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Council approves liquor license transfer

The Hudson Common Council approved accepting a liquor license from the town of Troy for a license fee of $30,000, pending final approval from the Troy Town Board.

The fee would be paid by the license applicant to the city, and then transferred to the town.

City Attorney Catherine Munkittrick said the town understands they will not be getting the fee at the time of the transfer. A previous note in the town's meeting minutes about a four-month timeframe has been clarified, she said.

"They are satisfied, at least as far as the chair is concerned, that this can move forward," Munkittrick said.

The issue will be on the February Troy Town Board meeting agenda.

Once transferred the license belongs to the city permanently, and any renewal or new issuances will be under the city's set fees.

If approved by Troy, the transfer agreement will come back to the city for the mayor to sign, Munkittrick said.

The license will have to be published, and any interested applicants will follow the same application process as with other liquor licenses.

The approved transferred license would be published on Feb. 14 and could be awarded at the first or second meeting in March, City Administrator Devin Willi said.

Rebecca Mariscal

Rebecca Mariscal joined the Hudson Star Observer as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in communication and journalism. 

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