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A beverage license is a privilege issued by the city. Its issue and retention is conditioned on the licensee’s agreement to act in the public’s interest.
Temporary Class “B” (picnic) Beer and/or Temporary “Class B” (picnic) Wine Licenses
The licensee may sell to consumers at a picnic or similar gathering of limited duration.
Such licenses may be issued only “to bona fide clubs, to county or local fair associations or agricultural societies, to churches, lodges or societies that have been in existence for at least 6 months and to posts of veteran’s organizations.” Fee $10.
Temporary License applications are submitted to the Clerk, reviewed by staff (police, and Building, Fire & Electrical Inspectors), recommended by the License & Ordinance Committee, and approved by the City Council. To obtain an expanded premise permit, please submit or do the following at least 30 days before the event:
If an organization or enterprise has a current approved plan on file for event(s) of a similar size and nature, with the same set-up, all that need be submitted is the basic application (below) and current Certificate of Insurance (make reference to the designated approved plan on the application). A commercial enterprise may have up to three “approved plans on file” with the Clerk for events of different size, nature or set-up. Plans may be approved in advance without an application, in anticipation of a future application. The enterprise/organization or City may request a modification to any “approved plan on file” during the application process or at any other time. It is preferred that requests for modification be initiated, considered, and determined in the period following an event. Any substantial modification, or where there is not an agreement between the enterprise/organization and staff, will be reviewed by the License & Ordinance Committee and approved by the City Council.
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A detailed sketch showing stage and service areas, toilets, exits, and the dimensions of the area for which the permit or license will apply
Complete and upload the event characteristics questionnaire
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Complete and upload the Expanded License Worksheet
A written numbered plan briefly describing how each standard condition will be met, or expressly requesting an alternative or waiver
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Applicatns must provide a comprehensive general liability insurance, blanket contractual liability insurance and insurance covering liability for acts or omissions arising out of the organization's sale or dispensing of alcoholic beverages in the amount of $1,000,000 per occurrence naming the City of Middleton as an additional insured and shall, by the acceptance of the permit or license, be deemed to agree to indemnify, defend and hold the City of Middleton harmless for all damages of any variety and shall provide the City Clerk a certificate of insurance establishing the above coverage before any such permit shall be issued
A permit is required to operate any sound system outdoors, cause amplified music or other sound including music from a live performance to be projected outdoors, to cause amplified sound to be projected outside of any building, or to cause amplified sound to be projected from any vehicle in the City. There are some exceptions for car stereos, private residences, schools, churches and public safety. Commercial enterprises may apply for an annual permit. Applications for may be obtained online. Fee $50.
permit is required through the Parks and Recreation Department for groups to use a park shelter area, park or other park facility, or to sell merchandise in a park. Applications for rental may be obtained online. The fee is contingent on location and residency.
An Electrical permit is required if there will be any alteration or change to any electrical installation, new electrical installation, or temporary electrical wiring. Electrical wiring must be done by a licensed electrician. Base Permit Fee $50 for residential and $100 for commercial. (Extension cords must be inspected by the Fire Department.) Application forms may be obtained online.
The applicant should submit the application and all materials to the Clerk and schedule an application review meeting with City staff. E-mail the Clerk, Lorie Burns, to schedule. email@example.com
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