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Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners Approve a COVID-19 Proposal to Provide Liquor License Relief
Crow Wing County Board of Commissioners voted to approve a liquor license relief proposal for liquor establishments within Crow Wing County townships or unincorporated areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The board voted unanimously at an emergency board meeting on Friday, April 3rd, 2020. The goal is to provide some relief for businesses hurt financially due to the Governor’s Executive Order requiring all bars and restaurants to close to customers and prohibits on site consumption of food and alcohol. The closure was effective 5 pm on March 17th and has been extended until at least 5 pm May 1st . The relief will provide a four-month reduction in the renewal license fee to recognize potential loss of revenue for the remaining current license period (through June 30th). Renewal fees would be reduced to $1,400 for On-Sale/Sunday and $1,630 for Combination licenses. The financial impact to the county would be a loss of revenue of about $17,400.
The board also approved suspending the provision of the ordinance requiring taxes to be kept current (paid 1st half by May 15th) and rely on statutory language requiring taxes to not be delinquent which would require full-year taxes to be paid by December 31st to keep their liquor license in good standing.