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File #: 45149    Version: 1 Name: Requiring adult entertainment license applicants to pay costs related to noticing
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/15/2016 In control: ALCOHOL LICENSE REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/7/2017 Final action: 2/7/2017
Enactment date: 2/21/2017 Enactment #: ORD-17-00009
Title: Amending Sections 38.05(3)(b), 38.06(11)(j) & (k), 38.06(12)(d)2., 38.06(12)(e), 38.11(1) and 9.05(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to require applicants for “18 plus”, “21+” or Adult Entertainment licenses to follow the process for obtaining a permanent Class A or Class B alcohol license and establish that the fee for an adult entertainment license is an annual fee.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
The proposed ordinance change pertains to assessing fees associated with noticing neighborhood meetings regarding Adult Entertainment licenses. This revenue is currently collected by the Clerk’s Office and deposited to the General Fund. The proposed ordinance change will have no financial impact.
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Amending Sections 38.05(3)(b), 38.06(11)(j) & (k), 38.06(12)(d)2., 38.06(12)(e), 38.11(1) and 9.05(5) of the Madison General Ordinances to require applicants for “18 plus”, “21+” or Adult Entertainment licenses to follow the process for obtaining a permanent Class A or Class B alcohol license and establish that the fee for an adult entertainment license is an annual fee.
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DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: This amendment would require that applicants for alcohol licenses or taverns seeking to obtain “18 plus”, “21+” or Adult Entertainment licenses to pay the City for the costs to notify the affected neighborhoods by mail and publication of the public hearing date for such applications. Additionally, such applicants would be required to place signage issued by the City in a publicly conspicuous location on the outside of their premise that notifies the public of the time, date and place of the public hearing on the license application. This process mirrors the current process for obtaining a permanent Class A or Class B alcohol license and would create a uniform process for notifying affected neighbors whenever an alcohol licensed establishment intends to make a change to their operations that may have significant impacts upon those neighbors. This amendment also establishes that the fee for an adult entertainment license is an annual and not a one-time fee.
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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

1. Subdivision (b) entitled “Public Notification Fee” of Subsection (3) entitled “Application for Licenses” of Section 38.05 entitled “General Licensi...

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