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(A) Upon receipt of an original application for a permit, the City Clerk shall forward the application to the Chief of Police or their designee, who shall investigate and shall submit a written report on the applicant as to the truth of the facts averred in the application and a recommendation to the City Clerk as to the approval of the permit.
(B) Applications will also be forwarded to the Zoning Administrator for compliance review with the zoning ordinance. Certain uses may require a special use permit which extends the review period.
(C) No permit shall be issued to any applicant who has been convicted of the offense of receiving stolen goods, burglary, or robbery, or to a person who has been convicted of a financial crime more serious than a simple misdemeanor, or to a person who has been convicted of any felony, nor shall any permit be issued to any applicant whose employees, co-owners or business partners have been convicted of the offense of receiving stolen goods, burglary or robbery, or convicted of a financial crime more serious than a simple misdemeanor, or convicted of any felony. However, the prohibition against applicants who are felons or against employees, partners, or other persons involved in the business who are felons obtaining a permit shall not apply to a felon whose citizenship rights, including the right to possess firearms, have been fully restored by the Governor.
(D) Within ten business days of the completion of the review, the City Clerk shall issue a permit or deny a permit for reasons including but not limited to the following:
(1) Fraud, misrepresentation, or false statement of material or relevant facts contained in the application; or
(2) That the applicant has engaged in a fraudulent transaction or enterprise; or
(3) That the applicant has engaged in a pattern of criminal activity, fraud, misrepresentation, or false statement of material or relevant facts contained in the application; or
(4) Zoning code violation.
(Ord. 15053, passed 11-28-2022)