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Meeting Name: LICENSES COMMITTEE Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/7/2022 9:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Committee Room, City Hall
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220671 01.OrdinanceA substitute ordinance relating to unrepresented aldermanic districts.HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIRPass5:0 Roll call Video Video
220544 02.MotionMotion relating to the recommendations of the Licenses Committee relating to licenses.

Minutes note: 01 HARRINGTON, Deneta R, Agent for "ELITE SOCIAL LOUNGE LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Jukebox, Bands, Karaoke, 1 Amusement Machine, Poetry Readings, Comedy Acts and Patrons Dancing for "ELITE SOCIAL LOUNGE" at 3622 W VILLARD Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she won’t be voting on this item since there is no aldermanic representation. Ald. Borkowski said that this is unfair to the applicant and that he does not understand why are we investing in district improvements if we are not trusting its recommendations. He added that it is a long shot for the applicant to wait six months until the chair is filled and that it is not the applicant's fault and moved for approval. The applicant said that she and her partner will be running the place and that it won’t be a night club at all. Ald. Spiker asked if we can hear from the City’s attorney office about if we are whether able to take written letters rather than people’s testimonies. Ald. Coggs said that she wants to request a formal opinion on this matter (written petitions vs oral testimonies). Atty. Farris said that for new licenses is up to the committee’s discretion. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application until Mr. Hamilton (former alderman) is available for this meeting. Ald. Borkowski moved to reconsider the application at 9:45 am. There were no objections. Mr. Hamilton was present who said that he believed that this application has the support of the business improvement district and that there is a project to revitalize and enhance the area. Ald. Perez asked is this is a new application. Mr. Hamilton said that it is a new application with the same use as before. Ald. Spiker asked if there were any issues in the past. Mr. Hamilton said that there are no issues in the past with this location and that this building was sold after the pandemic. Ald. Coggs said that a conversation must happen after this meeting on how to move forward from all this new applications. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 01 WATTS, Kjuana, Agent for "Sherman Auto Empire LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "Sherman Auto Empire LLC" at 6310 N Sherman Bl. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Mr. Hamilton said this location has had complaints in the past from the previous operator and that this is a lot in two parcels with a large parking lot where the cars supposed to be stored. He added that the two parcels are owned by the same owner and that they were using an unauthorized lot to do business without having permits from the state. He said that he hopes that this new applicant follows up the agreement with the community and to operate the business the way is supposed to be. The applicant said that she will do everything that was discussed with Mr. Hamilton. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 GREEN, Patrice, Agent for "GD Enterprises LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Karaoke, Poetry Readings, Comedy Acts and 3 Theater Performances Per Year for "Happy Days Day Bar" at 3536 W Fond Du Lac Av #201. The applicant was present. Individuals in support: Homer Blow – 2803 W Capitol Dr – Said that this location is inside the Sherman Phoenix which has given a lot of chances to new entrepreneurs and that Patrice has been a friend and a business owner and that this location is a great business opportunity for someone like his friend. Joanne Sabir – said that she substantially agrees with Mr. Blow and that she is excited about this business. Juli Kaufmann – She said that she is the manager of the Sherman Phoenix and that they are in full support of the license. Individuals also present: Ald. Rainey said that he is support of the license and that he wants to see this project moving forward. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 ROGERS, Chamar, Agent for "CSK Towing LLC", Recycling, Salvaging, or Towing Premises Application for Non-Consensual Towing for "CSK Towing LLC" at 4725 N 38TH St. The applicant was present. Individuals in opposition: Zac – 4644 N 40th St – said the he represents Bridge Builders which is a neighborhood association and that they do not support the license since it is a residential area. Added that they are concerned about the noise and litter. Individuals also present: Ald. Rainey asked the applicant to explain the type of activity. The applicant said that it will be the tow lot dropping off the cars in the lot. Ald. Rainey asked if the applicant held the meeting to introduce himself. The applicant said that he did and that he did not get any negative responses from neighbors. Ald. Rainey asked if other activities will be happening. The applicant said that no other activity will be involved. Ald. Rainey said that he supports the application and that he met with the Bridge Builders and that the applicant met with the neighbors with a good feedback and that no other neighbors are present to testify. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 AHMAD, Omar, Agent for "41 CAPITOL LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "NYPD New York Pizza Delivery" at 4103 W CAPITOL DR. (Expires 9/21/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 JARABA, Mohammed, Agent for "May 31, LLC", Food Dealer License Renewal Application for "Mo's Food" at 4037 W Fond Du Lac Av. (Expires 8/15/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Rainey said that he spoke to the owner in regards of the physical condition of the building and asked the applicant about the improvements because it is a bad look for the neighborhood. The applicant said that he has repaired the roof and that he will be repairing the parking lot and that he will do his best to make the store to look good for the community and himself. He added that he tried to talk to the building’s owner and that the parking lot will be done this year. Ald. Perez moved to amend the application including the improvements to the building. There were no objections. Ald. Spiker moved renewal as amended with a warning letter. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 07 WALTON, Dennis C, Agent for "Something Good LLC", Public Entertainment Premises, Extended Hours Establishments, Food Dealer and Sidewalk Dining License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Poetry Readings and Comedy Acts for "Somethin Good" at 4736 W Fond Du Lac Av. The applicant was not present. Ald. Dodd moved to hold to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 10 SINGH, Harjinder, Agent for "Chahal Brother One LLC", Hotel/Motel License Renewal Application for "American Inn Motel" at 6798 W APPLETON Av. (Expires 9/21/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Maistelman. Individuals also present: Atty. Maistelman said that his client contacted the police on the three incidents listed on the report and that not only his client was cooperative but also assisted the police. He added that the shooting did not happened on the premises and that the suspect ran into the parking lot. Ald. Spiker said that regarding what Atty. Maistelman just said, the police report says that the fight started at the location that was picked on facebook. The applicant said that the fight started three blocks away from the hotel and that he was standing outside telling them that they could not be on his property and that’s when the shooting started. Atty. Maistelman said that what his clients says it is consistent with what was written on the police report. Ald. Murphy said that he is concerned about the incidences from the police report and that he did not receive any neighbors complaints over the past six months but that he recommends renewal with a warning letter based on the police report. Ald. Spiker moved renewal with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 WESTON-ROY, Cetonia P, Agent for "Niche Book Bar LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Poetry Readings, Book Readings and Book Signing for "Niche Book Bar" at 1937 N Martin L King Jr DR. The applicant was present who said that it will be a bookstore that will be offering café and alcoholic beverages during events only. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that this is a building which is owned by the city and that this proposal stood out and that she is in support of this application. Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 MARKING, Nicholas E, Agent for "PRIMETIME EVENTS LLC", Public Entertainment Premises License Transfer Application Requesting to Add Disc Jockey, Jukebox, Karaoke and Patrons Dancing for "The Tap Yard-Schlitz Park" at 1555 N RIVERCENTER DR. The applicant was present who said that they are following up with the original application and that these are the types of entertainment that were requested and that he hopes that they get granted this time. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that generally she does not require a minimum of permits for temporary events but that one event is not enough. She said that she should have had this conversation prior scheduling the application. She asked the applicant to hold this application. The applicant agreed. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 KASTHURIRANGAIAN, Prabhu, Agent for "Hotel of the Arts, LLC", Hotel/Motel and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Days Inn & Suites" at 1840 N 6TH St. (Expires 9/24/2022) The applicant was present along with her attorney who said that he was not there at the moment of the incident of the police report, but that he brought the housekeeping manager. Individuals also present: Jackie – 1942 N 2nd St – said that she was present and that the guest had people in the hotel room and that they all came together when the guest was robbed. Ald. Spiker pointed out that no witnesses are noted on the police report. Ms. Jackie said that she and the person on the counter were present but that they were not interviewed by the police. Individuals in support: Lennie Mosley – 2038 N 5th St - said that she has no objections with the license renewal Ald. Coggs asked the applicant to continue working with the neighbors on any issues and that she supports the renewal. Ald. Spiker moved renewal with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 DRAN, Mandeep, Agent for "ATKINSON FOOD MART CORP", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Atkinson Food Mart" at 1301 W ATKINSON Av. (Expires 9/20/2022) The applicant was present who did not want to talk about the items on the police report. Individuals in opposition: Ms. Anderson - 3628 N Atkinson St – said that they have held meetings with the store owner and that there is prostitution, rats (that he has been asked to clean up) and that the applicant does not work with the neighbors at all. The applicant asked why she does not return his calls. Ms. Anderson said that she can be reach at her house in the same way the she reaches out to him at the store. She said that the applicant has not done anything of what he has been asked for and that she has documented everything with photos and videos that have been submitted to Ald. Coggs. Individuals also present: Ald. Coggs said that she has had several meetings related to this store which has been there for several years but that when ownership changed, the concerns like the garbage, lighting, loitering started and that prostitution is a problem in the area. She added that she has photos and videos with trash and everything what the neighbors have described. She asked the applicant about his commitment to the neighborhood. The applicant said that he has a person to clean