[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Williston Park 9-22-1975 by L.L. No. 2-1975 as Ch. 22 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 93.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of conducting a restaurant, eating place, lunch counter, soft drink counter or any other wholesale or retail food establishment within the Village of Williston Park unless a valid license therefor has first been granted by the licensing officer as hereinafter provided.
No such license shall be issued unless an application therefor, together with payment of the prescribed fee, shall have been filed with the Village Clerk upon a form prescribed therefor by the Board of Trustees which shall include the following information:
The name and business address of the applicant and, if the applicant is a natural person, his or her age and residence address.
A brief description of the nature of the business and the kind of food or drink to be dispensed.
Such additional information as may be prescribed by the Board of Trustees.
Inspections prior to issuance of license. After the filing of the application as required by § 104-2, the Mayor shall cause an inspection to be made as to the physical characteristics and appurtenances of the premises for whose operation hereunder a license is sought.
Grounds to refuse license. If such inspection discloses that the premises are inadequate, unsafe, improperly equipped or of such nature as to be dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the patrons thereof or of the public at large or do not comply with the applicable provisions of the Municipal Code or applicable state and county laws, rules and regulations, such license shall not be granted.
Inspections after issuance of license. Such inspection after the granting of a license shall be regularly repeated at intervals of no longer than a year.
After certification by the appropriate official who has made the investigation that the applicant has complied with this chapter and all other applicable provisions of law, rules and regulations, the licensing officer shall issue a license therefor.
[Amended 4-15-1991 by L.L. No. 5-1991]
Every license issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the 31st day of December following the issuance thereof. The license fee payable for each license and renewal thereof shall be as provided in Chapter 93, Fees.
Whenever the licensing officer shall determine that a licensee under this chapter is operating premises which are unsafe, improperly equipped or of such nature as to be dangerous to the health, safety or welfare of the patrons thereof or the public at large or that the licensee is otherwise violating any applicable provision of the Village of Williston Park Municipal Code or any applicable state or county law, rule or regulation, the licensing officer, after notice and hearing, may revoke said license.
Notice of hearing. Notice of the hearing for revocation of a license shall be given in writing, setting forth specifically the grounds of complaint and the time and place of hearing. Such notice shall be mailed, postage prepaid, to the licensee at his or her last known address at least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing.
Appeals. Any person aggrieved by the action of the licensing officer in the denial of an application for a license or in the decision of the licensing officer with reference to the revocation of a license as provided for in this section shall have the right to appeal to the Board of Trustees. Such appeal shall be taken by filing within 14 days after notice of the action complained of has been mailed to such person's last known address, together with a written statement setting forth fully the grounds for the appeal. The Village Board shall set a time and place for hearing on such appeal, and notice of such hearing shall be mailed to the applicant at his or her last known address at least five days prior to the date set for the hearing. The decision and order of the Board of Trustees on such appeal shall be final and conclusive.