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City of Marceline, MO
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Alcohol is, by law, an age-restricted product that is regulated differently than other products. The provisions of this Chapter establish vital regulation of the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages in order to promote responsible consumption, combat illegal underage drinking, and achieve other important policy goals such as maintaining an orderly marketplace composed of licensed alcohol producers, importers, distributors, and retailers.
When used in this Chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
CLOSED PLACE
A place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises.
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Alcohol for beverage purposes, including alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt, or other liquors, or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous, or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes containing in excess of one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume. All beverages having an alcoholic content of less than one-half of one percent (0.5%) by volume shall be exempt from the provisions of this Chapter.
LIGHT WINES
An intoxicating liquor consisting of wine containing not in excess of fourteen percent (14%) of alcohol by weight made exclusively from grapes, berries and other fruits and vegetables.
MALT LIQUOR
An intoxicating liquor containing alcohol not in excess of five percent (5%) and using the ingredients set out in Section 311.490, RSMo.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE
Any package sealed or otherwise closed by the manufacturer so as to consist of a self-contained unit, and consisting of one (1) or more bottles or other containers of intoxicating liquor, where the package and/or container(s) describes the contents thereof as intoxicating liquor. "Original package" shall also be construed and held to refer to any package containing one (1) or more standard bottles, cans or pouches of beer.
PERSON
An individual, association, firm, joint-stock company, syndicate, partnership, corporation, receiver, trustee, conservator, or any other officer appointed by any State or Federal court.
RESORT
Any establishment having at least thirty (30) rooms for the overnight accommodation of transient guests having a restaurant or similar facility on the premises at least sixty percent (60%) of the gross income of which is derived from the sale of prepared meals or food, or means a restaurant provided with special space and accommodations where, in consideration of payment, food, without lodging, is habitually furnished to travelers and customers, and which restaurant establishment's annual gross receipts immediately preceding its application for a license shall not have been less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000.00) per year with at least fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.00) of such gross receipts from non-alcoholic sales; or means a seasonal resort restaurant with food sales as determined in Subsection (2) of Section 311.095, RSMo. Any facility which is owned and operated as a part of the resort may be used to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises of such facility and, for the purpose of meeting the annual gross food receipts requirements of this definition, if any facility which is a part of the resort meets such requirement, such requirement shall be deemed met for any other facility which is a part of the resort.
The sale of any intoxicating liquor except malt liquor, in the original package, in any quantity less than fifty (50) milliliters shall be deemed "sale by the drink" and may be made only by a holder of a retail liquor dealer's license and, when so made, the container in every case shall be emptied and the contents thereof served as other intoxicating liquors sold by the drink are served.
A. 
No person shall sell or offer for sale intoxicating liquor in the City of Marceline without a currently valid liquor license issued by the City. A separate liquor license shall be required for each of the categories and subcategories of liquor sales in which the licensee desires to engage as set forth herein.
B. 
General Licenses. Any person possessing the qualifications and meeting the requirements of this Chapter may apply for the following licenses to sell intoxicating liquor:
1. 
Package Liquor — Malt Liquor Only. Sales of malt liquor at retail by grocers and other merchants and dealers for sale in the original package direct to consumers but not for resale and not for consumption on the premises where sold. This license may include Sunday sales from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight.
2. 
Package Liquor — All Kinds. Sales of all kinds of intoxicating liquors in the original package at retail not for consumption on the premises where sold, including sales as set forth in Subsection (B)(1) of this Section.
3. 
Liquor By The Drink — Malt Liquor/Light Wine Only. Sales of malt liquor and light wines at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, including sales as set forth in Subsections (B)(1) and (4) of this Section.
4. 
Malt Liquor By The Drink. Sales of malt liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises. This license may include Sunday sales from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 Midnight.
5. 
Liquor By The Drink — All Kinds. Sales of intoxicating liquor of all kinds at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, including package sales as set forth in Subsection (B)(2) of this Section.
C. 
Sunday Sales. Except for any establishment that may apply for a license under Section 311.089, RSMo., any person possessing the qualifications and meeting the requirements of this Chapter, who is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor at retail may apply to the City for a special license to sell intoxicating liquor at retail between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Midnight on Sundays.
D. 
Permits.
1. 
Temporary Permit For Sale By Drink. Any person who possesses the qualifications, meets the requirements and complies with the provisions of Section 600.030(B) below may apply for a special permit to sell intoxicating liquor for consumption on premises where sold.
2. 
