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School board OKs theater’s Sheriff’s Report full liquor license proposal By BEN WATANABE Staff reporter Theater in Langley has the OK to seek a liquor license. South Whidbey School District approved an application proposal for liquor by the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) at its March 27 meeting. “They reminded us that when they opened 15 years ago, their very first night was a champagne reception,” said Board Chairman Steve Scoles. “Going forward, they’re not going to do anything different than in the past.” Increasing liquor service was school officials’ main hangup at its March business meeting. Liability gave the school board pause when WICA initially requested its approval for a liquor license. “The district is very concerned about liability,” said Superintendent Jo Moccia. The arts center sits on surplus school district property in Langley, a stone’s throw from Langley Middle School. State law allows the school district to veto WICA’s liquor license request. Liquor will not be kept in house by WICA, which was a selling point for one board member. “For me, the reassurance was that the liquor is not kept on site,” Scoles said. The theater occasionally hosts wine receptions on opening nights and serves alcohol during its annual fundraiser auction. Its other main alcohol sales event is DjangoFest Northwest. Last year, WICA sold $1,581 in beer and wine, and the group spent $400 on supplies and $600 for the temporary liquor licenses and permits. “We have no interest and

no plans to operate a bar, nor ance agent, was the lone do we have the resources board member to vote against the proposal, to stock a which passed, full ser4-1. vice bar,” D u r i n g said Stacie the course of Burgua, WICA’s proWICA’s posal and negoexecutive tiations with the director in Stacie Burgua, district, it was an email. WICA executive director discovered the “Our plan theater group is to serve had not met its alcohol at specialty programming and agreed liability coverage of events, as well as the Theatre $10 million. WICA only had liability insurance for $5 milSeries shows, as always.” In addition to the lion, but that was changed for Washington State Liquor the school district to approve Control Board, the school the liquor license request. Earlier in the meeting, the district sought written assurances that no spirits are board was split on whether to served and that the frequen- table the issue to May’s busicy of alcohol sales does not ness meeting. That motion was voted down 3-2. increase. Once put to an approval “It actually puts them under more oversight from vote, the board had three the liquor board,” Moccia options: do nothing for implicit approval, vote yes or said. Damian Greene, an insur- vote no. They voted yes.

“We have no interest and no plans to operate a bar...”

Thursday, March 21 10:27 a.m. — An Ollom Drive resident reported the theft of outriggers from the boat in his yard sometime during the past few months. 8:35 p.m. — Payless in Freeland reported a

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