The Firehouse is a Concern in Lima

October 12, 2015

The Lima Police Department will give its semi-annual report to the Lima City Council during the regular council meeting tonight, outlining the number of calls received during the past six months at locations in the city with permits to sell alcohol.

"During the reporting period,  there are no permit holders in which we would object to the renewal of their permits, but we do have concerns about the Firehouse Bar," Police Chief Kevin Martin stated.

For a call to be logged against a location, it must meet one of 16 criteria, such as drugs, sexual offenses, fights, or excessively loud music.

In the previous report to the council, issued April 14, the Firehouse had forty calls in a six-month period.  Eighteen of those calls fell in the required criteria.  In the latest report, there were forty-two calls with thirteen falling under criteria.

The Police department sent a notice to the Firehouse in September outlining concerns regarding the excessive number of calls once again.  The department says it is willing to work with the Firehouse to correct the problems.


Courtesy of the Lima News