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(A) An application for a second hand goods dealer license shall be made on a form provided by the Village Clerk, who shall provide a copy of application to the Chief of Police, or his designee, to investigate each licensee applicant. Each applicant shall pay a non-refundable fee of $250 with each application submitted. The Chief of Police shall report in writing whether or not the applicant has complied with the laws of the State of Illinois and the provisions of this chapter applicable to the business, and whether the applicant is a person of good character and repute. No license shall be issued to any person, partnership, corporation or other entity, if any owner, manager, partner, officer, director, employee or shareholder owning more than 5% of the shares of stock in the corporation has been convicted of any felony offense or convicted of the offense(s) of possession of stolen goods, burglary, robbery, or who has been convicted of any criminal offense involving dishonesty or moral turpitude.
(B) Every applicant for a second hand goods dealer license, as well as every owner, partner, manager, officer, director, employee, and in the case, of a corporate applicant, every shareholder owning more than 5% of the shares of stock in the corporation shall undergo a criminal background investigation, which investigation may include fingerprinting, prior to the issuance of a second hand goods dealer license.
(C) Existing businesses located in the village on the date this chapter becomes effective shall have 30 days to apply for a license hereunder after receiving a written notice from the Village Clerk of the requirement to obtain a license.
(Ord. 11-1029, passed 2-10-2011)