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Liquor Control Board - January 15, 2020 Minutes

January 15, 2020 1:30 P.M.

Present: Commissioner Piepkorn, Police Chief Todd, City Auditor Sprague, Chris Ohman, Environmental Health
Absent: Commission Gehrig, Grant Larson
Others Present: Rick Carik, Rick’s; Duane Litton, Duffy’s; Dave Erickson, Bulldog Tap and Otis Baygboe, 3 Kings Lounge and Carol Schlossman.

Meeting was called to order at 1:30 P.M.

1. Commissioner Piepkorn called the meeting to order and asked if there were any additions or corrections to the minutes of December 18, 2019. There were no additions or corrections to the minutes of December 18, 2019. Moved by Todd, seconded by Ohman to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2019 meeting of the Liquor Control Board all voted in favor, motion passed unanimously.

2. A. The first application to consider today is the issuance of a Class “F” alcoholic beverage license to 3 Kings Lounge, LLC d/b/a 3 Kings Lounge located at 11 18th Street South.

Sprague explained the Auditor’s staffs concern the applicant understands this is a restaurant license and all the limitations that go with that, including a restriction on dancing. Chief Todd explained the background check fit within the parameters he is concerned the building once housed the Teamsters Lounge and the floor plan currently includes a bar. The business plan and sample menu were just received, they help but he’d like to have further discussions. Chris Ohman said Public Health has concerns and would like to work with the applicant to do a walk through to make sure the building meets code. Commissioner Piepkorn would like to see the short term obligations cleared up and suggested the application be continued until the February meeting. Chief Todd said we are applying the guidelines consistent with other applications, we can work together. Otis Baygboe said the would like to have a liquor license but they are not available, so they are trying to find something that will work. They will need to use the restrooms in the bar area to have a sufficient number. They would only serve at booths or tables but they need to have dancing, they would like to host weddings. They want to do it right.

Moved by Todd, seconded by Ohman to postpone action of the application for one month until the February meeting. Motion approved unanimously.

3. Sprague reported that the Health Department conducted compliance checks and 25 of 27 tested passed, one of the two failing had current server training and the other was not current and was fined the $500 for first failure. Chief Todd mentioned the beat officers conducted 736 bar checks in 2019 looking for over serving, over consumption, proper posting of licenses among other items.

There being no further business to come before the Liquor Control Board, the meeting was adjourned at 1:50 p.m. The next regular meeting will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. in the City Commission Room.