The Keokuk City Council is softening its stance against allowing alcohol in one of its largest parks.
Special events including alcohol can now be held at any public location in Keokuk.
An application for such events is now being developed.
The proposed application would be fairly simple.
It requires the name of the organization holding the special event, contact information, date, time and location.
Mayor Tom Marion says the idea is to help city staff keep track of event requests.
“(It would) give us advance notice so everything can be considered prior to the event itself,” says Marion, “because it would give us at least 60 days before the event.”