Bloomington city aldermen decided not to pursue the creation of an Alcohol Enforcement Unit Monday night during the regular council meeting. According to news partner WJBC Radio, creating such a unit would have involved a new police sergeant. The city may come back to the issue in the future. For now, Alderman Jim Fruin said with issues such as pensions looming large, adding more positions is not the right move. Aldermen also decided to look at raising the liquor license fees in the downtown area. The city manager says the extra money brought in from the higher fees would help create a new clean up program. Bloomington has not raised license fees since 1983.
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