[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Cortland 2-3-1970 by Ord. No. 1970-6 (Ch. 10, Art. I, of the 1969 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to maintain, operate or conduct an activity or business of any kind whatsoever, which activity or business requires a license to be granted to it by the municipality in which such activity or business is to be maintained, operated or conducted, without first obtaining such license from the proper issuing authority in this City.
Unless otherwise set forth in this Code of the City of Cortland or in any other law, either general or special, which pertains to and is to be implemented by this City, the proper issuing authority in this City from which to obtain a license shall be the office of the Mayor of the City of Cortland.
Applications for a license shall be in such form and contain such information as shall be required therefor by the proper issuing authority. Such information shall be required only to the extent that it can reasonably be said to pertain to the determination as to whether or not a license is to be issued to a particular person for a particular activity or business.
All licenses issued in this City, whichever municipal office is responsible for the issuance of licenses in specific instances, shall be upon the following conditions and shall contain the following words: "This license is not transferable except by consent of the issuing authority, and is issued to and accepted by the licensee on the express condition that it be revocable by the Mayor if at any time in his reasoned judgment, the licensee proves himself unfit to hold it or the places licensed are not being conducted in a proper and orderly manner."
Every license shall be carried upon the licensee's person while such person is actually engaged in the activity or business for which such license was granted or if issued for a place of business shall be kept posted conspicuously therein.
Unless the following matters are specifically provided for elsewhere in the Code of the City of Cortland or in any other law, either general or special, which pertains to and is to be implemented by this City, the following provisions shall control the matters herein set forth:
All licenses shall bear the signature of the Mayor and the City Clerk and shall be drawn to expire December 31 next following the date of issue, unless the license be granted for a less term than one year.
No license shall be issued until the fee therefor, as set forth in this Code or in any other law, either general or special, which pertains to and is to be implemented by this City, shall have been paid. If a license be revoked for cause, the City shall repay to the licensee so much of the fee as shall be proportionate to the unexpired portion of the term.
The City Clerk shall keep a record of each license issued as well as the application therefor, the date of the issuance of each license as well as its expiration and the name and address of the licensee.