19.045 WEIGHTS AND MEASURES REGULATIONS.

(1)    APPLICATION OF STATE CODES. The statutory provisions of Chapter 98, Weights and Measures, Wis. Stats, and Wis. Adm. Code, ATCP 92, Weighing and Measuring Devices are hereby adopted and by reference made a part of this section as if fully set forth herein. Any act required to be performed or prohibited by any statute or code incorporated herein is required or prohibited by this section. Any further amendments, revisions or modifications of the statutes incorporated herein or Wis. Adm. Code provisions incorporated herein are intended to be made a part of this section.

(2)    DEFINITION.

(a)    Commercial Weighing or Measuring Devices. Devices used or employed in establishing the size, quantity, extent, area or measurement of quantities, things, produce or articles for sale, hire, or award, or in computing any basic charge or payment for services rendered on the basis of weight or measure.

(b)    Weights and Measurers Program. The program that includes administration and enforcement of this section, Chapter 98, Wis. Stats., and applicable Wis. Adm. Code provisions, and any related actions.

(3)    APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTORS. In order to assure compliance with this section, the City hereby grants the authority and duties of sealers and inspectors required by this section to the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection or any other certified inspector approved by the Common Council.

(4)    FEE ASSESSMENT.

(a)    Annual Assessment. The City Clerk shall annually assess fees and mail invoices to each establishment by May 15th and due by June 30th. Assessment fees will be based on the number and types of weighing and measuring devices as indicated by the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. The total of the fees assessed and the fees collected shall not exceed the actual costs of the Weights and Measurers Program.

(b)    Failure to Pay Assessment. If the assessment fee is not paid by June 30th of each year, an additional administrative collection charge of 10% of the fee shall be added to the amount due. Businesses failing to pay the assessment shall not be issued any alcohol beverage licenses or cigarette licenses until such fee is paid in full. If the licensee is the owner of the real estate premises where the licensed weights and measures devices are located, any delinquent assessment shall be extended upon the current or the next tax roll as a charge against the real estate premises as provided in Section 66.60(16) Wis. Stat.

(c)    Change of Ownership. If the ownership of a commercial business with weights and measures devices is transferred during the year, the owner of the business as of June 30th of the current year shall be liable and responsible for the payment of the fees assessed under this section.