00-0474R

RESOLUTION ISSUING AN ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR AND SUNDAY LIQUOR LICENSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR CENTER AUTHORITY, 353 HARBOR DRIVE.

BY COUNCILOR EDWARDS:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby issues an on sale intoxicating liquor and Sunday liquor license to the following licensee, for the period ending August 31, 2000, with an annual on sale intoxicating liquor license fee of $2,650 and an annual Sunday liquor license fee of $125, subject to departmental approvals:

Lake Superior Center authority, 353 Harbor Drive, with David Lonsdale, executive director.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: In the Laws of Minnesota, 2000, Chapter 440, which was just approved by the city council, the state legislature authorized the city to issue any on sale intoxicating liquor license to the Lake Superior Center authority for use to serve persons leasing space at the Lake Superior Center for banquets, social affairs, conferences, meetings and conventions. This resolution issues that license to the Lake Superior Center authority for the standard license fee of $2,650 plus $125 for a Sunday license. The authority has contracted with Bellisio's to manage the food and beverage operation at the aquarium. The statute authorizing this license is similar to those authorizing licenses at the DECC, Spirit Mountain and the airport. Each of the licenses has an ordinance section specifying the terms and conditions in each respective statute authorizing the license. It is anticipated that a similar ordinance specifying terms and conditions of the license will be presented to the alcohol, gambling and tobacco commission in the next month or two for approval and submission to the city council. Because such an ordinance is not a legal prerequisite to the issuance of this license and because the Lake Superior Center will be opening very shortly, the alcohol, gambling and tobacco commission has recommended issuing this license now so the Lake Superior Center can begin immediately servicing banquets, conventions and social events.