PJW Restaurant Group CEO Bob Platzer was at a Hanover Township Supervisors' meeting on November 23, to seek their approval of a liquor license transfer for what will be his 14th restaurant in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He describes it as a family restaurant serving burgers, salads, wings, dinners and the occasional alcoholic beverage. Asked if he could operate without a liquor license, he said "I could but I wouldn't."
Supervisor Glenn Walbert expressed some concern about music bothering nearby residents, but Platzer assured him it would be "laid back music." No bands.
He did acknowledge that, later in the evening, "It gets younger. Old people like us are at home."
After receiving unanimous approval, a Hanover Township resident in the peanut gallery was unable to resist blurting out, "Welcome to the neighborhood!"
In other business, Recreation Director Cathy Heimsoth was complimented by Supervisors for her $910,000 budget. Chairman John N. Diacogiannis was impressed that it was a zero-base budget. "I know it's very difficult to do," he said, but indicated it's really the best way to assess financial need.
Heimsoth stated that she hoped to see more programs at the pool in 2011. That prompted Supervisor Steve Salvesen to make this comment about colleague John Nagle: "I'd pay big money to see him in a pair of spandex."
Suervisors's next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, December 21, 7 PM, at the Municipal Building. No spandex.