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(a) Temporary License; Investigation; Denial. Upon the filing of said application for a sexually oriented business employee license, the Village shall issue a temporary license to said applicant. The application shall then be referred to the appropriate Village departments for an investigation to be made on such information as is contained on the application. The application process shall be completed within thirty-one (31) days from the date the completed application is filed. After the investigation, the Village 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 failed to provide information reasonably necessary for issuance of the license or has falsely answered a question or request for information on the application form;
(2) The applicant is under the age of eighteen (18) years;
(3) The applicant has been convicted of a "specified criminal activity" as defined in this Chapter;
(4) The sexually 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 a sexually oriented business employee license revoked by the Village within two (2) years of the date of the current application. If the sexually 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 Subsection shall be subject to appeal as set forth in Section 7-11-10.
(b) Annual Review. A license granted pursuant to this Section shall be subject to annual renewal upon the written application of the applicant and a finding by the Village Board that the applicant has not been convicted of any specified criminal activity as defined by this Chapter 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 fees as set forth in Section 7-11-6.
(c) Review Period; Denial Criteria. Within thirty-one (31) days after receipt of a completed sexually oriented business application, the Village Board shall approve or deny the issuance of a license to an applicant. The Village 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 eighteen (18) years of age.
(2) An applicant or person with whom the applicant is residing is overdue in payment to the Village of taxes, fees, fines, or penalties assessed against or imposed upon him/her in relation to any business.
(3) An applicant has failed to provide information reasonably necessary for issuance of the license or has falsely answered a question or request for information on the application form.
(4) An applicant or a person with whom the applicant is residing has been denied a license by the Village to operate a sexually oriented business within the twelve (12) months or whose license to operate a sexually oriented business has been revoked within the preceding twelve (12) months.
(5) An applicant or a person with whom the applicant is residing has been convicted of a specified criminal activity defined in this Chapter.
(6) The premises to be used for the sexually oriented business have not been approved by the Health Officer, Fire Department, and the Building Inspector as being in compliance with applicable laws and ordinances.
(7) The license fee required by this Chapter has not been paid.
(8) An applicant of the proposed establishment is in violation of or is not in compliance with any of the provisions of this Chapter.
(d) License Posting. The license, if granted, except for the provisions of Section 7-11-5(e), shall state on its face the name of the person or persons to whom it is granted, the expiration date, the address of the sexually oriented business, and the classification for which the license is issued pursuant to Section 7-11-3. All licenses shall be posted so that they may be easily read at any time.
(e) Use of Stage Names. A licensee applying for an employee license may have said license issued under a stage name. Said licensee must, however, have both the license issued under this Chapter and another form of identification with the licensee's real name available for inspection by the Village Police Department at any time the licensee is working in the licensed premises.
(f) Compliance Certification. The Health Officer, Fire Department, and the Building Inspector shall complete their certification that the premises is in compliance or not in compliance within twenty (20) days of receipt of the application by the Village.
(g) License Classification Limits. A sexually oriented business license shall be issued for only one classification as found in Section 7-11-3.