MEXICO — A request for a liquor license renewal for Tommy Guns Pit Stop will go to a state hearing after being denied by a unanimous vote of the Board of Selectmen.

Town Manager Jack Gaudet said the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages & Lottery Operations will conduct the hearing at the Mexico Town Office at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Selectmen voted 5-0 on July 18 to deny the liquor license renewal.

Clarence “Tommy” Tompkins, owner of the 45 Roxbury Road business, was not at the hearing.

Police Chief Roy Hodsdon said his department received 14 calls — more than during all of 2016 — from the town’s only bar and had made three arrests there so far this year.

Selectmen asked Gaudet to write a letter to the state licensing board explaining the issues and to include the documentation from the Police Department.

A liquor license can be withdrawn under seven conditions, Gaudet said. He said the town is looking at a breach of the disturbance of peace condition.

He added that Hodsdon will be asked to attend the state hearing.

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