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Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor signs temporary changes to liquor licensing regulations

Mayor Shaun Sipma signed two temporary emergency orders on Wednesday to assist local alcoholic beverage license holders in dealing with business model changes due to COVID-19.

Emergency Order 2020-3 permits supper club licensees to sell beer and wine off-sale in addition to on-sale of liquor, beer, and wine. Emergency Order 2020-4 gives applicants an option to pay half the applicable license fee upon application for a 2021 license and half no later than July 1, 2021.

“Because of the restrictions on these businesses related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I felt there was a need to temporarily allow the changes to support these members of our small business community,” Sipma said. “As we navigate these challenging times together, we must adapt to the changing needs of our business community.’

Both orders are effective immediately and will last for 60 days unless the declared emergency is terminated earlier.

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