NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Goodhue County Board of
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 9:00 am
VIRTUAL MEETING NOTICE
"Due to concerns surrounding the spread of COVID-19, it has been determined that in-person meetings or meetings conducted under Minn. Stat. 13D.02a are not practical or prudent. Therefore, meetings that are governed by the Open Meeting Law will temporarily be conducted by telephone or other electronic means pursuant to Minn. Stat. 13D.021."
Goodhue County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public meeting pursuant to this section on November 3, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. via GoToMeeting platform. The board and staff will attend the meeting via GoToMeeting by video or phone. The public is welcome to monitor the meeting by logging into https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/213760261 or calling 1 877 309 2073 beginning at 8:50 a.m. or any time during the meeting. Access Code: 213-760-261
Public Comments: Interested persons must submit comments by phone, in writing, or via email by noon on Monday, November 2, 2020. To submit your comments please contact David Anderson at 651-385-6148, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to him at Goodhue County Health and Human Services- Healthy Communities Division at 426 West Avenue, Red Wing, MN 55066. Comments received by this deadline will be read into the record during the public hearing, including name and address.
PUBLIC HEARING: Tobacco Licensing Ordinance
Goodhue County's tobacco retailer licensing ordinance was updated in 1999. There is a need to update this, matching our local ordinance and enforcement with recently updated state and federal laws. Our ordinance currently applies to retailers in Bellechester, Frontenac, Hay Creek, Welch, and unincorporated areas. The cities of Cannon Falls, Dennison, Goodhue, Kenyon, Pine Island, Red Wing, Wanamingo, and Zumbrota have ordinances for tobacco retailers within their city limits. To further ensure implementation, compliance and enforcement-which takes place at the county level- Goodhue County needs to update our ordinance to align with state and federal law.
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