[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Monroe as Ch. 802 of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Permits involving streets and public places — See § C-214.
Coordinated collection of state license fees — See MCLA § 205.1.
Liability insurance for municipalities — See MCLA § 691.1409.
[Added 10-16-2000 by Ord. No. 00-016]
No person, partnership, association or corporation, public or private, operating a public utility may transact local business in the City without first obtaining a franchise from the City. Competitive suppliers of natural gas or electricity with customers in the City shall obtain a franchise from the City. A public utility providing transmission or distribution services to any person, partnership, association or corporation, public or private, offering any public utility, natural gas or electric service to customers in the City shall promptly notify the City Clerk in writing of the name and address of such person, partnership, association or corporation. Applications for franchises shall be submitted to the City Manager for presentation to the City Council. The City Council may require payment of a franchise fee and such other terms and conditions as are permitted by the City Charter and other applicable laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the licensing of all trades, professions, businesses or privileges regulated by this Code of the City of Monroe, unless provision is otherwise expressly made for licensing and/or the incidents thereof in the chapter wherein the trade, profession, business or privilege is regulated. In the event of a conflict between any of the provisions of this chapter and any of the provisions of any other chapter of this Code, wherein a trade, profession, business or privilege is regulated, the provision of the other chapter shall prevail.
Any number of persons may carry on a business in copartnership at one place in the City under one license.
If any person shall carry on any business or do any act requiring a license under this Code of the City of Monroe at different places in the City to be operated at the same time, he or she shall secure a license for each location.
No license shall be granted until the amount required to be paid shall have been paid into the City Treasury and until a receipt therefor has been filed with the Clerk/Treasurer.
Applications for licenses shall be in writing signed by the applicant and filed with the Clerk/Treasurer within the period of time prescribed by the Clerk/Treasurer or by the applicable section of this Code of the City of Monroe.
The following minimal information shall be supplied by the applicant:
The nature of the proposed business or undertaking;
The name of the applicant;
The residential address of the applicant;
The proposed location of the proposed business or undertaking; and
Any additional requirement or information required, needed, sought or imposed by applicable sections of this Code of the City of Monroe, or imposed by the Clerk/Treasurer or other administrative offices of the City.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
No license granted under this Code of the City of Monroe shall be assignable for any purpose, nor shall any person carry on any business or do any act or thing under or by permission of any license granted to any other person.
The City may refuse to issue a license or permit, or the licenses or permits issued pursuant to this chapter, unless otherwise provided hereunder, may be suspended or revoked by the Council or any authorized official, department, board or agency, where applicable, after notice and a hearing, for any of the following causes:
Any fraud, misrepresentation or false statement contained in an application for a permit or license;
Any fraud, misrepresentation or false statement made in connection with the selling of goods, wares, merchandise and services;
Any violation of this Code of the City of Monroe and/or any ordinance of the City;
Conviction of the applicant, licensee or permittee of any felony or of any misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or of a violation of any law of the state or of the United States having a reasonable relationship to the purposes and scope of the permit or license;
Conducting the activity under this Code of the City of Monroe and/or any ordinance of the City in an unlawful manner or in such a manner as to constitute a breach of the peace or a menace to the health, safety, morals or general welfare of the public.
Notice of a hearing on the suspension or revocation of a license or permit shall be in writing given by the Clerk/Treasurer, setting forth specifically the grounds of the complaint and the time and place of the hearing. Service of such notice shall be made by either personal service or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the applicant, licensee or permittee at the last known address, at least five days prior to the date set for the hearing.
In case of a refusal to issue a permit or license or the suspension or revocation of a license or permit as herein provided, no portion of the application, license or permit fee shall be returned to the applicant, licensee or permittee, unless otherwise provided in this Code of the City of Monroe and/or any ordinance of the City.
Any suspension or revocation hereunder may be either in addition to or in lieu of any penalty or fine as prescribed in this Code of the City of Monroe and/or any ordinance of the City.
An order of the Council, the Mayor or any authorized official, department, board or agency, where applicable, shall be the final municipal action for the purpose of judicial review.