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(A) Any license issued for a massage establishment under this chapter may be revoked or suspended by the mayor after a hearing for good cause or where any provision of this chapter, the village code, or any criminal law is violated by the licensee or any massage therapist, employee, manager, person with supervisory authority, agent, or independent contractor of the licensee while at the massage establishment. For purposes of license revocation or suspension, the licensee shall be strictly liable for such violations, regardless of actual or constructive knowledge of such violations. It shall also be cause for revocation or suspension that the licensee has made a false statement on an application for a license or renewal thereof under this chapter, or in any case where the licensee refused to permit any duly authorized police officer, village inspector, or health inspector of the County of Sangamon to inspect the licensed premises or the operations therein. Such license may also be revoked or suspended by the mayor after hearing upon the recommendations of a duly authorized police officer, village inspector, or the health inspector that such business is being managed, conducted, or maintained without regard for the public health or health of patrons or prospective customers, or without due regard to proper sanitation or hygiene.
(B) Any violation of this chapter by any employee, agent or independent contractor of the licensee, including a massage therapist, shall be cause for suspension of the license for not more than 30 days in the first instance. Any subsequent violation of this chapter by any employee, manager, person with supervisory authority, agent, or independent contractor of the licensee, including a massage therapist, shall be cause for further suspension or revocation of the license.
(C) The mayor, before revoking or suspending any license, shall give the licensee at least ten days' written notice of the reasons for said revocation or suspension, and the opportunity for a public hearing before the mayor, at which time the licensee may present evidence bearing upon the question.
(Ord. 19-33, passed 11-12-19)