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(A) Notice of adverse action. If the City Clerk or his or her authorized representative proposes to take any action adverse to an applicant, licensee or permittee, he or she shall establish a time, date and. place for an administrative hearing and shall notify such person (hereinafter “respondent”) of the pending action at the respondent’s address contained on his most recent application. The notice shall he served, on the respondent personally or by United States Mail, certified, return receipt requested. The notice shall be served or postmarked no more than ten days preceding the date of the administrative hearing and shall:
(1) Set forth, in detail the proposed, action and the reasons therefor;
(2) Designate any section of this chapter, any statute, ordinance or other authority which, requires or supports the proposed, action;
(3) Set forth the date, time and place of the administrative hearing;
(4) Advise the respondent that he may be present at such hearing to provide reasons why the proposed action should not be taken; and
(5) Advise the respondent that if he fails to appear at the administrative hearing, action may be taken in his or her absence.
(6) Copies of such notice shall also be sent to the complaining party, if applicable.
(B) Administrative hearing. An administrative hearing shall be held on the date and time and at the place contained in the notice described above.
(1) If the respondent appears, he shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard. Following the hearing, the City Clerk may take or refrain from taking the proposed action or may modify the same by placing reasonable conditions on the respondent, or otherwise, according to the provisions of this chapter.
(2) If the respondent fails to appear, notice of the decision made or action taken shall be given to the respondent and unless appealed to the City Council as hereinafter provided, such, decision shall be final and binding ten working days from and after the date of the decision.
(3) Notice of the action taken or decision made shall be given by certified mail, return receipt requested, or by personal, delivery to the .respondent, at the address given in the respondent’s most recent application.
(4) The respondent shall be advised of his right to appeal the action or decision to the City Council.
(C) Appeals to the Council. Any person aggrieved by a decision of the City Clerk, may file an appeal to the Council by filing a written notice of appeal with the City Manager’s Office within, ten working days of the date of the decision complained, of. Such notice shall specify the grounds for the appeal. A hearing on the appeal, shall be heard by the Council not later than 30 days from the date of filing the notice of appeal unless further delay is reasonable. If an appeal, is filed. the City Clerk shall notify the complaining party, if applicable.
(D) Enforcement stayed. If an appeal of the City Clerk’s decision is made to the Council, enforcement of such decision shall be stayed until the Council has rendered its decision, unless the City Clerk certifies to the Council that a stay would, cause imminent danger to life or property.
(E) Administrative costs. Any determination by the City Clerk regarding whether or not an applicant, licensee or permittee has failed to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter may also include the requirement that the applicant, licensee or permittee pay a sum not to exceed $500 to defray administrative costs associated with the investigative and administrative hearing process.
(Ord. 2016-28, passed 6-20-16)