Tasting Permit — Retailers. Any person who is licensed to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail under Subsections (B)(2) and (C) of this Section above may apply for a special permit to conduct wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings on the licensed premises; however, nothing in this Section shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell wine, malt beverages or distilled spirits for on-premises consumption.
A. 
Package Sales, Limitations. No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package, not to be consumed upon the premises where sold, except to a person engaged in, and to be used in connection with, the operation of one (1) or more of the following businesses: a drugstore, a cigar and tobacco store, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery or delicatessen store, nor to any such person who does not have and keep in his/her store a stock of goods having a value according to invoices of at least one thousand dollars ($1,000.00), exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors. Under such license, no intoxicating liquor shall be consumed on the premises where sold nor shall any original package be opened on the premises of the vendor except as otherwise provided in this Chapter or law.
B. 
Temporary Permit For Sale By Drink — Certain Organizations.
1. 
Notwithstanding any other provision of this Chapter, a permit for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor, including intoxicating liquor in the original package, at retail by the drink for consumption, and conducting wine, malt beverage and distilled spirit tastings, on the premises of the licensee may be issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political or charitable club or organization for the sale of such intoxicating liquor at a picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering. The permit shall be issued only for the day or days named therein and it shall not authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor for more than seven (7) days by any such club or organization.
2. 
If the event will be held on a Sunday, the permit shall authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor on that day beginning at 11:00 A.M.
3. 
At the same time that an applicant applies for a permit under the provisions of this Subsection, the applicant shall notify the Director of Revenue of the holding of the event by certified mail and by such notification shall accept responsibility for the collection and payment of any applicable sales tax.
4. 
No provision of law or rule or regulation of the City shall be interpreted as preventing any wholesaler or distributor from providing customary storage, cooling or dispensing equipment for use by the permit holder at such picnic, bazaar, fair or similar gathering.
C. 
Operating Hours, Days.
1. 
No person having a license issued pursuant to this Chapter nor any employee of such person shall sell, give away, or permit the consumption of any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. on Sunday and 6:00 A.M. on Monday except as otherwise authorized and licensed for Sunday sales, and if said person has a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, his/her premises shall be and remain a closed place as defined in Section 600.010 of this Chapter and between the hours of 1:30 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. on weekdays and 1:30 A.M. on Sunday and 6:00 A.M. on Monday. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs, hotels, or bowling alleys, this Section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants or bowling alleys whose business is conducted in one (1) room only, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days herein specified all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed.
2. 
When January 1, March 17, July 4 or December 31 falls on Sunday, and on the Sundays prior to Memorial Day and Labor Day and on the Sunday on which the national championship game of the National Football League is played, commonly known as "Super Bowl Sunday," any person having a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink may be open for business and sell intoxicating liquor by the drink under the provisions of his/her license on that day from the time and until the time which would be lawful on another day of the week, notwithstanding any provisions of this Chapter to the contrary.
D. 
General License Regulations.
1. 
Each license issued hereunder shall be conspicuously posted on the premises for which the license has been issued.
2. 
A separate license shall be required for each place of business. Every license issued under the provisions of this Chapter shall particularly describe the premises at which intoxicating liquor may be sold thereunder, and such license shall not be deemed to authorize or permit the sale of intoxicating liquor at any place other than that described therein.
3. 
No license issued under this Chapter shall be transferable or assignable except as herein provided. In the event of the death of the licensee, the widow or widower or the next of kin of such deceased licensee, who shall meet the other requirements of this Chapter, may make application and the Clerk may transfer such license to permit the operation of the business of the deceased for the remainder of the period for which a license fee has been paid by the deceased. Whenever one (1) or more members of a partnership withdraws from the partnership, the Clerk, upon being requested, shall permit the remaining partner or partners originally licensed to continue to operate for the remainder of the period for which the license fee has been paid without obtaining a new license.
4. 
In the event any licensee desires to change the location of his/her place of business in the City, it shall be necessary for him/her to file an application in the same manner as herein provided for an original application, except that no additional fee shall be charged and the amended license, describing the new location, shall be issued immediately upon the approval of the application by the City Council. Any change of location of the enterprise prior to issuance of such an amended license shall constitute a violation of this Section.
5. 
Every licensee shall keep displayed prominently at all times on its licensed premises any City license designating the premises as a place licensed by the City to sell intoxicating liquors. Nonetheless, no application shall be disapproved by the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for failure to possess a City license when making application for a license. Within ten (10) days from the issuance of said City license, the licensee shall file with the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control a copy of such City license.
A. 
