Vernal City Council has further amended Municipal Code concerning restaurants that sell alcoholic beverages, this time to simplify the application process for applying restaurants. The City Council approved an ordinance amendment in November that expanded the options for restaurants that sell alcohol. Vernal Brewing Company had approached the City with a request to consider including a provision in the alcoholic beverage and licensing code to allow for what is defined by the state as “dining clubs”. Dining Clubs are given another level of permitting that allows the premise a higher percentage of alcohol sales than allowed otherwise. Vernal City Council approved the amendment to allow Dining Clubs in Vernal City on November 2nd. On December 7th, the Council approved a recommendation from City Manager Ken Bassett to only require one license to sell alcoholic beverages as they do for the dining club license, rather than needing separate licenses for beer and liquor. This change parallels what the State of Utah is now requiring.