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Sunday morning booze sales okay in township

March 30, 2011

The Village of Lake Orion nearly became a bubble inside Orion Township where residents could purchase alcohol on Sunday mornings.

Yet thanks to the action -- or inaction -- of the Orion Township Board of Trustees, the sale of alcohol during Sunday morning is allowed throughout the township.

During a board meeting on Monday, March 21, Orion trustees decided to take no action on a moratorium introduced by the state of Michigan, which recently passed legislation allowing the sale of alcohol Sundays between 7 a.m. and 12 noon. Had the board decided to act on the resolution, they could have chosen either to ban the sale of alcohol on Sunday mornings completely, or restricted the sale of alcohol to stores selling for "offsite consumption."

One reason for allowing the resolution to pass unhindered was to remain consistent with neighboring townships - all of which had allowed liquor sales.