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128 <br />MINUTES <br />OF THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE <br />EDINA CITY COUNCIL HELD AT CITY HALL <br />APRIL 28, 1986 <br />Answering rollcall were Members Kelly, Richards, Turner and Mayor Courtney. <br />VINE LICZNSING PROCESS REVIEWED AND DISCUSSED. Mr. Rosland stated that this <br />Special Meeting had been scheduled at the direction of the Council to review <br />and discuss the On Sale Wine Licensing process in response to concerns of <br />applicants that the process is time consuming and costly. Applicants have <br />been notified of this meeting to give their comments. <br />introduced Craig Swanson, Chief of Police, to give an overview of the wine <br />Licensing process. In his presentation, Mr. Swanson included the following: <br />1) data privacy, 2) assumptions made going into the licensing process, <br />3) history of licensing process/time factors, 4) instructions given applicants, <br />5) check-list.built out of instructional packet, and 6) reasons for asking <br />for specific information and how the information is used. Following the <br />presentation, applicants were invited to make their comments. Speaking on <br />the wine licensing process were: David Well, Original Pancake House/My Pie; <br />Robert Bennowitz, LeBistro; Jerry Paulson, J.P.'s Restaurant; Marcia Miller, <br />Vie de France and Warren Beck, Galleria. Their comments indicated that they <br />felt the wine licensing process is too time cansuming, requires'in-depth <br />financial information including income tax returns which they did not feel <br />was necessary to grant a license, asked for financial information of the <br />spouse which they did not feel was pertinent, was too costly because it <br />involved legal counsel and for those restaurants with corporate headquarters <br />out of state it is very difficult to provide the required documentation. It <br />was generally felt that the City should not require any more information for <br />a wine license than is requested on the State application form. <br />considerable discussion, Member Richards made a motion directing staff to <br />highlite for the Council the differences between the City form and the State <br />form for application of an On Sale Wine L$cense and to bring tbat.information <br />back to the Council on May 19, 1986. <br />Mr. Rosland then <br />Following <br />Motion was seconded by Member Turner. <br />Ayes: Kelly, Richards, Turner, Courtney <br />Motion carried. <br />Gayle Johnson, Dayton's Boundary Waters Restaurant, asked for an interpretation <br />of the ordinance requirements that wine must be served with a meal because some <br />customers order appetizers only. <br />to give his opinion on that question together with several others that have been <br />raised by wine licensees. <br />' <br />Mr. Swanson said he had asked the City Attorney <br />No other business was discussed by the Council. <br />8~55 p.m. <br />The meeting was adjourned at <br />, <br />City Clerk <br />I <br />I <br />I