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A. The local liquor control commissioner shall have the right to examine, or cause to be examined, under oath, any applicant for a local license or for a renewal thereof, or any licensee upon whom notice of revocation has been served in the manner hereinafter provided, and to examine or cause to be examined the books and records of any such applicant or licensee; to hear testimony and take proof of his information in the performance of his duties, and for such purpose to issue subpoenas which shall be effective in any part of this state. For the purpose of obtaining any of the information desired by the local liquor control commissioner under this section, he may authorize his agent to act on his behalf.
B. Every applicant for an initial liquor license shall personally present to the local liquor control commissioner and his or her designee all information required under section 3-9-4 of this chapter and shall truthfully answer all questions about the operation of the proposed licensed premises. The local liquor commissioner and his or her designee shall recommend to the town board of trustees whether to authorize the creation of a liquor license for the applicant.
C. The town board of trustees shall have sole authority to authorize the creation of any liquor license. The town president/mayor shall have sole authority to issue any liquor license, or in his or her discretion, to refuse to issue any liquor license.
(Ord. 2007-15, 4-23-2007, eff. 5-4-2007; amd. Ord. 2014-05, 7-28-2014; Ord. 2019-16, 8-26-2019, eff. 9-13-2019)