No license shall be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquor, as defined in this Chapter, within one hundred (100) feet of any school, church or other building regularly used as a place of religious worship, unless the applicant for the license shall first obtain the consent in writing of the City Council, except that when a school, church or place of worship shall hereafter be established within one hundred (100) feet of any place of business licensed to sell intoxicating liquor, the license shall not be denied for this reason. Such consent shall not be granted until at least ten (10) days' written notice has been provided to all owners of property within one hundred (100) feet of the proposed licensed premises.
B. 
Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to a license issued by the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for the sale of intoxicating liquor pursuant to Section 311.218, RSMo., or to a license issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political, or charitable club or organization which has obtained an exemption from the payment of Federal taxes.
C. 
Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to any premises holding a license issued before January 1, 2004, by the Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control for the sale of intoxicating liquor. To retain a license under this Subsection, the licensed premises shall not change license type, amend the legal description, or be without a liquor license for more than ninety (90) days.
A. 
The following categories and subcategories of licenses shall be issued upon compliance with the provisions of this Chapter and payment of the license fee indicated:
1. 
General Licenses.
a. 
Malt liquor — original package: $25.00.
b. 
Intoxicating liquor (all kinds) — original package: $50.00.
c. 
Malt liquor — by drink: $20.00.
d. 
Malt liquor and light wines — by drink: $75.00.
e. 
Intoxicating liquor (all kinds) — by drink: $450.00.
f. 
Wholesalers or wholesale agents — intoxicating liquor (all kinds): $100.00.
g. 
Wholesalers or wholesale agents — malt liquor: $75.00.
2. 
Sunday Sales (Additional Fee).
a. 
Intoxicating liquor at retail: $200.00.
3. 
Permits.
a. 
Temporary permit — by the drink for certain organizations [seven (7) days maximum]: $37.50.
b. 
Tasting permit: $37.50.
B. 
Of the license fee to be paid for any such license, the applicant shall pay as many 12ths as there are months (part of a month counted as a month) remaining from the date of the license to the next succeeding July 1.
[R.O. 2003 § 600.110; Ord. No. 18.104 § 12, 4-16-1973]
In case any license issued under the provisions of this Chapter is revoked, surrendered or forfeited by the licensee, not used or used for only part of the license period, after the effective beginning date of such license, no refund of any license charge or part thereof shall be made.
A. 
Filing And Approval Of An Application.
1. 
Each application for a license shall be filed with the City Clerk on a form to be provided by the City, signed and sworn to by the applicant. Said forms shall provide for and said applications shall contain spaces for:
a. 
A designation of the kind of license desired.
b. 
A description of the premises to which said license is to apply and the location or address thereof.
c. 
The name, place of residence, and mailing address of the person for whom a license is sought.
d. 
The dates and places of all revocations of liquor and non-intoxicating beer licenses and all convictions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating liquor since the ratification of the 21st Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, if any.
e. 
The term of the licenses.
f. 
The notarized signature of the applicant.
g. 
The business engaged in by the applicant.
2. 
The date of filing thereof shall be noted thereon by the Clerk and presented at the first regular meeting of the City Council thereafter, or at any special meeting of said Council called for the purpose of consideration of such application.
3. 
Each application shall be accompanied by the amount of license fee for the license(s) applied for, made payable to the City of Marceline.
4. 
Upon approval of any application for a license and deposit of fee, the Clerk shall grant the applicant a license to conduct business in the City for a term to expire with the 30th day of June next succeeding the date of such license, unless such license be revoked or suspended for cause before the expiration of such time.
A. 
Persons 18 Years Of Age Or Older May Sell Or Handle Intoxicating Liquor, When.
1. 
Except as otherwise provided in this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor.
2. 
In any place of business licensed in accordance with this Chapter, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may stock, arrange displays, operate the cash register or scanner connected to a cash register, accept payment for, and sack for carry-out, intoxicating liquor. Delivery of intoxicating liquor away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years. Any licensee who employs any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, as authorized by this Subsection, shall, when at least fifty percent (50%) of the licensee's gross sales does not consist of non-alcoholic sales, have an employee twenty-one (21) years of age or older on the licensed premises during all hours of operation.
3. 
In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship, or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor but which does not sell intoxicating liquor at retail, persons at least eighteen (18) years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail, or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail.
4. 
Any wholesaler licensed pursuant to this Chapter may employ persons of at least eighteen (18) years of age to:
a. 
Rotate, stock and arrange displays at retail establishments licensed to sell intoxicating liquor; and
b. 
Unload delivery vehicles and transfer intoxicating liquor into retail licensed premises if such persons are supervised by a delivery vehicle driver who is twenty-one (21) years of age or older.
