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Mychal Boerman

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On November 7, 2017 the City Council approved an ordinance regulating the the use/distribution of single-use beverage straws in the City.

Read the ordinance here.

Read the report to the City Council here. 

For restaurants and food providers:

On or after March 1, 2018, any vendor shall ask each dine-in customer if the customer wants a single-use beverage straw before providing a single-use beverage straw to the customer. 


Take-out food orders are exempt from this ordinance. 


The ordinance will be effective March 1, 2018.