners and the father and brother of Ryan Rossley, he man killed on St. Patrick's Day in a hit-and-run. They said something must be done to curb bar-related violence and hoped politics wouldn't get in the way.

"It is not too late to prevent more tragedy shame on those of you who do not have the nerve to stand up for what's right," said Stephen Rossley, his father.

It is unclear if Franck will draw up another proposal that would set bar times earlier year-round. He said unless he has a consensus on the matter, he doesn't see a reason because "in another two weeks, [Wirth] will have bar owners call him up and tell him not to do this."

The next meeting of the City Council will be Tuesday, June 29, at 7 p.m.

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