(a)   After a proper application has been submitted, the Director of Safety and Service shall issue a license to the applicant to engage in the selling or offering to sell food, beverages, goods and merchandise, within the City, if he finds the character and business responsibility of the applicant, and his principal employer, if any, to be satisfactory, and not a threat to the public health, welfare and safety of the residents of the City.
   (b)   If the Director of Safety and Service denies the issuance of the license, he shall notify the applicant, in writing, of the reasons for the denial within ten days of his determination to deny the application. Such notice shall be sent by certified mail to the applicant's address as set forth on his application, or be delivered to the applicant personally, and shall be considered served on the applicant on the date the notice is mailed or served upon the applicant personally.
   (c)   The applicant, within fifteen days of his receipt of the denial of his application for a permit may appeal the decision of the Director of Safety and Service to Council. Council shall hear the appeal at its next regular meeting and shall issue a final decision on the appeal within thirty days after the hearing.
   (d)   No license shall be issued to any applicant that has been convicted of the following offenses:
      (1)   Manslaughter or homicide of any degree resulting from the operation of a motor vehicle;
      (2)   Driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs;
      (3)   Any felony in which physical violence is used;
      (4)   Any state offense described below or its equivalent in a city code.
         A.   Rape.
         B.   Sexual Battery.
         C.   Corruption of a minor.
         D.   Gross sexual imposition.
         E.   Sexual imposition.
            (Ord. 45-12. Passed 1-22-13.)