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Town balks at adding beer to Mayor's Cup

Harrietstown town supervisor Larry Miller said "no way" to a village plan to serve alcohol during a dance it's hosting in the town's auditorium.

The dance is part of the Mayor's Cup, an event that was held for the first time last summer and included canoe and kayak races, an inner tube float and more.

During the town board's regular meeting Thursday, Miller agreed with other councilmen to allow the village to use the auditorium for the dance - but he also said he wanted a dry event.

"I'm adamantly apposed to any use of alcohol in the building," he said.

Miller explained that the event would be "a nightmare to police" and that it would set a "dangerous precedent."

"Every organization is going to want to use it and have alcohol," he said.

Other board members were open to exploring the possibility of serving alcoholic beverages, pointing out that the liability would be on the establishment holding the liquor license, in this case the Waterhole, a local bar.

The town also carries liability insurance that covers alcohol use, according to Councilman Ronald Keough.

The board agreed to draw up a tentative alcohol-use policy for the building and consult further with the village and the Waterhole.

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