Beaver Dam Revisiting Liquor License Suspension, Revocation Of Johnny’s Lounge

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Administrative Committee Monday night voted to revisit the possible suspension or revocation of the liquor license of Johnny’s Lounge. In June, the Madison Street bar was assessed enough points to trigger such action under the city’s Demerit Point Ordinance for a closing-time fight. Last month, the committee authorized the city attorney and police chief to enter into negotiations with the tavern owner. Offers by the city included closing for three days over a weekend of the bar owners choosing. The negotiations failed, and the city attorney recommended complete revocation two weeks ago. The committee however – signaling a preference for a lighter penalty – voted against the revocation. Such a decision can be revisited if an alderperson who voted with the majority calls for another vote. Alderwoman Kara Nelson successfully made to motion to revisit the matter at next month’s committee meeting.