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File #: 20-343    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Liquor License Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 9/10/2020 Final action: 9/10/2020
Title: Consideration of Liquor License Transfer for Smoke Tree Resort

TO:                                             Mayor Bien-Willner and Town Council Members


FROM:                      Jill Keimach, Town Manager

                                            Duncan Miller, Town Clerk


DATE:                     September 10, 2020


DEPARTMENT: Town Manager


Staff Contact Duncan Miller, 480-348-3610





Consideration of Liquor License Transfer for Smoke Tree Resort





Forward the Smoke Tree Resort liquor license application for a Series 6 Person Transfer to the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control with a recommendation for approval.




The Smoke Tree Resort located at 7101 E Lincoln Drive requests a liquor license person transfer from Interwestern Management Corporation to Andrea Lewkowitz, agent for Gentree F&B LLC. 


Although liquor license applications are filed with the State, which has the primary responsibility for reviewing the application and conducting background checks on the owners and agents, A.R.S. §4-201 requires that the Town Council hold a public hearing to receive comment on whether or not the issuance of the liquor license is in the best interest of the community.  Notice of the application was posted on the applicant’s premises for 20 days in accordance with state law.  The Town did not receive any arguments in support of or opposition to this application.  There are no violations on file with the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control against Smoke Tree Resort.


The Paradise Valley Police Department has reviewed the application and finds no reason to oppose it.  Additionally, the Community Development Department has no objections to the application insofar as issuance of a liquor license is consistent with the Special Use Permit for this property.