The Indiana Alcohol
and Tobacco Commission (ATC) wants more time to weigh Pavilion Partners
LLC’s application for an alcohol permit at its restaurant and banquet
facility at Indiana Dunes State Park.
On Tuesday, the ATC
agreed to table a vote on the matter until its July 21 meeting, President
David Cook told the Chesterton Tribune today.
Although Cook cited
a “variety of different reasons,” the biggest seems to be a lack of time to
give both the application and a number of remonstrating e-mails due
physical file itself didn’t arrive at the ATC’s offices until Tuesday
morning, Cook noted, and he and his colleagues felt they needed more time to
“review and understand” the lengthy lease agreement between Pavilion
Partners and the Department of Natural Resources.
application for a permit was kicked upstairs to the ATC after the Porter
County Alcoholic Beverage Commission voted 2-2-1 on June 11, when Member
Kenard Taylor--the potential tie-breaking vote--recused himself on the
ground that Dunes State Park is located outside of his representative
district in Valparaiso.
Voting in favor of
the permit were Ralph Levi and, representing the State Excise Police, Jamie
Patrick. Voting against the permit were Edward Fritz and Rudy Sutton.