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(A) At the time set forth herein for the renewal of a retail liquor license, and in case of a successful new applicant, within ten days of notification of County Board action on the license application, the current licensee or the applicant shall present the following to the Liquor Control Commissioner.
(1) Evidence of dram shop liability insurance, in the form of a certificate of insurance issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in the state, insuring the applicant, and the owner or lessor of the premises in at least the following amounts:
General liability/personal injury per person
General liability/property damage per person
General liability/loss of means of support per person
(2) Payment to the Commissioner by means of a certified or cashier’s check of the license fee for the class of license desired shall be submitted by the following payment schedule:
(a) The entire amount for the year at the time of approval for the license to be awarded; or
(b) The first half of the fee is to be paid on or before December 31 of the previous year for the renewal of the license for the following year. Then, the second half of the fee is to be paid on or before July 1 of that year the license has been approved. Notwithstanding the foregoing, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, a licensee, whose annual fee payments for the calendar year 2021 (one-half of which are due on or before December 31, 2020 and one-half of which are due on or before July 1, 2021), shall not be assessed a fine, nor shall a licensee have the license suspended or revoked unless the establishment is operating and the first half of the fee is not paid prior to March 1, 2021 and/or unless the second half of the fee is not paid prior to September 1, 2021. For all calendar years subsequent to calendar 2021, the first half of the fee is to be paid on or before December 31 of the previous year and the second half of the fee is to be paid on or before July 1 of that year the license has been approved.
(c) If payment of the license fee is not received on any of the above dates which are required by this section, the licensee may be fined no less than $100, have the license suspended or have the license revoked.
(B) Each licensee dispensing draught beer is required to have coils and other equipment used in drawing draught beer cleaned at least once each week by either chemical or mechanical means approved by the Health Department of the county, and to prohibit the use of cleaning by steam or hot water alone.
(C) Each licensee is responsible for the person or persons cleaning coils and that the person or persons maintain a written record of the dates on which the coils were cleaned, and the licensee must retain a copy of the record available for inspection.
(D) Upon request of the Liquor Commissioner, each licensee shall secure and file with the Commissioner’s office a certificate of approval showing compliance with all applicable rules or regulations of the Health Department of the county, and a certificate of approval from the Building and Zoning Department showing compliance with all applicable rules and regulations of the Building Department and showing that licensee has sufficient zoning for issuance of the license requested.
(E) After the applicant has fulfilled the requirements of division (A) above, within the prescribed time period, the Commissioner may issue the license.
(F) If the requirements of division (A) are not fulfilled within the time periods set forth therein, the applicant shall reapply as set forth previously.
(G) At any time during the pendency of an application, the Commissioner shall have the right to compel the applicant to submit to any examination and to produce any books and records which, in the judgment of the Commissioner, are material to the determination as to whether the applicant is qualified to receive a license under the provisions of this chapter, or whether the premises sought to be licensed are suitable for the purpose. The Commissioner shall also have the right to require the applicant to answer any charges made in any objection to the issuance of the license. The failure of any applicant to appear at the time and place fixed by the Commissioner for his or her examination or to produce books and records requested, unless for good cause shown, shall be deemed to be an admission that the applicant is not qualified to receive a license.
(H) Premixed alcoholic beverages (homemade concoctions). All premixed alcoholic beverages and their containers must comply with all sanitation requirements as found in the Liquor Control Commission Rules and Regulations and all local ordinances including that of the Health Department. All premix dispensing containers or systems must be drained, contents disposed of and thoroughly cleaned at least once every week. For mechanical systems a record shall be kept on the premises as to the dates the cleaning was done, signed by the person who actually performed the cleaning.
(I) Mandatory consultation/orientation. Commencing January 1, 1998, for new applicants of a county liquor license, other than a Class SE or T license, the issuance of the license will be temporary until they participate in a mandatory consultation/orientation with their listed manager of the establishment. If the holder of the license is a corporation, then it is required that the manager of the establishment participate.
(1980 Code, § 110.021) (Res. 86-90, adopted 6-19-1986; Res. 95-38, adopted 2-16-1995; Res. 97-59, adopted 3-20-1997; Ord. 99-115, adopted 3-18-1999; Res. 03-296, adopted 6-19-2003; Ord. 05-500, adopted 11-17-2005; Ord. 20-520, passed 12-22-2020)
Local liquor control commission, see ILCS Ch. 235, Act 5, §§ 4-2 through 4-4