A new commercial venture at the AppleShed was given a required license approval by the Cedaredge Town Board on July 18.
The AppleShed owners, Dan and Connie Williams, have been working toward creating a wine-making operation at the landmark business that already features an extensive art gallery, furniture and merchandise mart, restaurant, and more on South Grand Mesa Drive.
At the trustees' hearing for a vintners' restaurant license, Dan Williams told the board they intend to have a wine-making and bottling operation at the AppleShed. They are trying to set it up so that part of the process will be viewable by the public. Grape crushing will take place off-premises, Williams said.
The town board approved the license for the venture. Trustees also renewed liquor license applications for Hong Palace and the Pondy. Trustees held a public hearing on liquor permits for two upcoming events — the Oct. 4 Golden Gala and the Oct. 5-6 AppleFest — and approved both applications.
In other business at its July 18 regular meeting, the Cedaredge Town Board dealt with the following matters:
• Town Administrator Katie Sickles reported there have been eight applicants for the water treatment plant operator position, and that three interviews for the position would be conducted.
• Chamber of commerce President Larry Murphy said that booth reservations coming in for AppleFest are showing more non-profit organizations and more food vendors compared with last year.
Murphy reported that the street dance event held during Little Britches "went well." He is also the PGA golf pro at Cedaredge Golf Course and noted that recent rains have helped the course far more than irrigating with sprinklers could.
• Trustees approved the 2013 budget supplement for the second quarter increasing by $202,639 appropriations for the West Main Street project and the Westador improvements. Of the amount, $70,639 is for West Main and the balance of $132,000 is for Westador.
A spreadsheet accounting of the transactions includes a line showing an increase of $137,940 to the town's capital improvement fund for projects that were budgeted in 2013, but that "will not happen in 2013."blog comments powered by Disqus