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Please send this sample letter that I wrote, or create your own letter highlighting the points stated, to the Meade County Commissioners, in regards to Jay Allen's bar Sturgis County Line at Bear Butte. Letters must be received by April 23rd, 5:00pm MTN Time.
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In peace & solidarity,
Protect Sacred Sites Indigenous People, One Nation
"Our sacred lands are all that remain keeping us connected to our place on Mother Earth, to our spirituality, our heritage and our lands; what’s left of them. If they take it all away, what will remain except a vague memory of a past so forgotten?"
Copy and paste this letter into a separate email. Please don't forget to sign your legal name at the bottom!
Deadline is Wednesday April 23, 2008 by 5:00 MTN Time
Subject line: Appeal Judge Bastan's decision
To Meade County Commissioners
Meade County Auditor
1425 Sherman Street
Sturgis, SD 57785
Dear Meade County Commissioners,
Please stand by your decision on December 5th to revoke Jay Allen's liquor license for Sturgis County Line. The recent ruling of Judge Bastian to remand the decision back to the Meade County Commissioners, was shocking. This decision sets a precedence for anyone in South Dakota, if they loose their liquor license, the simple solution is, sell to a partnership and your liquor license will be restored. What message does this send to license holders to abide by the law!
The denial was based upon Jay Allen's character, that he was not a suitable person to hold the liquor license. As of the court hearing date on April 14, 2008, Jay Allen IS STILL the current owner and President of Bear Butte Sunsets LLC/ Sturgis County Line. This recent maneuver of Jay Allen is a very clear ploy to get his license re-instated illegally. As of the court hearing the only change has been new management, since the "sale agreement" will not be final until May 3, 2008.
"SDCL 35-2-6.2 defines the character requirements for licensee which demands good moral character and that the licensee have no felony convictions. These requirements apply to managing officers if the licensee is a corporation."
Has there been an investigation and background checks for the new management, David Shue and "potential new owners" Target Logistics Company, President Joe Murphy, that they are "suitable" to acquire the liquor license?
Please require Bear Butte Sunsets LLC & Sturgis County Line to follow the law as it is written. Do not allow them to control our court systems and have legislation written at the bench, on their behalf!
Jay Allen has proven repeatedly, to be of bad character with his development of Sturgis County Line.
Please do the right thing, appeal Judge Bastan's decision.
Thank you for your consideration,
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