Bars, restaurants starting to open outdoor service areas

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By Reed Anfinson
Swift County Monitor-News

At a special Benson City Council meeting last Tuesday, City Manager Rob Wolfington was given authority to facilitate a quick response to requests from local bar and restaurant owners to set up outdoor service areas.

It also passed a resolution extending Mayor Terri Collins’ emergency authority for another 60 days.

The resolution passed by the council for outdoor dining states:

“The city manager is authorized to accept, review and either approve or deny applications from local businesses that wish to expand their outdoor service during the declared emergency...


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