(A)   General. The Village President is hereby designated as the Liquor Commissioner and shall be charged with the administration of the Liquor Control Act and of such ordinances and resolutions relating to alcoholic liquor as may be enacted. The President may appoint a person or persons to assist in the exercise of the powers and the performance of the duties provided for in division (B) below.
   (B)   Powers, duties and functions. The Liquor Commissioner shall have all the powers, functions and duties with respect to local liquor licenses granted by the Liquor Control Act, including:
      (1)   To grant and/or suspend for not more than 30 days or revoke for cause all local licenses issued to persons or entities for premises within the village and to impose fines as set forth herein;
      (2)   To enter or to authorize any law enforcement officer to enter, at any time, upon the premises licensed hereunder to determine whether any of the provisions of the Liquor Control Act or this chapter, or any rules or regulations adopted by the Liquor Commissioner or by the State Commission, have been or are being violated, and at such time to examine the premises of the licensee in connection therewith;
      (3)   To receive complaints from any citizen with the village that any of the provisions of the Liquor Control Act or this chapter have been or are being violated, and to act upon such complaints in the manner provided by the Liquor Control Act or this chapter;
      (4)   To receive local license fees and pay same to the Village Treasurer;
      (5)   To examine, or cause to be examined, under oath, any applicant for a local license or for a renewal thereof, of any licensee upon whom notice of revocation or suspension has been served, or any licensee against whom a citation proceeding has been instituted by the State Commission; to examine, or cause to be examined, the books and records of any such applicant or licensee or respondent; and to hear testimony and take proof for information in the performance of the Liquor Commissioner’s duties; and for such purposes, to issue subpoenas which shall be effective in any part of the state. For the purpose of obtaining any of the information desired by the Liquor Commissioner under this section, the Commissioner may authorize an agent to act on his or her behalf;
      (6)   To notify the Secretary of State where a club incorporated under the General Not for Profit Corporation Act or a foreign corporation functioning as a club in the state under a certificate of authority issued under that Act has violated the Liquor Control Act by selling or offering for sale at retail alcoholic liquors without a retailer’s license; and
      (7)   To revoke and suspend licenses, and levy fines, in accordance with § 111.55 of this chapter.
(Prior Code, § 110.002) (Ord. 93-014, passed 5-24-1993)