Business seeks license transfer at Burnham Borough Council meeting

BURNHAM – The Burnham Borough Council heard a request for a liquor license transfer during a meeting Monday evening.

Josh Race and Nirev Patel, made the request for their business, Burnham Borritos. This is a new business going into the complex across from the Unimart on Freedom Avenue, Burnham. Race said the goal is for a family restaurant but they would like to have the option to serve bottles of alcohol. They currently have a liquor license which is applicable in the Lewistown Borough, but to have a location in Burnham they need a liquor license for the borough. Borough Solicitor Jeff Snook told the owners they need to submit an application, in the form of a letter, to the borough explaining their exact plans. Snook then said a public hearing also is needed, but said the restaurant may open, without the liquor, prior to a hearing being held. Race said their goal is to have it open by March 1, and agreed it will be open whether they are allowed to have alcohol at that time.

Also discussed at the meeting:

Noah Wise, roadmaster, said the change over to the new wastewater treatment plant is going well, and the move is about half-way completed.

Council also voted to begin to advertise the need for lifeguards

The Burnham Borough Council meets at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month, with the right to schedule a meeting on the third Monday if need be. The next meeting will be held on March 3.