Frequently Asked Questions
I live on the edge of the city and water on my property drains away from streets and public drainage structures. Why do I have to pay this fee?
Everyone in the city benefits from the stormwater management program. Although your property does not drain to the city drainage system, your property does receive direct benefits include protecting your property from upstream runoff.
All property owners receive indirect benefits from a properly maintained and operated stormwater management system for the entire city which is on public property. Stormwater management activities with broad benefits include keeping the public streets drained and cleared so random flooding does not occur and travel is safe, making necessary stormwater infrastructure upgrades, reducing erosion and other pollutants that enter streams and rivers, and collecting and conveying stormwater safely through all parts of the city.
A portion of the revenue also provides for compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for water quality improvements.
3-7-3: LICENSING PROCEDURE; APPLICATION PROCESS: ?Top of Page?
(A) It shall be unlawful to sell or offer for sale in the City any alcoholic liquor without having a license, or in violation of the terms of such license.
(B) No liquor license shall be issued under the provisions of this Chapter unless the applicant has completed the following application process, paid an initial one-time application fee of five hundred dollars ($500.00) for each license other than a Class C license, and paid the annual license fee as required under Section 3-7-6 of this Chapter:
1. Application Form: All applicants shall complete an application form which shall include, but not be limited to, the following information:
(a) The applicant's name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, social security number, driver's license number, employment history and criminal arrest record. In the case of a copartnership or corporation, the aforementioned information shall be provided on all officers of the corporation and all partners.
(b) The name, address and telephone number of the location which is to be licensed.
(c) The type of license and any options requested.
(d) If the applicant is a corporation, the date and place of incorporation.
(e) The length of time the business or corporation has been engaged in the sale of alcoholic liquor.
(f) The name and address of the landlord if the proposed location is not owned by the applicant.
(g) A statement that the applicant has no financial connections with any manufacturer, bottler, jobber or wholesaler of alcoholic liquor.
(h) A statement that the proposed location is not located within one hundred feet (100') of any church, school, hospital, home for the aged or indigent persons, or for veterans, their wives or children, or any military or naval base.
(i) A statement as to whether applicant has made similar application for a similar license or premises other than described in this application, and the disposition of such application.
(j) A statement as to whether a previous license issued by any state or subdivision thereof, or by the Federal government has been revoked and the reasons thereof.
2. Affidavit; Signed: All applicants shall sign an affidavit stating that the statements made in the application form are true and that any untruths or omissions shall be grounds for revocation of a license. The affidavit shall further state that the applicant agrees to observe all laws of the United States, the State of Illinois and the City of East Moline in the conduct of their business.
3. Review And Investigation: All applicants for licensing hereunder shall be reviewed by the Local Liquor Commissioner. The Local Liquor Commissioner or designee shall investigate all information contained in the application and if upon said investigation the Local Liquor Commissioner is satisfied that the information contained therein is true and that the applicant has complied with all the requirements of the State of Illinois and the City of East Moline, he/she shall approve the application. Upon receipt by the City Clerk of all required license fees, the Local Liquor Commissioner shall then issue a license in accordance with the provisions herein.
4. Changes In Managers Or Agents: If during any licensing period, the previously designated manager or agent is replaced, the licensee shall notify the Local Liquor Commissioner no later than ten (10) days following the appointment of a new manager or agent and said manager or agent shall provide to the Local Liquor Commissioner the information required under subsection (B)1 of this Section for the purpose of investigating their eligibility to hold such position. (Ord. 90-2, 2-5-1990)
5. Proof Of Dram Shop Insurance: All applicants shall provide a certificate of dram shop liability insurance with the following limits:
prior to issuance/renewal of any license, with said certificate to cover the period of the license issued. Any licensee failing to maintain dram shop liability insurance on a current basis, with proof thereof filed with the City Clerk, shall be subject to prosecution for a violation of this Ordinance, with a fine of seventy five dollars ($75.00) for each day the violation continues. (Ord. 96-25, 11-4-1996)
6. Private Clubs; Supplemental Information: All applicants for licensing under the provisions of this Chapter herein defined as a private club shall also submit the following application materials:
(a) A list of all club officers and their addresses for the preceding three (3) years. Whenever such officers shall change, a revised list shall be forwarded to the Local Liquor Commissioner within ten (10) days.
(b) A copy of the articles of incorporation and bylaws if the applicant is a corporation, or articles of association, or bylaws, if the applicant is an association.
7. Right Of Entry And Inspection: The right of entry and inspection of any licensed premises by any officer or agent of any department of the City of East Moline shall be a condition upon which every license hereunder shall be issued and the acceptance of any license hereunder shall conclusively be deemed to be the consent of the applicant and licensee to such entry and inspection. (Ord. 90-2, 2-5-1990)
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