(A)   For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      REQUEST or OBLIGATIONS.  All obligations, duties, debts and sums due by the person requesting action including, but not exclusively, fees, utility bills, special assessments, taxes, interest and penalties and other obligations established by the city or promises made by the requestor to the city.
      REQUEST FOR CITY ACTION.  Any request by any person or entity for the city to take any action, including specifically, but not exclusively, the following:  conditional use permit, rezoning, plat approval, zoning amendment, variance, building permit, business license, liquor license, charitable gambling license, certificate of occupancy or utility connection or disconnection.
   (B)   The City Council shall not grant any request for city action until all requestor obligations have been met by the person requesting city action.
   (C)   Before the City Council grants any request for city action, the Clerk/Treasurer shall research the city records and shall determine whether the person requesting city action has any requestor obligations which are not current.  The Clerk/Treasurer shall certify the results of the search to the City Council at the same time the Council considers the request for city action.
(Ord. 97-23, passed - -97)