(a) Persons ineligible. Unless a specific article or division of this chapter provides otherwise, no license or permit in this code shall be granted if the applicant, including any on behalf of whom the application is filed:
(1) Is not a citizen of the United States or a resident alien, or does not have the legal authority to work in the United States;
(2) Is not of good moral character or repute;
(3) Has had a conviction of any crime that is directly related to the occupation or business being licensed or permitted, as prescribed by M.S. § 364.03, subd. 2, as it may be amended from time to time, and the applicant has not shown competent evidence of sufficient rehabilitation and present fitness to perform the duties of the occupation or business as prescribed in M.S. § 364.03, subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time;
(4) Is not the real party in interest in the business, occupation or development being licensed or permitted;
(5) Has knowingly misrepresented or falsified information on the license or permit application;
(6) Owes taxes or assessments to the state, county, school district or city that are due and delinquent;
(7) Has failed to comply with all relevant statutory, City Charter and ordinance requirements;
(8) Has failed to pay all fees, charges or other debts or obligations which are due from the applicant and payable to the city regarding any matter; and
(9) Is not in compliance with all ordinance requirements and conditions regarding other city approvals which have been granted to the applicant for any matter. The may require the removal of nonconforming structures or site characteristics as a condition of a permit, license or Zoning and Building Code approval. Additional requirements for nonconforming structures or site characteristics are set forth in § 21.504 of this code.
The requirements of subsections (a)(8) and (a)(9) above may be waived if enforcement thereof would result in a significant hardship to the applicant through no fault of the applicant or would result in an otherwise unfair situation.
(b) Locations ineligible. Unless a specific article or division of this chapter provides otherwise, no license or permit in this code shall be granted to the following locations.
(1) Taxes due on property. No license or permit shall be granted or renewed for operation on any property on which taxes, assessments or other financial claims of the state, county, school district, or city are past due, delinquent or unpaid. In the event a suit has been commenced under M.S. §§ 278.01 through 278.13, as they may be amended from time to time, questioning the amount or validity of taxes, the City Council may on application waive strict compliance with this provision; no waiver may be granted, however, for taxes or any portion thereof which remain unpaid for a period exceeding one year after becoming due.
(1958 Code, § 125.07) (Added by Ord. 201, passed 9-8-1959; Ord. 74-93, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 125.08; Ord. 77-13, passed 2-28-1977; Ord. 80-55, passed 12-15-1980; Ord. 94-5, passed 1-24-1994; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 98-41, passed 8-17-1998; Ord. 2007-17, passed 4-9-2007; Ord. 2008-1, passed 1-14-2008; Ord. 2010-1, passed 1-4-2010)