Saline’s alcohol-serving establishments were given a pat on the back by City Council member Dean Girbach at Monday’s meeting.
Council was set to quietly approve a motion to inform the Michigan Liquor License Control Commission that Saline’s establishments are in compliance with local ordinances and that council has no objection to renewing their liquor licenses for 2013. The motion originally was part of the consent agenda, a part of the agenda that is approved without comment. But Girbach asked that the item be removed from the consent agenda and be discussed under new business, which brought the issue to the light of day.
“I just wanted to publicly acknowledge that there have been no instances of ordinance violations nor have there been any complaints handled by the Saline Area Fire Department or Saline Police Department,” Girbach said. “I want to thank our local restaurants for providing a safe environment for our citizens.”
Girbach noted that nearby communities have had problems with behavior in establishments.
The establishments are Spotted Dog Winery, Ruby Tuesday, Mac’s in Saline, Maplewood Lanes, Mangiamo Italian Grill, Dan’s Downtown Tavern, Biwako Sushi, Saline American Legion, Brecon Grille and Cancun Mexican Grill.
Council voted 6-0 pass the motion.