Any applicant aggrieved by any decision of the city clerk may appeal such decision to the city council by filing a written notice of appeal with the city clerk within ten (10) days of such decision by the city clerk. The city clerk shall transmit said notice of appeal to the council, which shall schedule a public hearing on said appeal, to be held at any regular meeting or special meeting of the council, not later than fifteen (15) days after the filing of such notice of appeal with the city clerk. At such hearing, the applicant may appear and speak on his own behalf, be represented by counsel, call witnesses and cross examine any witnesses of the city. The council shall proceed to determine said appeal, and, if it decides in favor of the applicant, it shall pass a motion to that effect and the city clerk shall, on the next business day thereafter, and upon receipt of the proper fee, issue such license. The council may defer action upon said appeal for not longer than three (3) weeks from the date of the public hearing. (Ord. 541 § 1, 2007)