TOWN OF KEENESBURG
LIQUOR LICENSING AUTHORITY MINUTES
MONDAY, MAY 01, 2017 6:00 P.M.
KEENESBURG TOWN MEETING HALL
140 S. MAIN ST, KEENESBURG, CO 80643
Call to Order
The Liquor Licensing Authority of the Town of Keenesburg met in a special session Monday, May 1, 2017 at Keenesburg Town Hall located at 140 South Main Street. Mayor Kipp called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.
Pledge of Allegiance
Members Present: Mayor Danny Kipp, Trustees John Howell, Wilbur Wafel, Sandra Beach, Marc Johns, Kenneth Gfeller and Wendi Tyler.
Others Present: Debra Chumley, Town Manager
Mayor Kipp opened the public hearing at 6:01 p.m. on the application for a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Deno’s I-76 Restaurant & Lounge, LLC at 245 North Market Street, Keenesburg Colorado.
The application received on March 28, 2017 is for a hotel and restaurant liquor license, copies of the entire application have been provided to each authority member. Fingerprints have been received and did not reveal any offences that were not revealed in the application, notice of the hearing was posted at the premises on April 19, 2017 and published in the Greeley Tribune April 18, 2017 in accordance with the state law. Staff preformed an inspection April 19, 2017 and it did not reveal any differences in the proposed licensed area that the applicant submitted. The current boundaries of the neighborhood was previously set as the Entire Town of Keenesburg.
Applicant: Lawrence Joe Garcia 6556 Wolff Street Arvada, Colorado 80003. Mayor Kip swore Lawrence in.
He stated he would like a liquor license with his restaurant business because he felt they go hand in hand because people enjoy having a drink with their meals. This was his first time applying for a liquor license and he shared his wife currently has one at Deno’s 6 & 85 in Commerce City.
Trustee Wafel asked if the bar and restaurant will be open during the same hours. Lawrence stated the restaurant will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week and plans to open the bar at 11 a.m. and close around 10 p.m. – 12 a.m. and defiantly by 1:30 a.m. by state law.
She shared she believes this would be great for the economy and the community and they would take care of their patrons and will make sure everyone is safe.
Mayor Kipp closed the public hearing at 6:07 p.m. on the application for a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Deno’s I-76 Restaurant & Lounge, LLC at 245 North Market Street, Keenesburg Colorado.
Trustee Gfeller Ken asked if the inspections were completed. Debbie clarified that staff’s inspections were completed. But a favorable inspection report from Weld Co Health Department and a passed inspection from the building department were conditions that must be meet prior to approval.
Motion was made by Trustee Gfeller seconded by Trustee Tyler to move that the Local Licensing Authority of the Town of Keenesburg finds that the applicant is of good moral character, that the inhabitants of the neighborhood desire the license be granted, that the license will meet the reasonable requirement of the neighborhood, that all Town and state law requirements have been met and that, based on these findings, the Local Licensing Authority approve issuance of a hotel and restaurant liquor license for Deno’s I-76 Restaurant & Lounge, LLC., conditioned upon a favorable inspection report from the Weld County Health Department and a passed inspection from the building department. A roll call vote was taken Trustee Howell yes, Trustee Wafel yes, Trustee Beach yes, Mayor Kipp yes, Trustee Johns yes, Trustee Tyler yes and Trustee Gfeller yes. Motion carried 7-0.
Motion was made by Trustee Tyler seconded by Trustee Gfeller to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried 7-0; Mayor Kipp, Trustees Howell, Wafel, Beach, Johns, Gfeller and Tyler. The meeting adjourned at 6:11 p.m.
Danny Kipp, Mayor Toni Pearl, Town Clerk