Village of Baldwin, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Baldwin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 4-28-2004 as Title 7, Ch. 2, of the 2004 Code]

§ 349-1 State statutes adopted.

The provisions of Ch. 125, Wis. Stats., relating to the sale of intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages, except provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this article as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute incorporated herein by reference is required or prohibited by this article. Any future amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made a part of this article in order to secure uniform statewide regulation of alcohol beverage control.

§ 349-2 Definitions. [1]

As used in this article the terms "alcohol beverages," "intoxicating liquor," "principal business," "legal drinking age," "premises," "sell," "sold," "sale," "restaurant," "club," "retailer," "person," "fermented malt beverages," "wholesalers," "retailers" and "operators" shall have the meaning given them by Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 349-3 License required.

No person, firm or corporation shall vend, sell, deal or traffic in or have in his/her possession with intent to vend, sell, deal or traffic in or, for the purpose of evading any law or ordinance, give away any intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverage in any quantity whatever, or cause the same to be done, without having procured a license as provided in this article nor without complying with all the provisions of this article, and all statutes and regulations applicable thereto, except as provided by §§ 125.26, 125.27, 125.28 and 125.51, Wis. Stats.

§ 349-4 Classes of licenses.

A. 
Retail "Class A" intoxicating liquor license. A retail "Class A" intoxicating liquor license, when approved by the Village Board and issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer, shall permit its holder to sell, deal and traffic in intoxicating liquors only in original packages or containers and to be consumed off the premises so licensed.
B. 
Retail "Class B" intoxicating liquor license. A retail "Class B" intoxicating liquor license, when approved by the Village Board and issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer, shall permit its holder to sell, deal and traffic in intoxicating liquors to be consumed by the glass only on the premises so licensed and in the original package or container in multiples not to exceed four liters at any one time; to be consumed off the premises, except that wine may be sold in the original package or otherwise in any other quantity to be consumed off the premises.
C. 
Reserve "Class B" licenses. A reserve "Class B" license means a license that is not granted or issued by the Village on December 1, 1997, and that is counted under § 125.51(4)(br), Wis. Stats., which, if granted or issued, authorizes the sale of intoxicating liquor to be consumed by the glass only on the premises where sold, and also authorizes the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package or container in multiples not to exceed four liters at any one time, to be consumed off premises, except that wine may be sold in the original package or otherwise in any other quantity to be consumed off the premises.
D. 
Class "A" fermented malt beverage retailer's license. A Class "A" retailer's fermented malt beverage license, when approved by the Village Board and issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer, shall entitle the holder thereof to possess, sell or offer for sale fermented malt beverages only for consumption away from the premises where sold and in the original packages, containers or bottles. Such license may be issued after July 1. The license shall expire on the following June 30.
E. 
Class "B" fermented malt beverage retailer's license.
(1) 
License. A Class "B" fermented malt beverage retailer's license, when approved by the Village Board and issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer, shall entitle the holder thereof to possess, sell or offer for sale fermented malt beverages, either to be consumed upon the premises where sold or away from such premises. The holder may also sell beverages containing less than 0.5% of alcohol by volume, without obtaining a special license to sell such beverages. Such license may be issued after July 1. The license shall expire on the following June 30.
(2) 
Application. Class "B" licenses may be issued to any person qualified under § 125.04(5), Wis. Stats. Such licenses may not be issued to any person acting as agent for or in the employ of another, except that this restriction does not apply to a hotel or restaurant which is not a part of or located on the premises of any mercantile establishment, or to a bona fide club, society or lodge that has been in existence for at least six months before the date of application. A Class "B" license for a hotel, restaurant, club, society or lodge may be issued in the name of an officer who shall be personally responsible for compliance with this article. Except as provided in § 125.295, Class "B" licenses may not be issued to brewers or brewpubs.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
F. 
Temporary Class "B" fermented malt beverage license.
(1) 
License. As provided in § 125.26(1) and (6), Wis. Stats., temporary Class "B" fermented malt beverage licenses may be issued to bona fide clubs, to county or local fair associations or agricultural societies, to churches, lodges or societies that have been in existence for at least six months before the date of application and to posts of veterans' organizations authorizing the sale of fermented malt beverages at a particular picnic or similar gathering, at a meeting of the post, or during a fair conducted by the fair association or agricultural society. A license issued to a county or district fair licenses the entire fairgrounds where the fair is being conducted and all persons engaging in retail sales of fermented malt beverages from leased stands on the fairgrounds. The county or district fair to which the license is issued may lease stands on the fairgrounds to persons who may engage in retail sales of fermented malt beverages from the stands while the fair is being held. Such license is valid for dates as approved by the Village Board.
(2) 
Application. Application for such license shall be signed by the president or corresponding officer of the society or association making such application and shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer together with the appropriate license fee for each day for which the license is sought. Any person fronting for any group other than the one applied for shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a forfeiture of $200 and will be ineligible to apply for a temporary Class "B" license for one year. The license shall specify the hours and dates of license validity. The application shall be filed a minimum of 15 days prior to the meeting of the Village Board at which the application will be considered for events of more than three consecutive days. If the application is for a license to be used in a Village park, the applicant shall specify the main point of sale facility.
G. 
Temporary "Class B" license.
(1) 
License. Notwithstanding § 125.68(3), Wis. Stats., temporary "Class B" licenses may be issued to bona fide clubs, to county or local fair associations or agricultural societies, to churches, lodges or societies that have been in existence for at least six months before the date of application and to posts of veterans' organizations authorizing the sale of wine in an original package, container or bottle or by the glass if the wine is dispensed directly from an original package, container or bottle at a particular picnic or similar gathering, at a meeting of the post, or during a fair conducted by the fair association or agricultural society. No fee may be charged to a person who, at the same time, applies for a temporary Class "B" beer license under § 125.26(6), Wis. Stats., for the same event. A license issued to a county or district fair licenses the entire fairgrounds where the fair is being conducted and all persons engaging in retail sales of wine containing not more than 6% alcohol by volume from leased stands on the fairgrounds. The county or district fair to which the license is issued may lease stands on the fairgrounds to persons who may engage in retail sales of wine from the stands while the fair is being held.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
Application. Application for such license shall be signed by the president or corresponding officer of the society or association making such application and shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer together with the required license fee for each day for which the license is sought. Any person fronting for any group other than the one applied for shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a forfeiture of $200 and will be ineligible to apply for a temporary "Class B" wine license for one year. The license shall specify the hours and dates of license validity. The application shall be filed a minimum of 15 days prior to the meeting of the Village Board at which the application will be considered for events of more than three consecutive days. If the application is for a license to be used in a Village park, the applicant shall specify the main point of sale facility.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection (h), Wholesaler's license, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
H. 
Retail "Class C" licenses.
(1) 
In this subsection, "barroom" means a room that is primarily used for the sale or consumption of alcohol beverages.
(2) 
A "Class C" license authorizes the retail sale of wine by the glass or in an opened original container for consumption on the premises where sold.
(3) 
A "Class C" license may be issued to a person qualified under § 125.04(5), Wis. Stats., for a restaurant in which the sale of alcohol beverages accounts for less than 50% of gross receipts and which does not have a barroom.
[Amended 12-14-2005]
(4) 
A "Class C" license shall particularly describe the premises for which it is issued.

