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A. License Revocation Or Suspension; Penalty:
1. The Mayor shall be charged with the administration of this section. The Mayor or the Mayor's designee may suspend or revoke any business license issued by the City after a determination that the licensed business, its owner, employees or agents, have violated any terms of the license or ordinances that regulate the business or use in question or the minimum standards for property maintenance, signs, building construction, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, fire safety, noise, dust or other emissions established by ordinance, state statute, federal law or applicable regulation.
2. In addition to the suspension or revocation of a license, the Mayor may levy a fine on the licensee. The fine imposed shall not exceed five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) for each violation. Each day on which a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation.
B. Hearing; Notice: No such license shall be suspended or revoked and no licensee shall be fined except after a public hearing by the Mayor or the Mayor's designee with a seven (7) day written notice to the licensee affording the licensee an opportunity to appear and defend against the charges contained in such notice. The seven (7) day notice provision shall begin to run the day following the delivery of the notice by certified mail or by personal service.
C. Determination by Mayor: Issuance of Order: The Mayor or the Mayor's designee withing fourteen (14) days after such hearing, shall cause a written order to be issued setting forth the findings of the haring and the amount of a fine, if any, the period of suspension, if any, or that the license has been revoked. A copy of said order shall be served on licensee.
D. Notwithstanding subsection B if the Mayor or the Mayor's designee has reason to believe that the continued operation of a particular licensed business will immediately threaten the public health, safety and welfare, he may, upon the issuance of a written order stating the reason for such conclusion and without notice or hearing, order the licensed business closed for not more than seven (7) days, giving the licensee an opportunity to be heard during that period.
E. Payment of Hearing Costs: Any licensee determined to have violated any of the terms of the license or ordinances which deal with the license shall pay to the City the costs of the hearing including attorney fees. The Mayor or the Mayor's designee shall determine the costs incurred by the City for the hearing and the licensee shall pay said costs to the City within thirty (30) days following notification. Failure to pay said costs within thirty (30) days of notification is a violation of this chapter and may be cause for license suspension or revocation. (Ord. O-08-2020, 4-20-2020)