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(A) Upon the filing of the application for an adult-oriented business employee license, the city shall issue a temporary license to the applicant. The application shall then be referred to the appropriate city departments for an investigation to be made on such information as is contained on the application. The application process shall be completed within 30 days from the date the completed application is filed. After the investigation, the city shall issue a license, unless it is determined by a preponderance of the evidence that one or more of the following findings is true:
(1) The applicant has falsely answered a question or request for information on the application form;
(2) The applicant is under the age of 18 years;
(3) The applicant has been convicted of a specified criminal activity as defined in this chapter;
(4) The adult-oriented business employee license is to be used for employment in a business prohibited by local or state law, statute, rule, or regulation, or prohibited by a particular provision of this chapter; or
(5) The applicant has had an adult-oriented business employee license revoked by city within two years of the date of the current application. If the adult-oriented business employee license is denied, the temporary license previously issued is immediately deemed null and void. Denial, suspension, or revocation of a license issued pursuant to this section shall be subject to appeal as set forth in § 114.18(A).
(6) An application shall be considered complete when it contains the information required in divisions (A)(1) through (A)(5) above.
(B) A license granted pursuant to this section shall be subject to annual renewal upon the written application of the applicant and a finding by city that the applicant has not been convicted of any specified criminal activity as defined in this subchapter or committed any act during the existence of the previous license, which would be grounds to deny the initial license application. The renewal of the license shall be subject to the payment of the fee as set forth in § 114.18.
(C) Within 30 days after receipt of a completed adult-oriented business application, the city shall approve the issuance of a license to the applicant or shall issue a letter of intent to deny a license to the applicant. The city shall approve the issuance of a license to an applicant unless it is determined by a preponderance of the evidence that one or more of the following findings is true:
(1) An applicant is under 18 years of age;
(2) An applicant is overdue in payment to the city of taxes, fees, fines, or penalties assessed against or imposed upon him or her in relation to any adult-oriented business;
(3) An applicant has been denied a license by the city to operate an adult-oriented business within the preceding 12 months or whose license to operate an adult-oriented business has been revoked within the preceding 12 months;
(4) An applicant has been convicted of a specified criminal activity defined in this chapter;
(5) The license fee required by this chapter has not been paid; and
(6) An applicant of the proposed establishment is in violation of or is not in compliance with any of the provisions of this chapter.
(D) All business licenses shall be posted in a conspicuous place at or near the entrance to the adult- oriented business so that they may be easily read at any time.
(Ord. 25, passed 8-7-2008)