The liquor licenses for the British Beer Company and the 99 Restaurant were suspended for three days during the Town Council meeting on Wednesday. One day will be served on Friday, Oct 31, Halloween. Two days will be held in abeyance for two years as these are first time offenses.
The bartender who served the minor was fired immediately from the 99. The bartender at British Beer was suspended for a week, re-did the training required and is now back working. Both organizations took immediate action in recognition of their failure to pass this test.
The Town Council heard from Franklin's legislative representation. Senators Karen Spikla and Richard Ross and Representative Jeff Roy had time on the agenda to provide a brief update on how they coordinate and collaborate to help Franklin at the State House. They also took time to recognize the service to Franklin by former councilor Glenn Jones.
|from left to right: Senator Spilka, Glenn Jones, Rep Jeff Roy, Senator Richard Ross|
Jones, you may recall, announced his resignation at the last Council meeting to avoid a conflict of interest with his new position teaching at Tri-County Regional Voc Tech.
Police Chief Stephen Semerjian introduced some of the new police officers and recognized one who will be retiring soon.
|Chief Stephen Semerjian introduces new police officers to the Town Council|
DPW Director Robert Cantoreggi and Engineer Mike Maglio also presented information on the Lincoln/Daniels St construction project. Work remains to be done but the major push to complete the section in front of the school contributed to the feeling that once that section was done, nothing was really happening.
Among the key legislative items was the creation of a building committee for the build-out of the second floor of the Senior Center. The group appointed effectively reunites those who served on the original building committee.
Additional details on these and other items from the meeting can be found in these links reported during the meeting on Wednesday.