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(a) Upon the verified complaint of any person, or on the initiative of any law enforcement officer or of the City ABC Administrator, the City ABC Administrator may institute proceedings to revoke or suspend any license granted under this chapter. A license may be revoked or suspended only after the licensee shall have been given written notice, by certified or registered mail, of the proposed revocation, including notice of the reasons for such proposed action. The licensee shall be given opportunity to be heard in opposition to the proposed revocation or suspension. The notice of proposed action shall advise the licensee of the date, time and place of the hearing. Notice shall be sufficient if mailed to the licensee at the address shown in the last application for a license or in the last statement supplemental to or in amendment of the application, whether or not the mailing is receipted for or claimed.
(b) The specific procedures to be followed in hearings on actions for revocation or suspension shall be prescribed by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Danville by municipal order. Such order shall be maintained on file in the office of the City ABC Administrator and a copy furnished with any notice of proposed revocation or suspension sent to a licensee. If the Commission shall fail to adopt such municipal order, the procedures shall be those set out in the Kentucky Administrative Procedure Act (KRS Chapter 13B).
(c) A decision of the City ABC Administrator revoking or suspending a license may be appealed as provided in KRS 243.550.
(d) Within three (3) days after any order of revocation or suspension of a license becomes final, notice of revocation shall be given to the licensee and to the owner of the licensed premises. A notice mailed to the licensee and to the owner of the licensed premises at the address shown in the last application for a license or in the last statement supplemental to the application shall be deemed sufficient compliance with this section. The licensee shall at once surrender his or her license to the City ABC Administrator.
If the revoked or suspended license is not forthwith surrendered by the licensee, the Chief of Police at the request of the City ABC Administrator shall immediately cause one of his or her officers to take physical possession of the license and return it to the City ABC Administrator.
(e) When a license has been revoked or suspended, the former licensee may, with prior approval of the City ABC Administrator, dispose of and transfer his or her stock of alcoholic beverages to an appropriate entity.
(f) Appeal from the decision of the City ABC Administrator revoking or suspending a license shall be to the ABC Board. The timely filing of an appeal shall stay further proceedings for revocation.
(g) If a license is revoked or suspended by an order of the City ABC Administrator, and the decision is not appealed, the licensee shall at once suspend all operations authorized under his or her license. Upon the entry of a final order of the ABC Board sustaining or ordering revocation or suspension on appeal, the licensee shall at once suspend all operations authorized under this license.
(Ord. No. 1765, 4-12-10)