By Naomi Hatch –
One Stop 2, located at 379 South Main Street, in Snowflake, received approval from the Snowflake Town Council to apply for a license to sell beer and wine.
One Stop 2 was recently purchased by Mohammad Islam of Chandler and a public hearing was held on Tuesday, March 20, regarding the license application, however, no one was present to comment.
Councilman Tom Poscharsky said that this is the Chevron and noted that they presently have a liquor license to sell beer and wine.
Town Manager Paul Watson said that he received one call from a citizen who stated the adult oriented magazines were more visible than in the past. Islam responded that he does not, nor will, sell adult oriented magazines. Poscharsky said that he visited the store and did not see such magazines.
Watson explained that the Liquor License Board requires local jurisdictions to give input; however they are the agency that gives final approval.
Islam said that El Cupido’s will continue to have a restaurant in the facility and that he realizes that Chevron gasoline is more expensive but at this time cannot change distributors. Islam also said he has two stores in Payson and is employed in Chandler at the United States Post Office.
Council members unanimously approved the license application.
In other business, the council unanimously approved resolution 12-04, which amends the trust document and resolution for the Rural Arizona Group Health Trust. Brian Richards explained that the documents needed to be amended to extend the life of the trust, which would have ended June 30, 2012. He noted minor changes were suggested and have been detailed in a memorandum from Erin P. Collins and Associates. Making the changes will enable trust to continue until it is terminated by the members, Richards explained.