Regulation of Business
Town of Stanton, Dunn County, Wisconsin
SECTION I – TITLE AND PURPOSE
The title of this ordinance is the Town of Stanton (“Town”) Regulation of Business Ordinance. The purpose of this ordinance is to act for the good order and commercial benefit of the Town and for the health, safety, welfare and convenience of the public.
SECTION II – AUTHORITY
This ordinance is enacted pursuant to §60.22(3) and Chapter 61 of the Wisconsin Statutes.
SECTION III – ADOPTION OF ORDINANCE
This ordinance is adopted by a majority of the town board on a vote with a quorum present and voting and proper notice being given.
SECTION IV – REGULATION OF BUSINESS
Prior to opening/starting a new business in the Town, any person (including any individual or entity) wishing to engage in any business or commercial activity must first submit an application to the Town Clerk. Such application shall consist of a general description of the nature and extent of the planned business. The Town Board will review and act on such application ata meeting agreed to by the Town and the applicant, such meeting noticed pursuant to §§60.12 and 985.02 Wis. Stats.
If the Board finds that the business or commercial activity is a legal business, has all appropriate permits and licenses to operate within the Town, will not create health or safety hazards, including but not limited to increased road traffic or potential road damage, and is not otherwise prohibited by law, the Town Board may authorize the business or commercial activity.
There shall be no charge for review under this ordinance. All other applicable fees and costs under any local, county, state or federal law remain unaffected by this ordinance.
This ordinance applies to any business or other commercial activity which proposes to begin operation or begins operation after the effective date of this ordinance. The Board may, at its discretion, perform a background check related the proposed business or commercial activity.
SECTION V – ENFORCEMENT
The Town may take any appropriate action to enforce this ordinance, including but not limited to seeking injunctive relief or issuing citations under the Town’s citation ordinance.
SECTION VI – SEVERABILITY
If any provision of this ordinance or its application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity does not affect other provisions or applications of this ordinance that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this ordinance are severable.
SECTION VII – EFFECTIVE DATE
This ordinance is effective on publication or posting.
The town clerk shall properly publish this ordinance as required under § 60.80. Wis. Stats.
Adopted this__________day of _____________________, 2013
Rich Monn, Town Chair
Valerie Windsor, Town Clerk