[Ord. No. 1773 §1, 6-19-1979]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to operate premises in the City of Kennett, Missouri, wherein public dancing is permitted without having first obtained a license therefor as herein required.
This Chapter shall not apply to pro forma decree organizations, or to organizations organized for a charitable, religious or civic purpose, nor to any private party or dance where no admission fee is charged and where no intoxicating beverages, beer or setups are served or sold.
[Ord. No. 1773 §2, 6-19-1979]
Before any license hereunder shall be issued, the applicant shall file with the Clerk of the City of Kennett an application duly verified, under oath, upon such form as the City Clerk may prescribe and which shall require applicant to set forth his/her name and address or the name and address of the managing agent or partner of applicant, his/her age, occupation, description of the building or property in which the public dancing shall be located, and shall state whether said applicant or managing agent or partner has ever been convicted of any crime under the laws of this or any other State of the United States, or been convicted for the violation of any ordinance of any town or community. A license fee of three hundred dollars ($300.00) per year, payable in advance, shall be paid to the City Clerk of the City of Kennett, Missouri.
[Ord. No. 1773 §3, 6-19-1979]
Before any license shall be issued, the applicant shall file with the City Clerk a statement from the Building Inspector of said City showing his/her report of inspection of premises and approval of same for public dancing purposes, and that said premises are, in his/her opinion, structurally safe for said use and that said premises have adequate exits and contain no fire hazards. For this service, the Building Inspector shall be allowed a fee of five dollars ($5.00) to be paid by the applicant.
[Ord. No. 1773 §4, 6-19-1979; Ord. No. 2947 §4, 3-4-2014]
It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police and the Chairman of the Committee on Public Safety to make or cause to be made an investigation into the character of each applicant and to report the results of the investigation to the City Council. No license shall be issued to a person who is not of good moral character, nor to a corporation or organization who is not represented by a person of good moral character, and the City Council shall be the sole judge as to moral character. No license shall be granted to any applicant until the City Council, by a majority vote duly entered of record, shall have approved the granting of the license.
[Ord. No. 1773 §5, 6-19-1979]
If any holder of a license issued hereunder shall fail to renew said license or to pay the license fee herein required, within ten (10) days after said license or fee is due and payable, said license shall become automatically canceled.
[Ord. No. 1773 §6, 6-19-1979]
Any license may be revoked after five (5) days' notice and hearing before the City Council upon showing of violation of any Federal or State law or City ordinance regarding the applicant or the premises covered by such license, or the commission of any nuisance on said premises. In lieu of revocation, the City Council, in its discretion, may suspend said license for an appropriate period. Upon revocation or suspension, no refund shall be allowed to licensee.
[Ord. No. 1773 §7, 6-19-1979]
Any person, persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of Sections 625.010 — 625.080 shall be fined not less than twenty-five dollars ($25.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) and each day's operation shall be construed as a separate offense.
[Ord. No. 1773 §8, 6-19-1979]
No license shall be issued hereunder as pertains to any premises located within a residential district unless and until said applicant shall have presented a petition to the City Council with seventy-five percent (75%) of the signatures of the property owners within a radius of six hundred (600) feet of the proposed location, consenting to granting of a license therefor. The residential district shall be any area not described as being the business district. The following shall be deemed to be within a business district:
That part within the designated fire limits of the City of Kennett, Missouri, as now exists or as may be hereinafter amended.
[Ord. No. 1174 §§1 — 4, 10-3-1967]
All sponsors or promoters of public dances to be held in the City of Kennett, Missouri, at which an admission fee shall be charged shall be required to obtain a license from the City of Kennett.
Said license shall run for a period of one (1) year from the issuance thereof and the fee to be paid for the same shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
Upon the payment of the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) the City Collector is authorized to issue a license to a promoter or sponsor of public dances to be held in the City of Kennett, Missouri, at which an admission fee shall be charged. Exempt from the provisions of this Section and the license required thereof, shall be all charitable, civic and not for profit promoters or sponsors of any dance at which an admission fee is directly or indirectly charged.
Any promoter or sponsor who shall promote or sponsor a public dance within the City limits of the City of Kennett, Missouri, at which an admission fee is to be charged which is covered by the terms of this Section without first procuring a license as required by this Section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than one dollar ($1.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00). A promoter or sponsor of a public dance as used in this Section shall be such person or persons as shall arrange for, collect admission for and in anywise directly participate in holding a public dance within the City of Kennett, Missouri.