Balsam said the town will be meeting with business operators to discuss what substitutes can be used, and the full year before the bans kick in will help with the transition. Balsam said he will be requesting another part-time employee for the coming year to help with implementation of the bans and other responsibilities recently added to his department.
DeWitt said she’s sure the larger businesses will be able to find ways to accommodate the bans. But DeWitt said she has primarily been concerned with how the bans will affect small businesses, and she’s hoping the town will begin to hear feedback from them.
“I don’t think the impact has really been felt,” DeWitt said. “Nobody is going to notice this until the changes actually happen.”
Brock Parker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.