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Early bar closing stays on back burner

By Lombardo David
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Saratoga Springs Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen isn't letting his push for earlier bar closings fade away.

He plans on bringing up recent late night arrests at tonight's city council meeting to highlight the problems that come with the 4 a.m. last call in the city. Mathiesen will note the young man who broke into city hall and the two officers injured in an altercation.

"I plan to periodically recite for the city council some of the information," he said. "There are problems the police wouldn't normally have to deal with [because of the 4 a.m. last call]."

“I continue to hope the city and county will take this issue more seriously," Mathiesen said.

A full copy of tonight's agenda is available below.

Also on the agenda is the appointment of a new board member to the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority, a presentation from the Saratoga 150 committee and a discussion of the additional VLT aid coming to the city.

Mathiesen will also be talking about a recent assault and robbery on Granger Avenue.

He is highlighting this incident as a reminder to the public of the dangers that are in the community. Additionally, Mathiesen hopes it will keep people vigilant and encourage them to contact the police when something isn't right.

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City Council April 2 Agenda

 

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