Prescott
AZ

Council Memo
1666

Public Hearing and consideration for an Acquisition of Control for a Series 3 Microbrewery liquor license from Scott Alan Whitney, applicant for Hometown Brewing Company DBA Coppertop Alehouse; Location: 220 S. Montezuma Street.

Information

Department:City ClerkSponsors:
Category:Liquor License

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. Liquor License Series Number Definitions
  3. R19-1-702 (This file has not yet been converted to a viewable format)

Document Comments

Recommended Action: 1) MOVE to close the Public Hearing; (2) MOVE to approve/deny/make no recommendation for Liquor License Application No. 03133025 for an Acquisition of Control for a Series 3 Microbrewery liquor license, for Hometown Brewing Company DBA Coppertop Alehouse; Location: 220 S. Montezuma Street.  

 

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Item Summary

 

Scott Alan Whitney has applied for a for an Acquisition of Control for a Series 3 Microbrewery liquor license for Hometown Brewing Company DBA Coppertop Alehouse

 

License               Hometown Brewing Company DBA Coppertop Alehouse

                                                                                    220 S. Montezuma Street

Applicant                                                        Scott Alan Whitney

City Application No.                                          17-303

State Application No.                            03133025

Sixty Day Processing Deadline              October 8, 2017

 

Staff Recommendation

 

Police Department                                          In Compliance

Business & Sales Tax Licensing              In Compliance

Public Comments Received              None

 

NOTE:  State law provides that for an Acquisition of Control application, “In all proceedings before the governing body of a city…the applicant bears the burden of showing that the public convenience requires that the best interest of the community will be substantially served by the issuance of a license. “(A.R.S. §4-201)

 

Background

 

The application presented for consideration has complied with each of the following requirements.

 

1.              The application has been filed with the State Liquor Department and released to the City for additional processing.

 

2.              The City application fee, set by Section 4-7-3 of the Prescott City Code, has been paid.

 

3.              The application has been posted at the proposed location for the required twenty days and statements of opposition or statements of support received by the City Clerk are attached.

 

4.              The Police Department has reviewed the application according to State law, which precludes issuance of a license to any person who: (1) Within one year has violated any provision of a liquor license or had a liquor license revoked; or (b) Within five years of the date of application has been convicted of a felony involving moral turpitude.

 

5.              The Finance Department has reviewed the application to determine any delinquent tax information.

 

Public Hearing and Action Procedure

 

The City Council's recommendation of approval, disapproval or no recommendation will be forwarded to the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control ("Department") for their
consideration.

 

Recommendation of Approval

If the City Council recommendation is for approval, no hearing is required unless the Director of the Department, the State Liquor Board ("Board"), or any aggrieved party, requests a hearing on the grounds that the public convenience and the best interest of the community will not be substantially served if a license is issued. If no hearing is requested, the Director may approve the license.

 

Recommendation of Disapproval

If the City Council recommendation is for disapproval of an application, a statement of the specific reasons along with a summary of the testimony or other evidence supporting the recommendation for disapproval is required to be attached to the order of disapproval and submitted to the Director, after which a public hearing will be held.

 

No Recommendation

If the City Council makes no recommendation, the Director may cancel the hearing and issue the license unless the Board or any aggrieved party protests and requests a hearing.  If the reason for the protest is clearly removed or deemed satisfied by the Director, the Board shall cancel the hearing and the Department may issue the license.

 

 

Financial Impact

 

The application and license fees have been paid. 

 

 

Meeting History

Sep 12, 2017 3:00 PM Video City Council Voting Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:APPROVED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Steve Sischka, Councilman
SECONDER:Jean Wilcox, Councilwoman
AYES:Harry Oberg, Jim Lamerson, Steve Blair, Greg Lazzell, Billie Orr, Steve Sischka, Jean Wilcox