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Clarendon Hills, IL Code of Ordinances
VILLAGE CODE of CLARENDON HILLS, ILLINOIS
PREFACE
ORDINANCES PENDING REVIEW FOR CODIFICATION
ADOPTING ORDINANCE
CHAPTER 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS
CHAPTER 2 ELECTED OFFICIALS
CHAPTER 3 BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
CHAPTER 4 VILLAGE ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER 5 MUNICIPAL PURCHASING1
CHAPTER 6 POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 7 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CHAPTER 8 PUBLIC WAYS
SCHEDULE S8 PUBLIC WAYS, FEES
CHAPTER 9 WATER SERVICE
SCHEDULE S9 FEES RELATING TO WATER SERVICE
CHAPTER 10 STORMWATER CONTROL
CHAPTER 11 COST RECOVERY
CHAPTER 12 NUISANCES
CHAPTER 13 DOMESTIC ANIMALS
SCHEDULE S13 DOMESTIC ANIMALS, FEES
CHAPTER 14 VANDALISM AND PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY
CHAPTER 15 HOBBY BEEKEEPING
CHAPTER 16 CIVIL RIGHTS
CHAPTER 17 RESERVED
CHAPTER 18 OFFICIAL COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
CHAPTER 19 SUBDIVISION CONTROL
CHAPTER 20 ZONING REGULATIONS
SCHEDULE S20 ZONING FEES
CHAPTER 21 BUILDING CODE
SCHEDULE S21 BUILDING CODE FEES
CHAPTER 22 ELECTRICAL CODE
SCHEDULE S22 ELECTRICAL PERMIT FEES
CHAPTER 23 PLUMBING CODE
SCHEDULE S23 PLUMBING FEES
CHAPTER 24 FIRE PREVENTION
SCHEDULE S24 FIRE PREVENTION FEES
CHAPTER 25 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE
CHAPTER 26 SWIMMING POOLS
SCHEDULE S26 SWIMMING POOLS, FEES
CHAPTER 27 FAIR HOUSING
CHAPTER 28 CONDOMINIUM CONVERSIONS
CHAPTER 29 RESERVED
CHAPTER 30 RESERVED
CHAPTER 31 BUSINESS LICENSES AND PERMITS
SCHEDULE S31 BUSINESS LICENSE AND PERMIT FEES
CHAPTER 32 SCAVENGERS
SCHEDULE S32 SCAVENGERS, FEES
CHAPTER 33 LIQUOR1
SCHEDULE S33 LIQUOR LICENSE FEES
CHAPTER 34 CANVASSERS AND SOLICITORS
CHAPTER S34 SOLICITORS, FEES
CHAPTER 35 MUNICIPAL OCCUPATION TAX
CHAPTER 36 FOREIGN FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY
CHAPTER 37 TAXICABS
SCHEDULE S37 TAXICAB LICENSE FEES
CHAPTER 38 RAILROADS
CHAPTER 39 DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE AND REFUSE
CHAPTER 40 ALARM SYSTEMS1
SCHEDULE S40 ALARM SYSTEM FEES
CHAPTER 41 TRAFFIC AND ADMINISTRATIVE ADJUDICATION
SCHEDULE SA41 PARKING ZONES
SCHEDULE SB41 PARKING PERMIT FEES, ZONES
SCHEDULE SC41 SPEED LIMITATIONS
SCHEDULE SD41 THROUGH STREETS, STOP INTERSECTIONS
SCHEDULE SE41 YIELD INTERSECTIONS
SCHEDULE SF41 ONE-WAY STREETS
SCHEDULE SG41 TRAFFIC FINES
CHAPTER 42 BICYCLES
SCHEDULE S42 BICYCLES, FEES
CHAPTER 43 MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSES
SCHEDULE S43 MOTOR VEHICLE LICENSE FEES
CHAPTER 44 OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC PEACE, SAFETY AND MORALS
CHAPTER 45 VIOLATIONS BUREAU; PAYMENT OF FINES
CHAPTER 46 SKEET SHOOTING LICENSE
SCHEDULE S46 SKEET SHOOTING LICENSE FEE
CHAPTER 47 MUNICIPAL TAXES
CHAPTER 48 RAFFLES
CHAPTER 49 EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES AND AMBULANCE SERVICE FEES
SCHEDULE S49 AMBULANCE SERVICE FEES
CHAPTER 50 OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES
SCHEDULE S50 OVERWEIGHT VEHICLES, FEES
CHAPTER 51 EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
CHAPTER 52 PARK AND SCHOOL PURPOSES IMPACT FEES
CHAPTER 53 STATE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEES ETHICS ACT
CHAPTER 54 CABLE COMMUNICATIONS
CHAPTER 56 CONSTRUCTION OF UTILITY FACILITIES IN RIGHTS OF WAY
CHAPTER 57 LICENSES AND PERMITS
CHAPTER 58 COMMERCIAL FILMING
SCHEDULE S58 COMMERCIAL FILMING FEES
CHAPTER 59 SPECIAL EVENTS
CHAPTER 60 SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES
CHAPTER 61 ADULT-USE CANNABIS BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
CHAPTER 62 REAL ESTATE TRANSFER
31.18: HOTEL/MOTEL LICENSING REGULATIONS:
