(a)   Verification. Applications for a license under this Division Y shall be submitted to the who shall verify the information on the application form. The is empowered to conduct any and all investigations to verify the information on the application, including ordering a computerized criminal history inquiry and/or a driver’s license history inquiry on the applicant.
   (b)   Consideration. After verifying the information contained on the license application, the shall then route the application to the City Fire Prevention Division which shall review the site plan and determine if the manner of storage, display or sales area of the constitutes a fire or safety hazard. In assessing the potential hazard, reference shall be made to all applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations, as well as the administrative standards for the storage, display and sales of established by the Fire Marshal including the most recent National Fire Protection Association Standard as adopted by the State of Minnesota. If the Fire Prevention Division finds no such hazard with the proposed site plan, the shall grant the license in accordance with this Division Y. If an application is granted for a location where a building is under construction or not ready for occupancy, the license shall not be delivered to the until a certificate of occupancy has been issued for the .
   (c)   Denial of application. If the application is denied, the shall notify the applicant of that determination in writing. The notice shall be mailed by regular mail to the applicant at the address provided in the application and it shall inform the applicant of the applicant’s right, within 20 days after the date of the notice to request an appeal of the denial to the City Council. If an appeal to the City Council is timely received by the , the hearing before the City Council shall take place within a reasonable period thereafter.
(Ord. 93-20, passed 4-26-1993; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; added by Ord. 2002-20, passed 6-3-2002; amended by Ord. 2003-41, passed 8-18-2003; Ord. 2008-15, passed 5-5-2008)