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Forest City considering social hosting ordinance

If approved by the city council, the new ordinance would hold people who throw a party liable if a minor is consuming alcohol.

Posted: Sep 23, 2019 10:32 PM
Updated: Sep 24, 2019 8:34 AM

FOREST CITY, Iowa - In an effort to combat underage drinking, Forest City Police Chief Tom Montgomery is proposing a social hosting ordinance for the city.

If it were made into a law, someone who throws a party could be fined if a minor is found drinking alcohol.  

Most of the residents we talked to said they were in favor of an ordinance like that.  Nearly a decade ago, Winnebago County passed a similar ordinance, and the Forest City police chief wants the city's ordinance to follow it closely.

The city will decide on the ordinance in their October 7th meeting.

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