(A)   Every application for a retail liquor dealer’s license shall be made to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner, in writing, signed by the applicant, if an individual, or by a duly authorized agent thereof if a club, corporation, partnership, or limited liability company corporation, individual/non-incorporated entity or not-for-profit organization, verified by oath or affidavit, and shall contain information required by application forms approved by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner and provided by the Village Clerk.
   (B)   (1)   Every applicant shall include a check for the appropriate application fee with the application at the time of submittal to the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The application fee schedule shall be non-refundable and as follows:
         (a)   New application: $200;
         (b)   Renewal application: $100.
      (2)   An application shall be considered “new” if either the ownership or location of the proposed licensee is or will be new as of the time the license becomes effective. The additional fee for new applications is to cover the costs of handling the application and conducting background investigations of the individual or the duly authorized agent and his or her principal. An additional fee of $50, whether for new or renewal applications, shall be paid for each additional individual or authorized agent or principal for which a new investigation must be conducted. Application fees are in addition to the yearly license fee.
   (C)   Every application shall contain the following information and statements:
      (1)   The name, age and address of all applicants, whether individuals, partners, or limited partners; and in the case of corporations or clubs or limited liability companies, the date of incorporation or organization, corporate or organizational purpose, and names and addresses of all officers and directors.
In addition, corporate applicants whose stock is not publicly traded and regulated by a state or federal securities commission shall identify, as applicable, all shareholders, all trust beneficiaries, pledges, contract purchasers, optionees on holders of a right of first refusal to purchase, or persons otherwise having a similar interest in any of its stock, by name, address and number of shares. All limited liability company applicants shall identify all managers and members thereof and shall provide a copy of its operating agreement.
      (2)   The citizenship of the applicant, his or her place of birth and, if a naturalized citizen, the time and place of his or her naturalization.
      (3)   The character of business of the applicant; and, in the case of a corporation or limited liability company, the business purposes for which it was formed.
      (4)   The location and description of the premises or place of business that is to be operated under such license.
      (5)   A statement as to whether applicant has made similar application for a similar license on premises other than described in this application, and the disposition of such application.
      (6)   A statement that the applicant (and in the case of corporations, its officers; and in the case of limited liability companies, its managers and members) has never been convicted of a felony and is not disqualified to receive a license by reason of any matter or thing contained in this section, laws of the state or ordinances of the village.
      (7)   The name and address of the landlord, if the premises are leased.
      (8)   The address of the applicant’s warehouse facility, if the applicant warehouses liquor.
      (9)   Whether a previous license by any state or subdivision thereof or by the federal government has been revoked, and the reasons therefor.
      (10)   A statement that the applicant will not violate any of the laws of the village, the state, or the United States in the conduct of the applicant’s place of business.
      (11)   The name of the person and the address within the village's municipal limits upon whom service may be accomplished by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner.
   (D)   Every application shall be accompanied by a certificate of insurance indicating that the applicant has procured a policy of insurance that includes “Dram Shop” liability coverages and coverage for the true, complete and faithful compliance with the code and the laws of the state relating to alcoholic liquors, and upon the payment of fines, penalties, and judgments levied against applicant for offenses and liabilities arising out of the unlawful sale of alcoholic liquors. The certificate shall also evidence that the policy has been endorsed to add the village as an additional insured. The policy shall be in full force and effect for the entire one-year period that is the subject of the application.
   (E)   Every application for a new license shall be accompanied by a certificate of appropriateness from the Community Development Department certifying that the proposed location and, as required, the proposed floor plan and/or site plan of the establishment, complies with the applicable provisions of the village code concerning land use and improvements.
   (F)   If the application, policy, and fee are not in proper form, the village will send one notice of the deficiency to the applicant and the applicant shall, in order to have its application considered, return the application, policy, and fee to the Village Clerk within two business days of receipt of such notice.
(Ord. 2019-39, passed 11-4-19)