Valley City  (CSi)  The Valley City Commission met in Special Session Wednesday evening at City Hall.  All members were present.


The City Commission approved Gaming Site Authorization Renewal for Edgar A. Fisher American Legion Post No. 60.

Commissioners considered the Renewal of Alcoholic Beverage Licenses for VFW Post 2764.

At the July 2 the City Commission meeting, commissioners reviewed the request of the VFW Alcoholic Beverage License that was incomplete, and the request was denied. The liquor license renewal is pending the completed application.  City Auditor Avis Richter said, renewal  paperwork was due Jun 3, and the payment due, date was June 28. Late applications are a violation of the City Ordinance.

At the July 2 City Commission meeting, licenses for Woodland Steakhouse and Sabir’s Dining in Valley City, whose applications were submitted late, were approved, with a stipulation that includes a public hearing, to determine any further action, including possible suspension.

At Wednesday’s Administrative meeting, Auditor Richter said, the paperwork has been filed with the city including 10 of 12 months of sales which showed food sales exceeded alcohol sales, within parameters outlined in the North Dakota Century Code in establishments that serve food and alcohol. It was also pointed out that sales taxes were not filed in a timely manner.  A spokesperson said without alcohol sales in conjunction with special events, the club is likely to continue to struggle.

Commission Member Magnuson moved to grant the request, which was approved unanimously.

It was stated that the violation has occurred, and an official letter will be sent to the VFW for a representative of the VFW appear to state their case at another hearing.

After hearing the statement, an option for the city to reprimand the club for the violation could be to suspend liquor sales for a period of days.

The meeting was shown live on CSi Cable 68.