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KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND


Board of License Commissioners

April 22, 2003

The Honorable Board of License Commissioners met today with the following present:

Roy W. Crow, Scott D. Livie, and William W. Pickrum, presiding.

Mauritz Stetson, Alcoholic Beverage Inspector, appeared to discuss the following issues:

SPECIAL LICENSE

The Commissioners approved the following special Class C Licenses:

A one day special Beer and Wine License for the Mainstay, Inc. for a music show to be held at the Mainstay Building, Chestertown on May 10, as well as a two day special Class C Beer and Wine License for the Mainstay, Inc. on May 17 and May 18.

A one day special license Beer Wine and Liquor License for the Kent County Community Marching Band for a fund raising event on April 26 at the Chesapeake Bank and Trust, High Street, Chestertown.

TAILGATE MARKET

A public hearing was held at 9:30 a.m. on the application received from Glenn Martin Davis, Sr., representing the Tailgate Market for a transfer of a Class A Beer and Wine License to a Class B Beer License (off and on sale). Mr. Davis was in attendance.

Commissioner Pickrum read the notice of public hearing into the record.

Mr. Stetson reiterated that this was a license transfer and the character of the operation will not be changing. Mr. Stetson advised that Mr. Davis' employees had attended alcohol awareness classes in preparation for the license upgrade. Mr. Davis advised of requests received from customers to have beer served with meals. He does not have any intent to serve alcoholic beverages late at night.

There was no one in attendance who wished to speak for or against this application.

A motion was made by Commissioner Crow, seconded by Commissioner Livie, and made unanimous by Commissioner Pickrum to approve the license. The Commissioners wished Mr. Davis well with the business.

This hearing was taped for reference and adjourned at 9:35 a.m.

ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE STATUTE
KENNEDYVILLE INN

Barbara Silcox, owner of Kennedyville Inn, appeared to discuss alcoholic beverage policies relating to reporting income statistics. Ms. Silcox questioned the need for reporting sales revenue figures when the food to sales ratio is required according to the statute. Mr. Stetson gave assurance that revenue data was locked up and not accessible. Ms. Silcox advised that the Commissioners' Office staff reviews the renewals prior to forwarding them to Mr. Stetson and expressed privacy concerns. Commissioner Livie inquired if Ms. Silcox was abiding by the law in

providing ratio data rather than sales figures. Mr. Stetson confirmed that the ratio data satisfied the law. The Commissioners and Mr. Stetson concurred that the statute needed to be reviewed and amended to provide the Class B Licensee with the option of either reporting sales figures or have an accountant certify the food to sales ratio all of which would be subject to audit.

RENEWAL APPLICATIONS

Mr. Stetson advised that he had reviewed forty-one renewal applications. He reported of one establishment, Great Oak Landing, that did not meet the Class B restaurant license requirement of 60% - 40% food to liquor sales requirement. He noted that due to Great Oak Landing Restaurant not being open during the winter months as well as experienced restaurant management problems, they did not meet the requirements.

At the recommendation of Mr. Stetson, a motion was made by Commissioner Crow, seconded by Commissioner Livie and made unanimous by Commissioner Pickrum to approve the renewals, however, Great Oak Landing was approved subject to improving the food to sales ratio within six months.

HAVEN HARBOUR MARINA
HAVEN HARBOUR MARINA CLUB

Mr. Stetson advised of request to consolidate the licensed premises for Haven Harbour Marina Club (Class C Beer Wine and Liquor License) and that the Class A Beer and Wine License for Haven Harbour Marina be cancelled as of May 1.

There being no further business to claim their attention, the Board adjourned to meet again on Wednesday, April 29, 2003.

 

Please contact Joyce Laskey or Janice Fletcher at (410) 778-7435 or by e-mail with any questions or comments.

 

 




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