May 29 , 2013

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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 30, 2013 at 9:15 A.M.

PRESENT:
        Tim Snelling, Chairman
                        Carrie L. Taylor, Commissioner
                        John Eller, Commissioner
                        H. Norman Wilson, Jr., Esquire
                        Earl R. Bradford, Chief Alcohol Beverage Inspector
                        Robin Coyle, Administrative Assistant

 

Request for change in mode of operation. 

Class "B" BWL No. B-79 -  Harry C. Barbin, President; Andrew T. Barbin, Vice President; David R. Koch, Secretary; Horsham Valley Associates, Inc., T/A Chesapeake Bay Golf Club, L.P., 1500 Chesapeake Club Drive, North East, MD 21901

Andrew Barbin appeared before the Board; Mr. Barbin was sworn in by the Clerk; he stated they are interested in having catered events and would like to utilize their license in that way and they were requesting permission to have take out; they are not interested in having a package good store, but would like to be able to offer beer or wine to go with ordered dinners to go.  They do have a Class "B" license at the North East location.  With nothing further to discuss, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the use of the off-premises privilege; Commissioner Eller seconded that motion and the Board unanimously voted to approve the off-premises privilege.

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; Mr. Trapani was sworn by the Clerk; he stated he went was granted a special exception and may now sell off premises.  He asked the Board for permission to sell off premises; they have done this tentatively for two years.  With nothing further to discuss, Commissioner Taylor made a motion to approve the use of the off-premises privilege; Commissioner Eller seconded that motion and the Board unanimously voted to approve the off-premises privilege.

 

 

LEASE MANAGEMENT AGREEMENT

Ralph O. Hall, Operating Member;  A. Ford Hall, Sr., Member; J. Walter O'Neal, Member;  Georgetown Harbor Partners, LLC, T/A The Granary Restaurant and The Sassafras Grill, 100 George Street, Fredericktown/Georgetown, MD 21930

Ralph Hall, A. Ford Hall, J. Walter O'Neal and David Anderson appeared before the Board; they were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Mr. Hall introduced David Anderson and stated he is the new manager of the Granary Restaurant.  Mr. Anderson stated he will be keeping The Granary a seafood restaurant, with a nice beer and wine selection and full bar.  He hopes to open in mid-June, after making a few renovations, painting etc.  He stated he worked at the Iron Hill Brewery for 16 years, as well as a few other places.  With nothing further to discuss, Commissioner Eller made a motion to approve the management agreement; Commissioner Taylor seconded that motion and the Board unanimously voted to approve the management agreement.

VIOLATIONS:  UNDERAGE SALES

(Official transcript available upon request with proper payment of fees)

B-57 - Cornelius F. Shanahan, Jr., President; Joseph A. Gargiulo, Vice President, Frank J. Gargiulo, Treasurer; Beauchamp Liquors, Inc., T/A Cherry Hill Liquors, 42 Beauchamp Road, Elkton, MD 21921

Frank Gargiulo appeared before the Board; he and Chief Bradford were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Chief Bradford read his report into the record.  Operation Stay Alert was conducted on January 4, 2013 and compliance check completed on April 11, 2013.  Mr. Gargiulo stated the employee has been terminated.

BOARD DECISION – Guilty - waive administration fee - $250 fine.

 

BLX-6 - Kevin Morgan; Frank Broomall; John Giordano; Stripers LLC, T/A Schaefer's Restaurant, 208 Bank Street, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Frank Broomall appeared before the Board; he and Chief Bradford were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Chief Bradford read his report into the record.  Operation Stay Alert was conducted on March 19, 2013 and compliance check on April 12, 2013.  Mr. Broomall stated he meets with employees prior to each shift; he said the employee was terminated. 

BOARD DECISION – Guilty - waive administration fee - $250 fine.

B-10 - James J. Bivens, President; Mary Bivens, Vice President; Rookies, Inc., T/A Hilltop Inn, 825 Hilltop Road, Elkton, MD 21921 - Rescheduled

B-25 - Robert L. Jackson, Pleasant View Stables Inc., T/A Uncle Bob's, 565 Kirk Road, Elkton, MD 21921

Robert Jackson and Jo Ann Caldwell appeared before the Board; he and Chief Bradford were duly sworn by the Clerk.  Chief Bradford read his report into the record.  Operation Stay Alert was conducted on March 8, 2013 and compliance check on April 19, 2013.  Mr. Jackson stated Mrs. Caldwell has been running the establishment for many years with her husband and has always done a great job.  There is no prior history.

BOARD DECISION – Guilty - waive administration fee - $250 fine.

 

TRANSFER:

Application received from Dilip C. Patel, President; Jyoti Praveen Patel, Secretary; Ellen Cochrane, Resident Agent; Shree Sai Shradha, Inc.; T/A Chesapeake Wine & Spirits, 2728 Augustine Herman Highway, Chesapeake City, MD 21915 for transfer of Class "A" Beer, Wine & Liquor License No. A-43 from Dean Geracimos, Spirit 213, LLC, Licensee; T/A Chesapeake Wine & Spirits, 2728 Augustine Herman Highway, Chesapeake City, MD 21915

Dilip Patel appeared before the Board with attorney, Robert Jones and owner Dean Geracimos.  The applicant was sworn by the Clerk; Mr. Wilson read the public notice that appeared on dates of May 15 and 22, 2013.  .  The fully executed application packet with proper fees included: signatures of 10 registered voters and property owners in District 2-1; Alcohol Awareness Training showing they have taken the class; Certification Form stating the nature of the business will be 4,300 sq. ft. frame building at 2728 Augustine Herman Hwy.  Mr. Wilson asked each applicant if the information submitted on the application is true today as when they signed it April 30, 2013, the applicant stated yes.  Mr. Jones stated Mr. Patel has operated the business since 2009 and plans to run it as it has been.  Harvey Jacobs, owner of Brantwood Liquors stated he does not object to the transfer as long as he runs a clean, competitive operation.  Walter Rozanski stated he has read about him; he too would like him to run a clean business, not violate interstate and commerce laws.  Ms. Coyle stated there is a tax issue and the license cannot be transferred and issued until that is cleared up and a release is received from the Comptroller's Office and therefore Mr. Geracimos' application cannot be scheduled for North East until this is completed.  With no further business to discuss, Commissioner Eller made a motion to approve the transfer conditioned upon the tax issue being cleared; Commissioner Taylor seconded that motion and the Board voted unanimously to approve the transfer conditioned upon the tax issue.

 

General Business

Chairman Snelling stated he would like to congratulate Chief Bradford on being elected MALA President.

·                    Approve Minutes

The minutes from the April 24, 2013 meeting were approved.

·                    Catering Events

·                    Specials

Old Business

·                    Renewal

New Business

 

With no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned.

BY:

                                                                                               

Tim Snelling, Chairman

 

ATTEST:

                                                                                               

Robin S. Coyle, Administrative Assistant