§ 349-5 License fees.

There shall be the following classes of licenses which, when issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer under the authority of the Village Board after payment of the license fee and publication costs hereinafter specified, shall permit the holder to sell, deal or traffic in intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages as provided in § 349-4 of this article and Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.:
A. 
Class "A" fermented malt beverages retailer's license. The annual fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. The fee for a license for less than 12 months shall be prorated according to the number of months or fraction thereof for which the license is issued.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Class "B" fermented malt beverage license. The annual fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. This license may be issued at any time for six months in any calendar year, for which 50% of the applicable license fee shall be paid, but such license shall not be renewable during the calendar year in which issued. The fee for a license for less than 12 months shall be prorated according to the number of months or fraction thereof for which the license is issued.
C. 
Temporary Class "B" fermented malt beverage license. The fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule per event.
D. 
Temporary "Class B" wine license. The fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule per event. However, there shall be no fee if the temporary wine license is obtained along with a temporary fermented malt beverage license.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection (e), Fermented malt beverage wholesalers' license, which followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
"Class A" intoxicating liquor retailer's license. The annual fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule.
F. 
"Class B" intoxicating liquor retailer's license. The annual fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. This license may be issued at any time for six months in any calendar year, for which 50% of the applicable license fee shall be paid, but such license shall not be renewable during the calendar year in which issued.
G. 
Reserve "Class B" intoxicating liquor license. The fee for an initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule, except that the fee for the initial issuance of a reserve "Class B" license to a bona fide club or lodge situated and incorporated in the state for at least six years is the fee established in Subsection F for such a club or lodge. The annual fee for renewal of a reserve "Class B" license is the fee established in Subsection F.
H. 
"Class B" license for full-service restaurants and hotels. The initial annual fee for a "Class B" license for a full-service restaurant that has a seating capacity of 300 or more persons, or a hotel that has 50 or more rooms of sleeping accommodations and that has either an attached restaurant with a seating capacity of 150 or more persons or a banquet room which will accommodate 400 or more persons, is as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. Thereafter, the annual renewal fee is as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
I. 
"Class C" wine license. The annual fee for this license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. The fee for less than 12 months shall be prorated.

§ 349-6 Application for license.

A. 
Contents. Application for a license to sell or deal in intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverages shall be made in writing on the form prescribed by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and shall be sworn to by the applicant as provided by §§ 887.01 to 887.03, Wis. Stats., and shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer not less than 15 days prior to the granting of such license. The premises shall be physically described to include every room and storage space to be covered by the license, including all rooms not separated by a solid wall or joined by connecting entrances.
B. 
Corporations. Such application shall be filed and sworn to by the applicant if an individual or by the president and secretary if a corporation.
C. 
Publication. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall publish each application for a Class "A," Class "B," "Class A," "Class B" or "Class C" license. There is no publication requirement for temporary Class "B" picnic beer licenses under § 125.26, Wis. Stats., or temporary "Class B" picnic wine licenses under § 125.51(10), Wis. Stats. The application shall be published once in the official Village newspaper, and the costs of publication shall be paid by the applicant at the time the application is filed, as determined under § 985.08, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Amending application. Whenever anything occurs to change any fact set out in the application of any licensee, such licensee shall file with the issuing authority a notice in writing of such change within 10 days after the occurrence thereof.
E. 
Quota. License quotas shall be as established in Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.

§ 349-7 Qualifications of applicants and premises.

A. 
Residency requirements. A retail Class "A" or Class "B" fermented malt beverage or "Class A" or "Class B" intoxicating liquor license shall be granted only to persons who are citizens of the United States and who have been residents of the State of Wisconsin continuously for at least 90 days prior to the date of the application.
B. 
Applicant to have malt beverage license. No retail "Class B" intoxicating liquor license shall be issued to any person who does not have or to whom is not issued a Class "B" retailer's license to sell fermented malt beverages.
C. 
Right to premises. No applicant will be considered unless he/she has the right to possession of the premises described in the application for the license period, by lease or by deed.
D. 
Age of applicant. Licenses related to alcohol beverages shall only be granted to persons who have attained the legal drinking age, except that an operator's license may be issued to a person 18 years of age or older pursuant to §§ 125.04(5)(d)2 and 125.17, Wis. Stats.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Corporate restrictions.
(1) 
No license or permit may be issued to any corporation unless the corporation meets the qualifications under § 125.04(5)(a)1 and 4 and (b), Wis. Stats., unless the agent of the corporation appointed under § 125.04(6), Wis. Stats., and the officers and directors of the corporation meet the qualifications of § 125.04(5)(a)1 and 3 and (b), Wis. Stats., and unless the agent of the corporation appointed under § 125.04(6), Wis. Stats., meets the qualifications under § 125.04(5)(a)2 and 5, Wis. Stats. The requirement that the corporation meet the qualifications under § 125.04(5)(a)1 and (b), Wis. Stats., does not apply if the corporation has terminated its relationship with all of the individuals whose actions directly contributed to the conviction.
(2) 
Each corporate applicant shall file with its application for such license a statement by its officers showing the names and addresses of the persons who are stockholders together with the amount of stock held by such person or persons. It shall be the duty of each corporate applicant and licensee to file with the Village Clerk-Treasurer a statement of transfers of stock within 48 hours after such transfer of stock.
(3) 
Any license issued to a corporation may be revoked in the manner and under the procedure established in § 125.12, Wis. Stats., when more than 50% of the stock interest, legal or beneficial, in such corporation is held by any person or persons not eligible for a license under this article or under the state law.
F. 
Sales tax qualification. All applicants for retail licenses shall provide proof, as required by § 77.61(11), Wis. Stats., that they are in good standing for sales tax purposes (i.e., hold a seller's permit) before they may be issued a license.
G. 
Connecting premises. Except in the case of hotels, no person may hold both a "Class A" license and either a "Class B" license or permit, a Class "B" license or permit, or a "Class C" license for the same premises or for connecting premises. Except for hotels, if either type of license or permit is issued for the same or connecting premises already covered by the other type of license or permit, the license or permit last issued is void. If both licenses or permits are issued simultaneously, both are void.
H. 
Limitations on other business; Class "B" premises. No Class "B" license or permit may be granted for any premises where any other business is conducted in connection with the premises, except that this restriction does not apply if the premises for which the Class "B" license or permit is issued is connected to premises where other business is conducted by a secondary doorway that serves as a safety exit and is not the primary entrance to the Class "B" premises. No other business may be conducted on premises operating under a Class "B" license or permit. These restrictions do not apply to any of the following:
(1) 
A hotel.
(2) 
A restaurant, whether or not it is a part of or located in any mercantile establishment.
(3) 
A combination grocery store and tavern.
(4) 
A combination sporting goods store and tavern in towns, villages and fourth-class cities.
(5) 
A combination novelty store and tavern.
(6) 
A bowling alley or recreation premises.
(7) 
A club, society or lodge that has been in existence for six months or more prior to the date of filing application for the Class "B" license or permit.
(8) 
A movie theater.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 349-8 Investigation.

