CITY OF BURNSVILLE
July 28, 2009
The City Council of the City of Burnsville met in a governance session at the Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic
Center Parkway, Burnsville, Minnesota the 28th day of July, 2009.
The meeting was called to order by Mayor Kautz at 6:30 p.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was preceded by a moment of silence.
Crichton, Gustafson, Kealey, Kautz, and Sherry
Additions to the Final Agenda.
There were no additions to the final agenda.
Councilmember Kealey recused himself from the meeting due to a conflict of interest.
Off Sale Liquor Store Ordinance – Public Comment/Policy Decision.
Bridget Dalrymple, Special Projects Coordinator, reviewed the governance process to date and the continuum of
options for the Council’s consideration.
• Option A ‐ No changes to the current ordinance. There would be no impact to current liquor stores.
• Option B ‐ Maintain the one mile separation but eliminate the free standing building requirement. This
would result in very few additional locations within the city that could be used currently for a liquor
store. If facilities were available in these locations and new licenses were issued it would result in a
maximum of three new liquor stores and would increase the total to ten.
• Option C ‐ The mile separation would be decreased by some amount that could be determined by
Council but the free standing building requirement would remain in effect. The result of this option
would open four additional zoned areas in the city where liquor stores could be located if free standing
buildings were available or developed.
• Option D ‐ Eliminate the mile separation and eliminate the free‐standing building requirements only in
specific, designated business districts. This area could be identified as exempted from the current liquor
ordinance. In this case, additional liquor stores could be licensed in this more retail dense area only.
• Option E ‐ Eliminate the mil