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(A) The Town Marshal shall issue a permit for an adult entertainment business within 30 days following receipt of application if all requirements of this chapter for an adult entertainment business are met, and may issue a license unless he or she finds that:
(1) The operations as proposed by the applicant, if permitted, would not comply with all applicable ordinances including, but not limited to, the building, health, planning, housing, zoning, and fire codes;
(2) The applicant, and any other person who will be directly engaged in the management and operation of an adult entertainment business, has been convicted of a felony, or an offense involving sexual misconduct with children, or any obscenity, keeping or residing in a house of ill fame, solicitation of a lewd or unlawful act, prostitution, or pandering or other sex crimes as defined by I.C. 35-42-4-1 et seq., or comparable statutes in other states.
(B) If the Town Marshal fails to issue the permit within the time provided, the application is deemed denied.
(C) If the Town Marshal denies issuance of a license for an adult entertainment business, the applicant may appeal the denial as described in this chapter.
(Ord. 14, 2003, passed 12-8-2003)