After a lengthy discussion this morning, the Douglas County Commission decided to amend the drinking rules at Lone Star Lake, but the lake's concession stand still won't be able to sell alcohol.
The amendment allows beer drinking inside the concession area, even though the stand's operator, Stuart Doores, cannot sell beer.
The practicality of enforcement swayed the commission's decision on this issue.
"I don't think I would have any problem with people wandering in with a beer because it's going to happen anyway," said Commission Chairman Louie McElhaney.
The commission agreed to allow alcohol consumption at the lake except at the beaches, the rights of way and the floating docks. The beach area will have signs posted declaring it to be an alcohol-free area.
Doores came close to getting the right to sell packaged beer at his stand. But he declined the opportunity when presented a choice of that or being able to cater parties that would include drinking at the lake.
Doores indicated that he remained interested in selling packaged alcohol.
In other business, the commission:
Approved Community Corrections' fiscal year 1993 plan for July 1, 1992, to June 30, 1993. The plan, which is a state grant that the county must approved, is for $535,028.
Approved amending the Community Corrections' current fiscal year 1991 plan by $3,741 regarding a new part-time surveillance officer.
Approved the proposed 1992 budget instructions for county departments and county tax-supported agencies.
Approved a proclamation declaring the week of April 21-27 as National Victims Rights Week.
Approved April 10 and 12 minutes and commission orders.