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Liquor license fees waiver approved by Longmont City Council

The state and the city of Longmont look to find new ways to help local businesses.
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City officials say they will waive local fees bars and restaurants must pay to renew their liquor licenses.

Longmont City Council approved fee waivers, Tuesday night, as one way to help Longmont businesses stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The virus has prompted government stay-at-home orders and forced some businesses to close.

“I think this is a wonderful way to help our businesses,” Councilwoman Polly Christensen said.

During the COVID-19 inspired Special Session, Colorado lawmakers agreed to waive the state requirement for a liquor license renewal, Longmont City Clerk Dawn Quintana told council members. The city had to follow through with a local waiver, Qunitana said.

The city was scheduled to receive about $20,000 from fee renewals for Dec. 7, 2020 through Dec. 7, 2021, Quintana said.