(A)   (1)   An organization shall make application for a premises permit on a form prescribed by the Board.
      (2)   Upon receipt of the pending application for a premises permit, the City Council shall, within the time allowed by Minn. Stat. Ch. 349, as it may be amended from time to time, or Board regulations, adopt a resolution either approving or disapproving the application.
(1992 Code, § 499:30)
   (B)   (1)   Limitation on premises permits. No organization shall hold more than five premises permits at “on-sale” licensed liquor establishments in the city.
      (2)   “On-sale” liquor license establishment. No more than one lawful gambling premises permit shall be approved for an “on-sale” licensed liquor establishment in the city. If an “on-sale” liquor establishment is already the subject of an existing premises permit, the city will not approve another  premises permit for the same location.
      (3)   Priority in approval process. It is anticipated that there may be more than one organization applying for a premises permit at a single “on-sale” liquor establishment. Therefore, the following criteria, in the order listed, prioritizes and determines the approval for the one available premises permit.
         (a)   First, renewal applications will be preferred; an organization renewing its premises permit at the “on-sale” liquor establishment will be preferred over an organization that does not already have its premises permit at the “on-sale” liquor establishment.
         (b)   Second, if there are two or more applications and if a renewal application is not involved, then a local organization will be preferred over an organization that is not a local organization. Because of the nuisance prone nature of gambling compared to other licensing or permitting activities within the city, the city prefers that the organization have a local connection so as to facilitate investigation of applicants and the investigation and arrest of any violators.
         (c)   Third, if no renewal is involved and if two or more non-local organizations seek approval, the City Council will approve the organization that applied first.
(1992 Code, § 499:35)
(Ord. 1216, passed 11-16-1999; Ord. 1235, passed 6-20-2000; Ord. 1594, passed 8-20-2019)