The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall notify Village law enforcement officers, the Fire Inspector and Building Inspector (and, as appropriate, other pertinent law enforcement agencies) of each new application, and these officials shall inspect or cause to be inspected each application and the premises, together with such other investigation as shall be necessary to determine whether the applicant and the premises sought to be licensed comply with the regulations, ordinances and laws applicable thereto, including those governing sanitation in restaurants, and whether the applicant is a proper recipient of a license. These officials shall furnish to the Village Clerk-Treasurer in writing, who shall forward to the Village Board, the information derived from such investigation, accompanied by a recommendation as to whether a license should be granted or refused. No license shall be renewed without a reinspection of the premises and report as originally required.

§ 349-9 Approval of application.

A. 
No license shall be granted for operation on any premises or with any equipment for which taxes, assessments, forfeitures or other financial claims of the Village are delinquent and unpaid.
B. 
No license shall be issued unless the premises conform to the sanitary, safety and health requirements of the State Building Code, and the regulations of the State Department of Health Services applicable to restaurants. The premises must be properly lighted and ventilated, must be equipped with separate sanitary toilet and lavatory facilities equipped with running water for each sex and must conform to all ordinances of the Village.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Consideration for the granting or denial of a license will be based on:
(1) 
Arrest and conviction record of the applicant, subject to the limitations imposed by §§ 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Wis. Stats.;
(2) 
The financial responsibility of the applicant;
(3) 
The appropriateness of the location and the premises where the licensed business is to be conducted; and
(4) 
Generally, the applicant's fitness for the trust to be reposed.
D. 
An application may be denied based upon the applicant's arrest and conviction record if the applicant has been convicted of a felony (unless duly pardoned) or if the applicant has habitually been a law offender. For purposes of this licensing procedure, "habitually been a law offender" is generally considered to be an arrest or conviction of at least two offenses which are substantially related to the licensed activity within the five years immediately preceding the license application. Because a license is a privilege, the issuance of which is a right granted solely to the Village Board, the Village Board reserves the right to consider the severity and facts and circumstances of the offense when making the determination to grant, deny or not renew a license. Further, the Board, at its discretion, may, based upon an arrest or conviction record of two or more offenses which are substantially related to the licensed activity within the five years immediately preceding, act to suspend such license for a period of one year or more.

§ 349-10 Granting of license.

A. 
Opportunity shall be given by the governing body to any person to be heard for or against the granting of any license. Upon the approval of the applicant by the Village Board, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall issue to the applicant a license, upon payment by the applicant of the license fee to the Village.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
If the Village Board denies the license, the applicant shall be notified in writing, by registered mail or personal service, of the reasons for the denial. The notice shall also inform the applicant of the opportunity to appear before the Village Board and to provide evidence as to why the denial should be reversed. In addition, the notice shall inform the applicant that the reconsideration of the application shall be held in closed session, pursuant to § 19.85(1)(b), Wis. Stats., unless the applicant requests such reconsideration be held in open session and the Village Board consents to the request. Such written notice shall be mailed or served upon the applicant at least 10 days prior to the Village Board meeting at which the application is to be reconsidered.

§ 349-11 Transfer and lapse of license.

A. 
In accordance with the provisions of § 125.04(12), Wis. Stats., a license shall be transferable from one premises to another if such transfer is first approved by the Village Board. An application for transfer shall be made on a form furnished by the Village Clerk-Treasurer. Proceedings for such transfer shall be had in the same form and manner as the original application. The fee for such transfer shall be as prescribed in § 125.04(12), Wis. Stats. Whenever a license is transferred, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall forthwith notify the Wisconsin Department of Revenue of such transfer. In the event of the sale of a business or business premises of the licensee, the purchaser of such business or business premises must apply to the Village for reissuance of said license and the Village, as the licensing authority, shall in no way be bound to reissue said license to said subsequent purchaser.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Whenever the agent of a corporate holder of a license is for any reason replaced, the licensee shall give the Village Clerk-Treasurer written notice of said replacement, the reasons therefor and the new appointment. Until the next regular meeting or special meeting of the Village Board, the successor agent shall have the authority to perform the functions and be charged with the duties of the original agent. However, said license shall cease to be in effect upon receipt by the Village Clerk-Treasurer of notice of disapproval of the successor agent by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue or other law enforcement officers of the municipality in which the license was issued. The corporation's license shall not be in force after receipt of such notice or after a regular or special meeting of the Village Board until the successor agent or another qualified agent is appointed and approved by the Village.

§ 349-12 Numbering of license. [1]

All licenses shall be numbered in the order in which they are issued and shall state clearly the specific premises for which granted, the date of issuance, the fee paid and the name of the licensee.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 349-13 Posting licenses; defacement.

A. 
Every person licensed in accordance with the provisions of this article shall immediately post such license and keep the same posted while in force in a conspicuous place in the room or place where said beverages are drawn or removed for service or sale.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to post such license or to be permitted to post it upon premises other than those mentioned in the application or knowingly to deface or destroy such license.

§ 349-14 Conditions of license.