Pursuant to the authority granted by 65 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/11-30-5, the following regulations and licensing requirements shall be applicable to all hotels and motels located within the corporate limits of the village:
   A.   Definitions: As used in this section, the following words and terms shall have the meanings as indicated below:
   APPLICANT: The natural person submitting a written application on behalf of, and as authorized agent for, the owner of the hotel, for a license pursuant to this section.
   ASSISTANT MANAGER: Any natural person who has supervision of one or more employees, and who is involved in the management of the hotel, but who is not the person who is charged with the primary management responsibility for the hotel.
   DESK CLERK: Any natural person whose primary duties include the registration of hotel patrons, whether over the phone or in person.
   DIRECTOR: The director of community development for the village of Clarendon Hills, DuPage County, Illinois.
   GUEST REGISTER: The physical compilation of all of the information and documentation that the licensee is required to maintain relative to all patrons of a hotel who rent rooms for sleeping accommodations or for nonsleeping accommodations.
   HOTEL: Every building or structure kept, used, maintained, advertised or held out to the public to be an inn, hotel, motel, family hotel, apartment hotel, lodging house or place where sleeping or rooming accommodations are furnished for hire or rent, whether with or without meals, maintained for the accommodation of twenty (20) or more guests, lodgers or roomers for a period of one day or more.
   LICENSEE: The person to whom a license under this section has been given.
   MANAGER: The natural person who has the principal obligation for the daily management of the hotel operations.
   MOTEL: See definition of Hotel.
   NATURAL PERSON: A living human being.
   OPERATOR: The owner, manager or other natural person principally in charge of a licensed hotel business under this section.
   OWNER: The proprietor if a sole proprietorship, all partners (general and limited) if a partnership, all members if a limited liability company, or all officers, directors and persons holding ten percent (10%) or more of outstanding shares if a corporation, of the hotel business.
   PATRONS: Any persons who are allowed on the premises of a licensed hotel under this section, whether they are registrants, guests of registrants, or other persons.
   PERSON: Any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, association, proprietorship or other legal entity.
   REGISTRANT: A natural person under whose name a room is registered whether for sleeping accommodations or for nonsleeping accommodations.
   VILLAGE: The village of Clarendon Hills, DuPage County, Illinois.
   VILLAGE BOARD: The president and board of trustees of the village of Clarendon Hills, DuPage County, Illinois.
   B.   Hotel Licenses Generally:
      (1)   No person shall own or operate any hotel business located within the village unless there is a current valid license for that hotel business.
      (2)   A license may be issued only for one hotel business located at a fixed and certain place and any areas contiguous thereto. Any person who desires to operate more than one hotel business must have a separate license for each location.
      (3)   The hotel license, once issued, must be posted at or near the principal public entrance to the business, or at the registration desk, in such location that it will be conspicuous to patrons who enter the premises or register at the registration desk.
      (4)   Every license issued pursuant to this section shall terminate on the December 31 following its issuance, unless suspended, revoked or voluntarily terminated sooner, and must be renewed before operation is allowed in the following year.
      (5)   If the licensee is not a resident of DuPage County at the time of the filing of the application, the licensee shall designate a resident agent living in DuPage County who shall be authorized to receive notices and service of process under the terms of this section.
   C.   License Applications:
      (1)   Application Information: Application for a license, whether original or renewal, must be made to the director or the director's designee. The application must be submitted during regular working hours. Application forms shall be supplied by the village. The applicant shall be required to give the following information on the application form:
         (a)   The names (including any and all aliases), street addresses (and mailing addresses if different) and driver's license numbers of the applicant, and any and all operators, managers, assistant managers and desk clerks;
         (b)   The name(s), any and all assumed names and street address (and mailing address if different) of the owner;
         (c)   Any and all names under which the hotel business is to be operated and a general description of the services to be provided;
         (d)   The main telephone number of the hotel business;
         (e)   The name, telephone number and address of the person to contact in an emergency. The name of at least one alternate person in the event the primary contact person is not available, and any other emergency information that the village requires of hotel business owners generally;
         (f)   The address, permanent tax index number(s) and legal description of the parcel of land on which the hotel business is located;
         (g)   The date on which the owner acquired the hotel business for which the license is sought, and the date on which the hotel business began or is to begin operations at the location for which the license is sought;
         (h)   Whether the owner previously operated a hotel in this or any other county, city or state under a hotel business license or similar business license, whether the owner has ever had such a license revoked or suspended, the reason therefor, and the business entity or trade name under which the owner operated that was subject to the suspension or revocation; and
         (i)   The name and address of a designated resident agent in DuPage County, Illinois, if required.
In the event that any of the individuals referenced in subsection C(1)(a) of this section are unknown at the time of the submittal of the application, the applicant shall be required to provide the village with all required information relative to said individuals when said individuals are identified by the owner.
      (2)   Application Documentation: The application shall be accompanied by the following documentation and fee:
         (a)   Payment in full of the hotel license fee in the amount as set forth in subsection S31.1D of this code;
         (b)   A certified copy of the assumed name certificate if the hotel business is to be operated under any assumed name(s);
         (c)   If the owner of the hotel business is an Illinois corporation, a certified copy of the articles of incorporation together with all amendments thereto;
         (d)   If the owner of the hotel business is a foreign corporation, a certified copy of the certificate of authority to transact business in Illinois, together with all amendments thereto;
         (e)   If the owner of the hotel business is a limited partnership formed under the laws of Illinois, a certified copy of the certificate of limited partnership, together with all amendments thereto;
         (f)   If the owner of the hotel business is a foreign limited partnership, a certified copy of the certificate of limited partnership and the qualification documents relative to authority to transact business in Illinois, together with all amendments thereto;
         (g)   If the owner of the hotel business is a limited liability company formed under the laws of Illinois, a certified copy of the organizational documents, together with all amendments thereto;
         (h)   If the owner of the hotel business is a foreign limited liability company, a certified copy of the organizational documents and the qualification documents relative to the authority to transact business in Illinois, together with all amendments thereto;
         (i)   If the owner of the hotel business is a foreign corporation, limited partnership or limited liability company, a certificate of good standing from the foreign jurisdiction;
         (j)   A site plan or diagram of the hotel business premises, including a depiction of the layout of the hotel's rooms/common areas, with the various rooms/common areas being identified as to their respective uses (by owners for overnight stays or living quarters, for overnight patron sleeping accommodations (including whether limited to nightly, weekly or monthly rentals), for patrons other than for sleeping accommodations, or administrative use areas), and clearly depicting every room number;
         (k)   A floor plan or master list of the sleeping accommodations in the hotel, referenced by room number and the maximum number of sleeping accommodations available for each room;
         (l)   The documentation required in subsections C(2)(b) through C(2)(k) of this section shall not be required for a renewal application if the applicant states that the documents previously furnished with the original application or previous renewals thereof remain current and correct;
         (m)   A copy of all of the inspection documentation required by subsection D(3) of this section or written proof that the inspections which must be conducted prior to the submission of the application have been requested, and a statement that the inspection reports have not yet been received but will be forwarded as soon as they are received.
      (3)   Sworn Statement: The application shall contain a statement under oath that:
         (a)   The applicant has personal knowledge of the information contained in the application, and the information contained therein is true and correct;
         (b)   The applicant has read the provisions of this section and agrees, on behalf of the owner, to abide by the provisions of this section.
   D.   Annual Inspections:
      (1)   The applicant/licensee shall arrange for an annual inspection of the licensed premises to be conducted by the village prior to and as a condition of the issuance or renewal of the license each year. The inspection shall be requested not less than sixty (60) days before the end of the license year.
      (2)   The applicant/licensee shall further contact and arrange for an inspection of the licensed premises by the following entities prior to and as a condition of the issuance or renewal of the license each year. The inspections shall be requested not less than sixty (60) days before the end of the license year.
         (a)   The DuPage County health department; and
         (b)   A certified elevator inspector (if the licensed premises has an elevator(s)).
      (3)   Written verification of compliance with any and all applicable village codes, ordinances and regulations, DuPage County health regulations and satisfactory inspections of the elevator(s), if any, shall be supplied to the director prior to, and as a condition of, the issuance or renewal of the license.
      (4)   Any expenses incurred by the applicant/licensee for the inspections required under this subsection D shall be the responsibility of the licensee.
   E.   Issuance Of License:
      (1)   Within thirty (30) days of the receipt of an original or renewal application, the director or the director's designee shall grant, grant for the limited period referenced in subsection E(3) of this section, or deny the requested license and give written notice to the applicant as to the decision and the reasons therefor.
      (2)   The director or the director's designee shall issue an original or renewal license to an applicant unless one or more of the following conditions exist:
         (a)   The applicant failed to supply all of the information requested on the application, after notice and five (5) business days to provide the omitted information;
         (b)   The applicant gave materially false, fraudulent or untruthful information on the application;
         (c)   The proposed licensee has had a license revoked pursuant to this section for the same business or same type of business within the three (3) years prior to the filing of the application;
         (d)   The proposed licensee is delinquent on any debt owed to the village; or
         (e)   Any code, ordinance, regulation, or other violations or defects noted by the inspections are determined to be of immediate or likely danger to employees, patrons or other members of the public.
      (3)   Notwithstanding subsection E(2)(e) of this section, if any remediable code, ordinance, regulation or other violations or defects are noted by the required inspections, a conditional license or conditional renewal license may be issued by the director for a limited period of thirty (30) days, with written notice of the violations, and subject to the violations being corrected within said thirty (30) day period.
   F.   Denial Or Nonrenewal Of License:
      (1)   Determination Of Denial Or Nonrenewal: In the event that the director determines that the license application should be denied, or the existing license not renewed, the applicant shall be given notice in writing of the reasons for the denial or nonrenewal. Upon receipt of such a decision, the applicant can either resubmit an application, with the reasons for the denial or nonrenewal being addressed by the applicant as part of the application resubmittal, or file an appeal of the director's decision.
      (2)   Request For Hearing: An applicant may appeal the decision of the director and request a hearing by filing a written appeal and request for hearing with the village clerk within five (5) business days after the applicant is given notice of such denial or nonrenewal. A timely notice of appeal shall stay a decision of nonrenewal of a license. The applicant's notice of appeal shall set forth the grounds on which the denial or nonrenewal is challenged.
      (3)   Hearing On Appeal: The hearing shall be conducted by the village board. The village board shall conduct the hearing within fifteen (15) business days after receipt of the applicant's written request for a hearing, with written notice of the hearing date being sent to the applicant no less than seven (7) days prior to the hearing date.
      (4)   Continuance Of Hearing Date: No continuance of the hearing date shall be granted by the village board unless requested in writing by the applicant, accompanied by a statement under oath providing compelling reason and good cause for continuance of the hearing date. A reason given for the request for a continuance shall not be considered compelling or for good cause if the reason for delay is within the applicant's reasonable control or due to some fault of the applicant.
      (5)   Hearing Procedures: At the hearing the village board shall receive oral and written testimony regarding the application, the hearing shall be conducted pursuant to the rules set forth in section 10-40 of the Illinois administrative procedure act 1 and any other procedural rules adopted from time to time by the village board which are not inconsistent therewith. A written record shall be made of the hearing. A court reporter may be obtained at the option and cost of either party.
      (6)   Decision On Appeal: The village board shall render a final written decision and issue notice thereof to the applicant within ten (10) business days after the conclusion of the hearing, making written findings of fact and explaining the reason for the decision.
      (7)   Appealing Decision: The decision by the village board may be appealed by common law writ of certiorari.
   G.   Transfer Of License Prohibited: A license issued under this section is personal to the licensee of a hotel business and may not be transferred or otherwise conveyed to a third party. Any transfer or conveyance of the business shall require the licensee or transferee to apply for, and otherwise qualify for, the issuance of a new license.
   H.   Inspections: In addition to any other inspection required by law, and as a condition of the issuance of a license under this section, all hotel businesses shall be open to inspection at all reasonable times by the director or the director's designees, including, but not limited to, any law enforcement officials.
   I.   Eligibility For License: Any licensee whose license is revoked shall not be eligible to receive a license for three (3) years from the date of revocation.
   J.   Criminal Activity On The Licensed Premises:
      (1)   The licensee shall not permit, allow, or suffer criminal activity to occur on the licensed premises and shall comply with the minimum requirements of this section which are intended to prevent the conduct of criminal activity on the licensed premises.
      (2)   The licensee shall investigate every complaint of criminal activity made to the licensee by any hotel patron or member of the public or, in lieu of such investigation, contact local law enforcement officials to conduct an investigation of the complained of or suspected criminal activity.
      (3)   A licensee who becomes aware of any criminal activity or suspected criminal activity shall notify local law enforcement officials and shall cooperate with local law enforcement officials in the investigation and in taking reasonable corrective measures for the prevention of such criminal activity.
   K.   Registration:
      (1)   Desk Clerk On Duty: Every hotel shall have at least one person designated as a desk clerk for every hour that the hotel is open for registration of hotel rooms for sleeping accommodations and for nonsleeping accommodations. The desk clerk shall be properly trained and have proper registration forms to obtain all of the necessary registration information and documentation required for the guest register.
      (2)   Nonsleeping Accommodations Registration:
         (a)   The licensee of a hotel business shall maintain a guest register either together with or separate from the sleeping accommodations guest register, for all guests who reserve a room in the hotel for any purpose other than for sleeping accommodations, and shall make that guest register available for inspection by local law enforcement officials from time to time upon demand.
         (b)   The licensee shall gather the following information from all guests who reserve a room in the hotel for any purpose other than for sleeping accommodations:
            1)   Name, address and telephone number;
            2)   The driver's license number of the registrant, if the registrant has a driver's license, along with the state of issuance thereof;
            3)   The time and date when the reservation was made and when the reserved space will be used;
            4)   The approximate number of guests who will use the reserved room or space;
            5)   The purpose for the reservation;
            6)   The date and time the registrant checked in and the date and time the registrant checked out;
            7)   The number of the room which the registrant rented; and
            8)   Any additional information required by this section.
         (c)   In addition to the foregoing information which must be collected and maintained in a guest register for nonsleeping accommodations, the desk clerk shall request that the registrant produce some form of identification, so that the desk clerk can verify the registrant's identity. The desk clerk shall indicate in the guest register the type of identification that was produced by the registrant.
      (3)   Sleeping Accommodations Registration:
         (a)   The licensee of a hotel business shall maintain a guest register for sleeping accommodations and shall make that register available for inspection by local law enforcement officials from time to time upon demand.
         (b)   The register shall contain the following information for every person who reserves a room for sleeping accommodations in the hotel:
            1)   Name, address and telephone number;
            2)   The driver's license number of the registrant, if the registrant has a driver's license, along with the state of issuance thereof;
            3)   The time and date when the reservation was made and when the reserved space will be used;
            4)   Number of occupants and the names and ages of all occupants;
            5)   The date and time the registrant checked in and the date and time the registrant checked out;
            6)   The number of the room which the registrant rented; and
            7)   Any additional information required by this section.
         (c)   In addition to the foregoing information which must be collected and maintained in a guest register for sleeping accommodations, the desk clerk shall request that the registrant produce some form of identification, so that the desk clerk can verify the registrant's identity. The desk clerk shall indicate in the guest register the type of identification that was produced by the registrant.
      (4)   Register Maintained By Licensee: The guest register for sleeping accommodations and for nonsleeping accommodations shall be maintained by the licensee of the hotel business for no less than a period of twelve (12) months after any particular reservation.
      (5)   Register Contents Confidential: The contents of the guest register that must be maintained pursuant to this section shall remain confidential unless disclosure is required by this section or by law.
      (6)   Information Required When: The information required for the registration of a room shall be completed in the guest register on or before the first date that the reserved room is used.
   L.   Miscellaneous Health, Safety And Welfare Regulations:
      (1)   Adequate Lighting: Adequate lighting shall be maintained at all times.
         (a)   Adequate lighting shall be maintained inside the hotel in all areas open and accessible to the public so that the facial features of a person can be identified and recognized at a distance of no less than fifteen feet (15').
         (b)   Adequate lighting shall be maintained outside the hotel in all areas open and accessible to the public, including, but not limited to, common areas and parking lots, with said lighting to provide a minimum illumination of 0.4 foot-candle in all areas required to be lighted.
         (c)   If any other ordinances, laws or regulations impose higher standards for lighting, the licensee shall comply with those higher standards.
      (2)   Entrances:
         (a)   Keys And Security Cards: Registrants shall be given only one key and/or security card per room unless the registrant requests an additional key and/or security card and states specific reasons therefor. No person other than a person who has been duly registered as provided in this section shall be given a key or security card by the licensee.
         (b)   Additional Keys/Security Cards: If an additional key and/or security card is requested, the specific reasons stated for the additional key and/or security card shall be noted by the desk clerk in the guest register. If any keys and/or security cards are not returned when the registrant checks out, the fact that the key and/or security card was not returned shall be noted in the guest register. All information regarding additional keys and/or security cards requested and the failure to return keys and/or security cards shall be maintained in the guest register.
         (c)   Interior Doors To Sleeping Accommodations: All interior doors to sleeping accommodations shall be secure and shall have adequately functioning locking mechanisms at all times.
         (d)   Outside Entrances:
            1)   All outside entrances that are available for use by patrons to gain entry into the hotel premises shall be secure and have operating locks at all times.
            2)   A lock box shall be installed and maintained near the main entrance to the hotel premises containing a key or other access mechanism for all outside entrance doors for use by the village fire department.
            3)   The village police department shall be supplied with keys for access to the outside entrances.
      (3)   Keeping Hallways Clear: Hallways shall be maintained to provide unobstructed access to fire exits, and persons shall not be allowed to meet and congregate in the hallways.
      (4)   Maximum Number Of People In A Room Providing Sleeping Accommodations:
         (a)   The maximum number of people in a room providing sleeping accommodations at any time shall be determined by the maximum number of sleeping accommodations provided, or available to be provided, for a particular room.
         (b)   No parties, congregations, meetings, or gatherings of people in rooms providing sleeping accommodations shall be allowed in excess of one and one-half (11/2) times the maximum number of allowed sleeping accommodations for such room. No persons in excess of the maximum number of allowed sleeping accommodations in a room providing sleeping accommodations shall be allowed between eleven o'clock (11:00) P.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. the next day. For determining the maximum number of people allowed in a room providing sleeping accommodations between six o'clock (6:00) A.M. and eleven o'clock (11:00) P.M., the figure shall be determined by rounding up to the nearest whole number.
         (c)   The licensee shall maintain a floor plan or master list of the sleeping accommodations in the hotel, referenced by room number and the maximum number of sleeping accommodations available for each room, which floor plan or master list shall be made available to local law enforcement officials upon request.
         (d)   The capacity of each room, both between six o'clock (6:00) A.M. and eleven o'clock (11:00) P.M. and between eleven o'clock (11:00) P.M. and six o'clock (6:00) A.M. the next day, shall be clearly and conspicuously stated on the inside of each room.
      (5)   Signage:
         (a)   Room Signage: Each entrance to the building shall clearly show the numbers of the rooms which are immediately accessible from that entrance along with directional signs for the corresponding room numbers, and each individual room in which sleeping accommodations are provided shall have affixed to the entrance the corresponding room number at all times.
         (b)   Video Surveillance Signage: The licensee shall maintain signs at the front desk and at every outside entrance to the building giving notice that the premises are under video surveillance for the safety of the hotel patrons.
         (c)   Exterior Door Signage: All outside entrances shall be clearly numbered or lettered to identify the particular entrance.
         (d)   No Trespassing Signage: The licensee shall post no trespassing signs indicating that use of the property other than by registered guests and their invitees is prohibited, which signage shall be maintained in conspicuous places at all outside entrances to the hotel premises.
      (6)   Security Cameras:
         (a)   The licensee shall maintain at least one working security camera at every outside entrance to the hotel premises which shall be positioned to record the ingress and egress from each entrance and which shall be monitored from the front desk.
         (b)   The cameras must be linked to a recording device capable of recording twenty four (24) hours a day, continuous recordings shall be maintained twenty four (24) hours a day.
         (c)   The recordings shall be maintained in a secure place for a minimum of seven (7) days and shall be available to be viewed on the premises on demand by the village police department or other law enforcement agencies.
      (7)   Security Officers:
         (a)   If the licensee engages private security staff, whether as employees or as independent contractors, any such security personnel shall be subjected to criminal background checks if and as required by Illinois law, and the licensee shall obtain and maintain the documented proof thereof.
         (b)   All security personnel shall be required to meet the applicable Illinois department of professional regulations standards and shall maintain at all times on their person a permanent employee registration card.
         (c)   Any security personnel carrying a firearm shall meet all standards imposed by the state of Illinois which apply and carry at all times the appropriate documentation of the authority to carry a firearm, copies of which documentation must be filed and maintained with the licensee.
      (8)   Bartering: The bartering of goods or services, as payment for the rental of a room, is prohibited.
      (9)   Telephone Required: Each room held out for rental shall contain a working telephone with enhanced E9-1-1 calling access therefrom. Said enhanced E9-1-1 service shall, where possible, result in the specific room number, along with the address, being provided to the recipient of any E9-1-1 call originating from a particular room.
      (10)   Crime Free Housing Program: The operator, manager, assistant manager, desk clerk and all other employees working at the hotel shall attend, on an annual basis, a crime free housing program, provided the village either provides said program or such a program is provided for by others, and the village advises the licensee thereof.
      (11)   Room Requirements: No premises shall be operated as a hotel unless each hotel room is equipped with a bed, lavatory, toilet and tub or shower.
   M.   Responsibilities Of Owners And Operators:
      (1)   Licensees shall distribute copies of this section to all employees and shall be responsible to require that all employees and agents comply with the provisions of this section.
      (2)   Licensees shall be responsible for the conduct of all employees and agents on the licensed premises and any act or omission of an employee or agent constituting a violation of a provision of this section shall be deemed the act or omission of the licensee for purposes of determining whether the licensee's license shall be revoked, suspended or renewed.
   N.   Persons Under Eighteen: It shall be unlawful for a licensee to lease, rent or otherwise furnish a room to a person under eighteen (18) years of age unless accompanied by a parent, legal guardian or authorized adult.
   O.   Rates And Rental Times: It shall be unlawful for any licensee to:
      (1)   Rent any sleeping room by the hour or for any period of fewer than ten (10) consecutive hours;
      (2)   Rent any sleeping room more than once within any consecutive ten (10) hour period measured from the commencement of one rental to the commencement of the next; or
      (3)   Advertise an hourly rate or any other rate for a sleeping room based on a rental period of fewer than ten (10) consecutive hours.
   P.   Miscellaneous License Provisions:
      (1)   A hotel license is valid only at the location for which it is issued.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for any person to counterfeit, forge, change, deface or alter a hotel license.
      (3)   A hotel license may be canceled upon written request of the licensee and surrender of the hotel license itself to the director.
   Q.   Revocation Or Suspension Of License:
      (1)   Revocation Or Suspension For Cause: The director shall have the authority to seek a suspension or revocation of a license issued pursuant to this section for any one or more of the following reasons:
         (a)   The licensee is in violation of the provisions of this section or is in violation of any other applicable federal, state or local laws or regulations affecting the health and safety of the hotel patrons or of the public generally, and the licensee has failed to cure the violation after written notice thereof within the time specified or such other time given in writing by the director, or the licensee has been in repeated and continual violation of the same or similar ordinance provision, law or regulation such that the licensee shows disregard for the provisions of this section or for the safety of the public and the hotel patrons;
         (b)   The licensee gave materially false, fraudulent or untruthful information on the original or renewal application form;
         (c)   The hotel has been closed for business for a period of thirty (30) consecutive days, unless such closure is due to remodeling or circumstances beyond the control of the licensee, and the licensee is proceeding with due diligence, given all attendant circumstances, to reopen the hotel;
         (d)   The licensee becomes ineligible to obtain or hold a license as provided in subsection E(2) of this section;
         (e)   The licensee is convicted of any crime, or of aiding and abetting or conspiring to commit any crime, on the licensed premises, or if the licensee is convicted of any felony or crime of moral turpitude;
         (f)   The licensee engages in any other act or fails to take any action which causes an immediate and present danger to the health, safety or welfare of the hotel patrons or the public coming in contact with the hotel.
      (2)   Investigation Of Cause: The director or director's designee shall act upon and investigate every complaint whether made by an employee of the licensee, by a patron of the hotel, by a law enforcement official or by any other member of the public including, but not limited to, elected officials and village employees, upon reasonable cause or suspicion that a violation of any provision of this section is occurring or has occurred.
      (3)   Notice Of Revocation Or Suspension: If the director, after reasonable investigation finds that a violation of any provision of this section has likely occurred, the director shall notify the licensee in writing by certified mail, return receipt requested to the mailing address supplied by the licensee in the application, stating:
         (a)   The particular provisions of this section or of any other laws believed to have been violated;
         (b)   That suspension or revocation of the license is being considered; and
         (c)   The time, date and place that a hearing shall be held to determine whether a violation has occurred and, if so, whether the license shall be suspended or revoked.
      (4)   Hearing Procedure: The hearing shall be conducted by the village board. The hearing shall be held not less than ten (10) business days after the notice referenced in subsection Q(3) of this section has been mailed. The licensee shall have the right to be represented by counsel, to present any relevant testimony and evidence and to cross examine the testimony and evidence presented in support of the charges for revocation or suspension. A written record shall be made of the hearing. A court reporter may be obtained at the option and cost of either party.
      (5)   Determination: The village board shall render a written decision and issue notice thereof to the licensee within ten (10) business days after the conclusion of the hearing either denying the requested suspension or revocation of the license, upholding the requested suspension or revocation of the license, or upholding the requested suspension or revocation of the license upon modified terms and conditions. In case of suspension, the written order shall specify the period of suspension and/or the terms and conditions on which the suspension order shall be lifted upon remedial action taken by the licensee.
      (6)   Final Decision: A final decision by the village board may be appealed by common law writ of certiorari.
   R.   License For Existing Businesses: Any hotel business in existence on the date of approval of this section shall file an application for an original license within sixty (60) days after the effective date of this section, with said hotel business's existing village hotel license remaining in full force and effect through and including March 31, 2007, so as to allow time for the licensing process provided for by this section to be undertaken by the owner of the hotel business.
   S.   Construction And Application: This section shall be liberally construed and applied to promote the health, safety and welfare of the patrons of hotel businesses and other members of the public affected thereby.
   T.   Severability: The various provisions of this section are to be considered severable, and if any provision of this section or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is or shall be deemed to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions hereof shall remain in full force and effect and this section shall be interpreted as if such illegal, invalid or unenforceable provision did not exist herein.
   U.   Penalty: Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be subject to a fine of not less than fifty dollars ($50.00), nor more than seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), with each day said violation has existed or continues to exist being considered a separate and distinct offense. (Ord. 06-12-62)

 

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1. 5 ILCS 100/10-40.