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Chapter 9. Licenses and Permits

Sec. 9-22. Definitions.

As used in this article, the term:

Alcohol beverages means fermented malt beverages, wine and intoxicating liquor.

City means the City of Marshfield.

Club means an organization, whether incorporated or not, which is the owner, lessee or occupant of a building or portion thereof used exclusively for club purposes, which is operated solely for a recreational, fraternal, social, patriotic, political, benevolent or athletic purpose but not for pecuniary gain and which only sells alcohol beverages incidental to its operation.

Committee means the judiciary, licensing and cemetery committee of the City of Marshfield Council.

Convenience store means an establishment selling gasoline at retail pumps and other automotive products, which may also sell groceries and other food products for on- or off-premises consumption.

Fermented malt beverages means any beverage made of alcohol fermentation of an infusion in potable water of barley malt and hops, with or without unmelted grains or decorticated and degerminated grains or sugar containing 0.5 percent or more alcohol by volume.

Foreign business entity means any corporation not organized or incorporated under the laws of the State of Wisconsin.

Hotel means a hotel as defined in 254.61(3) Wis. Stats. that is provided with a restaurant.

Intoxicating liquor means all ardent, spirituous, distilled or vinous liquors, liquids or compounds, whether medicated, proprietary, patented or not, and by whatever name called, containing 0.5 percent or more alcohol by volume, which are beverages, but does not include fermented malt beverages.

Legal drinking age has the meaning prescribed in 125.02(8m) Wis. Stats.

Licensed establishment means any establishment licensed by the council of the City of Marshfield to sell alcohol beverages pursuant to chapter 125 Wis. Stats.

Licensee means the holder of a retail "class A," "Class B," class "B," class "A," or "class C" license granted by the council of the City of Marshfield pursuant to chapter 125 Wis. Stats.

Person means a natural person, sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation or association, or the owner of a single-owner entity that is disregarded as a separate entity under chapter 71 Wisconsin Statutes.

Premises means the area described in a license or permit.

Restaurant means a restaurant as defined in 254.61(5) Wis. Stats.

Sell, sold, sale and selling mean any transfer of alcoholic beverages with consideration or any transfer without consideration if knowingly made for purposes of evading the law relating to the sale of alcoholic beverages or any shift, devise, scheme or transaction for obtaining alcohol beverages, including the solicitation of order for, or the sale for future delivery of, alcohol beverages.

Underage person means a person who has not attained the legal drinking age.

Wholesaler means a person, other than the brewer, manufacturer or rectifier, who sells alcohol beverages to a licensed retailer or to another person who holds a permit to sell alcohol beverages at wholesale.

Wine means products obtained from the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juices or must of sound, ripe grapes, other fruits or other agricultural products, imitation wine compounds sold as wine, vermouth, cider, perry, mead and sake, if such products contain 0.5 percent or more alcohol by volume.

Wine cooler means beverages containing products obtained from the normal alcohol fermentation of the juices or must of sound, ripe grapes, other fruits or other agricultural products, imitation wine compounds sold as wine, vermouth, cider, perry, mead and sake, if such beverages contain not more than six percent alcohol by volume.

(Code 1982, 12.03(2))