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Wright County Board approves one-day temporary 3.2 beer license – on a lake

December 17, 2007

By Ivan Raconteur
Staff Writer

The Wright County Board was faced with an unusual situation Tuesday; a request for a temporary 3.2 beer license on public waters.

“This is a unique item. It is the first time I have seen something like this,” Auditor-Treasurer Bob Hiivala said.

The subject was a one-day temporary 3.2 beer license requested by the Maple Lake Lake Property Owners’ Association for a non-profit ice fishing contest Saturday, Jan. 26.

“The event is in the middle of a lake, so the townships and the city felt they didn’t have jurisdiction,” Hiivala said.

The board approved the one day permit, and a license fee of $50 for the event.

Odds and ends

In other business, the board:

• approved a $21,488 claim from KKE Architects for work on the jail/law enforcement center in October.

• authorized signatures on law enforcement contracts with the cities of Albertville, Delano, Hanover, Maple Lake, Montrose, South Haven, and Waverly.

• approved a policy called Reclaim Wright County that provides a framework for handling donations to the Wright County park system.

• approved the final levy of $42,538,258 for 2008. This is a 12.35 percent increase fromt the 2007 levy of $37,862,282.

The board requested a five-year budget comparison by department for next year’s truth in taxation meeting.