up around when they open and around 5pm. He added that they have set up the surveillance cameras and even in the direction that the neighbors wanted them, and that he will reach out to Ms. Anderson. He added that he wants to work with the neighbors. Mr. Cooney confirmed that on the recent inspection, there 3 amusement machines were there still but that could not be played because of the lack of the deposit case. Ald. Coggs explained that this store is part of large complex that holds some other businesses. The applicant said that he has a person that goes around the entire building and parking lot and that he is willing to increase the trash pickup and to remind the customers not to throw the garbage on the floor. Ald. Perez moved to amend the application to have the garbage picked up 3 times a week and to clean up around the premises 3 times a day. There were no objections. Ald. Coggs asked the applicant to get connected with the community organizers and to contact organizations to help with the prostitution and recommended renewal with a warning letter. Ald. Borkowski moved renewal as amended with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 CURRIE, Jewel, Agent for "Garfields 502 LLC", Alcohol and Food Permanent Extension of Premise Applications Adding Parking Lot and Sidewalk Dining License Application for "Garfields 502" at 502 W GARFIELD Av. The applicant was not present. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 06 GREWAL, Pritpal S, Agent for "SAHEJ, LLC", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights and Measures License Renewal Applications for "KEEFE AVENUE MOBIL" at 3510 N 7TH St. (Expires 9/21/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Samantha Huddleston who said that the issues were happening with a neighboring bar and that patrons were gathering at the gas station. She added that the applicant filed a formal complaint about these issues and that the other item on the police report is just a random incident. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker asked the attorney that regarding the last item on the police report, if she said that it was about a person driving by because the report describes that it happened on the premises and that he wanted a clarification. Ald. Coggs said that the applicant has been always willing to work with the community on any issues but that she recommends renewal with a warning letter based on the police report. Ald. Borkowski moved approval with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 BENNETT, Cheryl M, Agent for "Radio Milwaukee Inc", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Poetry Readings and Patrons Dancing for "88 Nine Radio Milwaukee" at 220 E Pittsburgh Av. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he is support of this application and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 DUTHIE, Sarah K, Agent for "WANTABLE, INC.", Class B Tavern and Food Dealer License Applications for "Wantable Cafe" at 123 E WALKER St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he is in support of this application and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 RANDHAWA, Sukhpreet, Agent for "AARAVJOT LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "La Franja" at 2366 S 9TH Pl. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he has no objections and moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 12 RANA, Muhammad A, Agent for "ALINA PETROLEUM LLC", Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "ALINA PETROLEUM" at 1801 W GREENFIELD Av. (Expires 9/23/2022) The applicant was present who said the he did not know that he needed the license to operate the amusement machines and that he applied for the license regarding that item on the police report. Individuals in opposition: Mary Zino – Notre Dame School of Milwaukee – 2604 W Orchard St – Said that she drives the west side corridor three times a week and that since this summer, this location has been out of control with open drug use, prostitution, and open sex by the dumpster. She added that families and children have to witness all of these happening and asked what will be the strategy to avoid all of these issues and that she has written letters to the city’s attorney office and police. Ald. Spiker asked a clarification of the discrepancy with the police report. Officer Novak said that there is no PA-33 for this premises which is a discretional thing to do. Ald. Perez said that it is disturbing the fact that there are no records of service calls but that there are neighbors present to testify. He added that there will be a ban for food trucks which is part of the problem as well. He added that calls for service are needed. The applicant said that there is a parking lot behind the gas station that the owner has put up a fence to avoid people coming in and out and that he has put cameras behind as well and asked Ms. Zino at what time of the day she sees that type of activities. Ms. Zino said that during the school hours from 8am and 4pm and that the activities happen on the side by the dumpster. Ms. Patricia Najera - 2110 W National Av – said that she is in opposition because she is in the neighborhood on a daily basis and that she knows the nuisance that this building represents and that it impacts the living and health of the neighbors. She added that the extended hours are not needed. Ald. Perez asked what she sees when she is around. Ms. Najera said that prostitution, drug dealing, loitering and garbage. Sam Cunningham – Business Consultant for Pete’s Fruit Market – said that they want to do a great business area in the city and that to do that they must partner with neighbors, leaders, etc and that the customers of this location disturb the entire community and asked to hold the application to encourage a talk with business owners and neighbors. He added that he is concerned about the extended hours as well. Ald. Perez asked if he has witnessed any of the things discussed today. Mr. Cunningham – said that he has not since he does not live in the area. Ald. Spiker asked if they can