All retail Class "A," Class "B," "Class A," "Class B" and "Class C" licenses granted hereunder shall be granted subject to the following conditions, and all other conditions of this article, and subject to all other ordinances and regulations of the Village applicable thereto:
A. 
Consent to entry. Every applicant procuring a license thereby consents to the entry of law enforcement authorities or duly authorized representatives of the Village at all reasonable hours for the purpose of inspection and search, and consents to the removal from said premises of all things and articles there had in violation of Village ordinances or state laws, and consents to the introduction of such things and articles in evidence in any prosecution that may be brought for such offenses.
B. 
Employment of minors. No person, including a member of the licensee's or permittee's immediate family, other than the licensee, permittee or agent may serve or sell alcohol beverages in any place operated under a Class "A" or Class "B" or "Class A" or "Class C" license, or under a "Class B" license or permit, unless he or she has an operator's license or is at least 18 years of age and is under the immediate supervision of the licensee, permittee or agent or a person holding an operator's license, who is on the premises at the time of the service.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Disorderly conduct prohibited. Each licensed premises shall, at all times, be conducted in an orderly manner, and no disorderly, riotous or indecent conduct shall be allowed at any time on any licensed premises.
D. 
Licensed operator on premises. There shall be upon premises, and in visual control of such premises, operated under a "Class B," Class "B" or "Class C" license, at all times, the licensee, members of the licensee's immediate family who have attained the legal drinking age, and/or some person who shall have an operator's license and who shall be responsible for the acts of all persons serving as waiters, or in any other manner, any fermented malt beverages to customers. No person other than the licensee shall serve fermented malt beverages in any place operated under a "Class B," Class "B" or "Class C" license unless he/she possesses an operator's license, or there is a person with an operator's license upon said premises at the time of such service.
E. 
Health and sanitation regulations. The rules and regulations of the State Department of Health Services governing sanitation in restaurants shall apply to all "Class B" liquor or "Class C" licenses issued under this article. No "Class B" or "Class C" license shall be issued unless the premises to be licensed conforms to such rules and regulations.
F. 
Restrictions near schools and churches. No retail Class "A," Class "B," "Class A" or "Class B" license shall be issued for premises, the main entrance of which is less than 300 feet from the main entrance of any established public school, parochial school, hospital or church. Such distance shall be measured by the shortest route along the highway from the closest point of the main entrance of such school, church or hospital to the main entrance to such premises. This subsection shall not apply to premises licensed as such on June 30, 1947, nor shall it apply to any premises licensed as such prior to the occupation of real property within 300 feet thereof by any school building, hospital building or church building.
G. 
Clubs. No club shall sell or give away any intoxicating liquors except to bona fide members and guests invited by members.
H. 
Gambling prohibited. Except as authorized by state law, no gambling or game of chance of any sort shall be permitted in any form upon any premises licensed under this article or the laws of the State of Wisconsin.
I. 
Credit prohibited. No retail Class "A," Class "B," "Class A," "Class B" or "Class C" liquor, wine, or fermented malt beverage licensee shall sell or offer for sale any alcohol beverage to any person or persons by extending credit, except hotel credit extended to a resident guest or a club to a bona fide member. It shall be unlawful for such licensee or permittee to sell alcohol beverages to any person on a passbook or store order or to receive from any person any goods, wares, merchandise or other articles in exchange for alcohol beverages.
J. 
Licensee or permittee responsible for acts of help. A violation of this article by a duly authorized agent or employee of a licensee or permittee under this article shall constitute a violation by the licensee or permittee. Whenever any licensee or permittee under this article shall violate any portion of this article, proceedings for the suspension or revocation of the license or permit of the holder thereof may be instituted in the manner prescribed in this article.
K. 
No "Class A" retail intoxicating liquor license (informally known as a "liquor store license") shall be issued when the licensee operates other retail businesses open to the public (such as but not limited to a grocery store or gas station) unless the following requirements are met:
[Added 9-12-2012]
(1) 
Separate room and entrance. The licensed premises shall be in a separate room, bay or enclosure which has a separate public access door inside and/or outside of the building which is to be used only for customers of legal drinking age.
(2) 
Licensed premises. The licensed premises shall be restricted to the area of storage and the area where the product is displayed for sale.
(3) 
Storage. Storage of intoxicating liquor shall be in a separate, secured portion of the business and shall not be accessible to the public. Such storage must be in a locked, secured area and be accessible only by the licensee or under the licensee's supervision. Access by underage individuals to this secured storage area is prohibited.
(4) 
Separate checkout counters. The point of sale shall be on the licensed premises, which shall be separate from other checkout counters.
(5) 
Licensed operator on site. During all hours that the premises are open for sale, there shall be a licensed operator on the licensed premises.
(6) 
Video system required. Businesses shall be required to install, operate and maintain a digital recording system, capable of digitally recording the sales area involved in the sale of intoxicating liquor. The recording system must cover the area of the checkout, to include the facial area of the individual purchasing the beverage.

§ 349-15 Closing hours.

[Amended 3-13-2013]
Closing hours shall be established in conformance with §§ 125.32(3) and 125.68(4), Wis. Stats., and further restricted as follows:
A. 
Class "B" licenses.
(1) 
No premises for which a retail "Class B" liquor, Class "B" fermented malt beverage, or "Class C" wine license has been issued shall be permitted to remain open for the sale of liquor or fermented malt beverages or for any other purpose between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday, and 2:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., Saturday and Sunday. There shall be no closing hours on January 1.
(2) 
Hotels and restaurants, the principal business of which is the furnishing of food or lodging to patrons, bowling alleys, indoor horseshoe-pitching facilities, curling clubs, golf courses and golf clubhouses may remain open for the conduct of their regular business but shall not sell liquor or malt beverages during the closing hours of Subsection A(1) above.
B. 
Carryout hours.
[Amended 11-11-2015]
(1) 
Between 12:00 midnight and 6:00 a.m., no person may sell, remove, carry out or permit to be removed or carried out from any premises having a Class "A" or Class "B" fermented malt beverage license in original unopened packages, containers or bottles or for consumption away from the premises.
(2) 
Between 9:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., no person may sell, remove, carry out or permit to be removed or carried out from any premises having a "Class A" or "Class B" intoxicating liquor license in original unopened packages, containers or bottles or for consumption away from the premises.

§ 349-16 Restrictions on temporary licenses.

It shall be unlawful for any person or organization on a temporary basis to sell or offer to sell any alcohol beverage upon any Village-owned property or privately owned property within the Village of Baldwin, except through the issuance of a temporary Class "B" fermented malt beverage license or temporary "Class B" wine license issued by the Village Board in accordance with Wisconsin Statutes and as set forth in this section. A temporary Class "B" fermented malt beverage license or temporary "Class B" wine license authorizing the sale and consumption of beer and/or wine on Village-owned property or privately owned property may be authorized by the Village Board, provided the following requirements are met:
A. 
Compliance with eligibility standards. The organization shall meet the eligibility requirements of a bona fide club, association, lodge or society as set forth in §§ 125.26(6) and 125.51(10), Wis. Stats., and shall fully comply with the requirements of this section and § 349-23. Members of an organization which is issued a temporary license and who are issued operator's licenses for the event may be required to attend a pre-event informational meeting to learn what rules and regulations apply and what the responsibilities of the bartenders and organization will be.
[Amended 3-13-2013]
B. 
Posting of signs and licenses. All organizations issued a temporary license shall post in a conspicuous location at the main point of sale and at all remote points of sale a sufficient number of signs stating that no fermented malt beverage shall be served to any underage person without proper identification.
C. 
Fencing.
(1) 
If necessary due to the physical characteristics of the site, the Village Board may require that organizations install a double fence around the main point of sale to control ingress and egress and continually station a licensed operator, security guard or other competent person at the entrance for the purpose of checking age identification. Where possible, there shall be only one point of ingress and egress. When required, the double fence shall be a minimum of four feet high and a minimum of six feet between fences.
(2) 
For indoor events, the structure used shall have suitable exits and open spaces to accommodate anticipated attendance. It should contain adequate sanitary facilities to accommodate the size of the group.
D. 
Underage persons restricted. Except as expressly permitted by Wisconsin Statutes, no underage persons shall be allowed to assist in the sale of fermented malt beverages or wine at any point of sale, nor shall they be allowed to loiter or linger in the area of any point of sale.
[Amended 3-13-2013]
E. 
Licensed operators requirement. A licensed operator shall be stationed at all points of sales at all times.
F. 
Waiver. The Village Board may waive or modify the requirements of this section due to the physical characteristics of the licensed site.
G. 
Insurance. The applicant for a temporary fermented malt beverage or wine license may be required to indemnify, defend and hold the Village and its employees and agents harmless against all claims, liability, loss, damage or expense incurred by the Village on account of any injury to or death of any person or any damage to property caused by or resulting from the activities for which the permit is granted. As evidence of the applicant's ability to perform the conditions of the license, the applicant may be required to furnish a Certificate of Comprehensive General Liability insurance with the Village of Baldwin. The applicant may be required to furnish a performance bond prior to being granted the license.
[Amended 3-13-2013]

