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Keokuk Events Could Require Permit

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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.”

The application would also list some requirements for the events.

They include hiring off-duty police officers and designating an area for serving alcohol.

The number of officers would be determined by the chief of police.

The Keokuk City Council would still approve each event and associated liquor license.

The panel could vote on the application next week.

Jason Parrott is a former reporter at Tri States Public Radio.