[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Commission of the City of Parsons 1-6-1982 by Ord. No. 5246 (Ch. 4, Art. III of the 1985 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall operate any bowling alley without a license issued by the City Clerk upon payment to the City of a license tax of $75, provided that a person beginning business prior to July 1 of any year shall pay the full amount of the fee and a person beginning business after June 30 of any year shall pay 1/2 of the annual tax. An affidavit by the applicant stating when he began business shall accompany the payment and shall be filed with the City Clerk.
A license issued pursuant to this chapter shall expire on the last day of December of each year.
All licenses issued pursuant to this chapter shall be signed by the Mayor and attested by the City Clerk, and the City Clerk shall affix the Corporate Seal of the City thereto. All licenses shall be dated on the day they are issued and shall state the name of the applicant, the kind of business he desires to engage in, the amount paid and the time the license shall expire.
No license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be transferable or assignable.
Every license issued pursuant to this chapter shall be posted in a conspicuous place in the place of business for which it is issued and shall be kept posted in such place during the time that it is in force.
The City Clerk shall keep a book in which shall be entered the name of each person licensed pursuant to this chapter, his address, the date of the license, the purpose for which it is granted, the amount paid therefor and the time when the same shall expire.
Any license issued pursuant to this chapter may be revoked by the governing body if the licensee in the conduct of the licensed business violates any law of the state or ordinance of this City. In any case where a license is revoked because of violation of law as herein stated no part of the amount paid for the license shall be refunded by the City. Conviction of the licensee in any court or the forfeiture of bond furnished by any licensee for his release pending the hearing of any case wherein the licensee is charged with having committed an offense under the law in the conduct of the business for which he obtained the license shall be sufficient evidence to authorize the governing body to revoke the license, and a certified copy of the judgment of the court showing such conviction or forfeiture shall authorize the governing body to forfeit the license. In case of the revocation of the license of any licensee, no new license shall be issued to such person or any person acting for his or on his behalf for a period of six months thereafter.