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Board Meeting Minutes Summary

Executive Staff Meeting Summary (Revised)
May 17, 2004

Chairman Danielsen called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Present: Vernon Danielsen, Esther Vassar, Warren Barry, Virginia Adams. Curtis Coleburn, Chris Curtis, Becky Gettings, Janet Lawson, Bob Moore, Robert Southall, Mike Oglesby, Nancy Murphy, Craig Vanderland, and Sandra Hankins

Absent: Robert O'Neal

The minutes of the May 3, 2004 Board Meeting were approved.

Unfinished Business:
There was no old business to discuss.

New Business:
Commissioner Barry made a motion, Commissioner Vassar seconded and by a unanimous vote, the Board approved the following actions:

  • Approval (for the record) to Relocate Store #197, (Tazewell County) to Claypool Hill-Vernon Danielsen
  • Approval (for the record) to Renew the Lease for Store #169 (Richmond Shopping Center)-Vernon Danielsen
  • Approval (for the record) to Renew the Lease for Store #323 (Purcellville-Loudon County)-Vernon Danielsen
  • Approval (for the record) to Open Store #074 (Spotsylvania County/The Shops at River Club)-Vernon Danielsen
  • Approval (for the record) to Open Store #057 (City of Staunton/Harner Center Shopping Center)-Vernon Danielsen
  • Approval (for the record) to Open Store #053 (Isle of Wight County/Windsor Commons Shopping Center)-Vernon

The meeting recessed at 10:10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

At 2:30 p.m., the meeting reconvened.

Present: Vern Danielsen, Warren Barry, John Wszelaki, Virginia Adams, Chris Curtis, Curtis Coleburn, Carla Collins, Craig Vanderland and Bob Southall.

The Web Oversight Committee presented to the Board a charter that set out the guidelines for information posted to the web site. Commissioner Barry made the motion to approve the charter, Chairman Danielsen seconded, and charter was approved unanimously.

Wholesale Retail Divisions presented to the Board a request for three new listings. The board approved two of the listings for August 1st and the remaining drink to be listed as soon as possible. The recommendations received a consensus of the board members.

Chris Curtis - There is language in the budget bill to report wine tax collections to the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Senate Finance Committee, and Virginia Wine Boards by September 1. There is sufficient data from Wholesale/Retail to gather this information to send to the money committees and the Virginia Wine Board.

The new budget bill, if passed, increases the licensee tax 30 percent. Tax bills were mailed in late April without the increase and the new mailings will go out soon with the new tax increase.

Curtis Coleburn - Diageo is seeking approval from the board for new outdoor advertisements for upcoming sporting events. The first is a golf championship for display on Richmond city buses and an advertisement for the IROC automobile racing series. The board made the decision to modify the display ad and allow advertising for 30 days only.

The Real Estate Committee presented to the board information that store locations for Sunday sales to begin opening on July 4, 2004 based on certain criteria. The Sunday openings are potentially profitable for ABC. ABC personnel would rotate among the stores open on Sunday so ensure all employees share, by utilizing P-14s to avoid hiring additional employees.

Advertisements of Sunday store openings will be low key with posters being placed in the stores and change the signs on the front door of the ABC store.

Carla Collins presented information to the board concerning Nova Cuisine, the board made the decision to not accept the check, pick up the ABC license, and the licensee must serve 25 days suspension because of failure to comply with the terms of the Final Decision and Order.

A former employee is not satisfied with the settlement check she received and the board requested the previous employee sign a modification of the original agreement and issue a new check.

With no further business to discuss, the meeting adjourned at 3:23 p.m.

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