Police Chief, Gary Phillips wrote a letter to the Planning Board citing 19 instances where police have been called out to the store to break up private parties on the premises. This is in clear violation of a court ordered "PERMANENT STIPULATION", document #09-E-0134, signed by John & his wife, his attorney and attorney Jeremy Hockensmith for the Town; which states " The respondents shall not establish a " private club ", association or similar mechanism to be located at 234 Keene Road, Winchester, NH without first obtaining all necessary approvals from the town of Winchester. This document was also signed by Town of Winchester representative, Gus Ruth, Chairman of the Board of Selectman on February 1st, 2010 and remains in effect today.
The Board of Selectmen have given no permission for Mr. Pasquarelli to proceed with this endeavor;
Page Two of the Board of Selectman’s minutes from November 16th.
6th Order of Business:
John Pasquarelli came to reiterate that the Board of Selectman have no jurisdiction over private clubs.
First off, this type of "adult entertainment" is not allowed in Winchester; yet despite the facts, certain members of the Planning Board have looked the other way and have approved his incomplete application. In fact both Margaret Sharra and Chairman Dean Beaman don't feel this falls under the regulations of "adult entertainment" and have scheduled a public hearing for January 16th @ 7:00pm at the Town hall.
We question why the Planning Board even accepted his application when it is clear by the court order that a majority of the Selectmen would have to sign off on this first and that this type of establishment is not allowed under current regulations. Is there something else ( as usual ) going on behind the scenes ?