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(A) The License Official shall deny a license to an applicant when the License Official determines:
(1) The application is incomplete or contains a misrepresentation, false or misleading statement, evasion or suppression of a material fact;
(2) The activity for which a license is sought is unlawful or constitutes a public nuisance per se or per accidens;
(3) The applicant, licensee or prior licensee or the person in control of the business has been convicted within the previous ten (10) years of an offense under a law or ordinance regulating business, a crime involving dishonest conduct or moral turpitude related to a business or a subject of a business, or an unlawful sale of merchandise or prohibited goods;
(4) The applicant, licensee or prior licensee or the person in control of the business has engaged in an unlawful activity or nuisance related to the business or to a similar business in the municipality or in another jurisdiction;
(5) The applicant, licensee or prior licensee or the person in control of the business is delinquent in the payment to the municipality of any tax or fee; or
(6) The license for the business or for a similar business of the licensee in the municipality or another jurisdiction has been denied, suspended or revoked in the previous license year.
(B) A decision of the License Official shall be subject to appeal to Council as herein provided. Denial shall be written with reasons stated.
(Ord. 2019-04, passed 6-18-2019)