[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Potter as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Transfer of Liquor Licenses into Township
[Adopted 5-23-2002 by Ord. No. 3-2002]
Any person or entity desiring to transfer a liquor license to Potter Township shall submit an application in the form attached hereto as Exhibit A along with any requested documentation.
Editor's Note: Exhibit A is on file in the Township offices.
Upon receipt of a completed application and the payment of the applicable filing fee, the Township shall advertise the date, time and place of a public hearing to decide the approval or disapproval of the transfer of the license. A hearing shall be held no later than 45 days from the date of the filing of a completed application and the payment of the applicable filing fee.
In considering the approval or disapproval of the transfer of the license, the Township shall consider the effect on the health, safety and welfare of the Township and its residents, and may consider, in addition to the information contained in the application, all or any of the following factors:
A report and recommendation from the Pennsylvania State Police;
The population of the Township and the number of residents under the age of 21;
The total number of existing liquor licenses in the Township;
The location of the closest existing licensed establishment;
Any concerns expressed by Township residents, businesses, public interest group and the Penns Valley School District;
The location and traffic concerns;
Any other issue or fact that may adversely affect the welfare, health, peace, and morals of the Township of Potter or its inhabitants.
The Board of Supervisors shall issue a written decision on the approval or disapproval of the license transfer within 30 days of the date of the hearing. The Township may impose conditions upon any approval which it deems in the best interests of the health, safety and welfare of the Township.
An application fee shall be required at the time of submission of an application. An additional fee may be charged if costs to the Township exceed the application fee. The application fee is nonrefundable. The amount of the fee shall be set by resolution.