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 31, 2011 at 9:00 A.M.
PRESENT: Tim Snelling, Chairman
William Gerweck, Commissioner
Carrie L. Taylor, Commissioner
H. Norman Wilson, Jr., Esquire
Earl R. Bradford, Chief Alcohol Beverage Inspector
Robin Coyle, Administrative Assistant
UPDATES - A-31 - Patrick Evans, Evans Family Enterprises, LLC, T/A Delancy Liquors, 1197 E. Pulaski Highway, Suite D, Elkton, MD 21921
Patrick Evans failed to appear before the Board; Chief Bradford, by request of the Chairman contacted Mr. Evans by telephone. Mr. Evans stated settlement was to occur this afternoon at 2:00 PM. The Board told him he needs to submit a copy of the settlement sheet to the Board office by noon tomorrow, Thursday, September 1 and submit the additional paperwork (Bulk Transfer Permit and Lease Agreement) within 15 day (September 15, 2011), if the deadlines are not met, Chief Bradford shall pick up the license.
Request for Outdoor Entertainment - C. Thomas Brown, Esquire, Trustee; Kathleen Lourdes Leeds, John Leeds Owners, Gayle Murray, Lease Manager; C.M. Tugs, Inc. T/A C. M. Tugs Grub & Pub, 10 S. Main Street, Port Deposit, MD 21904
Gayle Murray appeared before the Board; she stated her name has changed to Gayle Price Wysock. She stated she did not appear last month due to her marriage and being on her honeymoon. Mrs. Wysock stated when Arch Christian owned the business he had outside entertainment; she stated she held the mortgage for the Leeds and that didn't work out and now she owns the business. She stated she has owned the property since 2003. Chairman Snelling asked what the hours would be for outdoor entertainment; Mrs. Wysock stated weekdays until 10:00 PM and Friday and Saturday nights until 11:00 PM. She stated she has personally gone to the police and told them if the music is too loud to let her know, she said in fact, she has told them they have permission to turn it down themselves, they do not have to find her. Chairman Snelling asked if she had a letter from the Town of Port Deposit granting her permission for outdoor entertainment; she stated she did and submitted the letter. Mr. Wilson asked who owned the property; Mrs. Wysock stated she owns the property, Arch Christian holds the deed; Mr. Wilson stated Arch holds the mortgage for you and you hold the mortgage for the Leeds; Mrs. Wysock stated that is correct. Commissioner Gerweck made a motion to approve the outdoor entertainment for 30 days and the Board will then review and grant the permanent approval, Commissioner Taylor seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the outdoor entertainment for 30 days and the Board will then review and grant the permanent approval.
Mrs. Wysock then asked what is her licensed premises; she stated somewhere in the future she would like to expand, she has two apartments above and she would like to expand to the second floor; Mr. Wilson stated she would need to bring in plans and the Board would then discuss the matter.
Public Comments - None
· Approve Minutes
Minutes from the July 29, 2011 meeting were approved.
· Catering Events
· Legislative Request
Chief Bradford stated they met with the County Commissioners regarding the legislation submitted and have been invited to meet with the Delegation.
· Drunk Monkey – Mr. Wilson stated he received an order to extend the time to submit transcriptions through October; the second order the Court stayed the Board's decision to suspend the license until the appeal has been heard before the Circuit Court of Cecil County; Judge Whelan did grant the Drunk Monkey credit for the 49 days served.
No new business was discussed.
With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.
Tim Snelling, Chairperson
Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant