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Council President Bridget Rivers said Monday she is not in favor of an Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
"We are the ABC board," she said.
The council annually considers all city liquor licenses and can renew or deny them. A discussion item Monday was an ordinance to establish a commission instead. Rivers said she wanted more information "or it's rejected."
"I haven't seen no ordinance," she said.
Corporation Counsel David Minchello said state law permits either the governing body or a stand-alone three-member board to deal with liquor licenses.
"At this time, we can serve as the stand-alone body," Rivers said.
More than 30 licenses come up for renewal by June 30 annually. Minchello suggested that the proposed board could meet more regularly than the council to deal with the licenses.
Rivers also balked at the nomination of Thomas Crownover as an alternate on the Plainfield Municipal Utilities Authority board of commissioners. She said the state is investigating the authority and the results might be known by May 1. She recommended no action until the state report is issued.
"What's the reason to make changes?" she asked.
Councilwoman Rebecca Williams said Crownover was only nominated to fill a vacancy.
"I stated my case and my answer is no," Rivers said.
Previously, Crownover and others were named to replace holdover PMUA commissioners.
A consensus to move the item to the April 15 agenda failed, with Williams, Cory Storch and William Reid agreeing and Rivers and Tracey Brown in the negative.Vera Greaves was absent and Gloria Taylor came in late.
Crownover was nominated to the Alternate No. 2 seat, the only vacancy on the board of five commissioners and two alternates. An alternate does not vote unless needed to make a three-member quorum.