Commissioners clear way for Level Green restaurant to get liquor license
A new Level Green restaurant is one step closer to getting a liquor license.
Penn Township commissioners voted 4-0 last week to approve the transfer of a license to Giuseppe's Café on Route 130 from Caffe Barista in Greensburg. Commissioner Paul Wersing was absent.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board required the township officials' approval before it considers whether to transfer the license to Joe Cugliari's restaurant at 833 Route 130.
This fall, the restaurant took over the space for Bone Works Grill, which Cugliari opened in Level Green Plaza in 2011. Cugliari's company, Pento LLP, owns the plaza.
Cugliari needed to get a new license because of state law that requires the license attached to Bone Works Grill to be placed in “safekeeping” status with the LCB after the restaurant was closed for 15 days.
That status means the license is current but not in operation. It may be sold during the three years it is held in safekeeping, LCB spokeswoman Stacy Kriedeman said.
“You still maintain ownership of the license, but the board is holding it,” she said.
Commissioners might schedule interviews for residents who want to serve on any township boards or commissions.
Officials are accepting letters of interest for the following positions: planning and zoning commission, four-year term; zoning hearing board, five-year term; Penn Area Library board, three-year term; Penn Township Sewage Authority, five-year term; Western Westmoreland Municipal Authority, five-year term; civil service board, six-year term; vacancy board, one-year term; and police pension board, one-year term.
Only three of the terms are paid positions. The sewage authority pays $200 a month, the zoning hearing board pays $100 a month, and planning and zoning pays $55 a month.
First-year Commissioner Larry Harrison requested the interviews because he hasn't met many of the people who are seeking reappointment.
“I'm not for an automatic reappointment,” he said.
Commissioners said they might conduct interviews in December.
Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and qualifications to Manager Bruce Light, 2001 Municipal Court, Harrison City, PA 15636 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A group of municipal solicitors in Westmoreland County is considering suing Central Tax Bureau, Penn Township solicitor Les Mlakar said.
The agency, which went out of business, previously was responsible for collecting the township's per-capita and occupational residency taxes. Commissioners hired the township's treasurer and tax collector, Larry Wojcik, to take over those duties.
The township's collection of those taxes was delayed until this month because of the agency's issues. The bills normally are sent during the summer.
Other municipalities throughout the state have filed lawsuits against the agency this year.
New stun guns
Police Chief John Otto said his officers have been trained on new stun guns, which the township bought for about $24,000.
The devices replaced a series of 10-year-old stun guns. Otto said the devices typically wear out after five years.
Chris Foreman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400 ext. 8671 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.