The following locations shall be ineligible for a license under this Division T.
   (a)   Taxes due on property. No license 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 of 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.
   (b)   Improper zoning. No license shall be granted if the property is not properly zoned for under Chapters 19 and 21 of this code unless the business is a legal, nonconforming use.
   (c)   Premises licensed for alcoholic beverages. No license shall be granted or renewed if the premises is licensed for the furnishing of alcoholic beverages pursuant to Chapter 13 of this code or is licensed as a sexually-oriented business pursuant to this chapter.
(Ord. 81-19, passed 5-4-1981; Ord. 92-36, passed 7-27-1992; recodified by Ord. 95-13, passed 8-7-1995; Ord. 2007-17, passed 4-9-2007; Ord. 2009-19, passed 7-6-2009)