[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Elm Grove 12-9-1955. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Room tax for hotels and motels — See Ch. 249, Art, I.
It is hereby declared necessary in the interest of public health, welfare and morals that the use of motels for residence purposes or by transients or tourists in the village be regulated.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- LODGING UNIT
- Includes the individual rooms, cabins, cottages and like units included in a motel.
- Includes any structure where overnight lodging facilities are provided for persons traveling by automobile or otherwise.
No private dwelling shall be used or advertised for use for hire for overnight lodging purposes for persons traveling by automobile or otherwise.
License required. No person, firm or corporation shall hereafter operate or maintain any motel in the village without first obtaining a license therefor as herein provided.
Term. All licenses shall expire on the 30th day of June after the date of their issuance and shall be subject to revocation by the Village Board upon violation by the owner or operator of any of the provisions of this chapter.
Any person desiring a license to operate and maintain a motel shall make written application setting forth the name and address of such motel, the name and address of the owner and operator, the location of the premises on which the motel is situated and any other information required by the Finance and Licensing Committee of the Village Board.
Upon the filing of such application, it shall be referred to the Finance and Licensing Committee for its consideration and recommendation. The application, with such recommendation, shall then be considered by the Village Board for approval or disapproval. If such application is approved, the village shall be directed to issue the license.
Fees. The annual license fee shall be $5 for the first lodging unit and $2.50 for each additional lodging unit.
Each motel shall be maintained and operated in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the Wisconsin Administrative Code, State Board of Health Departmental Rules.
[Amended 12-11-2000; 7-26-2005]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any rule or regulation made under this chapter shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-16 of this Code.