[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Glocester as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Taxation — See Ch. 247.
Article I Licensing Procedure
Article II Payment of Taxes Prior to Issuance or Transfer of Business Licenses
[Adopted 1-20-1994 (Ch. II, § 12, 2-12-01, of the 1991 Code)]
The Town Council shall conduct a public hearing to consider each application for any license(s) (or renewals of any existing license) that:
The Town Clerk shall consider each application for any license(s) (or renewals of any existing license) which does not require Town Council consideration pursuant to § 199-1 above. Notwithstanding any other additional grounds for denial of any application for any license(s) (or renewals of any existing license), the Town Clerk shall, in any event, deny any such application in which any one or more of the following apply:
Applicable law, rule or ordinance requires that such application be advertised; or
Such application and/or prepared license(s) (or prepared renewals of any existing license) are prohibited by applicable Rhode Island or Town of Glocester law, rule or ordinance; or
All necessary documentation relating to such application has not been fully and correctly filed in a timely fashion by the applicant; or
The applicant has failed to fully pay any and all fees and taxes due from such applicant to the Town of Glocester (or no satisfactory schedule of payment of any outstanding fees and/or taxes due from such applicant has been approved by the Tax Collector).
Any applicant may appeal to the Town Council within 30 days of the date of any denial by the Town Clerk of any such application. In order to be considered by the Town Council, any such appeal must be properly delivered in writing by the applicant no later than the close of business on the Monday immediately preceding the next Town Council agenda meeting. Upon the proper filing of any such appeal, the Town Clerk shall submit to the Town Council a written report stating the reasons for the denial of the license.
[Adopted 4-20-1995 (Ch. II, § 12, 2-12-02, of the 1991 Code)]
Commencing on the next renewable license date, all licensed businesses in the Town of Glocester requiring a Town business license to operate shall, at the time of the renewal or transfer of such license, show proof that all business-related taxes due to the Town of Glocester have been paid to the satisfaction of the Town Council before obtaining a business license.
These taxes shall include but not be limited to all tangible personal taxes; and real estate taxes, where applicable; and all other local taxes relating to that particular business.
Any person or business violating any of the provisions hereof shall be subject to a fine not exceeding $100 for each offense and/or the immediate revocation of any existing business licenses and denial of any application for such business license.