Village of Fredonia, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Fredonia as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing and permits — See Ch. 363.
Parks and recreation — See Ch. 412.
Sexually oriented businesses — See Ch. 468.
[Adopted as Title 7, Ch. 2, of the 1995 Code]
The provisions of Chapter 125 of the Wisconsin Statutes, 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 chapter 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 chapter. Any future amendment, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein are intended to be made a part of this chapter in order to secure uniform statewide regulations of alcohol beverage control.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
As used in this article, the terms "alcohol beverages," "intoxicating liquors," "principal business," "legal drinking age," "premises," "sell," "sold," "sale," restaurant," "club," "retailer," "person," "fermented malt beverages," and "wholesalers" shall have the meaning given them by Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
No person, firm or corporation shall vend, sell, deal or traffic in or have in his 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 chapter nor without complying with all the provisions of this chapter, and all statutes and regulations applicable thereto, except as provided by §§ 125.16, 125.27, 125.28 and 125.51 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
A. 
Retail "Class A" intoxicating liquor license. A retail "Class A" intoxicating liquor license, when issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer under the authority of the Village Board, 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 issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer under authority of the Village Board, 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.
(1) 
Reserve retail "Class B" intoxicating liquor license. A reserve retail "Class B" intoxicating liquor license, when issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer under authority of the Village Board, 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. 
Class "A" fermented malt beverage retailer's license. A Class "A" retailer's fermented malt beverage license, when issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer under the authority of the Village Board, 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.
D. 
Class "B" fermented malt beverage retailer's license.
(1) 
License. A Class "B" fermented malt beverage retailer's license, when issued by the Village Clerk-Treasurer under the authority of the Village Board, 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 1/2 of a percentum 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 chapter. Except as provided in § 125.295, Wis. Stats., Class "B" licenses may not be issued to brewers or brewpubs.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
E. 
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 as set forth in the Village's Schedule of Forfeitures[1] 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.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Schedule of Forfeitures is on file in the Village office.
F. 
Temporary "Class B" wine license.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
(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., or 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 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) 
Application. Application for such a 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 as set forth in the Village's Schedule of Forfeitures 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.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Original subsection (g), Wholesaler's license, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
G. 
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 if the municipality's quota prohibits the municipality from issuing a "Class B" license to that person. A "Class C" license may not be issued to a foreign corporation or person acting as agent for or in the employ of another.
(4) 
A "Class C" license shall particularly describe the premises for which it is issued.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
License fees shall be set from time to time by the Village Board within statutory limits.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The Village's Schedule of Fees is on file in the Village office.
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; 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 § 125.51(10), Wis. Stats. The application shall be published once in the 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. 
License quotas. The number of persons and places that may be granted a retail "Class B" liquor license under this section is limited, as provided in Ch. 125, Wis. Stats., to six.
A. 
Residence 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 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. Except for operator's licenses, licenses related to alcohol beverages shall only be granted to persons who have attained the legal drinking age.
[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(a)1 and 4 and (b), Wis. Stats., unless the agent of the corporation appointed under § 125.04(6) and the officers and directors of the corporation meet the qualifications of § 125.04(a)1 and 3 and (b) and unless the agent of the corporation appointed under § 125.04(6) meets the qualification under § 125.04(a)2. The requirement that the corporation meet the qualifications under § 125.04(a)a and (b) 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 chapter 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 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 Class "B" license or permit.
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall notify the Village Marshal, Fire Inspector and Building Inspector 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.
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 Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection 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.
[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 applicants;
(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 reserved 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.
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. The full license fee shall be charged for the whole or fraction of the year, except where the fee is required to be prorated by Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
[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 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.
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 is $10. 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 re-issuance of said license and the Village, as the licensing authority, shall in no way be bound to reissue said license to said subsequent purchaser.
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 therefore 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 peace officer 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.
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.
A. 
Every person licensed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter 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 be permitted to post it upon premises other than those mentioned in the application or knowingly to deface or destroy such license.
All retail Class "A", Class "B", Class A" and "Class B" licenses granted hereunder shall be granted subject to the following conditions, and all other conditions of this section, 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 or other 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 retail "Class B" licenses shall employ any underage person, as defined in the Wisconsin Statutes, but this shall not apply to hotels and restaurants. Family members may work on the licensed premises but are not permitted to sell or dispense alcohol beverages.
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 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 possesses an operator' 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 Board of Health governing sanitation in restaurants shall apply to all "Class B" liquor or "Class C" licenses issued under this chapter. No "Class B" or "Class C" license shall be issued unless the premises to be license conform 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 maintenance 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 chapter of 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, ware, merchandise or other articles in exchange for alcohol beverages.
J. 
Licensee or permittee responsible for acts of help. A violation of this chapter by a duly authorized agent or employee of a licensee or permittee under this chapter shall constitute a violation by the licensee or permittee. Whenever any licensee or permittee under this chapter shall violate any portion of this chapter, proceedings for the suspension or revocation of the license or permit of the holder thereof may be instituted in the manner prescribed in this chapter.
K. 
Improper exhibitions. It shall be unlawful for any person to perform, or for any licensee or manger or agent of the licensee to permit any employee, entertainer or patron to engage in any live act, demonstration, dance or exhibition on the licensed premises which:
(1) 
Exposes his or her genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, perineum, anal region or pubic hair region; or
(2) 
Exposes any device, costume or covering which gives the appearance of or simulates genitals, pubic hair, buttocks, perineum, anal region or pubic hair region; or
(3) 
Exposes any portion of the female breast at or below the areola thereof; or
(4) 
Engages in or simulates sexual intercourse and/or any sexual contact, including the touching of any portion of the female breast or the male and/or female genitals.
