Carbondale Liquor Advisory Board approves temporary license for Carbondale Tourism events
Carbondale Liquor Advisory Board met Tuesday, July 12.
Here are the minutes as provided by Carbondale:
The City of Carbondale’s Liquor Advisory Board held a meeting on Thursday, July 12, 2016, in Room 103 of the Carbondale Civic Center, 200 South Illinois Avenue. Don Monty called the meeting to order at 5:32 p.m. with the following-named members of the Board present/absent:
1. Roll Call
Present: Tasis Karayiannis, David Cisco, and Donald Monty
Absent: John Mills, Steve Payne, Mark Robinson
A quorum was available to take action on the agenda items. City Staff present for the meeting included City Clerk Jennifer Sorrell, Fire Inspector Tom Manis, and Lieutenant Matt Dunning.
2. Approval of minutes from May 19 and June 2, 2016
Tasis Karayiannis moved, David Cisco seconded, to approve the minutes of May 19 and June 2, 2016.
VOTE: All voted aye; motion declared carried.
3. Applications for three Class F1 liquor licenses (temporary – beer and wine only) for Carbondale Tourism on August 13, August 26, and October 21, 2016 Cinnamon Smith was present to respond to Board inquiries. She noted that a special events committee was being developed through Tourism which will include the input of various Carbondale organizations.
These will be free events with the exception of food or beverage vending. [The August 13 event is the last event of the summer before the students return. It is specifically a community based event targeting the local citizens. Events on August 26 will be a part of the Live on Main series that began in June of 2015. Its purpose is to raise funds to offset the operational costs for the October event. October’s event will focus on entertainment for the SIU Homecoming visitors. Communication with SIU is open in order to avoid scheduling conflicts.]
Board inquiries and comments included the significance of an email from the Newell House [showing support for the event which will be in front of and near their business] and concerns about parking availability for the August 13 event [they are seeking to work with SIU and noted available on street parking, as well as near the railroad tracks.]
David Cisco moved, Tasis Karayiannis seconded, to approve applications for three Class F1 liquor licenses (temporary – beer and wine only) for Carbondale Tourism on August 13, August 26, and October 21, 2016. VOTE: All voted aye; motion declared carried.
4. Application for a Class A2 liquor license from Sabor de Mel, LLC d/b/a Sabor de Mel at 607 South Illinois Avenue
Melba Gastal was present to respond to Board inquiries. The applicant noted that she had previously been approved for a liquor license, but there were one of two requirements that she had to meet: either she had to have a citizen operating as the agent or to establish a company which could hold the liquor license in her stead.
Board inquiries and comments included the menu [same menu with minimal changes], the increase in the size of the facility [she will be hiring additional staff], clarification about the source of funding for the business [self-financed], the issues with the fencing obscuring the business itself [she is working with the owner to find a way to make it more visible], how would dancing be accommodated [the dancing would occur in the outdoor café area It was noted that this is located at the former Melange restaurant], what type of music would be played [currently unsure of the type of music].
Tasis Karayiannis moved, David Cisco seconded, to recommend approval of the application for a Class A2 liquor license from Sabor de Mel, LLC, contingent upon receipt of outstanding items. VOTE: All voted aye; motion declared carried.
5. Application for a Class A2 liquor license from Chango’s Inc. d/b/a Chango’s at 519 South Illinois Avenue Emmanuel Lopez Cortes was present to respond to Board inquiries. Mr. Cortes indicated that the business would serve fast food with a simple menu.
Board inquiries and comments included when meal service would occur [the whole time that the business is operational], if there would be seating outdoors [he does not want to include outdoor seating], noting that the applicant is responsible to prevent drunk customers and blocking of the road [acknowledged], would the business be the same as Mr. Ramirez’ [no, different menu], remarks on the start-up costs [the owner left the equipment which helped his costs], and noted that vehicle delivery of alcohol was prohibited.
Lieutenant Dunning asked if there would be private parties at this location and the applicant stated that there would be no private parties.
David Cisco moved, Tasis Karayiannis seconded, to recommend approval of the application for a Class A2 liquor license from Chango’s Inc., contingent upon receipt of outstanding items. VOTE: All voted aye; motion declared carried.
6. Citizens’ Comments
Next meeting scheduled for August 4, 2016.
Meeting adjourned at 6:03 p.m.
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200 South Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901