§ 349-17 Revocation and suspension of licenses; nonrenewal.

A. 
Procedure. Whenever the holder of any license under this article violates any portion of this article or Article II of this chapter, proceedings for the revocation of such license may be instituted in the manner and under the procedure established by this section.
B. 
Abandonment of premises. Any licensee holding a license to sell alcohol beverages who abandons such business shall forfeit any right or preference he may have to the holding of or renewal of such license. Abandonment shall be sufficient grounds for revocation of any alcohol beverage license. The closing of the licensed premises for at least six months shall be prima facie evidence of the abandonment, unless extended by the Village Board. All persons issued a license to sell alcohol beverages in the Village for which a quota exists limiting the number of such licenses that may be issued by the Village shall cause such business described in such license to be operated on the premises described in such license for at least 150 days during the terms of such license, unless such license is issued for a term of less than 180 days, in which event this subsection shall not apply.
C. 
License revocation or suspension. License revocation or suspension procedures shall be as prescribed by Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
D. 
Point values for alcohol beverages violations; revocations and suspensions.
(1) 
Purpose and definitions. The purpose of this subsection is to administratively interpret those portions of this article relating to the establishment of an alcohol beverage demerit point system to assist in determining which license holders should be subject to suspension or revocation procedures.
(2) 
Point schedule. The scale of demerit points is listed according to the type of alcohol beverage violation. This demerit point system is used to identify habitually troublesome license holders who have repeatedly violated state statutes and Village ordinances for the purpose of recommending suspension or revocation of their alcohol beverage licenses.
Type of Violation
Point Value
Sale of alcohol beverages without license or permit; sale of controlled substances on licensed premises
100
Sale of alcohol beverages to underage person
50
Sale of alcohol beverages to intoxicated person
50
Underage person on premises
50
Intoxicated bartender; disorderly conduct on premises
50
After-hours consumption
50
Refusal to allow police to search premises or refusal to cooperate with lawful police investigation
50
Licensee, agent or operator not on premises at all times
25
Persons on premises after closing hours
25
Violations of carry-out hours
25
Licensee permitting person to leave licensed premises with open alcohol beverage
25
All other violations of this article
25
(3) 
Violations, how calculated. In determining the accumulated demerit points against a licensee within 12 months, the Village shall use the date each violation was committed as the basis for the determination.
(4) 
Suspension or revocation of license.
(a) 
The Village Board shall call before it for purposes of revocation or suspension hearing all licensees who have accumulated 200 points in a twelve-month period as a result of court imposed convictions.
(b) 
If the demerit point accumulation calculated from the date of violation amounts to 200 points in a twelve-month period, a suspension of 30 days shall be imposed. If the demerit point accumulation is 250 points (calculated from the date of violation) in a twenty-four-month period, a suspension of 60 days shall be imposed. If the demerit point accumulation in a thirty-six-month period is 300 points, the suspension shall be for the maximum allowed by law, which is 90 days. If the license is revoked no other license shall be granted to such licensee or for such premises for a period of 12 months from the date of revocation.
(c) 
The procedure to be used for suspension or revocation shall be that found in Subsection C above.

§ 349-18 Non-alcohol events for underage persons on licensed premises.

The presence of underage persons on a licensed premises as provided under § 125.07(3)(a)10, Wis. Stats., shall be subject to the following:
A. 
The licensee or agent of a corporate licensee shall notify the Police Department at least 48 hours in advance of the date of any event at which underage persons will be present on the licensed premises. Each such non-alcohol event notice shall specify the date(s) on which the event is to occur and the time(s) of commencement. All notices shall be filed with the Police Department during normal working hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday) and shall be given on forms prescribed by the Village. After a non-alcohol event notice has been given, the licensee may cancel an event(s) only by giving like notice to the Police Department in accordance with the provisions of this subsection. Regardless of the date given, all notices shall expire and be deemed cancelled no later than the date of expiration or revocation of the applicable retail Class "B", "Class B" or "Class C" license.
B. 
During the period of any non-alcohol event a notice card prescribed by the Police Department shall be posted at all public entrances to the licensed premises notifying the general public that no alcohol beverages may be consumed, sold or given away on or carried into the licensed premises during the event. Such notice cards shall be made available by the Village to a requesting licensee.
C. 
Once a non-alcohol event has commenced, no alcohol beverages may be consumed, sold or given away on or carried into the licensed premises until the next day following the closing hours of the licensed premises.
D. 
During the period of any non-alcohol event, all alcohol beverages shall be stored in a locked portion of the licensed premises in a secure place out of the sight and physical reach of any patron present and shall be under the direct and immediate control and supervision of the licensee or a licensed bartender in the employ of the licensee. All beer taps and automatic dispensers of alcohol beverages ("speed guns") shall be either disconnected, disabled or made inoperable.

§ 349-19 Outdoor sports activities and beer gardens.

