The Scottsbluff city council Monday evening approved an ordinance that would define microbreweries, brew pubs, and breweries, and provide for them in the city’s zoning code.
At the recommendation of City Manager Nathan Johnson, the council waived the required three readings of the ordinance and it is now part of the city’s code.
johnson hinted that approval of the ordinance could help lure one of these type enterprises who have expressed interest to move forward in the community.
Johnson told KNEB News they have “received several inquiries” about microbreweries and the city wanted to have something in code in case someone wanted to establish one in Scottsbluff. Johnson says the ordinance would allow for the microbreweries or similar operations in several commercial zoned districts.
The council also introduced an ordinance providing for a tiny home community planned development, heard a second reading on a 1.5% restaurant tax and gave final approval of the 2016-17 budget.