Archbold, OH

Council Won’t Oppose Liquor Permit Transfer

Archbold village council will not request a hearing on a liquor permit transfer request in the village.

That was the decision at its Monday, Feb. 4 meeting.

Dennis Howell, village administrator, said Samih Al-Jamal, Columbus, has applied to transfer the C2 and C2X liquor permits held by Beck Suppliers, Inc., Fremont, for their FriendShip Food gas station-convenience store to himself.

Howell said Al-Jamal is purchasing the business from Beck Suppliers, under the business name, Archbold One-Stop Center.

The C2 permit allows the sale of wine and mixed beverages in sealed containers for carryout. The C2X permit is for beer, under the same terms.

Council had the option of requesting a hearing before officials of the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control, or not requesting a hearing.

In a related matter, Howell said he spoke with officials of Beck Suppliers, which will retain ownership of the convenience store building and property.

There is a truck parking area west of the convenience store that is currently covered with crushed stone.

When the village conducts the repaving of South Defi- ance Street from the West Barre Road-Lafayette Street interchange to the Brush Creek bridge late next year, the road surface will be lowered by grinding.

The grinding process produces a leftover material known as grindings. Grindings are small bits of asphalt.

Howell said grindings can be spread on the crushed stone lot behind the convenience store. Once compressed with a roller, grindings can make a better surface, with less dust, than crushed stone.

Howell said an official from Beck Suppliers said the company would pay to spread the material and have it rolled.

Council voted to approve a resolution opposing Ohio House Bill 601.

HB601 proposes to change the way municipal income taxes are collected, by centralizing the process in Columbus.

Howell noted Barbara Sears, state representative (R-Monclova), will attend the next council meeting to discuss the measure.

The next meeting is Monday, Feb. 18, 7 pm, in council chambers.

Council also reviewed the Engineering Department project status report for December.

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