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, November 24, 2010 at 9:15 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 Coyle, Administrative Assistant
UPGRADE - Application received from Christopher D. Shelton, T/A Captain Chris' Crab Shack, 1717 Turkey Point Road, North East, Maryland 21901 for upgrade of Class "B" Beer Alcoholic Beverage License to Class "B" Beer, Wine & Liquor Alcoholic Beverage License
Christopher Shelton appeared before the Board with attorney Karl Fockler; he was duly sworn by the Chief. The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 5-3; Alcohol Awareness Training; Certification Form; Worker's Compensation and a copy of the zoning certificate stating the premises is zoned for an alcoholic beverage license. Mr. Wilson read the public notice and stated it was duly advertised on November 10 and 17, 2010 in the Cecil Whig; he asked the applicant several questions from the application. Mr. Shelton stated he would like to upgrade his license to include wine and liquor, due to customer demand; his plans also include building a Tiki bar, drawing submitted. Commissioner Curry made a motion to approve the upgrade of the license; Chairman Snelling seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the upgrade of the license.
NEW LICENSE - Application received from Joseph Vincent DiTommasso, Jr., Vice President; Thomas Patrick Gordon, Secretary/Treasurer; Carmine Crisconi, President; Milk Bar, Inc. T/A Milk Bar, Village At Elkton shopping Center, 801 E. Pulaski Highway, Suite 180, Elkton, Maryland 21921 for issuance of a new Class "B" Beer, Wine & Liquor Alcoholic Beverage License
Joseph DiTommasso, Jr., Thomas Gordon and Carmine Crisconi appeared before the Board with attorney Robert Jones; the applicants were duly sworn by the clerk. The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 3-1; Alcohol Awareness Training; Certification Form; Worker's Compensation and a copy of the zoning certificate stating the premises is zoned for an alcoholic beverage license. Mr. Wilson read the public notice and stated it was duly advertised on November 10 and 17, 2010 in the Cecil Whig; he asked the applicant several questions from the application. Mr. Crisconi stated he has been in the restaurant business for about 40 years; his plans include a restaurant which Cecil County will be proud to have; he plans to be open from 10 AM – 2 AM. Commissioner Curry made a motion to approve the issuance of the new license pending all permits, Alcohol Awareness training and Board opening inspection; Mr. Snelling seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve.
B-131 Sarah Davis, T/A 3-D, 300 East Pulaski Highway, Elkton, Maryland 21921
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 to update; he stated he has had some issues with the sewage and is working with the Health Department on those issues; he is not quite ready to open and requested an extension – Commissioner Gerweck made a motion to extend issuance through renewal, which is March; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board voted unanimously to approve the extension.
VIOLATION – Underage Sales- Transferring license without Board notification and approval and no Alcohol Awareness Training - Class "GC" Alcoholic Beverage License No. GC-2 - Edward Quinn, Member; Jeffrey Ellis, Member; PGG, LLC; T/A The Club at Patriots Glen, 300 Patriots Way, Elkton, MD 21921
James Cooney appeared before the Board; Mr. Cooney, Chief Bradford and Inspector Reynolds were duly sworn by the Clerk. It was determined to continue on an agreed statement of facts and Chief Bradford read his report into the record. Mr. Cooney stated they have contracted to have cameras installed and they are always monitoring; he also stated Mr. Rodriquez was the manager on duty on this night; he also stated they have been contacted by the University of Delaware to have Greek parties; students are bused in from Newark. Chief Bradford also stated he was informed on the night in question that the business had been sold without proper and prior Board notification and approval and also the person who had the alcohol awareness training was no longer employed. Mr. Cooney stated he was prepared to pay the fine at this time; the Board went into Executive Session to discuss the matter with Mr. Wilson. Upon return from Executive Session, Mr. Wilson stated the Board discussed the violation, they have found them guilty of transferring ownership without prior Board notification and approval, however there will be no punitive action at this time; the Board has found them guilty of having no Alcohol Awareness and the fine is $100 and they also have found them guilty of sales to an underage person and fines $250 with $250 proceedings cost for a total of $600.
BOARD DECISION – Transferring ownership without proper Board notification and approval – Guilty with no punitive action – No Alcohol Awareness – Guilty $100 – Sales to an underage person
· Approve Minutes
The minutes from the October 27, 2010 meeting were approved.
· Catering/University of Delaware parties
Strictly enforce Catering Rules & Regulations
· Gentleman's Club – Perryville
Applicant will need to have Zoning Certificate
· Policy when licensee does not appear
Addition to Rules & Regulations – pick up license – Board will determine
· Property Ownership
A letter will be sent to request a copy of lease
· Toy Parties
With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.
Tim Snelling, Chairperson
Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant