The Bourne Courier reports that the Selectmen have voted to reject a request by All Bourne Liquors Inc. to triple the space at Monument Wine & Spirits Shop in the nearly vacant shopping center off Clay Pond Road, Monument Beach.
But the board did not vote to transfer the package store license to the firm that had planned to buy the store and operate it as Luke's Liquor 'N More. The lack of a vote was apparently inadvertent.
Town Counsel Robert Troy then issued an opinion saying selectmen must conduct a second public hearing on the request to transfer the liquor license. Troy ruled the town must also advertise the hearing at least 10 days prior to the hearing date.
Town Administrator Thomas Guerino's office, meanwhile, has received no word of an appeal by Bourne Liquors to the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverage and Control Commission, the Courier reported.