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May 25, 2011

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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, May 25, 2011 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

 

Request For Outside Use - Howard Ronald Dubree, Sr.; Full Moon Saloon, LC, T/A Full Moon Saloon, 565 Cecilton Warwick Road, Warwick, MD 21912

 

Howard Dubree appeared before the Board to request outside use.  He stated he would like to put up a pavilion to use as a facility for crabs and eventually put in a Tiki bar.  Mr. Wilson asked if this will be attached to the building; Mr. Dubree stated no.  Mr. Gerweck asked if he has the proper permits for the work; Mr. Dubree stated he has everything to meet with them after this meeting.  With no further questions, Commissioner Gerweck made a motion to approve the outdoor use subject to getting the proper permits and approvals and notifying our office when they're ready to open, so the 30 day trial period may begin; Commissioner Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the request for outdoor use.

New License - Application received from Jeffrey Crabbe, T/A Crabbe Depot, 33 South Main Street, Port Deposit, MD 21904 for a new Class "B" Beer & Light Wine Alcoholic Beverage License

 

Jeffrey Crabbe appeared before the Board; the applicants were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Mr. Wilson read the public notice which appeared on dates of May 11 and 18, 2011.  The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: Zoning Certificate signed by Richard Walter, Co-Chairman, Town of Port Deposit; signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 7-1; Alcohol Awareness Training; Certification Form stating the nature of the business will be a restaurant with alcohol sales; Validation for Sunday Sales requesting on and off-premise sales; Worker's Compensation to be submitted at a later date.  Mr. Wilson asked the applicants if the questions that they answered as part of the application packet were true today as they were when they signed the application; the applicants both stated yes.  The application was amended to reflect beer and light wine sales.  Mr. Crabbe stated he has a carry-out crab business and would like to offer beer and wine sales.  Mr. Snelling asked about parking; Mr. Crabbe stated he is situated next to the community parking lot, so he doesn't anticipate any parking problems.  Mr. Gerweck made a motion to approve the issuance of the new Class "B" alcoholic beverage license; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the issuance of the license. 

 

Clerk Note:  With no items pending, the license was issued upon payment.

 

 

 

Transfer - POSTPONED Application received from Michael McNeal, Upper Chesapeake Restaurant, Inc., T/A Mick's Crab House, 902 E. Pulaski Highway, Elkton, MD 21921 for transfer of Class "B" Beer, Wine & Liquor Alcoholic Beverage License No. B-1 from Mark D'Azevedo, President/Secretary/Treasurer; Bentley's, Inc., T/A Bentley's, 902 E. Pulaski Highway, Elkton, MD 21921

 

New License - Application received from Yan Qing Lin; Ruth Ann Maxey; Sushi House, LLC T/A Johnny's Sushi House, 5412 Pulaski Highway, Perryville, MD 21903 for a new Class "B" Beer, Wine & Liquor Alcoholic Beverage License

 

Yan Qing Lin and Ruth Ann Maxey appeared before the Board with attorney, Karl Fockler; the applicants were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Mr. Wilson read the public notice which appeared on dates of May 11 and 18, 2011.  Mr. Fockler asked that Mrs. Lin's husband, Johnny, be able to translate, as her English is not very good; he was then sworn by the Clerk.  The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: Zoning Certificate signed by Denise Breder, Town of Perryville; signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 7-2; Alcohol Awareness Training; Certification Form stating the nature of the business will be a restaurant with alcohol sales; Validation for Sunday Sales requesting on and off-premise sales; Worker's Compensation to be submitted at a later date.  Mr. Wilson asked the applicants if the questions that they answered as part of the application packet were true today as they were when they signed the application; the applicants both stated yes.  Mr. Fockler submitted a copy of the business license and picture of the restaurant; he stated they are a sushi bar/Asian grill restaurant and if granted liquor license would like to serve alcoholic beverages to clients.  He stated the town had concerns regarding the liquor license, he stated they are purely a restaurant first with alcohol sales, they have no plans of being a bar.  Mr. Fockler stated Ms. Lin and her husband will be running the business and will be there open to close everyday; their hours will be 11:00 AM through 10:00 PM.  Mary Ellen Skilling, Town of Perryville appeared at the meeting supporting the business; she state the application with the town said bar and there was an issue under their zoning, however the town is in support of the restaurant.  Johnny stated there are 45 seats – the patio area they intend to have eight seats on each side if the town is okay with that; Ms. Skilling stated she didn't see where there would be an issue with that.  Mr. Gerweck made a motion to approve the issuance of the new Class "B" alcoholic beverage license; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the issuance of the license. 

 

New License - Application received from Laura J. Beyer; Madelyn Patterson; Ashley Marie Walengewicz; Pasquale's Italian Grille, T/A Pasquale's Italian Grille, 648 Broad Street, Perryville, MD 21903 for a new Class "B" Beer, Wine & Liquor Alcoholic Beverage License

 

Laura Beyer and her husband, Ken; Ashley Walengewicz and Brian Chiapparelli appeared before the Board with attorney Dwight Thomey ; the applicants were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Mr. Wilson read the public notice which appeared on dates of May 11 and 18, 2011.  The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: Zoning Certificate signed by Denise Breder, Town of Perryville; signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 7-2; Alcohol Awareness Training; Certification Form stating the nature of the business will be a restaurant with alcohol sales; Validation for Sunday Sales requesting on and off-premise sales; Worker's Compensation to be submitted at a later date.  Mr. Wilson asked the applicants if the questions that they answered as part of the application packet were true today as they were when they signed the application; the applicants both stated yes.  Mr. Beyer stated they intend to make some renovations to the building and operate as an Italian restaurant, they hope to be open within 60-90 days.  Mr. Thomey stated they are involved in both of their other restaurants in Havre de Grace and Baltimore.  Ms. Skilling stated the Town of Perryville sent a letter supporting the restaurant.  Chairman Snelling asked about parking; Mr. Beyer stated dinner may be a problem, but they are looking for other areas to use when they are closed.  Mr. Beyer stated they will be closed at 9:00 PM, they will not be bar driven, their main objection is food, the projected opening date is September 1.  Mr. Gerweck made a motion to approve the issuance of the new Class "B" alcoholic beverage license with the approved paperwork and a motion to approve a 120 day extension through September meeting; Mr. Curry seconded that motion and the Board then voted unanimously to approve the issuance of the license. 

 

Violation – Allowing alcoholic beverages to be possessed, sold, furnished or consumed without the current license being properly displayed - James Ray Cooney; Konstantinos Tzitzifas; PGG, LLC, T/A The Club At Patriot's Glen, 300 Patriot's Way, Elkton, MD 21921

 

James Cooney appeared before the Board with attorney, Tom Kemp; Chief Bradford read his report into the record.  Mr. Kemp stated they do not dispute there was some wrongdoing, he stated Mr. Tzitzifas made his last payment in mid April and never having dealt with the State of MD prior to this year, had thought everything was okay.  He asked that there be no finding of a violation found.  Chairman Snelling stated the Board will make their decision and the licensee will receive that decision by certified mail.

 

BOARD DECISION – No violation – licensee to pay administrative fee of $250

 

General Business

·                     Approve Minutes

The minutes from the April 27, 2011 meeting were approved.

·                     Catering Events

·                     Specials

 

Old Business

·         CM Tugs – Send letter stating Management Agreement has expired – need to submit new agreement within five days

·         Rendezvous Inn – B-41

 

New Business

With no further business to discuss the meeting was adjourned.

 

BY:

                                                                                                                               

Tim Snelling, Chairperson

 

ATTEST:

                                                                                                                               

Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant