[R.O. 2013 § 625.010; Ord. No. 169 § 2]
No person shall carry on, conduct or engage in the business of supplying telephone service, for compensation, in the City, without first having obtained a license to do so.
[R.O. 2013 § 625.020; Ord. No. 169 § 3]
Every person who shall carry on, conduct or engage in the business of supplying telephone service, for compensation, in the City shall pay to the City, as a license tax, the sum of three thousand five hundred dollars ($3,500.00) for each calendar year.
[R.O. 2013 § 625.030; Ord. No. 169 § 4]
Every person carrying on, conducting or engaging in the business of supplying telephone service, for compensation, in the City shall, on or before the date upon which said person first engages in any such business in the City, and on or before the first day of January of each year thereafter, file with the City an application, in writing, for a license to conduct such business in the City for a period ending on the first day of January, next following. Such application shall be in words and figures as follows:
[R.O. 2013 § 625.040; Ord. No. 169 § 9]
The tax levied by this Chapter shall be in lieu of any other occupational tax of any person engaged in the business described herein, but nothing contained in this Chapter shall be construed to exempt any such person from the payment to the City of any tax which the City may levy upon the real estate or personal property belonging to such persons, nor any tax levied upon anything other than telephone service, nor shall the payment of the tax herein levied exempt any such person from the payment of any other tax that may lawfully be levied, other than the occupational tax on any of the businesses described in this Chapter.
[R.O. 2013 § 625.050; Ord. No. 169 § 5]
The City Clerk, or any other person authorized by the Board of Aldermen, shall have free access at all reasonable times to the books and records of any person carrying on, conducting or engaging in any business described in this Chapter, for the purpose of verifying the correctness and accuracy of the gross income of any person furnishing telephone service within the City, for compensation.
[R.O. 2013 § 625.060; Ord. No. 169 § 6]
Nothing contained in this Chapter or the application provided for shall be construed as giving to the company furnishing telephone service any exclusive privileges, nor shall it affect any prior or existing rights of the telephone company to maintain a telephone system within the City.
[R.O. 2013 § 625.070; Ord. No. 169 § 7]
Any person who shall fail, neglect or refuse to apply for a license, or who shall fail, neglect or refuse to pay the license fee as provided for in this Chapter, or who shall fail, neglect or refuse to file the application herein provided for, or who shall make any false or fraudulent statements under the provisions of this Chapter, or who shall interfere with the City Clerk or other person delegated by the Board of Aldermen in the performance of any of the duties herein provided for, shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.
[R.O. 2013 § 625.080; Ord. No. 169 § 8]
In addition to the penalties provided in Section 100.220 for violations of this Code, the license of any person who shall have been convicted of violating any provision of this Chapter may, at the option of the Board of Aldermen, be revoked by the Board of Aldermen without notice.