(a)   Applications for a license to sell beer and wine or spirits, whether an existing license is being transferred or a new license is to be issued, shall be made to Council, in writing, on the form provided by Council, signed by the applicant, if an individual, or by duly authorized agent thereof, if a partnership or corporation, verified by oath or affirmation, and shall contain the following statements and information:
      (1)   The name, age and address of the applicant, in the case of an individual, or, in the case of a co-partnership, of all general and limited partners, or, in the case of a corporation, the names and addresses of the officers, directors and each shareholder;
      (2)   The citizenship of the applicant, his or her place of birth and, if a naturalized citizen, the date and place of his or her naturalization;
      (3)   The character of business of the applicant and, in the case of a corporation, the object for which it was formed. If the applicant is a corporation, copies of its Articles of Incorporation, a Certificate of Good Standing from the State and the three most recent Michigan Annual Reports shall be attached.
      (4)   The period of time the applicant has been in business;
      (5)   The location and description of the premises or place of business which is to be operated under such license, including seating capacity, if a license is granted, and current seating capacity, if applicable;
      (6)   A statement as to whether or not the applicant has made application for a similar or other license on premises other than those described in the application and the disposition of such application;
      (7)   A statement that the applicant has never been convicted of a felony and is not disqualified to receive a license by reason of any matter or thing contained in this chapter or the laws of the State;
      (8)   A statement that the applicant will not violate any of the laws of the State or of the United States or any ordinance of the City in the conduct of its business;
      (9)   A statement showing the costs of improvements or construction, accompanied by a current financial statement for an individual applicant, partnership or corporation, certified by a certified public accountant and/or a commitment letter from a lending institution, if funds for construction or improvement will come from borrowing;
      (10)   A statement showing the date the applicant applied to the Liquor Control Commission for a license, with a copy of the application made to the Commission attached;
      (11)   A statement showing the business experience of the applicant, including experience in the liquor business, and the names and addresses of establishments where the experience was obtained. If the applicant does not have the necessary experience in the operation of an establishment licensed to sell alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, then the type and number of employees who will be hired who do possess that background and experience, including the names and addresses of establishments where the experience was obtained, shall be described. If the business will be conducted by a manager or agent, information regarding the experience of that manager or agent, including the names and addresses of establishments where the experience was obtained, which must be commensurate with that of the applicant, shall be set forth.
      (12)   A list of business references;
      (13)   A statement showing the hours of operation contemplated, if a license is granted, and showing the current hours of operation, if applicable;
      (14)   A statement showing the number of persons (new or additional) who would be employed if the license is issued, describing the types of positions to be
held by such employees, and a statement as to whether they would be working full-time or part-time;
      (15)   A statement showing the straight line distance of the establishment from residential areas on all sides and also existing establishments serving alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises, or selling packaged beer, wine or liquor, that are located within one-half mile of the applicant's proposed location;
      (16)   A statement indicating that if approval of the license is granted by Council, the applicant will file a cash bond in the principal amount of two thousand dollars ($2,000), the condition of such bond being that the applicant for such license will commence the liquor business within six months after final approval and issuance of such license by the State Liquor Control Commission, if the applicant already has a building, or, if the applicant will construct a building in which to use the liquor license, that the applicant will immediately commence construction and begin the liquor business within six months of issuance or as soon thereafter as possible;
      (17)   A statement that the applicant will appear for a personal interview with Council if the applicant is selected as a finalist for issuance of the license, and if Council so requests; and
      (18)   A certification that the information contained in the application, together with its attachments and enclosures, is true, to the best of the applicant's knowledge and belief, and that all information prepared by agents of the applicant is likewise true, to the best of the applicant's knowledge. The applicant shall also consent to allow the Chief of Police to conduct a routine investigation into the applicant's background and shall acknowledge that any false statement made in the application or its attachments or enclosures constitutes grounds for denial of the application.
   (b)   The application shall be accompanied by complete sealed building drawings and site plans, showing the entire structure and premises (including the area (in square feet) and elevations) and in particular the specific areas where the license is to be utilized. The plans shall demonstrate adequate off-street parking, lighting, refuse disposal facilities and, where appropriate, adequate plans for visual landscaping and screening of the refuse disposal facilities from adjacent parcels, and for noise control.
(Res. 84-1. Passed 2-6-84.)