§ 829-7. Requirements to License  


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  • No person shall be licensed to operate a dance hall if he has been convicted within the preceding ten years of a felony or if he has been convicted within the preceding five years of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. No license shall be issued to a firm or corporation if any officer of the firm or corporation has been convicted within the preceding ten years of a felony or if any officer has been convicted within the preceding five years of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.

    No license to operate a dance hall shall be issued without the written approval of the division of building construction inspection and the fire division indicating the building is constructed and maintained in strict accordance with all laws, ordinances and regulations governing the erection, maintenance and conduct of buildings used for such purpose. No application for renewal of an existing license shall be approved if prior to the expiration of the existing license the division of building construction inspection or the fire division notifies the city treasurer in writing that the building is not constructed or maintained in strict accordance with all laws, ordinances and regulations governing the erection, maintenance and conduct of buildings used for such purpose.

    No license to operate a dance hall shall be issued until notice has been given to all property owners within 300 feet of the dance hall premises and to the community council of the area where the dance hall premises are located, at least 30 days prior to the license issuance. Such notice shall request from the property owners and community council information as to whether the issuance of the dance hall license will prejudice public decency, morals or good order, or will disturb the peace and quiet of the surrounding neighborhood.

(C.O. 715-5; renumbered to C.M.C. 829-7, eff. Jan. 1, 1972; a. Ord. No. 237-1979, eff. June 6, 1979; a. Ord. No. 93-1991, eff. Apr. 12, 1991)