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Public Hearing Set For DuBois Grocery Store's Request For Liquor License

 

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Public Hearing Set for DuBois Grocery Store’s Request for Liquor License

DUBOIS – A local grocery store’s liquor license request will be the subject of an upcoming public hearing.

On Monday night, DuBois City Council announced that a public hearing will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 23 to discuss Giant Eagle’s request for a liquor license.

According to Councilman Randy Schmidt, a representative from Giant Eagle has indicated that the store would provide seating for 30 people.

It was noted an eat-in location is currently required in order for grocery or convenience stores to sell alcohol in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Councilwoman Diane Bernardo added that the state legislature is considering how it can improve this law and better address this “hybrid situation.”

Then, at 6:50 p.m. Sept. 23, council will hold a public hearing on a proposed conditional use for a property, located on the corner of Liberty Boulevard and Parkway Drive.

According to council, the property owner has plans to convert the former car lot into a retail store for residential and commercial products. The lot is currently zoned for industrial use.

At 6:55 p.m. that evening, council will discuss a request from Verizon to install a small cell tower at 891 Beaver Dr., and likely onto an existing utility pole.

According to council, Verizon will have to pay $300 for an application fee, $1,000 for a zoning permit fee and two years’ worth of rent for the right-of-way use.  With rent at $1,000 annually, the total up-front cost will be $3,300.

At this point, City Solicitor Toni Cherry brought cell phone tower rent to council’s attention. She reminded that an existing entity hasn’t been paying its rent.

As a result, council and Cherry decided to approach the entity and request payment.  If it remains unpaid after a set time period, the tower could possibly be removed by the city.

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DuBois Council Oks Liquor License Transfer for Giant Eagle

DUBOIS – On Monday night, members of the DuBois City Council voted to approve a liquor license transfer request from Giant Eagle Supermarket.

It was noted that the store must meet the requirements of this restaurant liquor license if approval is received from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB).

According to council, Giant Eagle will have to offer a dining area that can accommodate seating for 30 people. Any patron who consumes alcohol must also purchase food.

During their dinner, patrons will be limited to either two beers or two glasses of wine. And patrons who purchase alcohol to go will be limited to two six-packs of beer or four bottles of wine.

All alcohol purchases will be done at specific store registers. All other registers will be programmed to not recognize alcohol barcodes.

According to council, all patrons will be required to show identification, regardless of their age. Alcohol registers will be open during Giant Eagle’s regular store hours.

Council also discussed Verizon’s permit request for a cellphone tower on Beaver Drive. Under the city’s regulations, Verizon would be required to pay a $300 permit fee, plus $1,000 per year in rent.

Verizon would be required to pay this fee and two years of rent up-front. This, a company spokesperson said, would put Verizon in violation of Federal Communications Commission regulations.

A packet of FCC regulations was then presented to City Solicitor Toni Cherry. According to the Verizon spokesperson, the FCC limited yearly fees to a maximum of $270.

As a result, council delayed its decision on Verizon’s request until its next meeting, so that Cherry could conduct further research into the FCC regulations.

Council also approved a conditional use permit for the Osburn property, so that it can be converted into a construction materials store.

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1 hour ago, Cacao said:

Giant Iggle is far from closing.  They want to capture more of the Northeast market share away from Weis & Ahold.

A cellphone tower on the Beav?  Why?  Don't we have enough of those around here?  One on every hill.  

The cellphone tower will be attached to a existing utility pole.

"Schmidt asked how tall the tower would be. Engineer/Public Works Director Chris Nasuti said the same height as a telephone pole."

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On 9/25/2019 at 7:27 AM, Cacao said:

Giant Iggle is far from closing.  They want to capture more of the Northeast market share away from Weis & Ahold.

A cellphone tower on the Beav?  Why?  Don't we have enough of those around here?  One on every hill.  

This would be a micro-cell.   It is just a box on a pole with a small antenna at the top of the pole.   5G Wireless has a limited range, that is why these small-cells are being placed every 1000-2000ft.

The higher the frequency and data rate - the shorter the range is.

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