ROCK SPRINGS — After listening to information from a CF Altitude, LLC, representative, the Rock Springs City Council approved the transfer of two liquor licenses from Mr. Al’s Get n Go and North Get n Go to Alta Convenience #6224 and Alta Convenience #6221 respectively.
Last night, the Rock Springs City Council hosted a public hearing on the transfer of two liquor licenses. These licenses were formerly owned by Red Horse Oil Company, Inc., and RHO Properties, LLC, respectively, and operated under the trade names of Mr. Al’s Get n Go and North Get n Go at the same addresses.
The licenses were transferred to CF Altitude, LLC for operation under the trade-names of Alta Convenience #6224 and Alta Convenience #6221 at 2506 Dewar Drive and 1640 Elk Street, Rock Springs.
During the public hearing portion of the meeting, Dennis Dirkse Vice President, Operations at Alta Convenience in Pueblo West, Colo., spoke to the Council. He said they own 106 stores with 700 employees working at those stores. They currently have 87 beer or liquor licenses throughout four states.
“We are familiar with Wyoming liquor code even though this is our first time coming here,” Dirkse said.
He said he knows what identification is needed to sell to store patrons and that they can sell to those who are 21 years old or older. The company’s cash-register system has the capability to scan all forms of identification. It’s easier for the cashier to read the date of birth when it’s scanned instead of trying to locate it on a driver’s license. Dirkse said the company has learned that’s where the most errors are made it when the employee is trying to read the driver’s license.
The employees are all trained in how to sell alcohol and what to look for when determining whether or not an ID is legitimate. As the company’s policy, they ID anyone who is 50 or under. The company also conducts compliance liquor-sales checks to ensure all employees are following proper procedures when selling alcohol.
During new business, the Council amended an addendum to the exclusive right to lease listing contract with Uinta Realty, Inc., to adjust the proposed lease rates and commission schedule for the lease of property located at the First Security Bank building at 502 South Main.
Under new business, the Council approved a request from the Rock Springs Police Department to apply for a 2022 Highway Safety Grant. The main focus of this grant is to provide funding for overtime enforcement of occupant protection and driving under the influence enforcement.
The Council appointed Lauren Schoenfeld, Todd Redmon, and Laura Leigh to the Beautification/Tree Committee; and Matt McBurnett to the Southwest Regional Airport Board.
Brennan Welch received a special commendation for all of his donations to Rock Springs Animal Control.
The Council also proclaimed May 21, 2021, as Arbor Day and to commemorate the day, a tree planting will take place at the High Desert Arboretum on, Friday, May 21, at 10 a.m.