5. 
Persons eighteen (18) years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor in places of business which sell food for consumption on the premises if at least fifty percent (50%) of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this Section shall authorize persons under twenty-one (21) years of age to mix, or serve across the bar, intoxicating beverages.
B. 
Sales To Minor — Exceptions.
1. 
No licensee, his/her employee, or any other person shall procure for, sell, vend, give away or otherwise supply any intoxicating liquor in any quantity whatsoever to any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, except that this Section shall not apply to the parent or guardian of the minor nor to the supplying of intoxicating liquor to a person under the age of twenty-one (21) years for medical purposes only or to the administering of such intoxicating liquor to such person by a duly licensed physician. No person shall be denied a license or renewal of a license issued under this Chapter solely due to a conviction for unlawful sale or supply to a minor while serving in the capacity as an employee of a licensed establishment.
C. 
Misrepresentation Of Age By Minor To Obtain Liquor — Use Of Altered Driver's License, Passport Or I.D. Cards, Penalties.
1. 
No person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall represent, for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor, that he/she has attained the age of twenty-one (21) years, except in cases authorized by law.
2. 
In addition to Subsection (C)(1) of this Section, no person under the age of twenty-one (21) years shall use a reproduced, modified or altered chauffeur's license, motor vehicle operator's license, identification card issued by any uniformed service of the United States, passport or identification card established in Section 302.181, RSMo., for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor.
D. 
Minors In Possession Of Intoxicating Liquor.
1. 
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his/her possession, any intoxicating liquor as defined in Section 600.010, is in violation of this Section. For purposes of prosecution under this Section, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The alleged violator may allege that there was no intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor or any therein contains intoxicating liquor or non-intoxicating beer.
A. 
Unlawful For Licensed Retailer To Purchase From Other Than Licensed Wholesaler. It shall be unlawful for any licensee to purchase any intoxicating liquor except from, by or through a duly licensed wholesale liquor dealer in this State. It shall be unlawful for such retail liquor dealer to sell or offer for sale any intoxicating liquor purchased in violation of the provisions of this Section.
B. 
Packaging, Labeling, Repackaging Prohibited, When. Any retailer licensed pursuant to this Chapter shall not:
1. 
Sell intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight to the consumer in an original carton received from the wholesaler that has been mutilated, torn apart or cut apart; or
2. 
Repackage intoxicating liquor with an alcohol content of less than five percent (5%) by weight in a manner misleading to the consumer or that results in required labeling being omitted or obscured.
C. 
Mixing Liquor With Drugs Prohibited. No licensee, or any other person, shall for any purpose whatsoever mix or permit or cause to be mixed with any intoxicating liquor kept for sale, sold or supplied by him/her as a beverage any drug or form of methyl alcohol or impure form of alcohol.
D. 
Unlawful To Sell Unlabeled Liquor — Penalty. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell any intoxicating liquor which has not been inspected and labeled according to the provisions of the Liquor Control Law of Missouri, and any such person upon conviction shall have his/her license revoked and shall be ineligible to receive any subsequent liquor license for a period of two (2) years thereafter.
E. 
Only Those Liquors Authorized By License To Be Kept On Premises. It shall be unlawful for any licensee licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises to keep in or upon the premises described in such license any intoxicating liquor other than the kind of liquor expressly authorized to be sold by such licensee.
F. 
Persons Apparently Intoxicated Not To Be Provided With Intoxicating Liquor. It shall be unlawful for any licensee, or his/her employee or agent, to sell or supply intoxicating liquor, or permit such to be sold or supplied, to a habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor.
G. 
Drinking In Public Places Prohibited.
1. 
For purposes of this Section, the term "public place" shall mean any public street, highway, alley, sidewalk, thoroughfare or other public way of the City, or any parking lot unless otherwise provided by ordinance or authorized by permit issued by the City.
[Ord. No. 19-10.11, 10-22-2019]
2. 
No person shall drink or ingest any intoxicating liquor in or on any public place.
3. 
No person shall possess or have under his/her control any unsealed glass, bottle, can or other open container of any type containing any intoxicating liquor while in or upon any public place.
4. 
No person shall possess or have under his/her control any unsealed glass, bottle, can or other open container of any type containing any intoxicating liquor while within or on any motor vehicle while the same is being operated upon, or parked or standing in or upon, any public place. Any person operating a motor vehicle shall be deemed to be in possession of an open container contained within the motor vehicle he/she has control of whether or not he/she has actual physical possession of the open container.
H. 
