FREDERICK, Md. -- The Frederick County Commissioners could vote Dec. 2 on a proposal to ease the two-year-old ban on alcoholic beverages at county parks.
During a public hearing Tuesday night, a majority of the commissioners expressed support for the idea.
The current proposal would allow people who rent buildings or pavilions at the parks to pay $25 for an alcohol permit. Commissioner Charles Jenkins says he favors reviving the former policy that allowed drinking throughout a specific park with a less expensive permit.
Rental revenue at the parks has fallen 20 percent since the ban took effect, County officials said.