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(A) The intent of this article is to raise funds for general municipal purposes. The general policy of the city is to require payment of the maximum tax permitted for the privilege of owning or operating a qualifying business within the corporate limits of the city.
(B) A license issued pursuant to this article is only evidence that the appropriate tax has been paid and does not constitute regulatory approval and does not excuse a licensee from compliance with any other applicable ordinance, regulation or statute. The issuance of a license hereunder does not reflect that the recipient is in compliance with any applicable local, state or federal regulation or law, other than this article, or that the recipient is otherwise engaged in a legal activity or operating a business in a legal manner.
(C) The issuance of a license under this article does not authorize the carrying on of a business for which additional licenses or qualifications are required by state or local law, nor does the issuance of a license prevent the city from enacting additional regulations applicable to the licensee.
(D) This article does not prevent the city from imposing license taxes on additional business activities, from increasing or decreasing the amount of any license tax or from regulating any business taxed.
(Ord. 09-03-02, passed 3-10-09; Am. Ord. 17-02-01, passed 2-14-17)