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A. Enforcement Powers: The city shall be responsible for the enforcement of this chapter. The city official may, on his own initiative, or in response to complaints referred from the general public or otherwise, investigate and gather evidence of violations of the licensing provisions of this chapter.
B. Grounds For Suspension, Revocation Or Denial To Renew: In addition to any fine imposed, every license or permit issued by the city may be revoked, suspended or renewal denied as prescribed herein. Upon recommendation of the license official or sheriff and upon a hearing held pursuant to section 3-1-6 of this chapter, the mayor or hearings examiner may revoke, suspend or deny renewal of licenses or permits, if the licensee or permittee:
1. Has been convicted of a felony or any crime involving moral turpitude;
2. Has obtained, or aided another to obtain, a license by fraud or deceit;
3. Has failed to pay any applicable taxes or fees;
4. Has violated the laws of the state, the United States government, the ordinances of the city, or the rules and regulations of any agency of the city or the state governing the operation of the business holding a license or permit; or
5. Has refused to permit authorized officers or employees to make an inspection or to take a sample of a commodity, or has interfered with such officer or employee while in the performance of his duty in making such inspection.
C. Notice Of Violation And Hearing: The city shall send the licensee written notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, in care of the process agent specified in the license application, of the alleged violation and notice of hearing and the licensee's right to appear at the hearing, the consequences of the failure to appear and answer, and of the date, time and place set for the hearing.
D. Waiting Period For New License: No person denied a license, or whose license has been revoked under the provisions of this chapter, and no person associated or connected with such person in conduct of such business, shall be granted a license for the same purpose for a period of six (6) months after the denial or revocation has occurred. However, the mayor may, in his discretion, waive the prohibition against persons formerly associated or connected with an individual who has had his license revoked. (Ord. 05-20-03B, 5-20-2003)