A.   Violations:
      1.   It is unlawful for any responsible party to offer for rent a short-term rental or to operate a short-term rental without a City permit.
      2.   It is a violation of this chapter if a responsible party, or an occupant or guest knowingly and willfully violates any provision of this chapter.
   B.   Penalty:
      1.   For any offense, the violator shall be subject to an infraction pursuant to the general penalty provision found in subsection 1-4-1 of this Code.
      2.   In addition to any other remedy or procedure authorized by law, for three (3) or more violations of or failure to comply with any of the standards of this chapter in a calendar year, the City Code Enforcement Officer or his/her designee may revoke any or all of the owner's permits and, in addition, may order that no new permit shall be issued for up to three (3) years pursuant to the following procedures.
         a.   Prior to the revocation of any permit or the denial of a permit for repeated violation of the provisions of this chapter, written notice of the reasons for such action shall be served on the owner and/or responsible party in person or by certified mail at the address on the permit application. Revocation shall become final within ten (10) days of service unless the owner and/or responsible party appeals the action. The owner and/or responsible party shall provide the appeal in writing to the City Clerk or his/her designee within ten (10) days of receipt of the notice. The written notice of appeal must state the reasons for the appeal and the relief requested.
         b.   Should the owner and/or responsible party request an appeal within the ten (10) day period, the City Clerk or his/her designee shall notify the owner and/or responsible party in writing of the time and place of the hearing.
         c.   Appeals shall be heard by the Mayor and City Council.
         d.   For good cause shown, the City Council may affirm or reverse the decision to revoke a permit. The City Council may affirm, reverse, or modify a decision to deny a new permit upon a showing of good cause. The city council shall issue and provide to the appellant a written decision no later than thirty (30) days after the hearing regarding the same. Such decision shall be provided to the appellant by personal delivery, regular mail or electronic means. When sent by electronic means, the appellant shall be deemed to have received the decision on the date it was sent. When sent by regular mail, the appellant shall be deemed to have received the decision three (3) days after the date of mailing. An appellant or affected person may seek reconsideration of the decision by filing a written request with the city clerk no later than fourteen (14) days after receiving the decision. Such request must identify specific deficiencies in the decision for which reconsideration is sought. Upon reconsideration, the decision may be affirmed, reversed or modified. A written decision on the request for reconsideration shall be provided to the appellant or affected person within sixty (60) days of receipt of the request for reconsideration or the request is deemed denied. (Ord. 299, 10-20-2020)