continue taking the testimony if the extended hours license is not part of today's hearing Ald. Perez said that the extended hours license goes moot if the other licenses are not renewed. Atty. Farris, Ald. Coggs and Mr. Cooney agreed. Brisa Van Galin – 2110 W National Av – said that it is very hard to bring investment in the community because of these types of behavior are allowed at the gas station. Alison Henderson – 807 S 14th St – said that she works every day in the neighborhood and that youth and women are harassed and solicited while pumping gas or at the premises and that she has seen it herself. Travis – said that he goes to the store about ten times a week and he sees the same thing over and over: drug dealing, drug use, needless everywhere, people sleeping in there, etc. He added that this property has been a nuisance before and that it continues being a nuisance and that it will be the same way because this gas station allows these behaviors. Araceli Arevalo – resident and customer – said that she stopped going there because she has experienced the drug dealing, open sex and harassment. She added that she got a chance to meet applicant back in 2020 when he took care of the garage that was behind the property and that the issues have increased since then. She added that other businesses like Pete’s do not have these issues and that she has seen people coming out from the back of the building and not pumping gas or buying items at the store and that nothing has been done all this time. Lieutenant Sheehan on behalf of district 2 – said that he won’t repeat the issues but that they have received calls for altercations, over doses and lastly the open drug dealing resulting in a officer involved shooting. Ald. Perez asked why these issues do not evolve to PA-33. Lieutenant Sheehan said that it is up to the police’s discretion. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that neighbors have stepped up and that he has seen it and documented it as well. He said that he cannot support this business because it is a nuisance and moved denial based on the police report, neighborhood and police testimony. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 BACA, Mauricio, Agent for "RESTAURANTE MI LINDO MICHOACAN CORP.", Food Dealer License Application for "RESTAURANTE MI LINDO MICHOACAN" at 1039 W National Av. The applicant was present along with Ms. Ramirez as interpreter. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that previous operators have not kept the commitment to keep clean around the premises and to make sure that the dumpsters do not overflow. The applicant said that the garbage will be picked up every Monday. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 SANCHEZ, Daniel, Agent for "Integrity Auto Sales & Repairs Inc", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Renewal Application for "Integrity Auto Sales & Repair" at 111 E MINERAL St. (Expired 8/31/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 KOSAKOSKI, Justin J, Agent for "KOZ'S MINI BOWL, INC", Class B Tavern License Renewal Application for "KOZ'S MINI BOWL" at 2078 S 7TH St. (Expired 6/28/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Bobot who said that the applicant has a different attorney handling the case open on the police report and that they were advised not to disclose information. Atty. Bobot read a statement about his client's experience running the business. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez said that he agrees with many parts of the statement read by Atty. Bobot but that he expects more from license holders and that he is concerned about the item on the police report. Ald. Perez moved renewal with a 10 day suspension based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 EWAN, Shana Y, Agent for "The Chi Lounge and Grill, LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Patron Contests, Patrons Dancing, 1 Pool Table and Movie Projector Screen for Music Videos for "The Chi Lounge" at 2000 S 13th St. The applicant was not present. Ald. Perez said that he tried to get the applicant and the building’s owner together but it didn’t happen and that he does not know what is going on. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Borkowski moved to reconsider the application at 1:30 pm The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez asked the applicant to adjust her business hours to close on Thursday at 12pm and Friday and Saturday at 2am. The applicant agreed. Ald. Perez moved to amend the application to close on Thursday at 12pm and Friday and Saturday at 2am. There were no objections. Ald. Perez moved approval as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 12 WHITELAW, Eric, Agent for "HEX VENTURES LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications for "Hex Nightclub" at 715-17 S 5TH St. (Expired 8/11/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Perez said that the applicant texted him saying that he is having technical difficulties and moved to hold the application to the call of the chair while the applicant fixes the technical issues. There were no objections. Ald. Perez moved to reconsider the application at 1:10 pm The applicant was present along with Atty. Obviagele who conducted a cross examination to his client regarding the items on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Perez asked the applicant to repeat the testimony in regards item 3. Atty. Obviagele said that there it was an altercation between two patrons which was taken outside and that it continued there. Ald. Perez said that the police were inside the premises on some of the incidences and that they saw patrons smoking marihuana. Atty. Obviagele said that there are situations where they can smell it but that there is a policy of nonsmoking inside and that they see that it is a problem that is progressing. Ald. Perez pointed out that the report says that one patron lit a cigarette in front of the security guard. Atty. Obviagele said that this guy in particular was taken outside and lit a cigarette after. Atty. Perez asked more about