07-0585R


RESOLUTION APPROVING THE TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF THE ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE OF FOND DU LAC MANAGEMENT, INC. (FOND DU LUTH CASINO).

BY COUNCILOR KRAUSE:

     BE IT RESOLVED, that the city council of the city of Duluth hereby approves the temporary expansion of the designated serving area of the following on sale intoxicating liquor licenses, subject to departmental approvals with any specific restrictions:

           Fond Du Lac Management, Inc. (Fond Du Luth Casino), 129 East Superior Street, for September 6, 2007, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Alcohol, gambling and tobacco commission discussion of 8/23/2007: Jack Ripley was present on behalf of the application. Mr. Ripley explained that the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will be playing on Superior Street as part of the Rock the Block events being held this summer on Superior Street. He continued saying that the stage will be in front of the casino and they would like to sell beer down by the parking ramp. Mr. Ripley reviewed that the Greater Downtown Council is applying for the special events license which will allow Superior Street to be blocked off between First Avenue East and Second Avenue East. To further questioning, Mr. Ripley replied that the event is open to the public and anyone over 21 wishing to drink beer will have their ID checked and will wear a wrist band. To questioning from the commission, the clerk stated that Officer Vang has approved this application as the GDC has secured the required security for the event. To questioning from the commission, Mr. Ripley replied that he anticipates the hours of the event will be from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The commission questioned why the application was late in being filed. Mr. Ripley stated he was unaware that the commission only met once a month and was not sure that a license would be required. The commission stated that Mr. Ripley needs to remember to file the application in a timely manner next year. There being no further discussion, Mr. Serre moved that THE APPLICATION OF FOND DU LAC MANAGEMENT, INC. (FOND DU LUTH CASINO), 129 EAST SUPERIOR STREET, FOR TEMPORARY EXPANSION OF THEIR ON SALE INTOXICATING LIQUOR LICENSE FOR SEPTEMBER 6, 2007, BE APPROVED, AND THE SAME BE RECOMMENDED TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR APPROVAL. Mr. Hammack seconded the motion and it was unanimously approved.