Friday, March 24, 2023

Portage Bar could face a four-week liquor license suspension

A letter written by the Portage Police Department to HD Enterprises in September outlines 170 demerit points being awarded to liquor licenses since July 2020.

Bar 17.5 points for underage person on campus in July 2020, 12.5 points in December for people on campus after closure, 35 points for drunk employee on duty in January 2021, May for complaining of noise 10 marks were given for open, 10 marks were given for open. Intoxicated in August, 50 points for a drunk bartender in September and 35 points for a licensee, with the license operator’s agent being present at all times.

“It’s just stupid and that’s not how I run things,” Fjordin said. He told the committee that he operated two other bars out of Portage and that he had no problems with whiskey barrels.

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The city of Portage operates a demerit system with liquor license holders and the liquor license holder is awarded points for various violations including noise complaints, fighting and open liquor outside the establishment.

“I’m very cautious about open narcotics,” Fjorden said. “If I see someone walking outside with alcohol, I’ll go over there and throw them on the sidewalk.”

Alderperson Alan Redant proposed a four-week suspension of liquor licenses from 18 November to 20 December. Suspensions are awarded based on the number of demerit marks obtained. If the license has received 100-150 points, the suspension period is three to ten days. The suspension period is 10 to 90 days for licenses with 150-200 demerit points.


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