the item 2. The applicant said that they do not charge for parking and that they have their own lot as well. He added that there was a guy across the street charging for parking and claiming that he was working for the business but that it was not true. Ald. Perez asked the applicant what is he going to do to address the reckless driving from patrons when leaving the club. The applicant said that he has a security guard outside making sure that patrons move along when they leave and that he does not know what he can do in addition legally speaking. Ald. Perez said that the police report comes close to a discipline and that he is concerned about the management and crowd control. He added that he wants to put on the record that all these issues must be corrected as they should be, and that he is frustrated about the residents who complained and did not showed up. Ald. Perez moved renewal with a warning letter based on the police report. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: PIRC, Daniel, Agent for "FINAL DESTINATION TOWING & SALVAGE, L.L.C.", Recycling, Salvaging or Towing Vehicle License Application for Collecting/Delivering Junk and Valuable Metal for "FINAL DESTINATION TOWING & SALVAGE" at 1610 Division Av #Lower. The applicant was present who said that his life has changed regarding the item on the police report and that he is trying to move forward with his life. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0
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Minutes note: 14 ALBITER, Arturo, Agent for "ALBITER AND PICHARDO LLC", Class B Tavern, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Bands, Karaoke, 3 Amusement Machines, Dancing-Performers, Patrons Dancing for "Mal de Amores Latin Tavern" at 733 W OKLAHOMA Av. The applicant was present along with Citlali Pichardo and Atty. Maistelman. Ms. Pichardo said that she did not have the bartender license at the moment when the police showed up. Individuals also present: Ald. Dimitrijevic said that this location has a history of problems and that it has been a nuisance for the community, and that the prior owner received a suspension. She added that she held the meeting and that about 20 people showed up. She also said that after that conversation, some items were asked to be removed from the plan of operations and asked Mr. Cooney to check the application. Ald. Cooney said that he did not receive any letters in support and that an amendment was received to remove the disc jockey and jukebox and to cut down the hours of operation. Ald. Dimitrijevic said that this application is going to be looked at from close by the neighbors. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 14 RAMOS-GARCIA, Marcos A, Agent for "KRS Hospitality Group LLC", Class B Tavern, Extended Hours Establishment, Food Dealer and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications with Removing Stockholders, Transfer of Stock and Change of Trade Name as agent for "Makk'n'Cheese/Blind Tiger" at 2242 S Kinnickinnic Av. (Expired 8/10/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Dimitrijevic said that the applicant requested that the application be held. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 14 FERRARO, David LOUIS, Agent for "Serenity420, LLC", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor License Application for "Serenity420" at 2483 S Kinnickinnic Av. The applicant was not present. Ald. Dimitrijevic asked to hold the application for the neighborhood meeting. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 05 BURNS, Charles, Agent for "Wal-Mart Stores East LP", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Renewal Applications with Change of Agent for "Walmart #2936" at 10330 W SILVER SPRING DR. (Expires 9/24/2022) The applicant was not present. Mr. Cooney said that the counsel knew about this hearing. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 05 ALLEN, Nedra, Agent for "Wireless Vision LLC", Secondhand Dealer's License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "T-Mobile" at 10400 W SILVER SPRING DR #600. (Expires 9/21/2023) The applicant was not present. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 05 CAIRO, Jason, Agent for "AMERICAN FOOD & VENDING CORPORATION", Food Dealer License Renewal Application with Change of Agent for "American Food & Vending Corp @ Mount Mary Universtity" at 2900 N MENOMONEE RIVER Pk. (Expires 9/14/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0) The meeting paused at 1:53 pm Ald. Spiker joined 1:58 pm The meeting reconvened at 1:58 pm
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Minutes note: 05 HINDI, Tareq Y, Agent for "T&H Discount Mart Inc", Extended Hours Establishments, Filling Station, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Renewal Applications for "T&H Discount Mart" at 8334 W Appleton Av. (Expires 10/11/2022) The applicant was present and said that the police report is accurate. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 HOLLOWAY, Charles, Agent for "T&C Auto Sales and Repair LLC", Secondhand Motor Vehicle Dealer's License Application for "T&C Auto Sales" at 8341 W LISBON Av. The applicant was present along with Mr. Robinson. