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Chapter 9. Licenses and Permits

Sec. 9-25. License fees.

License fees shall be as follows:

(1) Established. The following fees and costs shall be paid for licenses to sell, deal or traffic in intoxicating liquors or fermented malt beverages as provided in section 9-24 and chapter 125 Wis. Stats. In addition to all license fees required by this chapter, all applicants shall also pay an investigation fee of $15.00 as required by section 9-26(3). All such fees are payable after approval of the application and prior to the release of the license to the licensee, with the exception of temporary class "B" licenses, for which the fee shall be paid at the time the application is submitted:

  1. Class "A" fermented malt beverage retailer's license. The annual fee for a class "A" fermented malt beverage retailer's license shall be $100.00. The fee for a license for less than 12 months shall be prorated according to the number of months or fraction thereof for which the license is issued.
  2. Class "B" fermented malt beverage license. The annual fee for a class "B" fermented malt beverage license shall be $100.00. This license may be issued at any time for six months in any calendar year, for which 50 percent of the applicable license fee shall be paid, but such license shall not be renewable during the calendar year in which issued. The fee for a license for less than 12 months shall be prorated according to the number of months or fraction thereof for which the license is issued.
  3. Temporary class "B" fermented malt beverage license. The fee for a temporary class "B" fermented malt beverage license shall be $10.00.
  4. Temporary "class B" wine license. The fee for a temporary "class B" wine license shall be $10.00. However, there shall not be a fee if the temporary wine license is obtained along with a temporary fermented malt beverage license.
  5. Fermented malt beverage wholesaler's license. The annual fee for a fermented malt beverage wholesaler's license shall be $25.00.
  6. "Class A" intoxicating liquor retailer's license. The fee for a "class A" intoxicating liquor retailer's license shall be $250.00, and shall increase annually after 2002, pursuant to the following schedule:
    Year - Fee
    2003 - $300.00
    2004 - 350.00
    2005 - 400.00
    2006 - 450.00
    2007 and thereafter - 500.00
  7. "Class B" intoxicating liquor retailer's license. The fees for a "class B" intoxicating liquor retailer's license shall be as follows:
    1. The fee for this license shall be $250.00, and shall increase annually after 2002, pursuant to the following schedule:
      Year - Fee
      2003 - $300.00
      2004 - 350.00
      2005 - 400.00
      2006 - 450.00
      2007 and thereafter - 500.00
    2. In addition to the annual fee provided in section 9-25(1)(g)1, a fee of $10,000.00 shall be paid for initial issue of any license designated a "reserve" license, pursuant to § 125.51(3)(e)2 Wis. Stats.
    3. The City of Marshfield hereby finds that it is in the interests of the public welfare to increase the property tax base, provide employment opportunities, attract tourists and generally enhance the economic and cultural climate of the community by providing additional economic incentives for new businesses with liquor licenses.
      1. The holder of a Reserve Class B license may apply for an Economic Development Grant in an amount not to exceed $9,000 within twelve (12) months of the date of issuance of the Reserve Class B License.  The holder shall complete an Application for Economic Development Grant for Reserve Class B Liquor Licenses, available from the City Clerk, and shall attach complete, legible copies of paid invoices or receipts evidencing or documenting improvements made to the licensed premises in an amount equal to or greater than the amount requested in the Economic Development Grant application.
      2. The Reserve Liquor License Grant Review Team (hereinafter "Review Team"), consisting of the Clerk, Finance Director and the Planning and Economic Development Director, shall review the grant application and either approve or deny the application, as appropriate.  The grant funds shall not be disbursed until the licensed premises listed on the application is operating and open to the public.
      3. If the Review Team determines that the licensee is not in compliance with the approved license or grant application requirements set forth above, the Economic Development Grant request shall be denied and the Clerk shall make such findings in writing and cause to be delivered a copy of the findings to the licensee.  If the licensee disagrees with the Review Team's determination, the licensee may file a written notice of appeal upon the Clerk within ten (10) calendar days of the delivery of the Review Team's findings to the licensee.  The Clerk shall forward said notice of appeal to the Judiciary, License and Cemetery Committee, which shall hold a hearing thereon within fifteen (15) business days.  

        If the Judiciary, License and Cemetery Committee finds that the licensee is in compliance with license requirements and the grant application satisfies requirements set forth in subparagrah 3(a), above, then the Judiciary, License and Cemetery Committee shall notify the Review Team and the Review Team shall authorize the payment of the Economic Development Grant in accordance with subparagraph  3(b), above.
  8. "Class C" wine license. The annual fee for a "class C" wine license shall be $100.00.
  9. Prorating of fees. The fee for any license for less than 12 months shall be prorated according to the number of months including any fractional month for which such license is issued.

(2) Cancellation for failure to pay fee. The clerk shall issue each license approved by the council and shall make the license available at the clerk's office in city hall. Any license for which the license fee is not paid within 15 days of approval of the application by the council shall be returned to the council for cancellation or other disposition.

(Code 1982, 12.03(5); Ord. No. 959, 7, 4-9-2002; Ord. No. 980, 1, 7-22-2003)