All applications shall be made as follows.
   (A)   All applications shall be made at the office of the City Administrator upon forms which have been adopted by resolution of the Council.
   (B)   Unless otherwise provided for in this business title, all applications must provide complete and accurate information as the Council deems necessary considering the nature of the business for which license application is made.
   (C)   It is unlawful for any applicant to intentionally make a false statement or omission upon any application form. Any false statement in an application, or any willful omission to state any information called for on an application form, shall, upon discovery of the falsehood, work an automatic refusal of license or, if already issued, shall render any license or permit issued pursuant thereto, void and of no effect to protect the applicant from prosecution for violation of this business title, or any part hereof, and any license fee paid shall be forfeited by the applicant.
   (D)   The City Administrator’s office shall, upon receipt of each application completed in accordance herewith, investigate the truth of statements made therein and the moral character and business reputation of each applicant for license to the extent as he or she deems necessary. For the investigation, the City Administrator may enlist the aid of the Chief of Public Safety. The Council shall not consider an application before an investigation has been completed.
   (E)   Applications for renewal licenses may be made in an abbreviated form as the Council may, by resolution, adopt.
(2002 Code, § 4.02)  (Ord. 158, Third Series, effective 12-1-1987; Ord. 98, Sixth Series, effective 3-25-2009)  Penalty, see § 110.99