Bona fide clubs as defined by § 4-1 may be licensed by the City Council under a limited retail liquor license, for which the fee for each special club license shall be set forth in the annual budget resolution but shall not be less than $100 nor more than $1,500 annually, in advance. If the license is issued at any other time than October 15, the fee shall be prorated on a 1/12 basis.
[Amended 6-20-2006 by Ord. No. 06-09]
At least fifty-one percent of the membership of a social club as defined by Subsection E of the definition of "club" contained in § 4-1 shall sign a petition indicating a desire to secure a limited retail liquor license. The form of the petition shall be prescribed by the state liquor commission and shall include the residence address of each member signing the petition.
A club holding a limited retail liquor license may sell alcoholic or malt beverages for consumption anywhere the licensed premises and for consumption by its members and their accompanying guests only. It shall be the duty and obligation of the club to check and regulate sales to members and their accompanying guests to insure that all alcoholic or malt beverages sold are consumed within the building.
[Amended 11-7-2017 by Ord. No. 17-06]
[Amended by Ord. No. 81-41]
"Bottle club" defined. A "bottle club" is an operation or enterprise giving or renting space to persons upon the club premises for the keeping or storage of alcoholic or malt beverages, for consumption upon the club premises by the persons or their guests, where the income, profits or fees of the operator of the bottle club are derived from sales of or furnishing mixes, ice, food or glasses or from dues, charges, contributions, membership cards or assessments.
Penalty for operating unlicensed bottle club. It is unlawful to operate an unlicensed bottle club in the City. Any person operating an unlicensed bottle club is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $750 for each offense. Each day of operation shall be deemed a separate offense.