04-0748R


RESOLUTION APPROVING THE EXEMPTION OF A RAFFLE LICENSE TO GREATER TWIN CITIES AREA MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION AND WAIVING THE 60 DAY WAITING PERIOD.

BY COUNCILOR STEWART:

     WHEREAS, the Greater Twin Cities Area Muscular Dystrophy 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 Greater Twin Cities Area Muscular Dystrophy 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 11/3/2004: Michelle Mike was present on behalf of the application. Ms. Mike stated that sponsoring a holiday raffle in conjunction with the International Union of Firefighters and need to get a 60 day waiver as they would like to start selling tickets in November with the drawing being held on December 15. To questioning from the board, Ms. Mike replied that they hope to sell 1,000 tickets at $5 each with the profits going to the MDA in Duluth. Officer Latour stated he had no problem with this application. There being no further discussion, Mr. Johnson moved THAT THE 60 DAY WAIVER FOR THE RAFFLE EXEMPTION OF THE GREATER TWIN CITIES AREA MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION BE APPROVED, AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Carlson seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.