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3-1-4: INVESTIGATION; ISSUANCE 1 :
A. Referral To Chief Of Police: Upon receipt of such application, the original shall be referred to the chief of police, who shall cause such investigation of the applicant's business and moral character to be made as he deems necessary for the protection of the public good.
1. Approval: If, as a result of such investigation, the character and business responsibility of the applicant are found to be satisfactory, the chief of police shall endorse on the application his approval, execute a permit addressed to the applicant for the carrying on of the business applied for and return said permit, along with the application, to the city clerk who shall, upon payment of the prescribed license fee, deliver to the applicant his permit and issue a license. Such license shall contain the signature and seal of the issuing officer and shall show the name, address, the class of license issued, the amount of fee to be paid, the date of issuance and the length of time the same shall be operative, as well as the license number and other identifying description of any vehicle used in such business. The city clerk shall keep a permanent record of all licenses issued.
2. Disapproval; Hearing: If, as a result of such investigation, the applicant's character or business responsibility is found to be unsatisfactory, the chief of police shall endorse on such application his disapproval and his reasons for the same, and return the said application to the city clerk, who shall notify the applicant that his application is disapproved and that no permit and license will be issued, until the same is authorized by the city council. At the request of the applicant, the city clerk shall thereupon submit the application to the city council for consideration, and the city council shall either order the said license issued or shall have the right to deny issuance of the license whenever it may deem it for the best interest of the public; provided, however, that no license shall be refused without first giving the person so applying therefor an opportunity to be heard. If, upon such hearing before the city council, a majority of the members thereof present at such hearing, be of the opinion that it be for the best interest of the public, such license may be refused. (1961 Code § 5-15-4)
1. See also section 1-7B-3 of this code.