"I really enjoyed being chairman. I'm really going to miss it," Hess said.
The board did conduct business at Hess' last meeting.
The members said they want the board's chief inspector, Charlie Robbins III, to meet with a deputy state fire marshal and Jon Kohler, owner of Pairings Bistro in Emmorton, to discuss Kohler's plan to expand the outside seating area.
The board had questions about allowing customers to carry alcoholic drinks across the four-foot public right of way on the sidewalk between the building and the seating area, and questioned the need for barriers around the seating area and if those barriers need a way to "escape" in the event of an emergency.
Ladew Gardens Executive Director Emily Emerick and Finance Director Vicki Farlow appeared before the board to discuss Ladew's request or a one-day license for an outside event April 13. It's part of the board's new policy to have one-day license holders talk to the board about events before approving them.
The dinner follows the Manor Races, and is geared more toward an older crowd where underage drinking typically doesn't happen.
"It's a typically less raucous event than it was 15 years ago," Emerick said.
Maria Lombardi was added as a licensee to My Three Sons, 3710 Federal Hill Road in Jarrettsville. The Street resident has worked at the restaurant for eight years and will be the resident licensee. She said she's at the restaurant 40 to 50 hours a week.
Staff at the Deck Crab House and Bar hope to have renovations finished by early April. Plans for the restaurant were approved by the Harford County Health Department and a permit for the work has been issued; they're waiting on the contractor to do the work, Thess told board members, updating the restaurant's status.
The board also approved a request from The Bayou restaurant in Havre de Grace to have an outside event April 20 and a request from John Carroll School in Bel Air for a one-day beer and wine license for the Final Four bull roast April 6.