2017-11-30 / Front Page

Council OKs licenses for businesses during stroll


Every shop that needs a license to operate during Saturday’s holiday stroll will be open to celebrate the holidays.

During the Nov. 20 meeting of the town councilors, Town Administrator Andy Nota reported two businesses, Ace’s Pizza and Live & Learn, did not have their applications completed.

The next regularly scheduled meeting, however, wasn’t until after the Christmas festivities, which includes Santa’s arrival and the tree lighting. According to Nota, if the councilors wanted those businesses open for the stroll, they had to schedule a special meeting to approve the applications. All liquor and victualing licenses expire Nov. 30.

“It’ll be a five-meeting meeting,” he said.

It lasted four.

The council unanimously approved the licenses at Monday afternoon’s special meeting. Also unanimous was the council’s decision to schedule that meeting.

“Ace’s Pizza has me by the pepperoni pizza,” Councilman Blake Dickinson said. “We kind of need them.”

Dickinson also said having the doors open at Live & Learn, which will host Christmas cookie decorating, would be ideal for children.

“It would be convenient if they were open when Santa Claus comes to town,” he said. “It’s a pretty special day in Jamestown.”

While Kristine Trocki, council president, wasn’t available for Monday’s meeting, she did relay a message from the earlier session. Although she agreed to be accommodating, she said it is the businesses’ responsibility to be prepared when they are listed on the agenda.

“Applications need to be submitted on time,” she said. “I want to make it clear that we have gone above and beyond.”

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