A. 
Purpose. The Village Board finds that restrictions are necessary for outdoor beer gardens and sports activities at premises holding "Class B" and Class "B" liquor and fermented malt beverages licenses due to concerns arising from noise, density and related problems. This section enacted pursuant to police power provides a framework for regulatory controls on such outdoor sports and beer garden activities.
B. 
Approval required.
(1) 
Generally. No licensee shall conduct or sponsor any outdoor sports activity or event or beer garden on property forming any part of the real property on which the licensed premises exists without the prior approval of the Village Board.
(2) 
Permit required for beer garden outdoor consumption. No licensee shall permit the consumption of alcohol beverages on any part of the licensed premises not enclosed within the building, except under a beer garden permit granted by the Village Board. The permits are a privilege in which no rights vest and, therefore, may be revoked by the Village Board at its pleasure at any time or shall otherwise expire on June 30 of each year. No person shall consume or have in his or her possession alcohol beverages on any unenclosed part of a licensed premises which is not described in a valid beer garden permit.
C. 
Application. If a licensee shall conduct or sponsor any outdoor sports activity or event or beer garden on the licensee's property, the licensee shall file an application with the Clerk-Treasurer setting forth the following information:
(1) 
The name, address and telephone number of the person or persons who will be responsible for the actual conduct of the activity or event;
(2) 
The date and duration of time for the proposed activity or event;
(3) 
An accurate description of that portion of the licensee's property proposed to be used;
(4) 
A good faith estimate of the number of users, participants and spectators for the beer garden or proposed activity or event; and
(5) 
The licensee's plan for maintaining the cleanliness of the licensed area.
D. 
Time for filing. The licensee shall file the application not less than 15 days before the date of the proposed activity or event. The Village Board may waive the fifteen-day time limit upon a licensee's showing of exigent circumstances. The application shall be accompanied by payment of a fee for review of the application as provided in the Village Fee Schedule. The applicant may request that an annual permit be issued for the beer garden or outdoor sports activities.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
E. 
Review. The Village Board shall review the applications in light of the standards of this section. If the nature of the property or the event requires the imposition of additional regulations, the Village Board may impose these regulations upon an express finding detailing the reasons for additional regulation. All property owners within 150 feet of the proposed beer garden or outdoor sports activity shall be notified of the pendency of application for a permit by first class mail.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
F. 
Outdoor sports activity standards. The following standards shall apply to any outdoor sports activity regulated under this section:
(1) 
Approval of an application shall not act to permit outdoor consumption of alcohol beverages on the property beyond the area specifically licensed.
(2) 
If the estimated number of participants and spectators shall bring the number of persons on the property above the number for which the licensed premises' rest room facilities are rated adequate, the licensee shall provide a number of portable temporary rest rooms sufficient to serve the estimated number of persons.
(3) 
The Village Board shall not grant approval to any applicant whose property on which the activity or event is proposed is adjacent to any property zoned residential or on which a residential use exists as a nonconforming use, or within 100 feet of any property zoned residential or on which a residential use exists as a nonconforming use. Fencing may be required.
(4) 
The applicant shall provide parking adequate for the proposed activity or event, whether on-site or through agreements with property owners shown to the Village Board's satisfaction to permit their property to be used for parking for the proposed activity or event.
(5) 
The applicant shall show the Village Board plans adequate to provide reasonable access to participants and spectators for the event, and to limit access for all other persons.
(6) 
The licensee shall clean up all garbage and debris relating to the activity or event at least once per 24 hours during the activity or event.
(7) 
The licensee shall not permit the noise level of the sports activity or event to exceed 75 dB, measured at any border of the licensee's real property.
G. 
Limitations on issuance of beer garden permits. No permit shall be issued for a beer garden if any part of the beer garden is within 100 feet of a structure used for residential purposes, except residential uses located in the same structure as the licensed premises. No permit shall be issued for a beer garden if the beer garden area is greater than 50% of the gross floor area of the adjoining licensed premises. Each applicant for a beer garden permit shall accurately describe the area intended for use as a beer garden and shall indicate the nature of fencing or other measures intended to provide control over the operation of the beer garden. Every beer garden shall be completely enclosed with a fence or wall not less than six feet in height. No amplified sound or music is permitted outside the enclosed (building) premises. Amplified sound or music is not permitted in the beer garden. There shall be a licensed operator within the beer garden at all times the beer garden is in operation. The Village Board may approve limited exceptions to the limitations contained in this subsection upon written application therefor by the permittee.
[Amended 5-9-2007]
H. 
State statutes enforced within beer garden. Every permittee under this section shall comply with and enforce all provisions of Ch. 125, Wis. Stats., applicable to Class "B" licensed premises, except insofar as such provisions are clearly inapplicable. Violation of the provisions of Ch. 125, Wis. Stats., shall be grounds for immediate revocation of the outdoor sports activity or beer garden permit by the Village Board.
I. 
Violations. Failure of the licensee to comply with any of the provisions of this section shall be grounds for suspension, nonrenewal or revocation of the licensee's alcohol beverage license or licenses.

§ 349-20 Nude dancing in licensed establishments prohibited.

A. 
Authority.
(1) 
The Village Board of the Village of Baldwin has explicit authority under § 125.10(1), Wis. Stats., to adopt regulations governing the sale of alcohol beverages which are in addition to those set forth in Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
The Village Board has authority under its general police powers set forth in § 62.11(5), Wis. Stats., to act for the good order of the municipality and for the health, safety and welfare of the public and may carry out its powers by regulation and suppression.
(3) 
The Village Board recognizes it lacks authority to regulate obscenity under the Wisconsin Statutes and does not intend by adopting this section to regulate obscenity, since nudity in and of itself is not obscene; it declares its intent to enact an ordinance addressing the secondary effects of live, totally nude, nonobscene, erotic dancing in bars and taverns.
(4) 
Bars and taverns featuring live, totally nude, nonobscene, erotic dancing have in other communities tended to further the increase of criminal and other offensive activity, to disrupt the peace and order of the communities, to depreciate the value of real property, to harm the economic welfare of the communities and to negatively affect the quality of life of the communities, and such secondary effects are detrimental to the public health, safety and general welfare of citizens.
(5) 
The Village Board recognizes the U.S. Supreme Court has held that nude dancing is expressive conduct within the outer perimeters of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and therefore entitled to some limited protection under the First Amendment, and the governing body further recognizes that freedom of speech is among our most precious and highly protected rights and wishes to act consistently with full protection of those rights. However, the Village Board is aware, based on the experiences of other communities, that bars and taverns in which live, totally nude, nonobscene, erotic dancing occurs may and do generate secondary effects which the governing body believes are detrimental to the public health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Village of Baldwin. Among these secondary effects are:
(a) 
The potential increase in prostitution and other sex-related offenses, as well as other crimes and offenses;
(b) 
The potential depreciation of property values in neighborhoods where bars and taverns featuring nude dancing exist;
(c) 
Health risks associated with the spread of sexually transmitted diseases; and
(d) 
The potential for infiltration by organized crime for the purpose of unlawful conduct.
(6) 
The Village Board desires to minimize, prevent and control these adverse effects and thereby protect the health, safety and general welfare of the citizens of the Village of Baldwin; protect the citizens from increased crime; preserve the quality of life; preserve the property values and character of surrounding neighborhoods; and deter the spread of urban blight.
(7) 
The Village Board has determined that enactment of an ordinance prohibiting live, totally nude, nonobscene, erotic dancing in bars and taverns licensed to serve alcohol beverages promotes the goal of minimizing, preventing and controlling the negative secondary effects associated with such activity.
B. 
Nude dancing in licensed establishments prohibited. It is unlawful for any person to perform or engage in, or for any licensee or manager or agent of the licensee to permit any person, employee, entertainer or patron to perform or engage in, any live act, demonstration, dance or exhibition on the premises of a licensed establishment which:
(1) 
Shows his/her genitals, pubic area, vulva, anus, anal cleft or cleavage with less than a fully opaque covering;
(2) 
Shows any portion of the female breast below a point immediately above the top of the areola; or
(3) 
Shows the covered male genitals in a discernibly turgid state.
C. 
Exemptions. The provisions of this section does not apply to the following licensed establishments: theaters, performing arts centers, civic centers, and dinner theaters where live dance, ballet, music and dramatic performances of serious artistic merit are offered on a regular basis and in which the predominant business or attraction is not the offering to customers of entertainment which is intended to provide sexual stimulation or sexual gratification to such customers and where the establishment is not distinguished by an emphasis on, or the advertising or promotion of, employees engaging in nude erotic dancing.
D. 
Definitions. For purposes of this section, the term "licensed establishment" means any establishment licensed by the Village Board of the Village of Baldwin to sell alcohol beverages pursuant to Ch. 125, Wis. Stats. The term "licensee" means the holder of a retail "Class A," "Class B," Class "B," Class "A" or "Class C" license granted by the Village Board of the Village of Baldwin pursuant to Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
E. 
Penalties. Any person, partnership or corporation who or which violates any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a forfeiture pursuant to § 1-4. A separate offense and violation shall be deemed committed on each day on which a violation occurs or continues. In addition, violation of this section constitutes sufficient grounds for suspending, revoking or non-renewing an alcohol beverage license under § 125.12, Wis. Stats.

