Ordinance #6/12/96, Maintaining/Renewing/Keeping a Business License

Town of Clover

Ordinance #6/12/96, Conditions of Maintaining, Renewing and

Keeping a Business License


DELINQUENCY   As a condition of obtaining, renewing, or keeping a license all local taxes, assessments, special charges, or other fees, including but not limited to municipal forfeitures, shall be paid on a current basis. Any fees unpaid within a time limit set by the town or a court, as the case may be, place the license in a state of delinquency and subject to disciplinary action by the town board, including reprimand, suspension for a set time period (up to 90 days), or revocation.

REVOCATION   Any license revoked shall not be reinstated within the 12 months following date of revocation. There shall be no refund of any license fee paid to a party who license is revoked.

PROCEDURE   Upon complaint by any person, or at board direction, and following board review and approval, written notice shall be given to the licensee of the complaint basis, and the date and time the board will hear the matter. For non-alcohol licenses where no statutory procedure is set, service may be first class mail to the licensee’s last known address, or personal service, at the chairperson’s option. For alcohol licenses, present Wisconsin Statute 125.12, or its successor, will be followed. At present, that statute requires personal service of the hearing notice (summons) and complaint, and a hearing within 3-10 days thereafter. A record of service will be kept by the clerk.

HEARING   Evidence and testimony at the hearing shall be done in open session. Pursuant to statute 19.85 (1) (a), the board may go into closed session to deliberate with regard to its decision, where this has been listed on the hearing notice. The clerk shall see that the hearing notice is posted or published, in format acceptable to the chairperson or a designated representative.

PENALTY   In lieu of a hearing, the board may accept license surrender, and then determine the time period before another application for the same type of license will be accepted from the former licensee for review. In the event that complaint allegations(s) are proved at hearing, the town board shall decide which penalty for violation is appropriate. Multiple offenses may be considered at any hearing involving the same licensee.

SEVERABILITY   In the event any portion of this ordinance is or become invalid or illegal, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.

EFFECT   This ordinance shall take effect following passage, and posting in three public places by the clerk on August 1, 1996.


Adopted on June 12, 1996

By vote of 3 in favor, 0 against


Cecil Kavajecz, Chairperson

Mark Pope, Supervisor

Gordon Igo, Supervisor


Posted on 7/13/96

Posted at 3 usual town locations


Gary L. Edwards, Clerk