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File #: RES PH 21-12    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 1/27/2021
Title: Approving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco License held by Ammar Alfuraui d/b/a Twins Market & Meat (License ID #20160002240) at 1055 Fourth Street East.
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. NOV, Twins Market and Meat, 2. Letter from opposing council requesting a public hearing, 3. RES PH 21-12 - Kjirsten L. Anderson letter 1-23-21, 4. RES PH 21-12 - Jennifer Lynn email 1-26-21, 5. RES PH 21-12 - Jeanne Weigum-Association for Nonsmokers email 1-22-21, 6. Flynn Email
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Approving adverse action against the Cigarette/Tobacco License held by Ammar Alfuraui d/b/a Twins Market & Meat (License ID #20160002240) at 1055 Fourth Street East.

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WHEREAS, the Cigarette/Tobacco license held by Ammar Alfuraui d/b/a Twins Market & Meat (License ID #20160002240) at 1055 Fourth Street East in Saint Paul was the subject of a Notice of Violation and Request for Upward Departure sent November 2, 2020; and


WHEREAS, the Notice stated that during a follow up inspection of the licensed premises on October 8, 2020 an inspector from the Department of Safety and Inspections (DSI) observed and documented with photographs multiple flavored products violations; and


WHEREAS, the License has previously been the subject of Adverse Action. On September 10, 2020 the licensing office recommended imposition of a $1000.00 matrix penalty in a Notice of Violation for selling menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars documented by an DSI inspector on August 21, 2020, which licensee paid the penalty on September 25, 2020; and


WHEREAS, due to the number of the violations observed by the DSI inspector and failure to correct the violations documented on August 21, 2020, the City of Saint Paul Department of Safety and Inspections requested an upward departure in the penalty matrix to a $2,000.00 fine, a ten (10) day suspension of the Cigarette/Tobacco license; and


WHEREAS, on December 4, 2020, the licensee’s attorney responded to the Notice of Violation via Electronic delivery on behalf of the licensee to request a public hearing which was held on January 27, 2021; now therefore be it; and


RESOLVED, Ammar Alfuraui d/b/a Twins Market & Meat (License ID #20160002240) for the premises located at 1055 Fourth Street East in Saint Paul is hereby ordered to pay a matrix penalty of $2,000.00 for multiple flavored violations observed and documented by a DSI Inspector during a inspection of the licensed premises on October 8, 2020.


FINALLY RESOLVED...

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