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File #: 09-0409    Version: 1 Name: 05/04 Liquor Ordinance Chapter 109
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/4/2009 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/18/2009 Final action: 5/18/2009
Enactment date: 5/18/2009 Enactment #: ORD-09-18
Title: An Ordinance to Repeal Chapter 109, Liquor, of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor in its Entirety and Add a New Chapter 109, Liquor, Title IX of said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-09-18)
Sponsors: Council Liquor License Review Committee
Attachments: 1. ORDINANCE No. ORD-09-18 Approved, 2. Chapter 109 Liquor Ordinance, 3. Ordinance No. ORD-09-18 Briefed
Title
An Ordinance to Repeal Chapter 109, Liquor, of Title IX of the Code of the City of Ann Arbor in its Entirety and Add a New Chapter 109, Liquor, Title IX of said Code (Ordinance No. ORD-09-18)
Memorandum
The attached Ordinance repeals the existing City Code Chapter 109, Liquor, and adopts a new Chapter 109, Liquor.

The new Chapter 109 has been updated and restructured to reflect changes in several major areas:
? A new purpose section has been added
? The definition section has been amended to add to or update existing code terms for both clarity and quick reference
? Existing provisions have been revised to comply with current statutory requirements, including changes in the law related to consumption of alcoholic liquor on school property, fraudulent identification, and additional penalties allowed under Michigan law for violation of local ordinances.
? A new section has been added outlining City administrative policies and procedures related to applications for new licenses, including standards for review and fees.
? A new section has been added to instituting an annual renewal process, including standards for revocation, an appeal process and fees.
? Transfer of Location and Ownership provisions have been amended to include grounds for denial
? A new section has been added clarifying the authority of Council

The Council Liquor License Review Committee met with and discussed the amendments with City staff prior to finalization of the provisions.

It is anticipated that the new Chapter will provide clear procedural guidance to new applicants and existing license holders on liquor licensing as well as continuing enforcement standards for businesses and the public.

Sponsored by: Council Liquor License Review Committee

Staff
Prepared by: Mary Joan Fales, Senior Assistant City Attorney
Sponsor: Council Liquor License Review Committee
Body
ORDINANCE NO. ORD-09-18

First Reading : May 4, 2009 Approved: May 18, 2009
Public Hearing : May 18, ...

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