00-0502R

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE TO LAKE SUPERIOR MARINE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION.

BY COUNCILOR EDWARDS:

WHEREAS, the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association has applied to the Minnesota gambling control board for a lawful gambling exemption (raffle); and

WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council has received a copy of said exemption application to the Minnesota gambling control board and has 60 days in which to present a resolution to said Minnesota gambling control board objecting to the exemption application; and

WHEREAS, the city council approves of the exemption application and wishes to waive the 60 day waiting period.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council hereby approves of the Minnesota gambling control board issuing a lawful gambling exemption to the Lake Superior Marine Museum Association and does hereby waive the 60 day waiting period which it has to object to the issuance of said exemption.

RESOLVED FURTHER, that the city clerk is hereby authorized and directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Minnesota gambling control board immediately after its passage.


Alcohol, gambling, and tobacco commission discussion of 7/11/00:

Mary George was present on behalf of the application. She explained that this raffle was the organization's large fundraiser and the grand prize would be a trip on an ore boat for three couples. Ms. George reviewed that although the raffle drawing was next summer, they are requesting a waiver of the 60 days in order to be able to sell tickets to the tourists this summer also. To the board's inquiry, Ms. George replied that the tickets would sell for $10 each. There being no further discussion, Mr. Willman moved THAT THE 60 DAY WAIVER REQUEST FOR LAKE SUPERIOR MARINE MUSEUM ASSOCIATION BE APPROVED, AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Hendrickson seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.