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Hereafter, license fees are to be established by resolution of the city council. The rate and amount of license fee which shall be paid to the city by every person engaged in conducting or carrying on any occupation, within the city, are established as follows: (Ord. 1354, 4-10-1984)
(A) Low category: Sixty two dollars ($62.00). (Res. 5534, 7-14-1992)
In addition to the specific business classifications listed below, this category includes any business which is solely owner operated with no employees.
Bed and breakfast.
Nurses, private (contract).
Pool and billiard tables, as an ancillary use.
Yard/gardening service. (Ord. 1354, 4-10-1984)
(B) Regular category: One hundred twenty two dollars ($122.00). Includes occupations general. Any business for profit not herein specifically licensed. (Res. 5534, 7-14-1992)
1. This is the general category for all businesses not fitting the criteria for low, special, or high categories, including, but not limited to:
Advertising. For every person carrying on the business of advertising by means of billposting, sign advertising, billboards, advertising signboards, theater film trailers, or any other method of advertising.
Nothing in this subsection shall be deemed or construed as applying to the owners of real estate or their agents in advertising their property for sale or lease by means of billposting, or other advertising display, billboards, or advertising signboards, located upon the property advertised for sale or lease, or within the office of the real estate agent; provided, further, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed or construed as applying to any person licensed to conduct a business within the city in advertising such business, either by means of billposting, advertising display, billboards, theater film trailers, or advertising signboards.
Ambulance. For every person conducting the business of operating an ambulance service.
Auto repair shops. For every person engaged in the business of operating an auto repair shop.
Collection agencies. For every person carrying on the business of collecting debts, claims, or demands, and known as a collection agency.
Contractors. All contractors engaged in the business of contracting, whether general contractors or subcontractors. A contractor under the terms of this chapter shall be deemed all persons accepting contracts for the performance of any work in the following trades or occupations:
Excavating work for laying or construction of sewers.
Any other craft relating to building.
Before any building permit is issued, it shall be the duty of the building official to ascertain if all contractors to be engaged upon the work of the building shall have first obtained a license as required by this section.
Dairy. For every person engaged in the business of operating a dairy.
Dry cleaning. For every person engaged in the business of cleaning and pressing clothing or wearing apparel, being a business commonly known as dry cleaning.
Laboratories. For every person engaged in the business of a laboratory.
Laundromats. For every person operating a laundromat.
Lunch counter. A "lunch counter" shall be defined as a place serving light meals, but not serving three (3) bona fide meals a day or dinner at night.
Machine shops. For every person engaged in the business of operating a machine shop.
Manufacturing. For every person conducting the business of manufacturing.
Newspaper. For every person engaged in the business of providing a newspaper service.
Pawnbroker. For every person carrying on the business of a pawnbroker.
Photographer. For every person engaged in the business of photographer.
Printing office. For every person engaged in conducting a printing office.
Professions. Every person engaged in any of the following professions:
Certified public accountant.
Funeral director, embalmer, or cremator.
Real estate broker.
Public dances, exhibitions, and entertainment. For every person conducting any public dance, entertainment, or exhibition where admission is charged. For the purpose of this section, entertainment or exhibitions shall be construed as including the following: boxing matches, wrestling matches, athletic contests, or exhibitions where the performers are paid for their services or by a fixed salary or by a percentage of the receipts, lectures, minstrels, theatrical exhibitions, musical entertainments and concerts, or any and all other exhibitions or entertainments given for the purpose of entertaining the public at which an admission is charged; provided, however, that nothing in this subsection shall be deemed or construed as requiring a separate license from a person licensed to conduct a theater in the city, it being expressly provided that any person holding a license to conduct a theater in the city shall not be required to obtain a license under this subsection; and provided, further, that no license to conduct any of the dances, boxing matches, athletic contests, or exhibitions where the performers are paid for their services by a fixed salary or by a percentage of the receipts at which an admission is charged when fifty percent (50%) or more of the receipts from the dance, boxing match, wrestling match, athletic contest, or exhibition is to be appropriated to any church, school, fraternal organization, or society for any benevolent or charitable purpose; and when the dance, boxing match, wrestling match, athletic contest, or exhibition is to be managed, conducted, held or carried on for the purpose of any church, school, religious, or benevolent purpose or for any fraternal or charitable organization, no license shall be charged.
Radio station. For every person engaged in the business of providing radio service.
Residential care home. For engaging in the business of providing twenty four (24) hour a day residential care services, which includes room, board, and assisting with personal supervision.
Sign painter, sign contractor. For every person engaged in the business of sign painting or window lettering, or every person engaged in the business of contracting for the construction, erection, and repair of signs.
Storage. For every person conducting the business of storehouses or warehouses for the storage of goods, merchandise, baggage, or household furniture or goods.
Taxicab service. For every person engaged in the business of providing a taxi service.
Telegraph office. For every person carrying on the business of telegraphing.
Television station. For every person engaged in the business of providing television service.
Transfer and express business. For every person carrying on the business of running, driving, or operating any automobile, truck, or any other motor propelled vehicle used for the transportation of baggage, express, freight, household goods, merchandise, or materials. The license fees in this subsection shall not apply to any person operating any such vehicle in connection with any commercial business where a license is herein otherwise specifically imposed upon the business.
Merchant. For every person whose business is buying and selling goods for a profit and engages in any one or more enterprises in which personal property, other than meals, is sold or offered for sale. (Ord. 1354, 4-10-1984)
(C) High category: Three hundred seventy eight dollars ($378.00). (Res. 5534, 7-14-1992)
All businesses, regardless of prior classification, employing twenty (20) or more employees and having a total payroll of over two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000.00). (Ord. 1354, 4-10-1984)
(D) Special category: As specified:
$29.00 per day
152.00 per day
Auto courts, motels and hotels:
12 units or less
Over 12 units
Banking, finance and title companies
456.00 (plus $62.00 per table over 6 tables)
Christmas trees, pumpkin sales or other harvest product sales (also requires conditional use permit by planning commission)
Flea markets (also requires use permit by planning commission)
456.00 (or $27.00 per day per person)
Itinerant merchant (requires approval of chief of police and conditional use permit from planning commission)
75.00 per day (not to exceed $300.00 for any 7 consecutive days)
Nightclub/cabaret (for the operation of a restaurant and/or barroom with dancing and/or live entertainment)
Peddler, solicitor (requires 48 hour review and approval by the chief of police)
75.00 per day (not to exceed $300.00 for any 7 consecutive days)
10 employees or less
More than 10 employees
Vendors (for every person engaged in the business of supplying and locating automatic vending and/or music machines to established businesses where a fee is charged to play music or dispense a product)
(Ord. 1354, 4-10-1984; amd. Ord. 1432, 1-26-1988; Res. 5071, 6-13-1989)
Business license fees shall be adjusted annually according to the consumer price index for all urban consumers as of July 1 of each year and become effective thereafter on September 1 of each year. (Res. 5534, 7-14-1992)