[Amended 2-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-01]
Closing hours shall be established in conformance with §§ 125.32(3) and 125.68(4), Wis. Stats.
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 Fredonia, 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 § 339-21 of this chapter.
[Amended 2-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-01]
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 under-age person without proper identifications.
C. 
Fencing.
(1) 
If necessary due to the physical characteristics of the site, the Village Board shall 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. This requirement may be modified or waived with approval of the Village Marshal and the Village Board.
[Amended 7-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-07]
(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 prohibited. No underage persons as defined by Wisconsin Statutes 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, except for a person 18 years of age or over who possesses a valid operator's license.
[Amended 2-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-01]
E. 
Licensed operators requirements. A licensed operator shall be stationed at all points of sales at all times.
F. 
[1]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 Villager 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 Fredonia. The applicant may be required to furnish a performance bond prior to being granted the license.
[Amended 2-21-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-01]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection F, Waiver, was repealed 7-18-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-07. This ordinance also redesignated former Subsections G and H as Subsections F and G, respectively.
G. 
Glass containers. Intoxicants will be sold outdoors only in nonglass containers.
A. 
Procedure. Whenever the holder of any license under this chapter 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. 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 prescribed by Ch. 125, Wis. Stats.
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 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 shall be posted by the owner 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.
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 mallet beverages to customers. 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 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 the Village Marshal 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, 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.
C. 
Duration. Licenses issued under the provision of this chapter shall be valid for a period of one year and shall expire on the 30th day of June.
D. 
Operator's license fee; provision or licenses.
(1) 
Fee. The fee for an operator's license shall be as set forth on the Village's Schedule of Fees. The fee for a provisional license shall be as set forth in the Schedule of Fees. There shall be no fee for a temporary operator's license.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
(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 Village Marshal 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 a responsible beverage server training course established pursuant to § 125.17(1), Wis. Stats. The Village Clerk-Treasurer may, upon receiving an application for a provisional license, issue such a license without requiring the successful completion of the responsible beverage server training course, as described herein. However, such license shall be used only for the purpose of allowing such applicant the privilege of being licensed as a beverage operator pending his successful completion of the responsible beverage server training course, and the applicant shall also apply for a regular operator's license. 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 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. 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 discovers that the holder of the license made a false statement on the application. A provisional license shall not be renewed.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II)]
(3) 
Temporary license. The 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 expirations of such license.
(2) 
Denial.
(a) 
If the application is denied by the Village Board, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall, in writing, inform the applicant of the denial, the reasons therefore, 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 my present evidence and testimony as to why the license should be granted.
(b) 
If, upon reconsideration, the Board again denies the application, the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the reasons therefore. 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) 
Criteria for granting or denying license.
(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] 
The financial responsibility of the applicant; and
[3] 
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. Upon denial of an operator's license, such denial may be reconsidered by the Board upon the request of the applicant.
F. 
Training course.
(1) 
Except as provided in Subsection F(1)(b) 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 vocational, technical and adult education district and that conforms to curriculum guidelines specified by the Board of Vocational, Technical and Adult Education or a comparable training course that is approved by the educational approval board or unless the applicant fulfills one of the following requirements:
(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.
(2) 
The Village Board may issue a provisional operator's license to a person who is enrolled in a training course under Subsection F(1) above and shall revoke that license if the applicant fails successfully to complete the course in which he or she enrolls.
(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 chapter shall be posted on the premises whenever the operator dispenses beverages or be in his possession, or carry a license card.
H. 
Revocation of operator's license. Violation of any of the terms of provisions of the state law or of this chapter relating to operators' license shall be cause for revocation of the license.
A. 
Forfeitures for violations of §§ 125.07(1)-(5) and 125.09(2) of the Wisconsin Statutes, adopted by reference in § 339-1 of this chapter of the Code of the Village of Fredonia, shall conform to the forfeiture penalty permitted to be imposed for the violations of the comparable state statute, including any variations or increases for subsequent offenses.
B. 
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter of the Code of Ordinances of the Village of Fredonia, except as otherwise provided 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 penalty as provided in § 1-4, the general penalty section of this Code. Forfeitures for violations of specific provisions are set forth in the Schedule of Forfeitures on file in the Village office.
C. 
Nothing herein shall preclude or affect the power of the sentencing court to exercise additional authorities granted by the Wisconsin Statutes.
[Adopted as Title 11, Ch. 4, of the 1995 Code]
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, cemetery or drives or other public area within the Village 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 possession any open container containing alcohol beverage upon any public street, public sidewalk, public way, public alley or public parking lot within the Village except on licensed premises.
(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. All purchases of intoxicating liquor or fermented malt beverages by glass or in open containers shall be consumed upon the licensed premises where purchased and where served and shall not be removed to the public areas or private areas regulated by this chapter.
(3) 
Leaving licensed premises with open container.
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any licensee, permittee or operator to permit any patrol to leave the licensed premises with an open container containing any alcohol beverage.
(b) 
It shall be unlawful for any patron to leave a licensed premises with an open container containing any alcohol beverage.
(4) 
Exceptions.
(a) 
The provisions of this section may be waived by the Village Board for duly authorized events.
(b) 
Any organization which has been issued a special Class "B" fermented malt beverage picnic license pursuant to this Code of Ordinances, provided that the provisions of this article and Article I of this chapter are fully complied with.
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 alcoholic 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.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Secs. 11-4-2 through 11-4-9, which followed this section, were repealed at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).