City of St. Francis, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of St. Francis as §§ 12.01, 12.02, 12.25 and 12.26 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Amusements and amusement devices — See Ch. 175.
Animals — See Ch. 180.
Bicycles — See Ch. 192.
Dry-cleaning machines — See Ch. 226.
Filling — See Ch. 240.
Public health licenses — See Ch. 262, Art. II.
Intoxicating liquor and fermented malt beverages — See Ch. 273.
Massage therapy and bodywork — See Ch. 296.
Nonintoxicating beverages — See Ch. 315.
Parades and runs — See Ch. 329.
Sales and vending — See Ch. 367.
Tattooing and body piercing — See Ch. 413.
A license shall be required for the businesses or activities as indicated in this Code at the license fee provided by the current fee schedule on file with the City Clerk, which shall be for one year unless otherwise indicated.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
Terms interchangeable. The words "license" and "permit" as used throughout this chapter shall be interchangeable.
License required. No person shall engage in any business or activity enumerated in this Code without a license therefor as provided by this Code.
Application. Application for a license required by this Code shall be made to the City Clerk on a form furnished by the City and shall contain such information as may be required by the provisions of this Code or as may be otherwise required by the Common Council.
License fees.
Fees to accompany application. License fees imposed shall accompany the license application. If a license is granted, the City Clerk shall issue the applicant a receipt for his license fee.
Refunds. No fee paid shall be refunded unless the license is denied.
Granting of licenses. Unless otherwise indicated, licenses and permits required by this Code shall be issued by the City Clerk, except that the Administration Committee shall have final jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to issuance of licenses, as set forth in § 32-12A(1).
Terms of licenses. 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, or unless otherwise provided by this Code or state laws.
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 City Clerk.
Records of licenses. The City Clerk shall keep a record of all licenses issued.
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 City upon request.
Compliance with ordinances required. It shall be a condition of holding a license under this Code that the licensee comply with all ordinances of the City. Failure to do so shall be cause for suspension of revocation of the license.
Transfer of licenses. All licenses issued hereunder shall be personal to whom issued, and no license shall be transferred without the consent of the Council.
Exemptions. No license other than a liquor or beer license shall be required under this Code 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.
Renewal of licenses. All applications for renewal of licenses hereunder shall be made to the City Clerk by May 15.
Consent to inspection. An applicant for a license under this Code thereby consents to the entry of police or authorized representatives of the City 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 this Code all things found therein in violation of this Code or state law.
Revocation and suspension of licenses.
Except as otherwise provided, any license issued under this Code may be revoked for cause by the Common Council. No license shall be revoked except upon written verified complaint filed with the Common Council by the Mayor, a member of the Common Council, the Chief of Police, the Chairman of the Administration Committee or a resident of the City. The licensee shall be served with a written copy of the charges and shall be given an opportunity to be heard before the Common Council. 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.[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
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 Mayor or presiding officer of the Common Council to compel the attendance of witnesses.
After hearing the evidence, the Common Council may revoke such license or impose a limited period of suspension. The determination of the Council shall be final, subject to review under Ch. 68, Wis. Stats., provided that the licensee shall not be entitled to a further hearing unless granted by the Common Council.
The Police Department shall repossess any license revoked hereunder.
If the licensee does not apply for a hearing within the time provided, the license may be revoked by the Common Council.
The Mayor or Common Council may suspend without hearing for not more than 10 days the license of a licensee hereunder.
Prohibiting issuance of licenses for nonpayment of taxes, assessments and claims.
No initial or renewal license issued under this Code shall be granted or issued for any person or premises for which there are taxes, assessments, charges, forfeitures or other claims due and owing to the City of St. Francis.
This shall not apply to licensees who are not tenants of leased premises for taxes, assessments, charges, forfeitures or other claims due and owing from the landlord, for which the tenant is not responsible.
If the City Clerk determines that any such taxes, assessments, charges, forfeitures or other claims are unpaid, he shall notify the applicant and set the matter for hearing at the next meeting of the City Administration Committee, unless other provisions of the Wisconsin Statutes control.[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
In addition to the suspension or revocation of a license issued under this Code, any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter or any regulation, rule or order made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided by § 1-4 of this Code.
[Added 4-6-2004 by Ord. No. 1159]
License fees shall be as provided by the current fee schedule on file with the City Clerk.