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 05 SHAH, Upesh C, Agent for "Rima Corporation USA", Hotel/Motel License Renewal Application for "Port Motel" at 9717 W Appleton Av. (Expired 7/27/2022) The applicant was present along with Atty. Maistelman who said that at the last meeting, someone asked if his client was cooperative with the police when the call for over dose happened which he was. He added that his client lives on the premises, and that they have had a very productive meeting with the police and that they are making progress. Ald. Spiker asked about training people on how to identify people who check-in for drug use. Vi Shah – owner's son -said they have had an informative meeting with the police and that they have received some tips on how to keep secure the building and on how to identify suspicious activities among other issues. He added that they worked through different scenarios to identify possible issues. Ald. Spiker asked if there is anything more systematic in place rather than tips from the police. Atty. Maistelman said that there is no staff per se but that this business is run by the family and that the over dose problem is growing. Ald. Spiker said that it is an epidemic but that it seems that this hotel seems to have this issue more than others. Individuals in opposition: Lydia Hernandez – said that to clean up the premises and to have surveillance cameras is not enough. She added that training is needed and that this hotel is a nuisance and that it does not do anything for the community, and that they don’t deserve the license because it does not bring anything good to the community. Atty. Maistelman asked Ms. Hernandez if she asked the hotel to set up a memorial. Ms. Hernandez said that she and her sister wanted to protest in front of the hotel and that they were attacked on the parking lot by the family that own the business, and that she called the police to explain the situation and her right to protest on the sidewalk. She added that the memorial was left as the result of that altercation and that she did not receive a permission to do so. Atty. Maistelman asked Mr. Shah what happened when the mother appeared at the hotel after the passing. Ms. Shah said that one of his family members asked the ladies what was going on and that the mother requested to set up a memorial. He added that she was told that a memorial was a fire hazard for the property but that she could do it at the sidewalk instead. He added that his family was attacked by Ms. Hernandez as well with remarks about the poor English they spoke. Individuals also present: Ald. Dodd asked if the applicant have made the commitment to include the training. Mr. Shah and Atty. Maistelman said that they agree to do a proper training. Ald. Dodd moved to hold the application to the call of the chair to do a little more digging in regard training the staff and having their own task to save lives going forward. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 RIVERA, John, Agent for "GO GROCER MKE, INC.", Class A Malt & Class A Liquor and Food Dealer License Applications for "GO GROCER MKE" at 415 E MENOMONEE St. The applicant was present. Individual also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 KAUR, Manjinder, Agent for "Family Supermarket LLC", Class A Fermented Malt Beverage, Food Dealer and Weights & Measures License Applications for "Family Supermarket" at 2631 W VLIET St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Perez moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 WECKLER, Wendy M, Agent for "St Catherine's of Hope LLC", Rooming House License Application as agent for "St Catherine's" at 1032 E KNAPP St. The applicant was present. Individuals in opposition: Sandra Zappaterreno – 1326 and 1328 N Astor St – Building owner for over 50 years – asked why she did not receive the notice if she owns the building. Mr. Cooney said that it is by ordinance that notices are mailed out to current occupants of a 250.0 feet radius. Ms. Zappaterreno said that she has photos of two vans where people sleep, with their feet hanging out from the windows, and that they even defecate at her lawn and then they go to St. Catherine’s. She said that she have reported it to the police and that she understands that there is a stretch but, that she pays a lot of taxes for her properties and wants to have nice tenants but this is situation is affecting her interests at the point that these issues have impacted the lives and property of herself and tenants. Mr. Cooney verified that there is no current license for this premises since June of this year. Ald. Coggs explained that the reason why notices were not sent out before because this license was not scheduled before committee ever before. The applicant asked Ms. Zappaterreno if she ever reached out to St. Catherine’s regarding these issues. Ms. Zapaterreno said that she has not. Amy Brengel - 1363 N Prospect Av – said that she has noticed the mess lately like activity in the cars, trash and that she reached out to Wendy about a month ago, and that she wonders if this is the issue for such a change in the neighborhood and that she is here to say that something is wrong with this premises. She also complained about not receiving the notice as building owner and that she understands the need of rooming houses but not at this area where taxes are very high. Ald. Bauman asked when did she notice the changes on the neighborhood. Ms. Brengel said that it started last year. Michelle Melstrand – 1312 N Astor St – said that she has seen women form St. Catherine’s doing drug deals right in front of the property, and that she keeps on cleaning the trash that these woman leave after, and that she and her tenant, do not feel comfortable coming home because these woman smoke pot and cigarettes in front of her house instead and not in front of St. Catherine’s. She added that she has reported it to district 1 as well. Matthew Geitner -1339 N Astor St – said that the big issue is that everything what the residents do is not in front of St. Catherine’s but in front of their homes. He asked if it’s a woman shelter because he has seen man leaving the building, and that he was allowed in and out with no questions asked. He also asked what kind of repercussions are for operating without a license and added that the legitimacy of this business is questionable because there are woman walking down the street at 2-3 am in with children in their strollers. Atty. Farris said that there are penalties. Ald. Borkowski about the staff present at the building. Ms. Weckler said that there are 2 full time property managers, 2 case workers and full time security. She added that there has been a lot of service calls and that they have changed the security company. Mike Spekh – 1319 N Astor St – asked how the organization verify that there are no children under 18 years old living there and that he is very unsatisfied with how this property is being handled. Amy