04-0498R

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A LAWFUL GAMBLING OFF SITE PREMISE PERMIT TO NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY - MINNESOTA CHAPTER.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

WHEREAS, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Minnesota Chapter has applied to the Minnesota gambling control board for an off site premise permit; and

WHEREAS, a copy of said application was also filed with the city of Duluth as required by Minnesota Statutes 349.213, Subdivision 2, and was investigated by the Duluth police department and reviewed and approved by the Duluth alcohol, gambling, and tobacco commission; and

WHEREAS, the city council approves of the issuance of said license;

NOW, THEREFORE, BY IT RESOLVED, that the Duluth City Council approves of the Minnesota gambling control board issuing an off site premise permit to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Minnesota Chapter.

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 7/7/2004: Adam Jaros, gambling manager, was present on behalf of the application. Mr. Jaros explained that there has been in change in state law that allows an organization to conduct off site charitable gambling up to four days in one year. He continued by saying that his organization has been asked to sell pull tabs at Bayfront during the four days of the Bluesfest by the promoter of the event. He continued by saying that they will be using the beer stands of the Northland Vietnam Veterans to set up the pull tab boxes and will be using their regular jar operators to sell the pull tabs. To the commission's questioning, Officer Latour replied that he had no problem with this application. There being no further discussion, Mr. Carlson moved that THE OFF SITE PREMISE PERMIT APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS BE APPROVED, AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Anderson seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.