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A. Authority To Revoke: Any license or permit, for a limited time, may be revoked by the mayor and city council during the life of such license or permit for the apparent violation by the licensee or permittee of any provision relating to the license or permit, the subject of the license or permit, or the premises occupied; such revocation may be in addition to any fine imposed. The mayor and city council shall be authorized to summarily order the cessation of business, the closing of the premises, and the suspension of any business license or permit for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) days.
B. Hearing; Notice And Procedure:
1. Within ten (10) days after the city officials have so acted, the mayor shall call a hearing for the purpose of determining whether or not the license or permit should be revoked.
2. Notice of hearing for revocation of a license or permit shall be given in writing setting forth specifically the grounds of the complaint and the time and place of hearing. Such notice shall be sent to the licensee or permittee by certified mail at his last known address or personally served at least five (5) days prior to the date of the hearing.
3. At the hearing, the licensee or permittee shall be permitted counsel and shall have the right to submit evidence and cross examine witnesses. The mayor shall preside and shall render the decision and recommendation.
C. Causes For Revocation: Business licenses and permits issued under the ordinances of the city, unless otherwise provided, may be revoked by the mayor and city council after notice and hearing as provided in subsection B of this section for any of the following causes:
1. Any fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in the application for the license or permit;
2. Any violation by the licensee or permittee of ordinance provisions or state law relating to the license or permit, the subject matter of the license or permit, or the premises occupied;
3. Conviction of the licensee or permittee of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;
4. Failure of the licensee or permittee to pay any fine or penalty owing to the city;
5. Refusal to permit an inspection or investigation or any interference with a duly authorized city officer or employee while in the performance of his duties in making such inspections, as provided in this code. (2015 Code)