Wellington City Council passes ordinance to allow alcohol sales on Sundays, except on Easter

Greg Williams
Wellington Daily News
Wellington passes ordinance to allow alcohol sales on Sundays

The sale of packaged liquor on Sunday has been prohibited in Wellington for nearly 90 years, but that could be coming to an end soon.

The Wellington City Council met on Tuesday, July 19, to pass several ordinances and resolutions, including one ordinance that pertains to the sale of alcohol and malt liquor on Sundays.

In addition to allowing Sunday sales, the new ordinance will allow liquor stores to operate on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day.

This puts Wellington's code in line with the state's policy on alcohol sales. Kansas allows liquor sales on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Once the notice is published in the Wellington Daily News twice, there will be a 60-day period where anyone in the community can voice their opposition to the policy change.

If there aren't any significant concerns, the ordinances will go into effect. The only time Wellingtonites are prohibited from purchasing alcohol is on Easter.