Butterfield – 1322 N Astor St – said that she cannot go around the block without being asked for money and that she has witnessed much of what her neighbors have described, and that it is disturbing to have this feeling that she did not have before. She added that people hangs out on cars late at night and throw stuff to woman on the street and that the panhandling has increased. Individuals in support: Mary Lockwood – works for Impact – said that St. Catherine’s is one of the most needed housing providers in our city and that it is very successful in moving people to long term housing. Ald. Bauman asked if Ms. Lockwood have walked and toured the neighborhood. Ms. Lockwood said that she does. Jim Farrell – Pathfinder – said that he works for organizations to get people out of the streets and to provide housing for people in need, and that he is concerned about the neighbor’s testimony but that this organization does a good job transitioning women. Ald. Bauman asked Mr. Farrell’s advice on how to address the issues when tenants are telling him that they don’t feel safe and that they are asked not to call the police. He added that he cannot accept the excuse that we cannot throw 150 people because there is no accountability. Ald. Perez asked how many tenants use the case workers. The applicant said that 64 people are assigned to the case managers. Ald. Perez asked who determines the amount of cases per case manager. The applicant said that it is up to the director services but that it is about 30 cases for each and that they are handled case by case. Ald. Perez asked how the case managers are funded. The applicant said that comes from the rent revenue, county and organizations. Eric Collins-Dyke – Milwaukee Housing Division – said that they have worked with St. Catherine over the years and that this organization have been good in keeping folks off the streets and putting their lives together. Ald. Bauman said that he appreciates the work that Mr. Collins do and asked if he wants to give a free pass to the management. Mr. Collins said that they have to work and support the neighbors as well. Emily Kenney – works for impact – said that she cannot speak about what it has been happening around the neighborhood but that she can speak about the results of St. Catherine’s work. Sean Miller – Treasurer of St. Catherine’s – He said that he understand that some of the issues are believed to come from St. Catherine’s. He added that he lives in the area and that he has noticed the changes of the neighborhood as well. Ald. Bauman asked the applicant when that last board meeting happened and why they did not know of any of these issues? Mr. Miller said that it was back in June. Nancy – Salvation Army – said that St. Catherine is a great program. James Mathy- said that they will work on all of the issues addressed today. Andi Eliott , Jennifer Atkins and Jeff Musa were in support as well. Ald. Bauman - said that he likes the plan about presenting on how these issues will be resolved and thanked Mr. Musa. He also asked when is the plan going to be ready for committee’s review. He also asked the committee to hold this application until this plan is seen before moving forward. Ald. Coggs asked if the applicant agrees. Ms. Weckler said that she agrees. A number of residents testified in support of St. Catherine’s. Steven Mahan – said that there will be a plan to move forward for this facility and that he understands the issues with the transfer of the property. He said that he wishes the passage of this license because of the funding that it is going on, and that he wants to make sure that they will bring this building in compliance. Ald. Perez asked Mr. Mahan what he meant with working with other agencies. Mr. Mahan said this application is about funding which is also a low income property. Ald. Perez said that it is because about service calls, neighbors and community. Mr. Mahan agreed that everyone must be taken seriously. Ald. Perez said that 109 service calls are a lot and that is the reason why we have neighbors here. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 ODOM, Sterling O, Agent for "Picture Dis LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Bands, Poetry Readings and 1 Pool Table for "The Lower Level Lounge" at 207 E BUFFALO St #LL10. The applicant was not present. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Borkowski moved to reconsider the application at 6:15 pm. There were no objections. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 04 WASHINGTON, Shamia, Agent for "Reign LLC", Class B Tavern, Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Disc Jockey, Bands, Comedy Acts and Patrons Dancing for "Reign" at 231 E BUFFALO St. The applicant was present who said that she was protecting herself from altercation between families regarding the item on the police report. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that he has no objections. Ald. Borkowski moved approval. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CONKLIN, JR, Robert E, Agent for "Probucolls Association", Rooming House License Renewal Application for "The Clark House" at 933 N 24th St. (Expires 9/20/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that there is a pending litigation about these 4 properties with the only objector being the one who has sued the city for damages and asked Atty. Farris how to proceed. Atty. Farris said that the application must be heard. Individuals in opposition: James Dieter – gave a summary of the activities over the years with these 4 properties. Ald. Borkowski asked Atty. Farris if Atty. Robin Pederson and Atty. Julie Wilson are available to continue with this hearing, and that these applications should be discussed in closed session. Ald. Coggs asked Officer Novak why none of these calls made it to the police report. Officer Novak said that there is no reason and that they are CAD calls. Mr. Dieter said that he cannot believe that there is nothing on the police report and that the people living at these properties are sex offenders, criminals that are affecting his neighborhood, and that he does not understand why he cannot testify on the crime that is going on. He added that he does not know what are we are waiting for to happen. 