The Milbank City Council held its regular meeting Monday, April 11. Much of the discussion centered around possible revisions to the city ordinance that establishes guidelines for wine, malt beverage, and spirit licenses.
Currently, the City limits the number of malt beverage licenses issued and Milbank City Administrator, Jason Kettwig, explained a core committee has been formed to respond to businesses requesting those licenses.
“We are in the preliminary stage of this project and have a lot of things to look at and consider,” Kettwig said. The committee is headed by councilmen Lane Lindquist and Steve Wiener. Kettwig and City Attorney Mark Reedstrom are also members. The committee has been researching ordinances in other communities in South Dakota and samples from Brookings and Spearfish were distributed to council members. “A majority of communities we looked at don’t limit the number of licenses,” reported Kettwig. “They let the economy decide.”
The request for a malt beverage license made by the Milbank Area Chamber of Commerce for its Lake Farley Summer Event Series concerts and other activities was approved by the council. Malt beverages will be sold during Q-Fest and the ski show on June 25, the country concert weekend events on July 15-16, and the rock concert and burnout event on August 13.
In other council business, Evan Grong was appointed to replace Marty Buttke as an alternate on the Planning and Zoning Board. Buttke recently resigned.
The next regular meeting of the Milbank City Council will take place Monday, May 9, at 7 p.m. in the Milbank Visitor Center community room.