Amended Ordinance: Revocation of Licenses on Failure to Pay Taxes or Other Fees

An Ordinance to amend Sec. 5.20.061 of the Code of Ordinances for the Town of Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin 

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Revocation of Licenses on Failure to Pay Taxes or Other Fees


Town Board of the Town of Dover, Racine County, Wisconsin does hereby amend Sec. 5.20.061 of the Code of Ordinances for the Town of Dover, as follows:

A.  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.  Delinquency is an absolute basis for denial of a new license, and the applicant shall not be entitled to the remedy set forth in section C.  If a municipal forfeiture is on appeal and/or still being contested, that shall not be a basis to deny a license.  Any fees unpaid within a time limit set by the town or a court, as the case may be, may result in disciplinary action by the town board, including reprimand, suspension for a set time period, or revocation.

B.Revocation.  Any license revoked shall not be reinstated within the twelve (12) months following date of revocation.  There shall be no refund of any license fee paid to a party whose license is revoked.

C. 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 licensee’s last known address, or personal service, at the chairperson’s option.  For alcohol licenses, sec. 125.12 Wis. Stats., or its successor, will be followed.

D. Hearing.  Evidence and testimony at the hearing shall be done in open session.  Pursuant to Wisconsin Statutes 19.85(1)(m), 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 his or her representative.

E. Penalty.  In the event that the complaint allegation(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.   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 license for review.