3119 W Wells St – he said that he is very familiar with the area and that he appeared at the last hearing to talk about what was going on back then, and that he knows that there is a bid where his tax dollars are going. He added that he sold his property because people from the Clark House were camping at his front lawn and passing out on the street, reasons why he got tired and sold his house. He said that he does not understand why these rooming houses still operating and that it is time to do something and requested to shut it down. 3209 W Wells St – she said that she got a report from the Department of Neighborhood Services requesting to have her house painted and driveway repaired in the month of March back when she bought her house. She asked why she was taken to the court twice while nothing has been done with these properties. Ald. Bauman asked if there is some standing DNS reports on the applications. Mr. Cooney said that there are no reports from DNS. Rick - 3209 W Wells St – said that he has worked very hard to make a better neighborhood than it was when they moved in. Charles Smith – 911 N 24th St – he said that he testified at the last meeting and that the committee voted unanimously not to grant the licenses for these properties but that the licenses were issued anyways. He added that he has surveillance cameras, and that he has footage of people living on those rooming houses breaking in the cars, doing drugs in front of his house, throwing garbage and that he has been threaten when he tells them something. He added that the mail carriers and delivery services have been chased down the street by the people living in the rooming houses as well. He said that he is concerned about the school as well and that he does not understand why they are operating still. He said that the city is not accomplishing anything with these properties. Atty. Farris said that the applications must be held and that a provisional license can be issued meanwhile. Ald. Perez moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CONKLIN, JR, Robert E, Agent for "Probucolls Association", Rooming House License Renewal Application for "The Clark House" at 939 N 24TH St. (Expires 9/20/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CONKLIN, JR, Robert E, Agent for "Probucolls Association", Rooming House License Renewal Application for "The Clark House" at 943 N 24TH St. (Expires 9/20/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0)
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Minutes note: 04 CONKLIN, JR, Robert E, Agent for "Probucolls Association", Rooming House License Renewal Application for "The Clarke House" at 947 N 24TH St. (Expires 9/20/2022) The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 5-0) Ald. Perez was excused at 5:30 pm
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Minutes note: 04 RYAN, Richard J, Agent for "PTG Live Events LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Instrumental Musicians, Disc Jockey, Bands, Comedy Acts and Patrons Dancing for "Pabst Theater Group" at 1119 N Marshall St. The applicant was present. Individuals also present: Ald. Bauman said that this item will be requested to be held because the condo association next door was going to negotiate a reasonable plan of operations for both parties because noise and loitering are an issue. He added that the condo association did not hear from the Pabst Theater until yesterday and that there is no reason to hear an application that has not met the agreement. Atty. Kersey said that an agreement will be finished and filed. Atty. Bauman said that the application will be held until the agreement is received. Individuals in opposition: Doug Downing – said that he did not receive a formal invitation for the meeting and that he does not know if some other neighbors are in the same situation which is problematic for him. He added that in the past 5 years this license has been scheduled due neighbor’s complaints and that these issues have not received the proper attention. He said that this is a residential neighborhood and not an entertainment district. He added that outdoor activities affect the lives of the neighbors. Ald. Coggs suggested to the applicant and the attorney to reach out to all the neighbors to do the diligences that they must do to have all the neighbors on board, and that the neighbors have the time to voice their concerns. Mr. Downing said that he recorded videos. The videos were played per Mr. Downing request. Julie Hickey – 1111 N Marshall Unit 104 - said that she has seen the agreement and that she is pleased with those two issues but that she wants to know more. She added that she sees some limitations in the number of events and that she proposed no more than 2 per month. She added that there is a waiver granted that she does not know who granted. Lee Johnson – 1111 N Marshall Unit 1003 – said that he was hoping to have a copy of this agreement and that he is not sure what his objection might do right now because there is no document to refer to. He added that he has concerns about the ticketed vs the private events. Ald. Spiker moved to hold the application to the call of the chair. There were no objections. (Prevailed 4-0)
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Minutes note: 04 SANFILIPPO, Janice E, Agent for "BANQUET SERVICES, LLC", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Renewal Applications for "VILLA FILOMENA" at 1119 N MARSHALL St. (Expired 7/29/2022) The applicant was not present. Ald. Borkowski moved to hold the application to the call of the chair for first nonappearance. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0) Ald. Spiker was excused at 6:14 pm
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Minutes note: Ald. Dodd moved approval of the file 220544 as amended. There were no objections. (Prevailed 3-0)
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