Monday's City Council meeting will feature the follow up visit by former NYS Liquor Authority Director Anthony Casale. A list of questions posed at the last visit have been anwered and Council is being asked to adopt its policy guidelines for sale and use of alcohol on City properties.
This came after a hodge podge methodology described as a mess by the consultant. Council ask for clarity from Mr. Casale in the area of the who, what , where and why of licensing.
His recommendations will likely include getting a ballpark license for that facility and individual catering permits for lesser used facilities like the Arena. By using existing licensees who are eligible for a catering permit, a portion of the proceeds can be legally shared with the entity staging the event, like a concert. Look for a welcome scrapping of the City garnering a percentage of sales in favor of an auctioning of overall concession rights, thus taking the City out of being the beneficiary of the sale of lots of the "devil's brew".
Of course, the licensee is responsible for the conduct of the premises and compliance with the State's Byzantine Alcohol Beverage Control Law.
A list of questions and answers to questions was attached to the agenda for Monday's session. You can save yourself the keystrokes on the smart ass comments about what happened Thursday, as I won't clear them for publication.