BY COUNCILOR STEWART:
WHEREAS, the Memorial Blood Centers and Animal Allies have applied to the Minnesota gambling control board for a lawful gambling exemption (raffle); and
WHEREAS, the Duluth City Council has received copies of said exemption applications 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 applications; and
WHEREAS, the city council approves of the exemption applications 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 Memorial Blood Centers and Animal Allies and does hereby waive the 60 day waiting period which it has to object to the issuance of said exemptions.
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 8/3/2005: Mary Jane Thompson was present on behalf of the application. Mr. Thompson explained that they are holding their second annual raffle at the Depot in conjunction with their fall gala. She continued saying that they will be raffling six raffle packages valued at $800 to $1,000 per package, and the tickets will be $10 each. Officer Latour stated he has approved this application. There being no further discussion, Mr. Karki moved that THE 60 DAY WAIVER REQUEST FOR THE RAFFLE EXEMPT PERMIT OF MEMORIAL BLOOD CENTERS BE APPROVED AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Johnson seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.