St. Charles’s new liquor commission members are scheduled to meet for the first time this afternoon, with an agenda that includes laying out its roles and responsibilities, as well as beginning discussions about how to distinguish between different classes of liquor licenses.
The latter discussion — on how to distinguish between a restaurant license, restaurant/tavern licenses and straight tavern licenses — will be the commission’s first step toward making recommendations to the mayor and City Council on possible changes to the liquor code.
Then at 7 p.m., the City Council will meet to consider — among other things — the ratification of Mayor Raymond Rogina’s appointment of Public Works Director Mark Koenen as the new city administrator.
Koenen’s appointment comes ahead of the departure of Brian Townsend from the position he held for eight years. Townsend will be village manager in Schaumburg.
4:30 p.m. — St. Charles Liquor Control Commission: The inaugural meeting of the city’s new, advisory liquor control panel. There are four scheduled items on the agenda — one is a request for a drive-through liquor sale request, but the other items relate to the commission establishing itself, with a discussion of the commission’s roles and responsibilities, an information presentation on penalties for violations, and establishing guidelines, and a discussion of the types of establishments in town — restaurants, restaurant/taverns and taverns — and how to distinguish them from each other.
7 p.m. — St. Charles City Council meeting, followed by the City Council Government Operations Committee meeting.
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