5.08.020 – Local Liquor Control Commissioner – Designated

  1. Local Liquor Control Commission – Purpose and Creation:  A Local Liquor Control Commission is hereby created. The Commission shall be composed of five (5) members.  The Local Liquor Control Commissioner shall be the Mayor of the City of St. Charles and he/she be the Chairman of the Local Liquor Control Commission for purposes of presiding over its meetings. The other four (4) members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The creation of the Local Liquor Control Commission shall not be construed to grant any substantive authority to the Commission, which shall act as an advisory and hearing commission only.
  2. Local Liquor Control Commission – Membership and Team:  Two (2) members of the Local Liquor Control Commission shall be members of the St. Charles City Council and two (2) members shall be residents of the City of St. Charles.  Appointments shall be made to coincide with the term of the Mayor.  Members shall hold office for their designated terms or until their successors have been appointed.  No member of the Local Liquor Control Commission shall have any ownership interest in, or be employed by, any licensed establishment.  No person shall be appointed to, or remain a member of the Local Liquor Control Commission if a spouse, parent, sibling, or child has, or acquires any ownership interest in, or is employed by, any licensed establishment.
  3. Mayoral Interest in Alcoholic Liquor- If the mayor has an interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor, the mayor must direct the City Council to appoint, by majority vote, a person other than him or her to serve as the Local Liquor Control Commissioner. The appointment must be made within thirty (30) days from the day on which after the mayor (i) takes office or (ii) has an interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor the mayor cannot make nominations or serve any other role in the appointment. To prevent any conflict of interest, the mayor with the interest in the manufacture, sale or distribution of alcoholic liquor shall not participate in any meetings, hearings, or decisions on matters impacting the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor. Further, the appointee: a) shall be an attorney with an active license to practice law in the State of Illinois; b) shall not legally represent liquor license applicants or holders before the City Council or before the Liquor Control Review Board, or before an adjacent jurisdiction; c) shall not have an interest in the manufacture, sale, or distribution of alcoholic liquor; and d) shall not be appointed to a term to exceed the term of the mayor, or members of the City Council.

(2021-M-22: § 1; 2020-M-40: § 2; 2015-M-14: § 1; 2013-M-40: § 1; 2010-M-29: § 1; 2004-M-12: § 1; 1996-M-53 : § 14; 1976-M-5: (part); Prior code: § 24.003 (part))