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October 29, 2008

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The Board of License Commissioners of Cecil County met in a regular session at the County Administrative Building, Conference Room, 200 Chesapeake Boulevard, Elk Room, Elkton, MD on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 9:00 A.M.


PRESENT:      Tim Snelling, Chairman

                   Herrell 'Cuz' Curry, Commissioners

                   William Gerweck, Commissioner

                             H. Norman Wilson, Jr., Esquire

                   Earl R. Bradford, Chief Alcohol Beverage Inspector

                             Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant


License Transfer -    Application received from Jay D. Rhawn, Member; Lynda L. Rhawn, Member; The Beach House Wine & Spirits, LLC, T/A The Beach House Wine & Spirits, 1880 Crystal Beach Road, Earleville, MD 21919 for transfer of Class "B" Beer, Wine & Liquor (BWL) Alcoholic Beverage No. B-45 fromEdward E. Zebley, Sr., President; George N. Zebley, Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer; Zebley, Inc. T/A The Beach House, 1880 Crystal Beach Road, Earleville, MD 21919


Jay and Lynda Rhawn appeared before the Board with attorney, Jason Allison; Mr. Wilson read the public notice which appeared on dates of October 14, 16 and 21, 2008, due to an error; the applicants were duly sworn by the Clerk.  The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: Zoning Certificate signed by Eric Sennstrom, Director of Cecil County Office of Planning and Zoning; signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 1-1; Alcohol Awareness Training; Certification Form stating the nature of the business will be an upscale package good store; Validation for Sunday Sales requesting off-premise sales only; Worker's Compensation to be submitted at a later date.  Mr. Wilson asked if the application was correct today as when the applicants signed it; the applicants stated yes.  There was a brief discussion regarding the issuance of the correct class of license; it was determined since there will be no functioning kitchen and they will solely have off-premises sales they will be issued a Class "A" license and should they wish to have wine tastings they will need to apply for a Class "T" Wine Tasting License.  Mr. Gerweck made a motion to approve the issuance of the new license; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the transfer of the license. 


General Business

·                     Approve Minutes

The minutes from the September 23, 2008 meeting were approved.


·                     Specials


Old Business

·                     A-33 - East Coast Liquors

We received a letter from the Town of Perryville stating CK Patel is proceeding with a dance club for the former Ferarri's Bar - Mr. Gerweck made a motion not to support the dance club as they have a Class "A" license; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously not to support the dance club - a letter will be sent to the Town.


·                     B-13 - Bob's III C's

There was a discussion regarding the ownership of the license.


·                     BLX-2 - Chesapeake Inn

Chief Bradford stated he was contacted by several residents of Chesapeake City regarding the noise at the Chesapeake Inn - they have submitted a petition with several signatures regarding this - The Board stated they let the Town of Chesapeake City time to handle this situation


·                     Letter from Delegate Rudolph

Regarding Charging Clerks



New Business

·                     Proposed Legislation - Class "W" Winery

It was decided that Kevin Atticks from the Maryland Wine Association should appear to present this to the Board


·                     B-102 - The Pickled Herring

Request to Expand

The Board will support the Town of North East's decision


With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.




Tim Snelling, Chairperson



Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant