[R.O. 2009 §600.010; Ord. No. 202 §§1 — 2, 9-13-1976]
All merchants within the City of Pasadena Hills shall be required to obtain an annual license authorizing them to do business within the City of Pasadena Hills by January first (1st) of each year. No business shall be licensed for the operation of any business contrary to the Zoning Code of the City or the trust indenture of the Subdivision of Pasadena Hills.
A minimum license fee shall be paid for each business, which fee shall be in the amount of fifty dollars ($50.00); said license fee shall be computed, however, upon the basis of the volume of the previous calendar year's business, as reported at the end of that year, at the rate of one dollar fifty cents ($1.50) per one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) of sales volume. The merchant's license for the first (1st) year or fraction thereof, of business, shall be seventy-five dollars ($75.00).
All applications for the licenses required herein shall be made to the City Clerk on appropriate forms provided for that purpose by the City. All licenses issued by the City Clerk shall be in such form as is provided by the Board of Aldermen; provided however, that such license shall bear the signature of the Mayor of the Board of Aldermen and the City Clerk, the date of issuance thereof and the date of expiration, as well as any additional information that may be required by the Board of Aldermen.
Each applicant for a business license under this Chapter shall submit a statement from the Missouri Department of Revenue pursuant to Section 144.083.4, RSMo., stating no tax is due, which statement is a prerequisite to the issuance or renewal of a City business license. The statement required by this Section shall be dated within ninety (90) days of submission of the business license application or renewal application.
No license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall be assignable or transferable but shall apply only to the person to whom same is issued. In the event any licensee, as provided for herein, shall move his/her place of business from one location to another location within the City, said licensee shall submit a statement of the fact of such change to the City Clerk who may transfer such license as to location only. In no event, however, shall such license be transferred from one person to another or from the kind of business or occupation originally licensed to another type of business or occupation.
The term of the licenses issued pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall be from January first (1st) to December thirty-first (31st) of the same year. In the event any licensee hereunder shall commence business on or after July first (1st), the City Clerk shall issue such license at the rate of one-half (½) of the license fee for such six (6) month period of July first (1st) to December thirty-first (31st) or fraction thereof.
All applications for renewal of a license provided for herein shall be filed no later than December first (1st) of each year.
Each license issued by the City under the provisions of this Chapter shall be carefully preserved and shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in the place of business authorized to be conducted by said license. If there is no place of business, said license shall be carried on the licensee's person.
No person following for a livelihood the profession or calling of minister of the gospel, duly accredited Christian Science practitioner, teacher, professor in a college, priest, lawyer, certified public accountant, dentist, chiropractor, optometrist, chiropodist, or physician or surgeon in this City shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee of any description whatever for the privilege of following or carrying on such profession or calling, and after December 31, 2003, no investment funds service corporation as defined in Section 143.451, RSMo., may be required to pay any such license fee in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000.00) annually, any law, ordinance or Charter to the contrary notwithstanding.
No person following for a livelihood the profession of insurance agent or broker, veterinarian, architect, professional engineer, land surveyor, auctioneer, or real estate broker or salesman in this City shall be taxed or made liable to pay any municipal or other corporation tax or license fee for the privilege of following or carrying on his/her profession unless that person maintains a business office within the City of Pasadena Hills.
Any license issued by the City pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter may be revoked by the Board of Aldermen for any of the following reasons, as well as for any other reasons specified in this Chapter:
Any failure to comply with or any violation of any provisions of this Chapter, or any other ordinance of the City regulating the business, occupation or activity licensed, or the Statutes of the State of Missouri by any licensee.
Violation of the terms and conditions upon which the license was issued.
Failure of the licensee to pay any tax or obligation due to the City.
Any misrepresentation or false statement in the application for a license required herein.
Failure to display the license required herein.
In any case in which a complaint has been made to the Board of Aldermen, or in which the Board of Aldermen have on their own determined that cause may exist for the revocation of a license under the provisions of this Chapter, the following procedures shall be followed:
The Board of Aldermen shall set a date for a hearing to consider the question of revocation.
At least ten (10) days prior to said hearing, written notice shall be mailed to the licensee, by registered mail, return receipt requested, to his/her last known address as shown in the records of the City Clerk advising the licensee of the time, date and place of hearing and of the reason for considering the revocation of his/her license.
During the pendency of this hearing before the Board of Aldermen, the licensee shall be permitted to continue the operation of his/her business.
At the hearing set by the Board of Aldermen, the Board of Aldermen shall hear all relevant and material evidence justifying the retention of the license.
The licensee may be present in person and/or by his/her attorney and may present evidence.
After hearing the evidence presented, the Board of Aldermen shall vote on the issue of whether the subject license shall be revoked.
The affirmative vote of a majority of the Board of Aldermen shall be necessary to revoke any license.
Any person, firm or corporation or co-partnership who shall violate any provision of this Chapter, or who shall exercise or attempt to exercise any of the occupations, trades or avocations, or who shall carry on or engage in or attempt to carry on or engage in any of the businesses for which a license is required in this Chapter in the City of Pasadena Hills without first paying the tax herein levied and obtaining a license therefor shall, upon conviction, be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation and shall be punished by a fine as specified in Section 100.220 of this Code.
[Ord. No. 474A §§1 — 3, 10-10-1995; Ord. No. 694 §2, 10-14-2003]
For any month when there is a change of user of residential (rate 001) or non-residential (rate 043) electric service within the City, AmerenUE shall notify the Building Commissioner (or other appropriate official) of the City in writing within seven (7) days after the end of the month of said changes, indicating the address and apartment or unit number, and the name(s) of electric user(s) per service and address and apartment or unit number in whose name service is connected or billed.
Any person, firm, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this Section shall upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty provided in Section 100.220 of this Code.
AmerenUE shall submit annually to the City an invoice for its cost associated with this Section. The initial cost of this service shall not exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00). Future price increases, if any, will only reflect the actual cost incurred by AmerenUE to provide this service. The City shall pay to AmerenUE the amount of the invoice within thirty (30) days of receipt.