Edgartown selectmen cancel hearing over taxes


On Monday, Edgartown selectmen agreed to schedule a public hearing on January 19, to decide whether to revoke the liquor license of David Ryan’s, a popular bar and eatery at 11 North Water Street, over unpaid back taxes.

Yesterday, the bill was paid, Pam Dolby, town administrator reported, and the hearing has been cancelled.

Territory Properties II LLC, the corporation that owns David Ryan’s, had not paid property taxes owed for 2009 and 2010. According to records provided by the Edgartown tax collector, the total due was $23,022.

An Edgartown bylaw gives selectmen the authority to revoke any town issued license or permit for failure to pay taxes.

John Reveruzzi of Oak Bluffs controls Territory Properties and is listed as the owner. Contacted by The Times Tuesday, Mr. Reveruzzi said he had not been notified of the public hearing and did not know whether it involved back taxes.

“I have no idea what it’s about,” Mr. Reveruzzi said.