Public notice: City of St. Stephen Ordinance 61, chapter 6: Liquor, beer and wine

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CITY OF ST. STEPHEN

ORDINANCE 61

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTIONS 61.10 AND 61.11 OF ORDINANCE 61 ADOPTED ON 5 APRIL 2017 AND TITLED “CHAPTER 6: LIQUOR, BEER AND WINE.”

The City Council of St. Stephen, Minnesota ordains:

Section 61.10 of Ordinance 61 adopted on 5 April 2017 and titled “Chapter 6: Liquor, Beer and Wine” is amended to read:

Section 61.10: SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION. The Council may suspend for not to exceed 60 days or revoke any liquor license upon a finding that the licensee has failed to comply with the applicable statute, regulation or ordinance relating to intoxicating liquor. No suspension or revocation takes effect until the licensee has been given an opportunity for a hearing under sections 14.57 to 14.69 of the Administrative Procedure Act.

Section 61.11 of Ordinance 61 adopted on 5 April 2017 and titled “Chapter 6: Liquor, Beer and Wine” is amended to read:

Section 61.11: PENALTIES.

Subd. 1: Civil Penalties. Any licensee who has failed to comply with the applicable statute, regulation or ordinance relating to intoxicating liquor is subject to a civil penalty. A first violation shall result in the imposition of a $250 fine. A second violation shall result in the imposition of a $500 fine. A third violation shall result in the imposition of a $1,000 fine and in a three-day suspension of the licensee’s liquor license. For the purposes of determining whether a violation is a licensee’s first, second or third violation, the City will look back two years from the date of the violation under consideration. No suspension or revocation takes effect until the licensee has been given an opportunity for a hearing under sections 14.57 to 14.69 of the Administrative Procedure Act.

Subd. 2. Criminal Penalties. Any person violating any provision of this ordinance, with the exception of section 61.12, is guilty of a misdemeanor, plus the cost of prosecution in any case. An act of an employee or a license holder shall be considered an act of the license holder if performed in furtherance of the license holder’s business.

This ordinance becomes effective from and after its passage and publication.

Passed by the City Council of St. Stephen, Minnesota this 4th day of April, 2018.

Attested:

/s/ Jeff Blenkush

Acting Mayor

/s/ Cris M. Drais

City Clerk

Publish: April 13, 2018

Author: Janelle Von Pinnon

Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.

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