Lavender Discussion to Continue at Tonight's Board of Selectmen Meeting
Restaurant owner Tim Fong expected to be in attendance.
Residents still searching for answers to the incident involving town officials being present at Lavender Asian Cuisine & Bar after posted business hours will want to attend tonight's Board of Selectmen meeting as Tim Fong, owner of Lavender, will be in attendance.
According to the Board's agenda, Fong and his attorney, Stephen Grande, both were invited to be present for the continuation of the discussion regarding Police Chief Richard Glavin's warning letter to Lavender for hosting patrons past the allowed hours the night of May 8 into the morning of May 9.
Tonight's meeting is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
"I try to stay consistent with what we have done in the past. I didn't want to overdo it, I didn't want to underdo it," Glavin said that night, regarding the warning letter he sent to Lavender, which he said was the same as would have been received by any other business accused of the same violation. He said liquor license violations occur infrequently in Sudbury, and in cases where businesses have received warning letters regarding a violation, they corrected the situation without a second incident.
Glavin has since explained staffing was a factor when officers that night did not arrest town employee Elizabeth Rust, and instead cited her for what was a third OUI.
"The Chief gave all details, and I've been confident all along they did the right thing," Haarde said after a meeting with Glavin last month. "I've always had the utmost confidence in the Sudbury Police Department and I never questioned their actions or decisions. My frustration is that the people of Sudbury don’t know all the facts and that is causing many to question what happened."
Tonight's continuation is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., but past discussions have been delayed until the end of meetings.