Licensees at the P & G Mini Mart were fined $500 for their violation and Santini's was fined $500 and required to take Robbins' alcohol awareness class within 30 days.

Commissioners had just issued a liquor license to Jose Hernandez, licensee of Santini's, on May 1. Hess questioned Hernandez about improving the business in light of the business committing a violation in its first six weeks of operations.

Robbins said the employee did not question the minor's age before placing a bottle of beer on the table.

When levying the fine, commissioners discussed what appeared to be a language barrier between Hernandez and the board and then decided that Hernandez be required to attend Robbins' training.


"Like" exploreharford's Facebook page

Commissioners fined Basta Pasta $100 after their show cause hearing, which was for failing to have a licensee or employee certified in alcohol awareness physically on the premises.

Inspector Danielle Markette visited the business at 2:15 p.m. and the new manager was not alcohol awareness certified.

Licensee Kaliope Sakellis apologized for the oversight and said her husband was out with a sprained ankle and the certified manager was coming in at 3 p.m. that day.

"We're not actively looking to violate, it just happened," she said.

Since the violation, Sakellis said the manager and two employees have been certified.

Other business

Commissioners approved a change of officers for VFW Post 6054 in Aberdeen after club elections. Junior Vice Commander Vivian Jackson and Senior Vice Commander Denise Perry join licensee Commander Frederick T. Jenkins.

Sandip Shah was added to the license at Post Road Liquors.

Outside event applications were approved for the September First Friday event for Laurrapin Grille, Rodgers House Tavern, MacGregor's and American Legion Post 47, all in Havre de Grace.

One day beer and wine licenses were also approved for the Albert P. Close Foundation, the Harford Artists Association Inc. and the Bel Air Rotary Club.