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5.16.051. Same; Qualifications

            The Council may not grant a private club liquor license to a club whose proprietor, officer, director, or managing agent has been convicted of:

            (1)        a felony under any federal or state law;

            (2)        any violation of federal or state law or local ordinance concerning the sale, manufacture, distribution, warehousing, adulteration, or transportation of alcoholic beverage, or convicted of drunk driving within the three (3) years prior to application; or

            (3)        any crime of moral turpitude.

            Upon arrest of any proprietor, officer, director, or managing agent of a private club liquor licensee, on any charge as set forth in this Chapter, the City may take emergency action by immediately suspending the operation of the licensee for the period during which the criminal matter is being adjudicated.

            If any such person is convicted of such an offense subsequent to the issuance of the license, the license shall be surrendered immediately.  The licensee may request a hearing on the matter, in writing and within ten (10) days of a conviction by a trial court.  Any such hearings shall be pursuant to the provisions of Section 5.04.140.

            The Council may not grant a private club liquor license to any corporate applicant who had any type of license, agency, or permit issued under this Chapter revoked within the last three (3) years.

            This proscription also applies if any managing agent, officer, director of the applicant is or was a partner or managing agent of any partnership, or is or was a managing agent, officer, director, or a stockholder who holds or held at least twenty percent (20%) of the total issued and outstanding stock of any corporation that had a liquor license, agency, or permit revoked within the last three (3) years.

            The corporate applicant may not be granted a license if any managing agent, officer, or director of the applicant had a liquor license, agency, or permit revoked while acting in their individual capacity within the last three (3) years.

            Any revocations subsequent to the issuance of a license shall disqualify the holder thereof.

            If any person or entity to which a license has been issued under this Chapter no longer possesses the qualifications required by this Chapter for obtaining that license, the City may suspend or revoke that license.


Ord. No.97-35, Recodified, 6/19/1997
Ord. No. 97-18, Amended, 4/17/1997

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