Village of Balsam Lake, WI
Polk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Balsam Lake 11-5-1990 as §§ 12.02 and 12.10 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Dogs, cats and domesticated animals — See Ch. 104, Art. II.
Direct sellers — See Ch. 147.
Intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages — See Ch. 180.
Mobile homes and mobile home parks — See Ch. 210.
Junk or salvage yard — See Ch. 247.

§ 194-1 Terms interchangeable.

The words "license" and "permit" as used throughout Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter shall be interchangeable.

§ 194-2 License required.

No person shall engage in any business or activity enumerated in Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210 or Chapter 247 without a license therefor as provided by said chapters.

§ 194-3 Application.

Application for a license required by Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter shall be made to the Clerk-Treasurer on a form furnished by the Village and shall contain such information as may be required by the provisions of said chapters or as may be otherwise required by the Village Board.

§ 194-4 License fees.

A. 
Fees to accompany application. License fees as set by the Village Board shall accompany the application. If a license is granted, the Clerk-Treasurer shall issue the applicant a receipt for his license fee.
B. 
Refunds. No fee paid shall be refunded unless the license is denied.

§ 194-5 Granting of licenses.

Unless otherwise designated, licenses required by Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter shall be issued by the Clerk-Treasurer only with the approval of the Village Board.

§ 194-6 Terms of licenses.

Unless otherwise provided by Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247, this chapter or state law, all licenses issued hereunder shall expire on June 30 in the year of issuance unless issued for a shorter term, when they shall expire at 12:00 midnight of the last effective day of the license.

§ 194-7 Form of license.

All licenses issued hereunder shall show the dates of issue and expiration and the activity licensed and shall be signed by the Clerk-Treasurer.

§ 194-8 Records of licenses.

The Clerk-Treasurer shall keep a record of all licenses issued.

§ 194-9 Display of licenses.

All licenses hereunder shall be displayed upon the premises or vehicle for which issued or, if carried on the person, shall be displayed to any officer of the Village upon request.

§ 194-10 Compliance with ordinances required.

It shall be a condition of holding a license under Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter that the licensee comply with all ordinances of the Village. Failure to do so shall be cause for suspension or revocation of the license.

§ 194-11 Transfer of licenses.

All licenses issued hereunder shall be personal to whom issued, and no license shall be transferred without the consent of the Board.

§ 194-12 Exemptions.

No license, other than a liquor, beer or cigarette license, shall be required under Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter for any nonprofit educational, charitable, civic, military or religious organization if the activity which would otherwise be licensed is conducted for the benefit of the members or for the benefit of the public generally.

§ 194-13 Renewal of licenses.

Unless otherwise provided, all applications for renewal of licenses hereunder shall be made to the Clerk-Treasurer by April 15.

§ 194-14 Consent to inspection.

An applicant for a license under Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter thereby consents to the entry of police or authorized representatives of the Village upon the licensed premises at all reasonable hours for the purposes of inspection and search and consents to removal from the premises and introduction into evidence in prosecutions for violations of Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter all things found therein in violation of said chapters or state law.

§ 194-15 Revocation and suspension of licenses.

A. 
Except as otherwise provided, any license issued under Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter may be revoked for cause by the Village Board. No license shall be revoked except upon written verified complaint filed with the Board by the Village President, a member of the Board, the Chief of Police or a resident of the Village. The licensee shall be served with a written copy of the charges and shall be given an opportunity to be heard before the Board. The licensee shall be given notice of such hearing, which shall be not more than 20 nor less than five days after notice, except as otherwise agreed between the parties.
B. 
At such hearing, the licensee shall be entitled to be represented by counsel, shall have the right to present and cross-examine witnesses and, upon request, may have subpoenas issued by the Village President or presiding officer of the Board to compel the attendance of witnesses.
C. 
After hearing the evidence, the Village Board may revoke such license or impose a limited period of suspension. The determination of the Board shall be final, subject to review under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., provided the licensee shall not be entitled to a further hearing granted by the Village Board.
D. 
The Police Department shall repossess any license revoked hereunder.
E. 
If the licensee does not apply for a hearing within the time provided, the license may be revoked by the Village Board.

§ 194-16 Violations and penalties.

Except as otherwise provided, in addition to the revocation, suspension or nonrenewal of any license or permit issued under Chapter 104, Article II, Chapter 180, Article I, Chapter 147, Chapter 210, Chapter 247 and this chapter, any person found to be in violation of any provision of said chapters shall be subject to a penalty as provided in Chapter 1, § 1-4, of this Code. This section shall not preclude the Village from maintaining any appropriate action to prevent or remove a violation of said chapters.