City approves changes in liquor license fees

The Craig City Council approved changes to its liquor license fees that likely will thrill business owners.

The council reduced them.

State-set fees for new licenses and transfer of ownership were reduced by $75, lowering the base fee from $825 to $750.

The change was made by the state, but the City Council adopted the changes at their meeting Tuesday night.

City fees, which are based on what that state recommends, will remain the same.

In other business, the council:

n Approved a hotel and restaurant liquor license for the Golden Cavvy. No cause was shown for denial.

n Awarded a bid for two computer workstations to Micron for $7,536.

n Awarded a bid for chemicals. The bids were placed separately based on the chemical. The lowest bid for each was accepted for a total of about $65,000.

n Approved a contract between the city and the Northwest Colorado Dental Coalition for professional services for the operation of a dental clinic. The contract sets the city as a "pass through" entity for an $80,000 grant to open a dental clinic to provide services to low-income residents. The city will act as the fiscal agent for the money.

n Approved the second and final reading of an ordinance restricting the location of ephedrine products in commercial establishments. The ordinance was proposed by members of a community-based methamphetamine task force to make it more difficult for drug manufacturers to get their hands on crucial ingredients. The ordinance will restrict the location of products containing ephedrine or pseudoephedrine.

n In his report to the city council, City Manager Jim Ferree asked for a council member to represent the city on the Human Resources Council and Yampa Valley Partners board.

n In his report to the City Council, Councilor Don Jones asked for a meeting among the city, county and school district to discuss the Community Indicators Project.

n Craig/Moffat County Economic Development Partnership Director Tom Flavin, who was scheduled to make his annual presentation, was unavailable and rescheduled his report.

Christina M. Currie can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210 or ccurrie@craigdailypress.com.

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