NORWAY – The board of directors voted 5-0 on Thursday to approve a beer, wine and spirits license for The Wolf and Harp, a new establishment located at 76 Pleasant St.
Co-owner Darren Elder spoke to the board of directors about his plans for an upscale wedding and events center, as well as a pop-up restaurant on the site of the 1896 Victorian house. The property is the former home of a restaurant named 76 Pleasant Street, which received high ratings and reviews before closing in the past year.
Elder said The Wolf and Harp is named after both co-owners. His partner, Dustin Burnett of Brentwood, Tennessee, is a musician who uses the stage name Dustin Wolf. The harp comes from Elder’s Irish heritage, he said.
The board unanimously approved the liquor license.
Elder said they hope to open as soon as possible.
In other cases, city manager Dennis Lajoie has said there is temporary power to run the fuel delivery system pump in the city’s new garage on Grove Street.
MarWin Construction of Falmouth won the tender for the construction of a fuel distribution system in the garage. The old system was non-compliant and needed to be replaced, according to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. The electricity necessary for its operation was connected to the old garage which was demolished.
The council heard from summer residents Ray and Charlotte Snedeker, who questioned why the city took so long to respond to a structure along Hobbs Pond that they say violates the city’s shoreline zoning ordinances and coastal Maine regulations. It also violates regulations on non-compliance, they said. The structure, which they called treehouse / shelter, meets the 100 foot setback requirement.
The couple said they filed their first complaint with the code enforcement officer 13 months ago, but the structure is still in place. They said they were informed by the CEO on July 1 that the structure would be removed in 30 days. But during this time, work continued on the structure, such as finishing the roof and adding windows, said Snedeker. About 70 days later, the structure was moved to another location on the property, but it remains within 100 feet of the pond.
Charlotte Snedeker added that she was harassed for asking for the structure to be removed.
The chosen person, Sarah Carter, apologized to the Snedekers for the problems they were having and said she would look into the matter as this was the first time she and the board had been made aware of the issue. .
Lajoie said the city’s monument on Route 26 between Norway and Paris is 75% completed by Maine-ly Monuments of Paris. Work is interrupted because cement is difficult to find.
Repairs to the Main Street bridge are expected to be completed by Nov. 15, Lajoie said.
To improve the town, Selectman Thomas Curtis suggested adding a public washroom downtown and setting aside a few acres, perhaps near the recreation area on Cottage Road, for a dog park.
With the COVID epidemic at the town hall, Paris cancels next week’s Selectmen meeting