The Three Rivers Public Library Board on Tuesday tabled action on a motion to allow Weenie Kings hot-dog stand to use its parking lot to operate his lunchtime business.
A vote to let Mike King return to the site where he sold more than 60,000 hot dogs over a five-year period failed by virtue of a 2-2 deadlock, with two voting members absent.
Board president Sharon Rogers said the matter will be revisited at the board’s April 24 meeting. The vote, however, could be a moot point, as King has since set up his stand outside Harding’s supermarket.
King was the only person to address the board Tuesday. He implied that the move to Harding’s has taken him out of a stressful environment, and the publicity as a result of the issue has been good for business.
On an unrelated matter, the board was told by library director Shirley Cody that Three Rivers Community Schools transportation department will be re-allowed to drop off and pick up a child with special needs at the front entrance to the library. The decision reverses a policy approved last month that prohibited school buses from the lot.