Pelham council approves revocation of business’s license

Published 3:59 pm Wednesday, October 17, 2018

PELHAM – The Pelham City Council unanimously agreed to revoke the business license of 31 Marketplace at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 15.

The business, which was granted a business license in April, is located at 3117 Pelham Parkway. According to the resolution passed by the council, the business failed to file tax returns and to pay applicable sales and use taxes to the city.

Building Department Director Bob Miller said he visited the owner of the business on Aug. 7 to discuss the situation and she said she’d stop by City Hall on that day to address the matter, but never showed up.

Since then, Miller said calls from the city have gone answered. The city also sent the business three delinquent tax notices.

City Councilman Ron Scott pointed out that in order for the business to be in this situation so soon after opening, the city must not have received any payments from the business. Miller confirmed that the business has not paid taxes since opening.

In other business, the council:

-Denied an ABC license application for applicant FNA Investment LLC, operating under the trade name Pelham Package Store.

-Conducted the first reading of an ordinance to amend the zone district boundaries of the city, changing the present zoning A-1 (agriculture district) and O and I (office and institutional) to R-A (apartment dwelling district) and B-2 (general business district).

-The city will host its quarterly Business Council Luncheon Meeting on Oct. 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex and Ice Arena.

-The city is accepting applications for positions on the Commercial Development Authority and Storm Water Board. The deadline for submitting applications and resumes is Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.