§ 349-21 Operator's license.

A. 
Operator's license required.
(1) 
Operator's licenses; Class "A," Class "B" or "Class C" premises. Except as provided under §§ 125.32(3)(b) and 125.07(3)(a)10, Wis. Stats., no premises operated under a Class "A," Class "B" or "Class C" license or permit may be open for business unless there is upon the premises the licensee or permittee, the agent named in the license or permit if the licensee or permittee is a corporation, or some person who has an operator's license and who is responsible for the acts of all persons serving any fermented malt beverages to customers. An operator's license issued in respect to a vessel under § 125.27(2), Wis. Stats., is valid outside the municipality that issues it. For the purpose of this subsection, any person holding a manager's license under § 125.18, Wis. Stats., or any member of the licensee's or permittee's immediate family who has attained the age of 18, shall be considered the holder of an operator's license. No person, including a member of the licensee's or permittee's immediate family, other than the licensee, permittee or agent may serve fermented malt beverages in any place operated under a Class "A," Class "B" or "Class C" license or permit unless he or she has an operator's license or is at least 18 years of age and is under the immediate supervision of the licensee, permittee, agent or a person holding an operator's license, who is on the premises at the time of the service.
(2) 
Use by another prohibited.
(a) 
No person may allow another to use his or her Class "A" or Class "B" license or permit to sell alcohol beverages.
(b) 
The license or permit of a person who violates Subsection A(2)(a) above shall be revoked.
B. 
Procedure upon application.
(1) 
The Village Board may issue an operator's license, which license shall be granted only upon application in writing on forms to be obtained from the Village Clerk-Treasurer only to persons 18 years of age or older. Operator's licenses shall be operative only within the limits of the Village.
(2) 
All applications are subject to an investigation by Village-designated law enforcement authorities and/or other appropriate authority to determine whether the applicant and/or premises to be licensed complies with all regulations, ordinances and laws applicable thereto. The investigating authority shall conduct an investigation of the applicant, including, but not limited to, requesting information from the state, from the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department using the TIME System for noncriminal, Purpose Code - E queries, surrounding municipalities, and/or any community where the applicant has previously resided concerning the applicant's arrest and conviction record. Based upon such investigation, the investigating authority shall recommend, in writing, to the Village Board approval or denial of the application. If the investigating authority recommends denial, the investigating authority shall provide, in writing, the reasons for such recommendation.
[Amended 10-9-2013]
C. 
Duration. Licenses issued under the provisions of this article shall be valid for a period of one year and shall expire on the 30th day of June.
D. 
Operator's license fee; provisional or temporary licenses.
(1) 
Fee. The fee for a one-year operator's license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. The nonrefundable fee for a provisional license shall be as prescribed in the Village Fee Schedule. There shall be no fee for a temporary operator's license.
(2) 
Provisional license. The Village Clerk-Treasurer may issue provisional operator's licenses in accordance with § 125.17(5), Wis. Stats. The provisional operator's license shall expire 60 days after its issuance or when an operator's license is issued to the holder, whichever is sooner. The Chief of Police shall submit to the Clerk-Treasurer a report regarding the applicant's conviction history, if any. The applicant for such provisional license must present evidence to the Clerk-Treasurer establishing that the applicant is enrolled in an responsible beverage server training course established pursuant to § 125.17(6), Wis. Stats. The Village Clerk-Treasurer may, upon receiving an application for a temporary provisional license, issue such a license without requiring the successful completion of the approved program as described herein. However, such temporary license shall be used only for the purpose of allowing such applicant the privilege of being licensed as a beverage operator pending his/her successful completion of the approved program, and the applicant shall also apply for a regular operator's license. No such provisional operator's license shall be issued prior to the completion of a background check subject to limitations established by law. A provisional license may not be issued to any person who has been denied an operator's license by the Village Board, who has had his/her operator's license revoked or suspended within the preceding 12 months, or who previously held an operator's license and who failed to complete the responsible beverage server training course without first successfully completing the program. No person shall be issued more than three provisional licenses in any twelve-month period. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall provide an appropriate application form to be completed in full by the applicant. The Village Clerk-Treasurer may revoke the provisional license issued if he/she discovers that the holder of the license made a false statement on the application. A provisional license shall not be renewed.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
Temporary license. The Village Clerk-Treasurer may issue a temporary operator's license, provided that:
(a) 
This license may be issued only to operators employed by, or donating their services to, nonprofit corporations.
(b) 
No person may hold more than one license of this kind per year.
(c) 
The license is valid for any period from one day to 14 days, and the period for which it is valid shall be stated on the license.
E. 
Issuance or denial of operator's licenses.
(1) 
After the Village Board approves the granting of an operator's license, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall issue the license. Such licenses shall be issued and numbered in the order they are granted and shall give the applicant's name and address and the date of the expiration of such license.
(2) 
If the application is denied by the Village Board, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall, in writing, inform the applicant of the denial, the reasons therefor, and of the opportunity to request a reconsideration of the application by the Village Board in a closed session. Such notice must be sent by registered mail to, or served upon, the applicant at least 10 days prior to the Board's reconsideration of the matter. At such reconsideration hearing, the applicant may present evidence and testimony as to why the license should be granted. If, upon reconsideration, the Board again denies the application, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall notify the applicant in writing of the reasons therefor. An applicant who is denied any license upon reconsideration of the matter may apply to Circuit Court pursuant to § 125.12(2)(d), Wis. Stats., for review.
(3) 
Considerations.
(a) 
Consideration for the granting or denial of a license will be based on:
[1] 
Arrest and conviction record of the applicant, subject to the limitations imposed by §§ 111.321, 111.322, and 111.335, Wis. Stats.;[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Subsection (c)(1)b. and c., which followed this subsection, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2] 
Generally, the applicant's fitness for the trust to be reposed.
(b) 
If a licensee is convicted of an offense substantially related to the licensed activity, the Village Board may act to revoke or suspend the license.
(4) 
An application may be denied based upon the applicant's arrest and conviction record if the applicant has been convicted of a felony (unless duly pardoned) or if the applicant has habitually been a law offender. For purposes of this licensing procedure, "habitually been a law offender" is generally considered to be an arrest or conviction of at least two offenses which are substantially related to the licensed activity within the five years immediately preceding the license application. Because a license is a privilege, the issuance of which is a right granted solely to the Village Board, the Village Board reserves the right to consider the severity and facts and circumstances of the offense when making the determination to grant, deny or not renew a license. Further, the Village Board, at its discretion, may, based upon an arrest or conviction record of two or more offenses which are substantially related to the licensed activity within the five years immediately preceding, act to suspend such license for a period of one year or more.
F. 
Training course.
(1) 
Except as provided in Subsection F(2) below, the Village Board may not issue an operator's license unless the applicant has successfully completed a responsible beverage server training course at any location that is offered by a technical college district and that conforms to curriculum guidelines specified by the technical college system board or a comparable training course, which may include computer-based training and testing, that is approved by the department of revenue or the educational approval board or unless the applicant fulfills one of the following requirements:[3]
(a) 
The person is renewing an operator's license.
(b) 
Within the past two years, the person held a Class "A," Class "B," "Class A," "Class B" or "Class C" license or permit or a manager's or operator's license.
(c) 
Within the past two years, the person has completed such a training course.
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(2) 
The Village Clerk-Treasurer may issue a provisional operator's license to a person who is enrolled in a training course under Subsection F(2) above and shall revoke that license if the applicant fails successfully to complete the course in which he or she enrolls.[4]
[4]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(3) 
The Village Board may not require that applicants for operators' licenses undergo training in addition to that under Subsection F(1) but may require applicants to purchase, at cost, materials that deal with relevant local subjects not covered in the course under Subsection F(1).
G. 
Display of license. Each license issued under the provisions of this article shall be posted on the premises whenever the operator dispenses beverages or be in his/her possession.[5]
[5]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
H. 
Revocation of operator's license. Violation of any of the terms or provisions of the state law or of this article relating to operator's licenses by any person holding such operator's license shall be cause for revocation of the license.

