Following a public hearing at which no one spoke, an application for a certificate of good moral character to sell and store retail alcoholic beverages was granted Parth Patel at 19015 West Main Street during the February 26 Huntingdon Council meeting.

This is the only application to sell packaged liquor the town has received since the referendum’s passage.

A review process by Huntingdon Director of Public Safety Walter Smothers found no information which would adversely affect the applicant’s suitability for the issuance of a certificate of good moral character.

Item II of the review process was conducted by town attorney Robert T. Keeton, Jr. who determined that the information provided by Patel was verified as true and correct and there was no information which would adversely affect the applicant’s suitability for the issuance of a certificate of good moral character.

Item III of the review process was conducted by Huntingdon Codes Enforcement Official Randy Crossett. It was in conjunction with the location of the premises of the proposed retail sale of alcoholic beverages as related to zoning, adequate facilities which meet the Town’s codes, as to the required footage to churches, schools, public parks, or public playgrounds. Crossett also found that the premise is located in a properly zoned district.

The application must now gain state approval from the Alcohol Beverage Commission.

Ed Jackson III, Regional Director for Congressman David Kustoff, introduced himself and told of his plans to make visits to Huntingdon City Hall once a month excluding July. He plans on being at the City Hall the first Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. beginning March 7.

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