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A license shall not be granted to any person who is ineligible by reason of one or more of the following or to any person who intends to operate an establishment, under this license, in a location which is ineligible by reason of one or more of the following.
(A) The applicant must be of a majority age.
(B) The applicant must not have been convicted of a felony or of violating the National Prohibition Act, being 27 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq. or any law of the federal, state or local governments relating to the manufacture, sale or transportation of intoxicating liquor or drugs.
(C) The applicant must not be a manufacturer of beer or other 3.2% malt liquor or be interested in the control of any business engaged in such manufacture.
(D) The applicant must be of good moral character.
(E) The applicant must be a resident of the state.
(F) A license shall not be granted if intended to be used for sale on any premises where a license has been revoked for cause until one year has lapsed after such revocation.
(G) A license shall not be granted if intended to be used for sale on any premises where a licensee has been convicted of a violation of this subchapter or of the state beer or liquor law until one year has lapsed after such violation.
(H) An on-sale license shall not be granted for a business or club which has not been in operation for at least six months prior to the issuance without the unanimous consent of the City Council.
(I) The applicant and the premises must meet the minimum requirements of the state according to M.S. §§ 340A.403 and 340A.411, as they may be amended from time to time, relating to the licensing of persons and premises for the intended purpose.
(J) A license shall not be granted or renewed for operation on any premises on which taxes, assessments or other financial claims of the city or of the state are due, delinquent or unpaid. In the event an action, questioning the amount or validity of taxes, is taken pursuant to the provisions of M.S. Ch. 278, as it may be amended from time to time, the Council may, on application by the licensee, waive strict compliance with this provision. However, a waiver may not be granted for taxes, or for any portion thereof, which remain unpaid for a period exceeding one year after becoming due.
(1994 Code, § 8-2.6)