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, was also in attendance.
Mauritz Stetson reviewed 28 renewal applications. He reported that he
performed a percentage check (60% - 40% - alcoholic beverage sales ratio)
on Class B alcoholic beverage license applications, and the only establishment
not to meet the requirement was Great Oak Landing Restaurant. Mr. Stetson
pointed out that Great Oak Landing Restaurant did not comply with the
requirement in 2002, and noted that part of the problem with their non-compliance
is the inclusion of the Jelly Fish Joel's bar which is part of the Great
Oak business and is included in the same license. Only 15% of the bar's
business is food.
Commissioner Pickrum replied that the management of Great Oak must rectify
its non-compliance and obey the law as must all the other owners. Commissioner
Livie concurred, stating that Great Oak must solve its problem or be down-graded.
A motion was made by Commissioner Crow, seconded by Commissioner Livie,
and made unanimous by Commissioner Pickrum to approve the renewal applications
as presented with the exception of Great Oak Landing Restaurant to whom
will be given a conditional renewal and will be given 30 days to present
a written plan which will indicate how they will rectify their failure
to meet the 60%-40% ratio requirement in order to maintain their Class
An application for a transfer of a beer, wine and liquor license was received
from Nilesh V. Desai, President, et.al. representing Chestertown Group,
LLC. A public hearing has been scheduled for November 18 at 9:15 a.m.
PLAY IT AGAIN SAM
An application for a beer and wine license was received from Margaret
Mayberry representing Play It Again Sam, Inc. A public hearing has been
scheduled for November 18 at 9:45 a.m.
There being no further business to claim their attention, the Board of
License Commissioners adjourned to meet again on Tuesday, November 4,
THE BOARD OF LICENSE COMMISSIONERS
OF KENT COUNTY, MARYLAND
Janice F. Fletcher
William W. Pickrum, President
Please contact Ileana Lindstrom or Janice Fletcher at (410)
778-7435 or by e-mail with
any questions or comments.