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A. Investigation Required: Upon receipt of an application for a license to sell alcoholic liquor, the local commissioner shall direct the applicant to the director of law enforcement services for the purpose of a background investigation. The director of law enforcement services shall conduct an investigation into the fitness and character of the applicant, and no license shall be issued until said investigation is completed and the results forwarded to the local commissioner.
B. Content Of Investigation: The investigation by the director of law enforcement services shall include:
1. A signed waiver from the applicant waiving his right to privacy and agreeing to hold the department of law enforcement services and the village harmless as a result of such investigation;
2. Submission by the applicant to fingerprinting and a record search;
3. The photographing of said applicant to be used for those purposes deemed necessary by the director of law enforcement services;
4. Interviews with persons or companies that may assist in the gaining of background information concerning the applicant; and
5. Any and all other functions deemed necessary by the director of law enforcement services to ensure a fair and honest conclusion.
C. More Than One Individual: If the application for license includes more than one individual, then each such individual listed on the application shall be subject to the foregoing requirements. Additionally, each partner in the case of a partnership and each officer, director and shareholder owning more than five percent (5%) of the issued and outstanding share of the corporation, in the case of a corporation, shall also be subject to the foregoing requirements. (Ord. 99-2077, 2-22-1999)
D. Renewal Applications: Upon receipt of a renewal application for a current liquor license, the local liquor control commissioner, in his/her discretion, may direct that any applicant in good standing with regard to his/her liquor and business licenses need not undergo a background investigation by the director of law enforcement, provided the applicant submits a complete, fully executed renewal application that does not disclose any facts or statements that would give the director of law enforcement reasonable cause to conduct a background investigation. If the local liquor control commissioner or the director of law enforcement services requires a background investigation for any renewal applicant, no renewal license shall be issued until said investigation is completed, the results are forwarded to the local liquor control commissioner and the local liquor control commissioner makes a decision on the issuance of the renewal license. (Ord. 12-2681, 6-11-2012)