(a)   Execution. All applications for a license under this Division B shall be signed and sworn to. If the application is that of a natural , it shall be signed and sworn to by such ; if that of a corporation, by an officer thereof; if that of a partnership, by one of the general partners; and if that of an unincorporated association, by the manager or managing officer thereof.
   (b)   Verification. All applications shall be referred to the for verification and investigation of the facts set forth in the application. 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.
   (c)   Consideration. Within a reasonable period after the completion of the license verification process by the , the shall accept or deny the license application in accordance with this Division B. If the application is denied, the shall notify the applicant of the 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 receipt of the notice by the applicant, to request an appeal of the determination 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 of receipt of the appeal by the .
   (d)   Exemptions. Exempt from licenses:
      (1)   Veterinary clinics and hospitals are exempt from obtaining a license if are only boarded for veterinary treatment purposes; and
      (2)   Those temporary events lasting less the 12 hours and located on property residentially zoned or used and not open to the public.
(1958 Code, § 120A.07)  (Ord. 72-65, passed 11-27-1972; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 96-58, passed 10-21-1996; Ord. 2002-22, passed 6-17-2002; deleted and added by Ord. 2010-28, passed 11-1-2010)