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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Berlin Seeking To Create Public Urination Law

BERLIN — With thousands of people cramming into downtown Berlin last Saturday for a multitude of events, highlighted by the wildly successful “America’s Coolest Small Town” celebration, one of the interesting side stories to emerge is that Berlin does not have a public urination ordinance on its books.

The huge party held in celebration of the town’s “Coolest Small Town” honor attracted thousands of reveling residents and visitors last Saturday for an afternoon of live music, dancing and the liberal flow of adult beverages. During his follow-up report to the Mayor and Council on Monday, Berlin Police Chief Arnold Downing said the big crowd was generally well behaved and there were no major incidents reported, but perhaps the largest celebration in downtown Berlin ever revealed a glaring omission in the town code.

“It was a good day all around and the attitude and behavior of the crowd was outstanding for the most part,” he said. “What we did learn, however, is we have an omission in our ordinance covering public urination.”
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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they need some public restrooms!

Anonymous said...

Maybe they need to enforce the laws already written!!!

Anonymous said...

They have public restrooms but it obviously they need Johnny Oh The Spots-or more of them- strategically placed when an event is scheduled. Creating an ordinance isn't going to solve the problem as everyone already thinks it's against the law to take a leak in public. If people didn't think it was against the law, they wouldn't be hiding in alcoves and behind things to pee.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully it will apply to the mayor too almost every photo of him he is either holding an alcoholic beverage or in an establishment that serves alcohol. What a fine example for the youths

Anonymous said...

writing a law does not solve the problem
slower lower couldn't be more appropriate

Anonymous said...

Yeah, with the whole town out there partying I'm sure the Town Two Holer had a mile long line! I'm looking for a bush!Unless there was a large number of port o lets, Mother Nature still rules the games!

Unknown said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Maybe they need some public restrooms!

April 19, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Now don't confuse them with common sense.

Anonymous said...

TO 4:55:
Any town in America would be lucky to have a mayor such as Berlin does, drink or no drink in his hand. His attitude - and maybe his lifestyle - embodies the miraculous resurrection of a once dying town.
Maybe you're looking for a bona-fide saint to run for that office?
(I just noticed a lot of Easter-type references in that post! Happy Easter everybody!)

Anonymous said...

Stop fooling yourself they would not be lucky at all to have him as mayor 8:02. He cuts funding for public safety. Berlin just stuck with him because no one else wants to do it.

Anonymous said...

(I just noticed a lot of Easter-type references in that post! Happy Easter everybody!)

April 19, 2014 at 8:02 PM

huh?