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(A) Upon receipt of the mayor's determination as referred to in this chapter, the Village Clerk shall issue a license to maintain, operate or conduct a massage establishment, unless the mayor finds:
(1) That the operation of the massage establishment, as proposed by the applicant, would not comply with all applicable laws, including but not limited to, the building, health, planning, housing, zoning, and fire codes of the Village of Chatham; or
(2) That the applicant and any other person who will be directly or indirectly engaged in the management and operation of a massage establishment has been convicted of or pled guilty to:
(a) A felony;
(b) An offense involving sexual misconduct with children; or
(c) Prostitution, soliciting for a prostitute, keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, or other similar offense opposed to decency and morality; or
(3) That the applicant has failed or refused to give information relevant to the investigation of the application; submitted false, misleading or incomplete information; or has refused to submit to or cooperate with any inspection required by this chapter; or
(4) That the operation of the massage establishment, as proposed by the applicant, would violate the provisions of this chapter.
(B) The mayor, at his discretion, may issue a license to any person convicted of or who has pled guilty to any felony, if he finds that such conviction occurred at least five years prior to the date of application, the applicant has had no subsequent convictions, and the applicant has shown evidence of rehabilitation sufficient to warrant the public trust.
(C) Every massage establishment license issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire on April 30 the of each year, unless sooner suspended or revoked in accordance with this chapter.
(Ord. 19-33, passed 11-12-19)