By letter dated February 24, 2014, Tides Complex, Inc. was notified of its obligation to satisfy unpaid utility fees in the amount of $39,234.08. Tides Complex, Inc. was given until March 20, 2014 to either pay the past due bill, or contact the CBJ to make payment arrangements. Around this same time, the CBJ was notified that the ABC Board had before it a license renewal application from Tides Complex, Inc. If left unpaid, the Tides Complex, Inc., backbill would be cause for the CBJ to protest the renewal application (CBJ 20.25.025(b)(3)). Because this back due billing issue coincided with the CBJ's deadline to protest the renewal application to the ABC Board, the Clerk's office sent notification to Tides Complex, Inc., that its liquor license renewal would be before the Assembly Human Resources Committee (HRC) at its meeting on Monday, March 17 and then the Assembly for final action at its meeting on Monday, March 24.
The HRC passed a motion to recommend the Assembly protest the renewal of liquor license #4405 Tides Complex Inc. d/b/a Dragon Inn Chinese Cuisine Inc. d/b/a Chinese Restaurant & Motel based on the outstanding water/sewer bill owing in the amount of $38,754.08 plus $480.00 for lock boxes, unless Tides Complex, Inc., pays, or makes arrangement to pay, the past due bill.
I recommend the Assembly protest the liquor license renewal according to the HRC motion from its March 17, 2014 meeting, unless Tides Complex, Inc., has contacted the CBJ to make payment arrangements or has paid its bill in full. If Tides Complex, Inc., has not paid its bill in full, but made payment arrangements, I recommend the Assembly ask the ABC Board to place conditions on license #4405 requiring the licensee to stay current with its payment arrangements.