BY PRESIDENT EDWARDS:
RESOLUTION APPROVING THE
EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.
WHEREAS, the American Cancer Society 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 American Cancer Society 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 5/17/2001: Anita Johnson was present on behalf
of this application. Ms. Johnson stated that this is the first time they
have applied for a raffle, and they are selling raffle tickets for a couple
of things such as a handmade quilt someone donated. She continued by saying
that this is a way to raise money for the Relay for Life which is held
at St. Scholastica on July 20 and 21. Ms. Johnson also stated that on August
20, they will be having a golf tournament, and they will be selling raffle
tickets also for the drawing at the tournament which will be a 50/50 type
raffle where the winner gets half of the money collected and the AMC gets
the other half. To the commission's questioning, Ms. Johnson replied that
she is unsure how many tickets they will be selling in total as there are
two different events, and this is their first raffle being held in conjunction
with these events. To further questions from the commission, Ms. Johnson
stated that they would like to start selling tickets as soon as possible
and need the waiver from the city to get the license from the state. There
being no further discussion, Mr. Hendrickson moved that THE 60 DAY WAIVER
REQUEST FOR THE RAFFLE EXEMPTION OF THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY BE APPROVED,
AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Willman
seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.