The city of Coleraine will contemplate changing the legal hours of service for on-sale liquor during a public hearing scheduled for Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.
On Monday, the council scheduled the hearing in response to a letter received from Ron and Christine Maki of the Locker Room Bar and Grill.
Current city policy prohibits on-sale alcohol sales before noon on Sundays. The letter noted, however, that state statute allows liquor sales on Sundays beginning at 10 a.m. “With increased tourism travel, earlier sporting events and the introduction of a breakfast menu at the Locker Room; we feel that this is an appropriate request,” read the latter to the city council.
In other business, the council:
• Passed a motion for deputy clerk Mary Roy going to three-year clerk certification courses in St. Cloud in April.
• Discussed a request from Club Mesabi to allow overnight tenting in Longyear Park during the 2014 Great River Energy Mesabi Trail Tour. The council previously voiced support for the event but stopped short of granting the request, stating the park didn’t have appropriate space. The council is checking into alternative camping space for the group.
• Approved a $200 donation request from Greenway CloseUp 2014. The CloseUp group contributes in-kind labor for the city in exchange for the donation.
• Discussed setting a meeting among the city of Coleraine, the city of Bovey and Chris Ismil of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Agency to discuss emergency services collaboration. City officials directed the clerk to check with the other entities regarding availability.
• Scheduled a joint session with the Public Utilities Commission for Feb. 12 at 2:30 p.m.