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(a) The fee which shall be charged by the Chief of Police for the license shall be twenty- five dollars ($25.00) per day, one hundred dollars ($100.00) per week, three hundred dollars ($300.00) per month, one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) per six months and fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500.00) per year.
(Adopting Ordinance) (Ord. 2-2003. Passed 2-10-03.)
(b) None of the license fees provided in this chapter shall be so applied as to occasion an undue burden upon interstate commerce. In any case where a license fee is believed by a licensee or an applicant for a license to place an undue burden upon such commerce, he or she may apply to the Chief of Police for an adjustment of the fee so that it is not discriminatory, unreasonable or unfair as to such commerce. Such application may be made before, at or within six months after payment of the prescribed license fee.
The applicant shall, by affidavit and supporting testimony, show his or her method of business, the gross volume or estimated gross volume of business and such other information as the Chief may deem necessary in order to determine the extent, if any, of such undue burden on such commerce. The Chief shall then conduct an investigation, comparing the applicant's business with other businesses of like nature and shall make findings of fact from which he or she shall determine whether the fee fixed by this chapter is unfair, unreasonable or discriminatory as to the applicant's business, and shall fix as the license fee for the applicant an amount that is fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory or, if the fee has already been paid, shall order a refund of the amount over and above the fee so fixed.
In fixing the fee to be charged, the Chief shall have the power to base the fee upon a percentage of gross sales, or may use any other method which will assure that the fee assessed shall be uniform with that assessed on businesses of like nature, so long as the amount assessed does not exceed the fees prescribed in subsection (a) hereof. Should the Chief determine the gross sales measure of the fee to be the fair basis, he or she may require the applicant to submit, either at the time of termination of the applicant's business in the City or at the end of each three-month period, a sworn statement of the gross sales, and to pay the amount of fee therefor, provided that no additional fee during any one calendar year shall be required after the licensee has paid an amount equal to the annual license fee prescribed in subsection (a) hereof.
(Ord. 92-1973. Passed 12-18-73.)