Town of Trenton, WI
Washington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Trenton 11-7-1989 as Title 7, Ch. 6 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A. 
Payment of claims. The Town shall not issue or renew any license or permit to transact any business within the Town of Trenton:
(1) 
For any purposes for which taxes, assessments or other claims of the Town are delinquent and unpaid.
(2) 
For any person who is delinquent in payment of:
(a) 
Any taxes, assessments or other claims owed the Town; or
(b) 
Any forfeiture resulting from a violation of any Town ordinance.
B. 
Applicability. This section shall apply to licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 189, Direct Sellers, Chapter 237, Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages, and Chapter 332, Article I, Cigarette License, of this Code.
C. 
Denial of application for renewal. An application for renewal of a license subject to this section shall be denied pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A only following notice and opportunity for hearing as provided by Subsection D below.
D. 
Hearings. Prior to any denial of an application for renewal of a license, including denials pursuant to Subsection A, the applicant shall be given notice and opportunity for a hearing as hereinafter provided.
(1) 
With respect to licenses renewable under Chapter 237, Intoxicating Liquor and Fermented Malt Beverages, of this Code, notice and opportunity for hearing shall be as provided by § 125.12, Wis. Stats., as amended from time to time.
(2) 
With respect to licenses other than those described in Subsection D(1) herein, the Town Board or its assignee shall notify the applicant in writing of the Town's intention not to renew the license and shall provide the applicant with an opportunity for hearing. The notice shall state the reasons for the intended action and shall establish a date, not less than three days nor more than 10 days after the date of the notice, on which the applicant shall appear before the Town Board. If the applicant shall fail to appear before the Board on the date indicated on the notice, the Board shall deny the application for renewal. If the applicant appears before the Board on the date indicated in the notice and denies that the reasons for nonrenewal exist, the Town Board shall conduct a hearing with respect to the matter. At the hearing, both the Town and the applicant may produce witnesses, cross-examine witnesses and be represented by counsel. The applicant shall, upon request, be provided a written transcript of the hearing at the applicant's expense. If the Town Board determines the applicant shall not be entitled to renewal pursuant to Subsection A, the application for renewal shall be denied.
E. 
Appeals. Where an individual, business or corporation wishes to appeal the Town Clerk's decision not to issue a license or permit under this Code on grounds other than those specified in Subsections A through D above, the applicant may file a request in writing with the Town Clerk that the matter be referred to the Town Board. A public hearing shall be scheduled within 14 calendar days by the Town Board. All parties may be represented by counsel. The Board shall consider all relevant information and shall render a decision which shall be binding.
The Town Clerk shall be charged with the administration of all ordinances relating to licenses unless otherwise provided by the Town Board.