Select Board could suspend permit of a downtown bar causing a public disturbance
The Amherst Select Board, who are also the official state "Liquor Commissioners" for the town, heard a brief report last night from Interim Town Manager Dave Ziomek on the town's preparedness for the downtown pub crawl Santa Con, stumbling into town center on Friday.
He has "Every confidence we are as prepared as we can be. Staffing will be up in both police and fire departments and Chief Livingstone will be on duty ... we will be prepared."
But Select Board Chair Alisa Brewer let it be known "If things go badly I want their names -- the establishments who participated -- in public. If they created a problem I want it to be known." She requested Mr. Ziomek provide a public post mortem at their December 14 meeting.
Connie Kruger also displayed her displeasure with the event asking Mr. Ziomek for ongoing reports the night of the event while she clearly stated, "My message is this event really is unwelcome in this town."
There was also some discussion -- and you could practically see their eyes rolling -- about how UMass Isenberg School of Management is probably not overly proud of their recent graduate turned hospitality entrepreneur.
And how perhaps the Campus & Community Coalition could have done more in response to this event -- especially after they recently opposed a beer/wine permit for a hard working small business owner on the outskirts of town center.