The Osage Beach Board of Aldermen approved a first reading of an ordinance that amends the city’s current liquor license process and regulations. The amendment delegates the city clerk to authorize the issuance of a temporary liquor permit to a business or person who currently holds a retail sale by the drink license. The special permit can be for catering, tasting or sale for consumption on premises. City attorney Ed Rucker told the board that city code allows the city clerk to issue temporary permits to churches, schools, civic, service, fraternal and other types of charitable organizations. Under the proposed ordinance amendment, any business or person holding a valid liquor by the drink license can receive a temporary permit from the clerk. The second reading is expected at the March 20th regular Board of Aldermen meeting.