City of Lodi, WI
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Lodi as § 21.03 of the City Code; amended in its entirety 10-21-2008 by Ord. No. A-402. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Direct merchants — See Ch. 156.
Intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages — See Ch. 204.

§ 215-1 Denial due to nonpayment of overdue taxes, assessments or other charges.

No license, permit or registration required under any chapter of this Code shall be issued or, in the case of a registration, entered by the Clerk if, at the time that such license or permit is to be issued or registration is to be entered, either:
A. 
There are delinquent City of Lodi taxes or assessments relating to real property owned by the applicant;
B. 
The applicant is delinquent in payment of City of Lodi personal property taxes or is delinquent in payment of a forfeiture resulting from a violation of any ordinance of the City of Lodi; or
C. 
The applicant is delinquent in payment for any services provided for by any of the utilities owned by the City of Lodi.

§ 215-2 Applicability.

This chapter shall apply whether the application involved is for a new license, permit or registration or for renewal of an existing license, permit or registration. Nothing herein shall prevent the Common Council from refusing to grant any license, permit or registration for any reason not dealt with by this chapter. Nothing herein shall be construed to require the Common Council to follow any procedure not required by law or other ordinances in refusing to grant any license, permit or registration for any reason not dealt with by this chapter.

§ 215-3 Notices; hearings; appeals; temporary licenses.

A. 
Prior to consideration of a new license application or license renewal, a person, firm or corporation having unpaid, overdue personal property taxes or utility bills or an outstanding judgment shall be notified in writing by the City Clerk that the license may be denied and that a hearing may be requested before the Finance Committee regarding such license.
B. 
The Finance Committee is delegated authority to grant a temporary license when such Committee deems the nonpayment of personal property taxes, utility bills or other outstanding judgments merits additional time for payment.
C. 
Any license or permit applicant has the right to appeal a decision of the Finance Committee to the Common Council under the provisions of §§ 68.01 to Section 68.15, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. A-412]

§ 215-4 License year duration.

The license year in the City of Lodi shall begin on July 1 of each year and terminate on June 30 in the next year.

§ 215-5 Late filing fee for renewal applications.

Any application for renewal of a license under this chapter after the termination date shall be subject to a late filing fee of 10% of the fee, but not less than $5.

§ 215-6 Revocation; suspension; hearings.

A. 
In the event of a complaint by the Police Department regarding any violations of the regulations and restrictions of this chapter, the Mayor may suspend the licenses provided in this chapter subject to the licensee requesting a hearing before the Finance Committee regarding such suspension.
B. 
The Finance Committee shall permit the licensee to be heard and thereafter shall recommend reinstatement, suspension or revocation of such license. Such recommendation shall then be submitted to the Common Council for final action. Such action shall be final and conclusive.

§ 215-7 Public dances.

[Added 10-21-2008 by Ord. No. A-401]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC DANCE
Any dance to which admission can be obtained by payment of a fee, or purchase, possession, or presentation of a ticket or token in which charge is made for caring for clothing; or any dance to which the public generally may gain admission with or without the payment of a fee and which is not held entirely within a premises holding a Class B combination liquor and beer license or a temporary Class B permit.
B. 
Public dance license. A public dance license, which shall be for one day, may be issued by the Clerk upon written application therefor made at least three days prior to the date of the holding of such public dance. The application and permit shall describe specifically the premises or place where the dance is to be held, the date and beginning and ending hours of the dance, and the name of the proprietor or organization holding the dance. The City shall provide no dance inspectors and shall assume no responsibility for public dances, it being the duty of the operator or proprietor of any such dance to maintain proper safety and order. A copy of the permit shall be delivered to the Police Chief at the time of issuance. If the Clerk is in doubt as to issuance of any permit hereunder, the Clerk may refer the question to the Common Council. In considering whether to grant or deny an application for permit hereunder, the Clerk and/or Common Council may consider the nature and location of the place where the dance is to be held, fire and public safety considerations, and any other matters which may be relevant.
C. 
The fee for a public dance license shall be set by the Common Council by resolution.

§ 215-8 Amusement devices and pinball machines.

[Added 10-21-2008 by Ord. No. A-403]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
AMUSEMENT DEVICE
Any coin-operated game of skill or chance, or any coin-operated device producing music, devised solely for the amusement of the person or persons using the same.
B. 
License fee. The fee for an amusement device license shall be set by the Common Council by resolution.
C. 
License required.
(1) 
Applications for an amusement device license shall be made to the City Clerk upon forms to be furnished by him/her, and such application shall contain the name of the applicant, address of the applicant, premises for which such license is to be granted, and the name of the owner and/or lessee of such premises.
(2) 
Applications for such license shall be forwarded by the City Clerk to the Common Council.
D. 
License exemptions. This section shall not apply to operators of amusement devices or pinball machines in private homes, municipal buildings, schools, churches or clubrooms used in connection with the works of fraternal orders.
E. 
Regulations.
(1) 
The City Clerk shall require the registrant to submit such information as may be necessary to identify each device and the location in which it shall be placed. The City Clerk may authorize the transfer of registration of a device to a new device on a satisfactory showing that the device previously registered has been replaced and the previous one disassembled, removed, and taken out of service.
(2) 
No amusement device which produces music shall be allowed to remain or be in operation at any time between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m.
(3) 
Premises in which such devices are located shall be kept in a clean, healthful and sanitary condition and shall comply with all rules and orders and with all City ordinances.
F. 
Nonrenewal, revocation or suspension of license. Any person, firm or corporation receiving a license under this chapter accepts such license upon the condition that the granting of the license is a privilege and vests no property interest in the licensee.
(1) 
Such licensee agrees to abide by any conditions relating to the operation of the licensed premises as may be imposed by the Common Council as deemed by such body to be in the best public interest. Such conditions may include but are not limited to hours of operation, supervision, lighting requirements, noise level or other restrictions that are deemed by such body to be reasonable due to the location or other factors unique to the licensee's operation.
(2) 
Such licensee agrees to surrender any license or licenses to the City of Lodi if, following a hearing held before the Common Council, it is determined to be in the best public interest to revoke, deny renewal or temporarily suspend the same. The basis for revocation, nonrenewal or suspension shall include but not be limited to violations of City ordinances or other laws by the licensee, manager or employees of the establishment where the devices are located, delinquent City utility bills, or delinquent personal property tax bills.