Janesville considers allowing more liquor retailers

More retailers in Janesville may be able to sell packaged beer, wine, and liquor soon. The Alcohol License Advisory Committee Tuesday morning considered eliminating the current limit on the number of licenses. Committee Chair Matthew Kealy appears to support the potential for economic growth, but is against limiting gas stations to only beer and wine sales. Committee member Todd Kimball says the long standing city ordinance is sending potential businesses to Beloit. Member Carrie Kulinski is clearly worried about the impact any change to the current quota system would have on children. As far as police, Deputy Police Chief Dan Davis isn't offering any public opposition. Committee members asked city staff to review the ordinance to ensure parody between current and future license holders in the areas of separate sales facilities, on-site advertising, and surveillance. Then the committee will prepare a recommendation for the city council.