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File #: 58004    Version: 1 Name: Extending time for issuing alcohol license
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/29/2019 In control: Attorney's Office/Approval Group
On agenda: 12/3/2019 Final action: 12/3/2019
Enactment date: 12/13/2019 Enactment #: ORD-19-00094
Title: Amending Section 38.05(3)(a)12. of the Madison General Ordinances to extend the time for issuance of a new license from 90 days to 180 days, after which the license becomes void if the applicant has not obtained an extension of that time period.
Sponsors: Michael E. Verveer
Fiscal Note
No fiscal impact.
Title
Amending Section 38.05(3)(a)12. of the Madison General Ordinances to extend the time for issuance of a new license from 90 days to 180 days, after which the license becomes void if the applicant has not obtained an extension of that time period.
Body
DRAFTER'S ANALYSIS: The current ordinance requires an applicant to complete all tasks necessary for the issuance of an alcohol license within 90 days of the Common Council granting the license. A license is void if not issued within 90 days of being granted. An applicant can apply for an extension of that deadline. This amendment would increase that initial 90 day period to 180 days. Many applicants are experiencing construction delays that routinely exceed 90 days but are, for the most part, less than 180 days.

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The Common Council of the City of Madison do hereby ordain as follows:

Paragraph 12. entitled “Statement of Intent” of Subdivision (a) entitled “Contents” of Subsection (3) entitled “Application for Licenses” of Section 38.05 entitled “General Licensing Requirements” of the Madison General Ordinances is amended to read as follows:

“12. Statement of Intent . The applicant shall sign a statement of intent on a form to be provided by the City Clerk. This statement shall include a provision that the applicant intends to operate under the license within ninety one hundred and eighty (90180) days of its granting by the Common Council and that the license shall be considered surrendered if the license is not issued within ninety one hundred and eighty (90180) days of the granting of the license. This time may be extended by the Common Council when granting the license upon a finding that construction activities will delay the issuance. The applicant shall provide proof of such construction activities upon application for an extension and shall state in such application, the length of the e...

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