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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 5, Ch. 5.04, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Unless otherwise specifically provided by the laws of the state or ordinances of the Village, the provisions of this chapter shall apply to the issuance, transfer and revocation of all licenses and permits issued under the provisions of this Code.
All applications for licenses or permits shall be made upon regular forms approved by the Village Board and furnished by the Village Clerk to the applicant.
The amount of the license or permit fee shall be first paid to the Village Clerk, and his receipt therefor shall be attached to the application.
The application shall be signed by the applicant and, where required, shall be sworn to before a notary public or other public officer authorized to administer oaths, and filed with the Village Clerk.
The Village Clerk shall present such application to the Village Board at its next meeting held after the filing thereof, except when some Village officer, board or commission is first required to examine or report upon such application, in which case the Village Clerk shall refer the application for report to such officer, board or commission and shall present the application and report thereon to the Village Board as soon as reasonably possible thereafter. Opportunity shall be given by the Village Board to any person to be heard for or against the granting of any license or permit.
The Village Clerk shall issue such license or permit only after its issuance has been authorized by the Village Board or proper officer.
When administrative authority to issue any license or permit is delegated to any Village officer, board or commission under the terms of this Code, such officer, board or commission shall grant such license when proper application has been made in accordance with the provisions of this Code. In the event such application is denied, the reasons for denial shall be reduced to writing and delivered or mailed to the applicant. Such applicant may at any time within 30 days thereafter request the Village Board to review such determination or any failure to make the same, which action shall be taken by the Village Board within eight days after written request therefor has been filed with the Village Clerk.
A. 
All obligations to Village to be paid. Before any license or permit, except for one- and two-family residential, shall be issued under the provisions of this Code, the Village Finance Department or its designee shall check all Village records to determine whether or not any applicant, owner or owner's personal representative or agent, heirs and assigns are in arrears for taxes or any other obligation to any department of the Village, with the exception of citations issued by the Grafton Police Department. If the Finance Department, or its designee, finds any applicant, owner or owner's personal representative or agent, heirs and assigns to be in arrears for taxes or any other obligation, with the exception of citations issued by the Grafton Police Department, the issuing officer or department shall withhold any and all licenses and permits for which application has been made until such taxes or obligations have been paid in full.
[Amended by Ord. No. 021, Series 2010]
B. 
Consent to inspection of premises. As a condition of the granting of any license or permit, the licensee or permittee shall agree in writing that, during the period of such license or permit, the Chief of Police, police officer or other duly authorized officials of the Village may at all reasonable hours enter into and upon the licensed premises for the purpose of inspecting the premises to ascertain if the provisions of this Code with respect to the license and the state laws with respect to the license are being obeyed, and such person shall also consent to the removal from the licensed premises, without warrant, of all things and articles they had in violation of Village ordinances and state laws with respect to the license and to the introduction and receipt of such things and articles in any prosecution or proceeding for violation of any provision of Village ordinances or state law with respect to the license.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Licenses or permits shall not be transferable from one person to another but may be transferred from one location to another by approval of the Village Board, and the full license or permit fee shall be charged for one year or any portion thereof. A fee of $25 shall be charged for any such transfer.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Whenever any license or permit shall be lost or destroyed without fault on the part of the holder or his agent or employees, a duplicate in lieu thereof may be issued by the Village Clerk, upon satisfying himself of the facts, for a fee of $10.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1.01, Code Adoption)]
Any license or permit issued by the Village Board or any officer or department of the Village may be revoked by the Village Board at any regular or special meeting by a majority vote in favor of such revocation, provided that no license or permit shall be revoked until the holder thereof has been given an opportunity to be heard by the Village Board. Notice of such hearing shall be given to the permit or license holder either personally or by registered mail by the Village Clerk in the time and manner as directed by the Village Board. Any license or permit issued by the Village Board, any Village officer or department shall be and remain the property of the Village and, upon revocation thereof, the same shall be returned to the Village Clerk's office, and if not so returned after demand, the Village reserves the right to institute suit against the holder or anyone having possession of such license or permit for the return of the same. Any person failing to return any such license or permit after revocation thereof and demand having been made as provided in this section shall be deemed to have violated the provisions of this section and shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the general penalty in Chapter 1.08 of this Code. Whenever any license or permit is revoked, no refund of any unearned portion of the fee paid therefor shall be made.