August 25, 2010

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MINUTES OF THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
OF CECIL COUNTY

 

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 Wednesday, August 25, 2010 at 9:00 A.M.

PRESENT:
             Herrell 'Cuz' Curry, Commissioners
                                William Gerweck, Commissioner

                                H. Norman Wilson, Jr., Esquire

                                Earl R. Bradford, Chief Alcohol Beverage Inspector
                                Robin Coyle, Administrative Assistant

 

EXCUSED:            Tim Snelling, Chairman

 

Special – First time applicant - Chuck Henze – All American Sports Academy - Academy Athletics – 801 Elkton Blvd. Elkton, MD 21921

Chuck Henze appeared before the Board pursuant to Maryland Annotated Code State Government Article 2B § 7-101 3(i).  Mr. Henze would like to hold a wrestling event on September 17, 2010 at his convention center and has applied for a Class "C" Special One-Day Beer and Light Wine alcoholic beverage license.  He has submitted the application with a letter from the property owners, Montgomery Station 801, LLC stating he has permission to hold large public events indoors within the leased space and also has permission from the Town of Elkton to hold inside events.  Commissioner Curry made a motion to approve the Class "C" Special One-Day license; Commissioner Gerweck seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the issuance of the license.

Special – First time applicant - Laurie Miller, Director; Bryant Miller; Amy Brown; Fun & Fit 4 Life Foundation – 4925 Pulaski Highway, Units C&D, Perryville, MD 21903

Laurie and Bryant Miller appeared before the Board pursuant to Maryland Annotated Code State Government Article 2B § 7-101 3(i).  Mrs. Miller stated she held an event last month at the fitness center and it was very successful and would like to continue having them, however, she would like to allow customers to BYOB; Commissioner Gerweck asked about the BYOB in Cecil County; Chief Bradford affirmed the Rules & Regulations F2C state that a Special Class C and fire department license may allow BYOB.  Mrs. Miller stated she would like to have another event on September 4, 2010.  Commissioner Curry made a motion to approve the Class "C" Special One-Day license; Commissioner Gerweck seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the issuance of the license.

VIOLATION – No Alcohol Awareness - REGISTERED BUT DID NOT ATTEND AUGUST CLASS - B-9 Dean Geracimos, Spirit 213 LLC; Owner; Dilip Patel, Shree Sai Shradha, Inc., Manager; T/A Chesapeake Wine & Spirits, 2728 Augustine Herman Road, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Dean Geracimos and Dilip Patel appeared before the Board pursuant to Maryland Annotated Code State Government Article 2B § 13-101 and Rules & Regulations E1.  Mr. Wilson asked Mr. Patel why he has not obtained the Alcohol Awareness certification as required; Mr. Patel stated he registered for the class on August 11, but could not make that class so he called Sentman's and the next class is September 15th, he stated he tried to get a class yesterday (August 24th), but was told it would take at least 10 days to get the results.  Mr. Wilson asked "would you agree that you've had two years to take this class?"  Mr. Patel stated that he could not get this.  Mr. Gerweck stated this has nothing to do with August 11th of this year, but August 11th of last year; are you running the store the same way, with disregard to the law and age.  It's your failure to perform; you just ignored our requests of Earl.'  Mr. Patel apologized; Mr. Gerweck said it had nothing to do with being sorry; seven people were in the same situation as you and you failed to take the course."  Mr. Geracimos stated 'if this is not taken on September 15th, he will be taking things into his own hands."  Mr. Gerweck stated that if this is not taken on September 15th, we will pull the license on September 30th.  Mr. Geracimos stated he understands, loud and clear.  Mr. Wilson stated the Board will make a decision and notify them by mail.

BOARD DECISION – Guilty - $250 Fine plus $250 cost of the proceedings – License must take class on September 15th and have results to our office by September 30th or the license will be pulled until this is satisfied.

UPDATES – Not Issued

                                B-142     Paul Trapani, The Boat Warehouse, Inc., T/A Sunset Cafe, 111 River Road, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Paul Trapani appeared before the Board; he stated the plans for the Health Department will be submitted this week; he's hoping to be open within 30 – 60 days.  He submitted the fees for the license and requested a 90-day extension.  Commissioner Gerweck made a motion to approve the 90-day extension to issue the license; Commissioner Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the 90-day extension to issue the license.

                                B-131     Sarah Davis, T/A 3-D, 300 East Pulaski Highway, Elkton, Maryland 21921

Brian Davis appeared before the Board; he stated half the building is ready; they just need town approval to open half the building.  He asked if that would be okay with the Board so he can get opened and then work on the other half; he also requested a 90-day extension.  Commissioner Gerweck made a motion to approve the 90-day extension and open half the building with town approval; Commissioner Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the request for opening half the building with town approval and the 90-day extension to issue the license.

                                B-55       Patrick Evans, Jr., Evans Family Enterprises, Inc., T/A Big Elk Liquors & Deli, 105 Big Elk Mall, Elkton, MD 21921

Patrick Evans appeared before the Board; he stated his attorneys have been in discussion with Cordish over the lease; they are trying to decide whether to issue a new 10-year lease or do an assignment of the current lease with a three-year extension.  He also stated the contract of sale expired June 30th and that has been extended through September 30th.  He requested a six-month extension to get things settled.  Commissioner Gerweck made a motion to approve the six-month extension to issue the license; Commissioner Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the six-month extension to issue the license.

UPDATE - B-102 - Lance Grayson Mitchell Rowe, Member; Hook, Line & Sinkers LLC, T/A Pickled Herring, 32 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901

Karl Fockler and Kevin McDevitt appeared before the Board; Mr. Fockler stated Mr. Rowe was injured and could not appear.  He stated Mr. Rowe has sold his interest in the real estate at 32 South Main Street to Mr. McDevitt; Mr. McDevitt will be buying the business as well.  He stated it is their intent to license the entire building; however they are applying to transfer the licensed area of the Pickled Herring at this time and as the other areas become available make that request at that time.

CLOSED SESSION10:00 AM - On motion by Commissioner Gerweck, second by Commissioner Curry, the Board convened to closed session pursuant to Maryland Annotated Code State Government 10-508(a) (7) Consult with counsel to discuss legal matters

 

General Business

·                     Approve Minutes

The minutes from the July 28, 2010 meeting were approved.

·                     Specials

 

Old Business

·                     Hollywood Casino – Grand Opening – EF-1

The application was amended to cover the metes and bounds of the property.

 

·                     Joe's Grog House – B-112

Copy of letter from Howard Killian given to Board

 

·                     Sales Limit Restriction (Downtown Elkton)

Chief Bradford stated he just attended state training and the Executive Board meeting – no jurisdiction in MD has this restriction.

 

New Business

 

With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.

 

BY:

                                                                                                                               

Herrel 'Cuz' Curry

 

ATTEST:

                                                                                                                               

Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant