[CC 1986 §605.010; Ord. No. 11 §1, 2-3-1958; Ord. No. 174 §1, 11-19-1990]
A person who deals in goods of the kind or otherwise by his/her occupation holds himself/herself out as having knowledge or skill peculiar to the practices or goods involved in the transaction or to whom such knowledge or skill may be attributed by his/her employment of an agent or broker or other intermediary who by his/her occupation holds himself/herself out as having such knowledge or skill is declared to be a merchant.
[CC 1986 §605.020; Ord. No. 11 §2, 2-3-1958; Ord. No. 550 §§1 — 2, 4-29-2009]
Every merchant within the corporate limits of the City of Truesdale is hereby required to take out a business (merchant's) license, which shall be issued by the City Clerk in the same manner as other licenses are issued, that is to day, the City Clerk shall issue a license for every merchant or business in the City stating therein the name of the merchant or business, address of business and the time of the expiration of the license. The fee for the business license is set at twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per calendar year and the license is valid through December thirty-first (31st) of the current year. The fee for said license is to be collected and be accounted therefore to the City Treasurer the same as for all other collections.
No individual, corporation, partnership, limited liability company, sole proprietorship and business entity of any kind shall receive a business license in the City of Truesdale unless all real estate and personal property taxes have been paid by the business entity, both as to the business location and any other real estate or personal property owned by the business entity or the business entity's owners within the City limits of the City of Truesdale.
As of January 1, 2009, the possession of a statement from the Department of Revenue stating no tax is due under Sections 143.191 to 143.265, RSMo. (withholding tax), Sections 144.010 to 144.510, RSMo. (sales tax), shall be requisite to issuance or renewal if any City license required for conducting any business where goods are sold at retail.
Penalty. Any violations of this Section shall be punishable by a fine of one dollar ($1.00) up to five hundred dollars ($500.00) and/or one (1) day in jail up to six (6) months in jail.
[Ord. No. 206 §§1 — 4, 10-13-1993]
No license required under the provisions of this Section shall be issued by the City Clerk to any person until such person produces a copy of a certificate of insurance for Workers' Compensation coverage if the applicant for the license is required to cover his/her liability under Chapter 287, RSMo. It is further made a violation of this Section to provide fraudulent information to the department.
Nothing in this Section shall be construed to create or constitute a liability to or a cause of action against the City in regard to the issuance or non-issuance of any license for failure to provide evidence of Workers' Compensation coverage.
The City Clerk is directed to take appropriate actions including altering the license application form to require a statement and evidence of Workers' Compensation insurance.
Anyone in violation of this Section shall be subject to a daily fine of one dollar ($1.00) to one hundred dollars ($100.00).
[Ord. No. 235 §1, 11-9-1994]
The City Clerk shall issue a merchant's license in the same manner as other licenses are issued in the City of Truesdale, provided that:
The merchant has filled out the necessary application; and
No merchant shall sell any goods, merchandise or materials until said merchant's license has been issued.
[CC 1986 §605.030; Ord. No. 11 §3, 2-3-1958]
Every merchant who shall deal as such within the corporate limits of the City of Truesdale without first having obtained and paid for a license to so deal as provided in this Chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and the punishment shall be as provided in Section 100.220.
[CC 1986 §605.040; Ord. No. 11 §4, 2-3-1958; Ord. No. 243 §1, 6-14-1995]
The merchants within the corporate limits of the City of Truesdale are hereby regulated and classified as follows:
Those who deal in the sale of general merchandise, including groceries, meats, hardware, gasoline and oils.
Those who deal in the sale of lumber and building materials, new or used.
Those who deal in the sale of soft drinks and confections.
Those who deal in the sale of implements and tools, new or used.
Those who deal in the sale of hardware, paints, wallpaper and glass.
Those who engage in the business of dismantling motor vehicles, farm and industrial machinery for the purpose of salvage or resale of parts.
Those who deal in the sale of coal and liquid petroleum.
Those who deal in the rental of storage units.
Anyone performing services within the City of Truesdale and overall anyone who sells goods and provides services unless specifically exempt under State and Federal law.
[CC 1986 §605.070; Ord. No. 11 §7, 2-3-1958]
Nothing herein contained shall be construed as to exempt any merchant from paying an ad valorem tax equal to that which is levied upon real estate within the corporate limits of the City of Truesdale on the highest amount of all goods, wares and merchandise which they may have in their possession or under their control at the time of the annual tax assessment as provided by the law relating to the taxation of merchants and as shown by the sworn statement of such merchants made to the County Assessor.