(A)   Organizations eligible to conduct gambling activities in the city shall be limited to organizations that have their main physical office location located in the city. Existing organizations and their premises permit locations that have been approved by the City Council prior to 5-8-2012 are exempt from this requirement as long as there is no lapse in their premises permit.
   (B)   Organizations that are not eligible due to the main physical office location requirement may be granted a waiver from the City Council if, within 30 days from the date of submittal of their premises permit application to the city, no eligible organization meeting the physical office location requirement has expressed to the city a desire to operate gambling activities at the premises applied for by the ineligible organization. The waiver would be granted only for the specific location set forth in the premises permit application and would remain in effect for the duration of the original premises permit license. Upon the need for renewal of a premises permit location, a non-eligible organization would follow the same process of approval as stated herein. The priority set by the City Council for granting approval of a premises permit application and its location shall be as follows:
      (1)   First priority given to organization whose main office location is within the corporate limits of the city;
      (2)   Second priority given to organizations whose main office location is located within the boundaries of the three school districts that are within the city and who is eligible to be granted a waiver from the eligibility requirements by the City Council. The three school districts are as follows: Anoka Hennepin Independent School District 11; Elk River School District 728; and Osseo School District 279;
      (3)   Third priority is given to all other organizations that are eligible to be granted waiver from the eligibility requirements by the City Council.
(Ord. 2012-08, passed 5-22-2012; Ord. 2020-02, passed 2-11-2020)