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City’s personnel committee discusses microbrewery, social media, evaluations

An interesting juxtaposition of Glencoe’s governmental functionality was readily on display at a city of Glencoe Personnel and Legislative Committee meeting on Monday.
The committee discussed amending the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for a potential microbrewery that has interest in expanding into Glencoe, Police Chief Jim Raiter presented a social media “blanket policy” as a preventative measure for online media in which the city is responsible for, and evaluations for city government positions.
Assistant City Administrator Dan Ehrke started the meeting by discussing the interest of an anonymous person who wants to expand into Glencoe with a microbrewery. Currently, Erhke explained, the city liquor ordinance doesn’t allow for a brewery to operate, provide a taproom, and sell growlers on-sale.
The person, who wants to remain anonymous for now, wants to move a microbrewery to Glencoe because he believes it’s a niche market that would make a good fit, as well as the general feeling that the community will support it, Ehrke said. The brewery already has a purchase agreement on a building in Glencoe and wants to be operating by September in time for the Vikings’ season. The brewery isn’t planning to have a full menu, but some food items will possibly be available.
For more from the committee meeting, see the May 16 print edition of The Chronicle.