(a) . The application for a license for the business of selling Christmas trees at retail shall be made to the City Fire Marshal on forms provided by the city. The City Fire Marshal shall inspect the premises and approve the location, and issue any orders to achieve compliance with state and local laws. Notwithstanding any provision of Chapter 19 or 21 of this code to the contrary, the Building and Inspection Division Manager is authorized to grant a conditional use permit without notice and without any action of the Planning Commission or the City Council for the business of selling Christmas trees at retail. However, such conditional use permit shall be granted only in areas zoned industrial or commercial, or upon property owned by a religious, charitable or nonprofit corporation or a political subdivision. No such conditional use permit shall be granted until the City Fire Marshal has approved the location of the .
(b) . Within a reasonable period after the completion of the license verification process by the City License Section, the City License Section shall accept or deny the license application in accordance with this Division O. If the application is denied, the City License Section 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 City License Section’s determination to the City Council. If an appeal to the City Council is timely received by the City License Section, the hearing before the City Council shall take place within a reasonable period of receipt of the appeal by the City License Section.
(1958 Code, § 142.04) (Ord. 69-8, passed 1-20-1969; Ord. 74-110, passed 11-18-1974, renumbered to § 142.03; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; amended by Ord. 2008-15, passed 5-5-2008; Ord. 2010-1, passed 1-4-2010)