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A. Application: Every organizer/sponsor of a special event must apply to the City Clerk's Office for a special event vendor business license. In the event there are two (2) or more organizers/sponsors of a single special event, the organizers/sponsors shall jointly apply for the special event vendor business license.
B. Issuance: The City Clerk shall issue a special event vendor business license to the organizer/sponsor of a special event on behalf of the participating vendors upon approval of the application. The special event vendors business license may only be issued after the following criteria have been met:
1. No special event vendor business license shall be issued for any special event held on City-owned property, including public rights-of-way, unless approved by the City Council pursuant to section 8-11-2 of this Code.
2. A special event vendor business license will be issued only after the organizer/sponsor has provided a list of all participating vendors to the City Clerk's Office, which list shall be appended to and incorporated into the license.
C. No Fee Required For Certain Vendors: A vendor listed on a special event vendors business license shall not be required to pay a license fee if the vendor: 1) operates a place of business that is physically located within the City or 2) normally conducts peddling operations or sales as a normal or seasonal part of the vendor's business; provided, vendors that are subject to either of the foregoing exceptions must obtain all other required business licenses and pay all other required license fees for their operations or sales prior to the special event. Vendors that are entitled to the foregoing exceptions shall be so identified on the license application.
D. Discretion Of Organizer/Sponsor Of Event: This section shall not be interpreted as restricting the lawful discretion of the organizer/sponsor of any special event to determine which vendors may or may not participate.
E. Special Event Vendor Business License Fee: Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, each vendor participating in a special event that is required to obtain a special event vendor business license shall pay a fee to the City in an amount established by resolution of the City Council. All fees required pursuant to this subsection shall be collected from the vendors by the organizer/sponsor(s) of the special event and shall thereafter be paid to the Office of the City Clerk at the time the license application is submitted. No additional business license fee shall be charged to the organizer/sponsor in connection with the special event.
F. Transferability: A special event vendor business license is nontransferable.
G. Investigation: The City Clerk may require a police investigation prior to issuing a special event vendors business license if it appears: 1) that the organizer/sponsor or a vendor failed to truthfully provide all information required by this chapter or 2) that the proposed special event or a vendor's proposed business activity at the special event violates any City ordinance, or any Federal or State law. (Ord. 831, 6-26-2018)