[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Chute 1-7-1997 as §§ 9.07 and 9.12 of the 1997 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, firm, partnership or corporation shall be allowed to operate or maintain or allow upon any premises in the Town of Grand Chute any racetrack, stock car track, karting track or any track or concourse not a public highway upon which any gasoline engine, electric engine or steam engine propelled vehicle shall travel without first obtaining a license as herein required. This chapter shall not apply to snowmobile events or tracks regulated under Chapter 515, Vehicles and Traffic, of this Code. The license period hereunder shall be semiannual and shall expire April 30 or October 30 following the date of issuance.
Every application for a license shall be made upon a blank furnished by the Town Clerk and verified and shall contain the name, place of residence, age, and occupation of the applicant, the purposes for which a license is desired, and the place where and the time when and the terms and conditions for which he proposes to carry on the track or concourse to be licensed.
Upon the filing of the application as provided in the preceding section, the Town Board shall, upon the approval of such application and the payment to the Town Clerk or Town Treasurer of the license fee hereinafter provided, issue to the applicant a license. The semiannual license fee hereunder shall be as prescribed in the Town Fee Schedule. Said license issued shall continue in force until April 30 or October 30 next succeeding the date of issuance thereof unless sooner revoked as provided by law.
The licensed premises shall at all times be kept, maintained and used in strict conformity with the provisions of any state law, county or Town ordinance or bylaw and the rules and regulations of every public authority pertaining thereto.
Upon sufficient verified complaint stating the facts of such violation being made in writing by any Town official or resident of the Town to the Town Clerk that any licensee has violated any of the provisions of this chapter or of law, the Town Board shall, upon 10 days' notice, summon such licensee to appear before it at the time specified in the summons, a copy of said complaint being served therewith, to show cause why the license shall not be revoked. The Board shall proceed to hear the matter, and if it finds that the allegations of said complaint are correct, the license shall be revoked. Whenever any license shall be revoked, no refund of any unearned portion of the fee therefor shall be made and no license shall be granted to any person, firm, partnership, or corporation whose license has been revoked within a period of three years from the date of such revocation.
All licensees shall issue to the Town Board an annual surety or cash bond of $1,000 to guarantee that the track premises shall be restored to its prior natural condition (state), and in the case of established tracks, permanent in nature, said bond shall be issued to guarantee that at the finish of each track sport season, all race vehicles covered by this chapter shall be removed from the licensed premises. This bond requirement shall be a condition precedent to the issuance of a license under § 492-1 above.
A first violation of any provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine as prescribed in the Uniform Forfeiture and Bond Schedules, together with the costs of prosecution, and on default of the payment of any such fine and/or costs of prosecution such person shall be committed to the county jail of Outagamie County until such fine and costs are paid, but not to exceed 90 days.
Any person violating this chapter who shall previously have been convicted of a violation of this chapter shall, upon proof and conviction thereof, forfeit an amount as prescribed in the Uniform Forfeiture and Bond Schedules, together with the costs of prosecution, and on default of the payment of any such fine and costs of prosecution, or either of them, such convicted person shall be committed to and confined within the county jail of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, until such fine and costs of prosecution are paid, but not to exceed six months.
Each day of violation under this chapter shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.