[CC 1985 §20-51; Comp. Ords. §8.025]
As used in this Division, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
- BOARDING HOUSE
- Any public place where not less than four (4) nor more than nine (9) boarders or roomers are served with room and board or both.
- BUTCHER, RETAIL
- Any person engaged in the business of a butcher or keeper of a retail meat shop or market and who sells fresh or salted meat or fish, but shall not include merchants who sell only cured or smoked meats, poultry or rabbit, nor farmers selling their own products.
- A peddler.
- Any building containing more than ten (10) rooms, wherein registered guests are furnished lodgings and meals.
- Any person who shall go about from place to place in the City selling farm or garden produce or fruits of all kinds, not of his/her own raising, from any vehicle.
- ITINERANT MERCHANT
- Includes any person, principal or agent who engages in a temporary or transient business in the City selling goods, wares and merchandise and for such selling hires, leases or occupies any room, building or structure for the exhibition or sale of such goods, wares and merchandise; provided however, that the term "itinerant vendor" shall not include commercial travelers who sell to dealers nor to persons who engage in the bona fide sale of goods, wares and merchandise by samples for future delivery, nor to hawkers and peddlers on the streets.
- MEDICINE SHOW
- Any person that sells patent, manufactured or prepared medicines in tandem with an entertainment of some kind.
- MERCANTILE AGENT
- Any person who, for commission, brokerage, salary or other compensation, shall negotiate between the owner and purchaser or their respective agents, by house to house solicitation or by public solicitation on the City streets, for the purchase or sale of goods, wares, merchandise or other articles of commerce, regardless of whether such person negotiates on his/her own account or on behalf of an employer or other person.
- Any building wherein registered guests are furnished lodgings, other than a hotel.
- Any person who shall deal in the selling of patent or other medicine or any goods, wares and merchandise excepting pianos, organs, sewing machines, books, charts, maps, stationary and agricultural products, including milk, butter, eggs and cheese, by going about from place to place in the City to make such sales; provided however, the term "peddler" shall not include any farmer or producer who sells produce on foot or from a vehicle, nor to any employee of any such farmer or producer engaged in the selling of his/her employer's products.
- Any place where regular meals are served for profit which is not a hotel.
- A supermarket.
- Any grocery or meat market employing six (6) or more employees.
- WHOLESALE MERCHANTS AND VENDORS
- A merchant who sells any product for wholesale trade, not otherwise provided in this Article.
[CC 1985 §20-52; Ord. No. 2980 §1, 6-25-1998]
All license taxes shall be regulated by ordinance. No license shall be issued until the amount prescribed therefor shall be paid to the City Collector and all other charges, fines, fees or other monies due the City from the applicant are paid in full. No license shall in any case be assigned or transferred. Licenses shall be signed by the Mayor and City Clerk and countersigned by the City Collector and the Clerk shall affix the corporate seal thereto.
[CC 1985 §20-53; Comp. Ords. §8.025(1)]
Upon every sundry business, occupation and avocation and upon every person, object and subject within this City named in Section 605.050, there is hereby levied and fixed a license tax. The license tax shall be paid to the City Collector for the general revenue purposes of the City.
Nothing in this Article shall be construed to require a license for any entertainment given by the citizens of this City when the same shall not be given for gain or profit to the persons giving such entertainment. No license shall be required for any concert or charitable purpose or educational purpose by citizens of this City.
Any person having taken out a manufacturer's license levied by this Article shall be allowed to buy or sell wares of the same kind without being liable for the payment of a merchant's license tax thereon.
[CC 1985 §20-54; Comp. Ords. §8.025(1)]
Any person who shall in this City engage in more than one (1) of the sundry businesses, occupations and avocations named in this Article is hereby required to take out licenses for each such sundry businesses, occupations and avocations, unless otherwise provided in this Article.
[CC 1985 §20-55; Comp. Ords. §§8.025, 8.051(1), 8.052(1), 8.053(1), 8.054]
The amount of the tax upon licenses issued pursuant to this Article shall be as follows: