Where an Initial Merchants License has been issued to a business establishment, and the establishment is the subject of ten or more verified police complaints which are found to have a reasonable basis for said complaint as determined by the Chief of Police or designee, Flint Police Department, the establishment shall be required, to provide/hire licensed uniformed security guards to patrol the premises during hours of operation as determined by the Chief of Police, based upon the time, nature, frequency and seriousness of the complaints received. After a determination by the Chief of Police, Flint Police Department, that ten or more police complaints have been filed which have a reasonable basis, the Police shall notify the City Clerk. The City Clerk shall notify the licensee of the determination that they will be required to provide licensed uniformed security guards as specified by the criteria established by the Chief of Police, Flint Police Department.
Within ten days of the mailing of the notice to licensee, an appeal may be made to City Council for reconsideration. A hearing on the appeal shall be heard at the next Council meeting following receipt of the appeal. Within seven (7) days of the hearing, the City Council shall render a written decision stating forth the reasons for the decision. The licensee shall be required to maintain the security guards for a period of three months from the day the licensed uniformed security guard is first posted unless otherwise notified by the City Clerk. Upon notification by the Clerk then until such time as the verified police complaints total less than ten (10) within a 30-day period, calculated at regular intervals, from the date of the first posting of the licensed uniformed security guard. The need to continue or discontinue the provision of said licensed uniformed security guard shall be determined by the Chief of Police, Flint Police Department. Each determination for continuance may be appealed by the licensee by filing written notice with the City Council, within ten days of the date of mailing of the notice.
Failure to comply with this section shall result in a revocation of the Initial Merchants License and the issuance of a “cease and desist doing business order.” Appeal the decision to invoke any and all remedies provided for by this section may be appealed to the City Council by the licensee within ten days of the date of mailing of the notice of said decision.
(Ord. 3359, passed 11-24-1997; Ord. 3375, passed 7-27-1998)