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(A) Application form. Licenses may be issued to any eligible persons pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 125.04. All applications for licenses shall be on forms prescribed by the State Department of Revenue, or if there are none, on forms prescribed by the Village Clerk-Treasurer.
(1) Filing of applications.
(a) The application shall be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer not less than 15 days prior to the granting of such licenses. The license fee shall be paid to the Village Clerk-Treasurer not less than 15 days prior to the granting of the license, or such other later time as the Common Council may determine, but in no case shall the license be issued prior to payment of the fee.
(b) The application shall be filed and sworn to by the applicant, if an individual; by all partners, if a partnership; or, by the president and secretary, if corporation. Pursuant to Wis. Stats. § 125.57(3m)(c), the Village Clerk-Treasurer shall not accept an application from a foreign corporation, a foreign limited liability company of a person acting as an agent for or in the employ of another.
(2) Publication. The application shall be published at least once in the official Village newspaper and the costs of publication shall be paid by the applicant.
(3) Notice of change. Whenever anything occurs to change any fact set out in the application of any licensee, such licensee shall file a notice with the Village Clerk-Treasurer, in writing, of such changes within ten days after the occurrence thereof.
(B) Effect of revocation of license. When a license is revoked, or non-renewed, the revocation or non-renewal shall be recorded by the Clerk-Treasurer and no other license issued under this chapter may be granted within 12 months of the date of revocation or non-renewal to the person whose license was revoked or non-renewed. No part of the fee paid for any license so revoked or non-renewed may be refunded.
(C) Inspection of application and premises. The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall notify the chairperson of the Zoning, Licenses, and Ordinance Committee of all license and permit applications. That committee shall, based on an inspection of the application and the premises sought to be licensed, to the extent necessary, determine whether the application and premises conform to the regulations, ordinances, and laws applicable thereto, and the applicant’s fitness for the trust to be imposed. The committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the Village Board. No license or permit provided for in this chapter shall be issued without the approval of a majority of the Village Board, and no license shall be renewed without a reinspection of the premises as herein required.
(D) Health and sanitation. No license shall be issued for any premises which does not conform to the sanitary, safety, and health requirements of the State Department of Industry, Labor, and Human Relations and of the State Board of Health, and to all applicable ordinances and regulations adopted by the village.
(E) Tax delinquencies. No license shall be granted on any premises upon which taxes or assessments, or other financial claims of the village are delinquent or unpaid.
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