KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND
Board of License Commissioners
February 19, 2002
The Honorable Board of License Commissioners met today with the following present: Larry B. Beck, W. Michael Newnam, and Ronald H. Fithian, presiding.
Mauritz Stetson, Alcoholic Beverage Inspector, appeared to discuss the following issues:
ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE VIOLATION
In response to a report received from the Alcoholic Beverage Inspector relating to an alleged violation of Article 2B Section 13-101 of the Annotated Code of Maryland, an administrative hearing was scheduled for 10:15 a.m. as it relates to the failure to have an individual certified in alcohol awareness training present on the premises during the hours in which alcohol is served or consumed.
Mr. Ernest Cookerly, Esq., representing the County, Ada B. O'Neal, licensee, as well as Debbie Alexander, employee, were in attendance.
Commissioner Fithian advised that an administrative hearing would not be held today, however, the Commissioners cautioned the licensee to be aware of the seriousness of the violation. He further noted that since the new law was effective, a grace period had been in effect until December 31, 2001. In that light, he advised the licensee that any further violations of this nature would result in a fine and/or alcoholic license suspension after this date. Commissioner Fithian requested that this law be observed as it would be fully enforced from this time forward.
There being no further business to claim their attention, the Board adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, February 26, 2002.
Please contact Joyce Laskey or Janice Fletcher at (410) 778-7435 or by e-mail with any questions or comments.