Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Live reporting - ABC hearings

Capt Steve Williams
Lt Lynch

  • Have a grant to conduct a periodic "sting" - visit establishment and see if you can get served without getting ID checked
  • Monitor hot spots and parties
  • "Shoulder tap" - position an underage person outside liquor store to see if they could get someone to buy liquor for them.
Did the sting on all 31 establishments, 29 passed, 2 failed.

Cottage St Pub
operative was presented a beer, money was placed on the table

Owner admits they failed, won't contradict the police report

Recommendation, 3 day suspension with 2 days held in abeyance

There is money left in the grant, more stings will be conducted in coming months

Discussion on time period for abeyance, 2 years or 1 year to be held.

Motion to accept either the 7th, 14th, or 21st as the day to observe the suspension
Owner has 48 hours to confirm which date with the Town Administrator.

Motion passed by 7-0 vote

Pepper Terrace

operative was asked age, did not verify license

Owner admits that the facts are as stated

Recommendation: This is a second offense, the prior 2 days have been held in abeyance. The 1st violation was 2007. This time should have a full 7 day suspension observed on consecutive days.

Motion for suspension to be imposed from the 7th to the 13th of February.

Motion passed by 7-0 vote

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