BY COUNCILOR STEWART:
WHEREAS, the Marshall School 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 Marshall School 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 4/6/2005: Kim Holland was present on behalf of the application. Ms. Holland explained that this raffle is being held in conjunction with their annual auction and temporary liquor license that was previously discussed. She continued saying that in the past the raffle value was less than $1,500 so a waiver was not needed, but now the value is approximately $2,000 which requires a 60 day waiting period. To the commission’s questioning, Officer LaTour stated he has no problem with this application. There being no further discussion, Mr. Karki moved that THE 60 DAY WAIVER REQUEST OF MARSHALL SCHOOL BE APPROVED, AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Serre seconded the motion, and it was unanimously approved.