§ 14.162  LICENSE APPLICATION VERIFICATION AND CONSIDERATION.
   (a)   Application verification. Upon receipt from the of a complete application for a state currency exchange license the shall cause to be published in the city’s official newspaper notice of a public hearing before the City Council on the application. Prior to the public hearing staff shall submit to the City Council a written report regarding compliance with zoning, traffic and property tax regulations, as well as with § 14.163 of this Division C.
   (b)   Public hearing. The public hearing before the City Council shall take place no later than 45 days after receipt of the complete application by the . At the public hearing the City Council shall solicit testimony from any interested . At the closure of the public hearing the Council shall vote to accept or deny the application. If the application is accepted, the shall notify the of the City Council’s concurrence pursuant to M.S. § 53A.04, as it may be amended from time to time. If the application is denied by the City Council the shall notify the and send the applicant by regular mail notice of the denial and the reasons therefore.
   (c)   Appeal. An applicant may, within 30 days of receiving the notice of a denial from the city, request an evidentiary hearing. The evidentiary hearing may be held before a hearing examiner or a designee of the City Manager, who shall follow the contested case procedure detailed in M.S. §§ 14.57 through 14.62, as they may be amended from time to time. The hearing examiner or designee shall make written findings of fact and a written recommendation to the City Council. Following receipt of such findings and recommendation, the City Council shall vote on issuance or nonissuance of the license and that decision shall be forwarded to the .
(1958 Code, §§ 131.01, 131.02)  (Ord. 154, passed 11-18-1958; Ord. 74-99, passed 11-18-1974; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2008-15, passed 5-5-2008)