[Adopted 11-1-1986, approved 11-25-1986 (Art. II of Ch. IV of the General Ordinances as updated through 7-7-2003)]
The Tax Collector shall annually furnish to each licensing authority of the Town a list of any party that has neglected or refused to pay any local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or other municipal charges for not less than a twelve-month period, and that such party has not filed in good faith a pending application for abatement of such a tax or a pending petition before the appellate tax board.
The licensing authority may deny, revoke or suspend any license or permit, including renewals and transfers of any party whose name appears on the list authorized under § 121-1; provided, however, that written notice is given to the party and the Tax Collector, as required by the applicable provisions of law, and the party is given a hearing, to be held not less than 14 days after said notice. Said list shall be prima facie evidence for denial, revocation or suspension of said license or permit to any party. The Tax Collector shall have the right to intervene in any hearing conducted under this section. Any findings made by the licensing authority pursuant to the hearing hereunder shall be made only for the purposes of such proceeding and shall not be relevant to or introduced in any other proceeding at law, except for any appeal from such license denial, revocation or suspension. Any license or permit denied, suspended or revoked under this section shall not be reissued or renewed until the licensing authority receives a certificate issued by the Tax Collector that the party is in good standing with respect to any and all local taxes, fees, assessments, betterments or other municipal charges, payable to the Town as of the date of said certificate.
Any party shall be given an opportunity to enter into a payment agreement, thereby allowing the licensing authority to issue a certificate indicating said limitations to the license or permit, and the validity of said license shall be conditioned upon the satisfactory compliance with said agreement. Failure to comply with said agreement shall be grounds for the suspension or revocation of such license or permit; provided, however, that the holder be given notice as required by applicable provisions of law.
The Town Manager may waive such denial, suspension or revocation if he finds there is not direct or indirect business interest by the property owner, its officers or stockholders, if any, or members of his immediate family, as defined in § 1 of Chapter 268 in the business or activity conducted in or on said property.
This article shall not apply to licenses and permits specifically exempted from the operation hereof under § 57 of Chapter 40 of the General Laws.