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(A) Applicant shall submit an application not less than 30 days prior to the proposed commencement of the business, under oath, on a form to be provided by the Township Clerk. The application shall disclose pertinent information about applicant, his or her proposed business location, facilities, maximum capacity to be admitted, business history, and responsibility, as the Clerk may require, and shall be accompanied by the following:
(1) Evidence that applicant has obtained public insurance with limits as listed in the schedule of fees, and property damage insurance with a limit as listed in the schedule of fees from a company or companies approved by the Commissioner of Insurance of the state, which insurance shall insure applicant and his or her employees and agents against liability for death or injury to persons or damages to property which may result from the conduct of the licensed business, which policy or policies shall remain in full force and effect in the specified amounts during the term of the license. The evidence of insurance shall include an endorsement to the effect that the insurance company shall notify the Township Clerk in writing at least ten days before the expiration or cancellation of the policy or policies;
(2) A corporate surety bond in the amount as listed in the schedule of fees in a form to be approved by the Township Attorney, conditioned upon applicant's faithful compliance with all of the terms and provisions of this licensing chapter, and all applicable provisions of other township ordinances, county ordinances, and state ordinances; and
(3) A license fee as listed in the schedule of fees for a business, the approved capacity of which does not exceed 500 persons, and an additional license fee as listed in the schedule of fees for each additional 1,000 persons or fraction thereof to be admitted to licensee's place of business per day of operation.
(B) If applicant is not a resident of, or a corporation licensed to conduct business by, the state, he, she, or it shall designate an agent located in the state for acceptance of service of process.
(C) The Clerk may refer the application to the Township Zoning Administrator, the Township Constable, the county Health Department, the state Fire Marshal, and other public officials as he or she may deem appropriate.
(D) The application, supporting data, and reports of governmental officials shall then be presented to the Township Board. In passing on the application, the Township Board shall determine whether or not the proposed business meets the requirements of this chapter, other applicable township ordinances, other applicable county ordinances, and applicable state statutes, and shall approve or deny the license accordingly. If the license is denied, the basis or bases for denial shall be specified in the resolution of denial.
(E) Advertising of applicant's proposed business prior to the issuance of a license by the township shall constitute a violation of this chapter by applicant and shall constitute a basis for denial of the license.
(F) Based upon the maximum number of persons to be admitted to licensee's place of business per day as disclosed in application, if the number exceeds 499 persons and if the Township Board in its discretion determines that the public safety and welfare make it desirable that police personnel be assigned to the vicinity of licensee's place of business, licensee shall be obligated to reimburse the township for the actual expense in providing the police service to the extent of two officers for the first 500 persons and one additional officer for each additional 200 persons.
(Ord. 7-1980, passed 6-2-1980) Penalty, see § 111.99