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File #: 17-0519    Version: 1 Name: Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity Charitable Gaming License Request
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/17/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: 4/17/2017 Final action: 4/17/2017
Enactment date: 4/17/2017 Enactment #: R-17-118
Title: Resolution Recognizing Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity as a Civic Nonprofit Organization Operating in Ann Arbor for the Purpose of Obtaining a Charitable Gaming License

Title

Resolution Recognizing Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity as a Civic Nonprofit Organization Operating in Ann Arbor for the Purpose of Obtaining a Charitable Gaming License

Memorandum

To obtain a charitable gaming license under Michigan law, a nonprofit organization is required to submit a resolution from its local governing body recognizing it as a community-based organization.

 

Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity is a 501(c)(3) civic nonprofit organization that raises funds to help support those in need and affected by the devastating impact of fire. The money raised is used for programs that send children to burn camps and other fire safety education. It also provides assistance to fire victims and others in need in the community.

 

Passage of the attached resolution will allow the Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity to hold a raffle at the Sportsmans and Gun Raffle, located in Washtenaw County. Passage of this resolution is required in order to obtain final approval from the Charitable Gaming Division of the Bureau of State Lottery for this event and any future events.

Staff

Prepared by:  Anissa R. Bowden, Council Administrative Coordinator

Reviewed by:  Jacqueline Beaudry, City Clerk

Body

Whereas, P.A. 382 of 1972, as amended, requires that local civic nonprofit organizations be recognized by resolution adopted by the local governmental subdivision in which the organization conducts its principal activities and that a copy of said resolution be filed with any application for a license to conduct a bingo, raffle or charity game(s);

 

Whereas, Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity has requested that it be recognized as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license; and

 

Whereas, Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity is a local civic nonprofit organization as defined by P.A. 382 of 1972, as amended, which should be recognized for its ability to raise funds that help support those in need and affected by the devastating impact of fire;

 

RESOLVED, That City Council hereby approve recognition of the Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity as a local civic nonprofit organization operating in the Ann Arbor community for the purposes of its charitable gaming license application as required by P.A. 382 of 1972, as amended; and

 

RESOLVED, That the City Clerk be directed to provide a certified copy of this Resolution to Ann Arbor Firefighters Charity and to take all necessary administrative actions to provide notice of this Resolution to the Charitable Gaming Division, Michigan Department of Treasury.