SEASIDE The Seaside City Council recommended approval of a liquor license for a new wine bar.
The recommendation from Mondays meeting will be forwarded to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission for consideration.
Lorie Dilley, owner of Buddha Kat Winery, LLC, said she will open the winery at 37 N. Edgewood St. the former location of Beach Books in July.
The wine is produced in Sandy and will be brought to the outlet to sell, Dilley said. She will have a tasting room as well as a wine bar.
In addition to the wine she produces, she will offer wines from other small local wineries, she said.
Dilley said she decided to open a wine bar in Seaside after buying a second home and realizing how much she enjoyed the town. The tourist traffic also persuaded her that it would be a good place to do business.
In other business, the City Council approved three resolutions adjusting distributions to funds within the fiscal year's budget for 2012-2013. City Manager Mark Winstanley said the city took in more revenue this past year than was expected when the budget was approved last June. The next fiscal year begins July1.
The council also approved a resolution authorizing the encroachment of two private storm sewer vaults within the Avenue E right-of -way. The project involves the construction of a new storm sewer system on property owned by Safeway. One underground vault will encroach on the city's right-of-way by 11 inches, and the other vault will be about two feet into the city-owned right-of-way, Winstanley said.