Council Memo

Public Hearing and consideration for a New Series 12 Restaurant liquor license and Interim Permit application from Shawna Zerbest, applicant, for Barbudos Grill and Cantina, located at 1042 Willow Creek Rd. #107.


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Category:Liquor License


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Recommended Action: 1) MOVE to close the Public Hearing; 2) MOVE to approve/deny/make no recommendation for Liquor License Application No.19335 for a new Series 12 Restaurant liquor license, for Barbudos Grill and Cantina: 1042 Willow Creek Rd. #107.



Shawna Zerbest has applied for a new Series 12 Restaurant liquor license for Barbudos Grill and Cantina.


License                                                         Barbudos Grill and Cantina


Location                                                        1042 Willow Creek Rd. #107


Applicant                                                        Shawna Zerbest


City Application No.                                          18-318


State Application No.                            19335


Sixty Day Processing Deadline              June 19, 2018


Staff Recommendation


Police Department                                          In Compliance

Community Development              In Compliance

Business & Sales Tax Licensing              In Compliance

Public Comments Received              None


NOTE:  State law provides that for a new license 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)




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.


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


  1. 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.


  1. 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.


  1. The Community Development Department has reviewed the application to determine whether zoning is proper.


6.              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


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

Jun 12, 2018 3:00 PM Video City Council Voting Meeting
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MOVER:Billie Orr, Mayor Pro Tem
SECONDER:Alexa Scholl, Councilwoman
AYES:Greg Mengarelli, Billie Orr, Steve Blair, Phil Goode, Jim Lamerson, Alexa Scholl, Steve Sischka