Huntley Liquor Commission approves license requests
The village of Huntley Liquor Commission met Aug. 25 to approve license requests.
Here are the meeting's minutes, as provided by the commission:
VILLAGE OF HUNTLEY
LIQUOR COMMISSION HEARING
August 25, 2016
CALL TO ORDER:
A meeting of the Huntley Liquor Commission was called to order on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 4:00
p.m. in the Municipal Complex, Village Board Room, 10987 Main Street, Huntley, Illinois 60142.
PRESENT: Chairman Charles Sass; Commissioners: Ronda Goldman, Tim Hoeft, Niko Kanakaris,
Harry Leopold, John Piwko and JR Westberg.
IN ATTENDANCE: Village Manager David Johnson, Assistant Village Manager Lisa Armour,
Management Assistant Barbara Read and Village Attorney John Cowlin.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: None
ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION:
A) Consideration of an Ordinance for the Approval and Issuance of a Class “E” Liquor License;
Global Hands Project / 2016 Huntley Fall Fest
Chairman Sass reported that the Village of Huntley regulates the sale of alcoholic beverages in the
Village through its Liquor Control Ordinance, which provides for the issuance of certain classes of
liquor licenses and establishes the number of licenses available in each class.
A Class “E” Liquor License is being requested at this time. A Class “E” Liquor License is a temporary
license, not to exceed three days, issued to not-for-profit organizations with a license fee of $75.00.
The Liquor Commission is being presented with the request from The Global Hands Project (Global
Hands) for the issuance of a Class “E” Liquor License. Global Hands is a not-for-profit corporation
associated with a band member from Seventh Heaven that will be performing at the Fall Fest and has
held a liquor license through the State of Illinois for several local festivals such as the Elgin Ribfest.
Global Hands is requesting to sell Cayman Jack Margarita’s, Bob Chinn’s Mai Tais, beer, Mike’s Hard
Lemonade flavored coolers and wine only. The request is for the 2016 Huntley Fall Fest taking place on
Huntley Park District property, 12015 Mill Street on September 23, 24 and 25, 2016.
Global Hands is requesting the license to operate a beer garden during the hours of 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm
on Friday, September 23rd, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm on Saturday, September 24th, and 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
on Sunday, September 25th. Alcohol serving will stop at 10:30 pm on Friday and 10:30 pm Saturday
night, and at 6:30 pm on Sunday, which is a half-hour before the event closes each day. The beer
garden area will be fenced off and there will be no removal of alcohol from this area to the festival area.
The event will be monitored by the Fall Fest organization’s own security with a wristband ID service.
Mr. Thom Palmer, Executive Director of the Huntley Park District, has submitted a letter on behalf of
the Park District authorizing the beer garden on their property.
An application has been placed on file and reviewed by the Village Clerk’s Office. The application is
being presented with the provision of the State license and insurance documents being provided closer to
the date of the event. This stipulation will be included as a condition of approval. The liquor license
would be issued for September 23, 24 and 25, 2016 only. All other required documentation has been
submitted and meets code requirements.
Global Hands is requesting waiver of the payment of the $75.00 fee. The Commission has waived the
fee in the past.
Section 110 of the Village Code of Ordinances regulates liquor sale in the Village. The application has
been reviewed and is in compliance with Section 110: Alcoholic Beverages requirements.
Chairman Sass reported that this item was discussed at the Committee of the Whole.
Chairman Sass asked if the Committee had any comments or questions; there were none.
A MOTION was made to approve an Ordinance approving the issuance of a Class “E” Liquor
License to The Global Hands Project for the 2016 Huntley Fall Fest subject to the following
conditions of approval:
1. Petitioner must show proof of the State of Illinois Liquor License before the Village of
Huntley Class “E” Liquor License becomes effective.
2. Petitioner must provide proper insurance coverage and documentation prior to the event.
3. The approved alcohol can only be sold and consumed in the designated beer garden area.
MOTION: Commissioner Leopold
SECOND: Commissioner Kanakaris
AYES: Commissioners: Goldman, Hoeft, Kanakaris, Leopold and Westberg
ABSENT: Commissioner Piwko
The Motion Carried: 5-0-1
EXECUTIVE SESSION: None
POSSIBLE ACTION ON ANY CLOSED SESSION ITEMS: None
OTHER BUSINESS: None.
There being no further business to discuss, a MOTION was made to adjourn the hearing at
MOTION: Commissioner Leopold
SECOND: Commissioner Westberg
The Voice Vote noted all ayes and the motion carried.
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10987 Main St
Huntley, IL - 60142