SOCIAL CLUB FINED $250
The county liquor board found Joby's Social Club in Union Bridge guilty of serving alcohol after hours and fined the owners $250.
Board Administrator J. Ronald Lau said he saw people in Joby's drinking at about 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 11. The club closes at 1 a.m., and county law says bars and restaurants may not permit anyone to drink alcohol 15 minutes after closing.
In its decision, the board said if the violation occurs again, it could suspend Joby's license and impose a higher fine.
At a hearing in December, the owners of Joby's testified that no one was drinking alcohol after 1 a.m.
Joby's was a public restaurant and bar until October, when owners William F. Dixon and Larry C. Smith, both of Westminster, converted it to a private social club.The club has about 80 members.
K OF C GETS LICENSE
The county liquor board has agreed to give the Knights of Columbus in Sykesville a beer, wine and liquor license.
The Catholic men's organization is opening a club at 7560 Main St.
The club plans to rent a hall on its first floor to the public for wedding receptions andother events and will have a private bar and dining area on the second floor.
The club, which was to open in late December, initially will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, members testified at a liquor board hearing last month.
FORMER BAR OWNER FINED
The county liquor board has fined the former owner of Os & Ginny's in Westminster $500 for closing his business without notifying the board.
Norman Hoy closed the business Nov. 3 and turned in his liquor license Nov. 13, said Board Administrator J. Ronald Lau.
County liquor law says an establishment cannot be closed for more than 10 consecutive days without notifying the board.
Hoy was notified that testimony about the charge against him would be heard at a hearing Dec. 11, but he did not appear at the hearing.
RhetaCullison, an owner of the Turn Around Sport Pub that now occupies the building where Os & Ginny's was, said Hoy has moved to Pittsburgh.
Hoy received a hand-delivered notice about the hearing, Lau said.
Os & Ginny's was a bar and crab carryout restaurant.