(a) The application for a license as provided for in this article may be denied or a license issued under this chapter may be suspended forthwith by the City Clerk, upon receipt of reliable information:
(1) That the applicant has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude; or
(2) That the place or room where the tables or bowling alleys are conducted, is not being operated in conformity with the City Code; or
(3) That the place or room where the tables or bowling alleys are located is a place where illegal activity is being conducted.
(b) Upon denial of an application for a license under this chapter, or in case of a suspension, there is a right to appeal. Written notice of intent to appeal a denial or suspension must be filed with the City Clerk not later than ten (10) days after the date when the applicant or licensee receives notice by registered mail or personal service that his application has been denied or his license suspended. If an appeal is not made within this ten (10) day period, the action of the Clerk shall stand.
Upon filing of a notice of intent to appeal, the City Council at its next regularly scheduled meeting shall set a date and place for a public hearing upon said matter. The date shall be a date within fourteen (14) days thereafter. The hearing shall be conducted by a three (3) person committee to consist of a Council member, a registered voter of the City of Flint who are to be appointed by the Council, and a member of the administration who is to be appointed by the City Administrator. The appellant shall be notified of the time and place of said hearing and of the facts or conduct which warrant the intended action of at least seven (7) days in advance. The appellant has the right to be represented by counsel, to cross- examine witnesses, to produce witnesses, and the right to a full and fair consideration of the evidence by the committee at the hearing.
Within five (5) days after said hearing is completed, the committee shall make and file written findings with the City Clerk in support of its decision that the application is denied, or that a license is issued, or that the license is revoked. The City Clerk shall forthwith notify the appellant of the committee’s decision.
(Ord. 637, passed 7-8-1946; Ord. 2711, passed 6-11-1979)