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A. Manager: The municipal liquor store shall be in the immediate charge of a liquor store manager selected by the city council and paid compensation as is fixed by the city council. The manager shall not be a person who would be prohibited by law or any provision of this chapter from being eligible for an intoxicating liquor license.
B. Other Employees: The city council may also appoint additional employees as may be required and shall fix their compensation. All employees, including the manager, shall hold their positions at the pleasure of the city council. No person under the age of eighteen (18) shall be employed in the store.
C. Municipal Liquor Store Fund: All of the revenues received from the operation of a municipal liquor store shall be deposited in the golf fund from which all ordinary operating expenses, including compensation of the manager and employees, shall be paid. Surpluses accumulating in the fund may be transferred to the general fund of the city or to any other appropriate fund of the city by resolution of the city council, and may be expended for any municipal purpose. The handling of municipal liquor store receipts and disbursements shall comply with the procedures prescribed by law and charter for the receipts and disbursements of city funds generally. The city council shall incorporate into the reports published pursuant to Minnesota statutes sections 471.697 and 471.698, the golf fund, in accordance with a form and style prescribed by the state auditor.
D. Hours Of Operation: The hours during which the sale of intoxicating liquor may be sold shall be as provided in section 3.18 of this chapter. No person, other than the manager or store employees, may remain in the municipal liquor store longer than one-half (1/2) hour after the time when the sale of intoxicating liquor must cease. (Ord. 78, 6th Series, eff. 7-6-2015)