WHEREAS, the Arthritis Foundation 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 Arthritis Foundation 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 8/8/00:  Adam Rockwell was present on behalf of the application. Mr. Rockwell explained that they are holding a raffle in conjunction with their Joints in Motion campaign with the grand prize being a $200 gift certificate. To the board's questioning, Mr. Rockwell replied that they would like to start selling tickets as soon as possible and that is why they are requesting a waiver from the 60 day waiting period. He continued saying that they hold a raffle yearly, and that the tickets will sell for one dollar each. There being no further discussion, Mr. Hendrickson moved that THE APPLICATION OF ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION FOR A 60 DAY WAIVER EXEMPTION BE APPROVED, AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Willman seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.