§ 349-22 Violations and penalties.

A. 
Forfeitures for violations of §§ 125.07(1) to (5) and 125.09(2), Wis. Stats., adopted by reference in § 349-1 of this article, shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for violations of the comparable state statute, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any provision of this article, except as otherwise provided in Subsection A herein, or who shall conduct any activity or make any sale for which a license is required without a license shall be subject to a forfeiture as provided in § 1-4 of this Code of the Village of Baldwin.
C. 
Nothing herein shall preclude or affect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authorities granted by the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Adopted 4-28-2004 as Title 11, Ch. 4, of the 2004 Code]

§ 349-23 Outside consumption.

A. 
Alcohol beverages in public areas.
(1) 
Regulations. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, serve or give away, or offer to sell, serve or give away, any alcohol beverage upon any public street, sidewalk, alley, public parking lot, highway, municipal building, library, cemetery or drives or other public area within the Village of Baldwin or on private property without the owner's consent, except at licensed premises. It shall be unlawful for any person to consume or have in his/her possession any open container containing alcohol beverage upon any public street, public sidewalk, public way, municipal building, library, public alley, cemetery, or public parking lot within the Village of Baldwin.
(2) 
Private property held out for public use. It shall be unlawful for any person to consume any alcohol beverages upon any private property held open for public use within the Village unless the property is specifically named as being part of a licensed premises.
(3) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
The provisions of this section may be waived by the Village Board for duly authorized events.
(b) 
This section shall not apply to any organization which has been issued a temporary fermented malt beverage and/or temporary wine license for a designated area and event pursuant to this Code, provided that the provisions of this article and Article I of this chapter are fully complied with.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
(c) 
The provisions of this section regarding open consumption of fermented malt beverages or intoxicating liquor shall not apply within 200 feet of a parade route which the Village of Baldwin has authorized from one hour prior to the scheduled start of said parade until one hour after the end of said parade, except that the foregoing exemption does not extend to any vehicle or unit of the parade, however propelled, nor to any parade participant for that period of time during which the vehicle, unit of the parade or person is participating within the assembly and disembarkment points of the parade.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ALCOHOL BEVERAGE
Includes all ardent, spirituous, distilled or vinous liquors, liquids or compounds, whether medicated, proprietary, patented, or not, and by whatever name called, as well as all liquors and liquids made by the alcohol fermentation of an infusion in potable water of barley malt and hops, with or without unmalted grains or decorticated or degerminated grains or sugar, which contain 1/2 of 1% or more of alcohol by volume and which are fit for use for beverage purposes.
PUBLIC AREA
Any location within the Village which is open to access to persons not requiring specific permission of the owner to be at such location, including all parking lots serving commercial establishments.
UNDERAGE PERSON
Any person under the legal drinking age as defined by the Wisconsin Statutes.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Secs. 11-4-2, Sale to underage or intoxicated persons restricted, 11-4-3, Underage persons' presence in places of sale; penalty, 11-4-4, Underage persons; prohibitions; penalties, and 11-4-5, Defense of sellers, which followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 349-24 Persons who have attained the legal drinking age; false or altered identification cards.

A. 
Any person who has attained the legal drinking age, other than one authorized by § 343.50, Wis. Stats., who makes, alters or duplicates an official identification card may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000. Any person who has attained the legal drinking age who, in applying for an identification card, presents false information to the issuing officer may be fined not less than $100 nor more than $1,000.
B. 
Any underage person who does any of the following is subject to the penalties specified under § 349-26D or E:
(1) 
Intentionally carries an official identification card not legally issued to him or her, an official identification card obtained under false pretenses or an official identification card which has been altered or duplicated to convey false information. A law enforcement officer shall confiscate any card that violates this subsection.
(2) 
Makes, alters or duplicates an official identification card.[1],[2]
[1]
Editor's Note: Subsection B(3), regarding presenting of false information, which followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
[2]
Editor's Note: Original Secs. 11-4-7, Possession of alcohol beverages on school grounds, 11-4-8, Adult permitting or encouraging underage violation, and 11-4-9, Solicitation of drinks prohibited, which followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).