Live Entertainment On Premises Prohibited. No person licensed for the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink for consumption on the premises shall permit or allow any live entertainment on the premises. The playing and singing of music solely shall not be considered entertainment under this Section.
Any person who is licensed to sell or serve alcoholic beverages at any establishment shall place on the premises of such establishment a warning sign as described in this Section. Such sign shall be at least eleven by fourteen (11 x 14) inches and shall read "WARNING: Drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy may cause birth defects." The licensee shall display such sign in a conspicuous place on the licensed premises.
A. 
Suspension Or Revocation Of License — When — Manner. The City Council may suspend or revoke the license of any person for cause shown. In such cases the City Clerk shall schedule a hearing before the City Council or a hearing officer not less than ten (10) days prior to the effective date of revocation or suspension, and prior to the hearing the Clerk shall give not less than ten (10) days' written notice specifying grounds for the suspension or revocation thereof to the licensee of the grounds upon which the license is sought to be revoked or suspended and the time, date and place of the hearing. Notice may be accomplished by personal delivery, United States mail or by posting on the licensed premises. The hearing shall be conducted in accordance with Section 600.100 of this Chapter.
B. 
Grounds For Suspension Or Revocation. A license may be suspended or revoked for any of the following reasons:
1. 
Violating any of the provisions of either this Chapter, Chapter 311, RSMo., or any ordinance of the City; or
2. 
Failing to obtain or keep a license from the State Supervisor of Alcohol and Tobacco Control; or
3. 
Making a false affidavit in an application for a license under this Chapter; or
4. 
Failing to keep an orderly place or house; or
5. 
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption on the licensed premises of any kind of intoxicating liquors, the sale, possession or consumption of which is not authorized under the license; or
6. 
Selling, offering for sale, possessing or knowingly permitting the consumption of any intoxicating liquor which has not been inspected and labeled according to the laws of the State of Missouri; or
7. 
Selling, giving, or otherwise supplying intoxicating liquor to:
a. 
Any person under the age of twenty-one (21) years, or
b. 
Any person during unauthorized hours on the licensed premises, or
c. 
A habitual drunkard or to any person who is under or apparently under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or
d. 
Any person on the licensed premises during a term of suspension as ordered by the City Council.
C. 
Automatic Revocation/Suspension. A license shall be revoked automatically if the licensee's State liquor license is revoked or if the licensee is convicted in any court of any violation of this Chapter or Chapter 311, RSMo., or of any felony violation of Chapter 195 or 579, RSMo., in the course of business. A license shall be suspended automatically if the licensee's State liquor license is suspended, and the suspension shall be for a term not less than that imposed by the State.
D. 
Effect Of Suspension. No person whose license shall have been suspended by order of the City Council shall sell or give away any intoxicating liquor during the time such suspension is in effect. Any licensee desiring to keep premises open for the sale of food or merchandise during the period of suspension shall display the City Council's order of suspension in a conspicuous place on the premises so that all persons visiting the premises may readily see the same.
A. 
Testimony — Evidence. Hearings before the City Council shall be in the nature of informal investigations. Testimony of witnesses and other evidence pertinent to the inquiry may be taken in such hearings, and all proceedings in such hearings shall be recorded. Any person residing or conducting a business within two hundred (200) feet of the proposed establishment shall have the right to produce witnesses and testimony.
B. 
Witnesses — How Summoned. Subpoenas may be issued by the City Council for any person whose testimony is desired at any hearing. Such subpoenas may be served and returns thereon made by any agent and in the same manner as provided by law for the service of subpoenas in civil suits in the Circuit Courts of this State. The City Council also may issue subpoenas duces tecum requiring the production of documents or other items pertaining to the subject of the inquiry.
C. 
Witnesses To Be Sworn. Before any witness shall testify in any such hearing, he/she shall be sworn by the City Clerk to tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
D. 
Decision — Suspension Or Revocation. If the evidence supports a finding that the license should be revoked or suspended pursuant to Section 600.090 of this Chapter, the City Council shall issue a written order which shall include specific findings of fact setting forth the grounds for the action taken. If the evidence fails to support a finding that the license should be revoked or suspended, then no such order shall be issued.
E. 
Appeal. Any applicant or licensee aggrieved by a decision of the City Council may appeal such decision to the Circuit Court as provided in Chapter 536, RSMo., provided such appeal is filed within thirty (30) days of the date of the City Council's decision. The City Council may delay the implementation of its order pending appeal.
[R.O. 2003 § 600.120; Ord. No. 18.104 § 18, 4-16-1973]
Upon conviction of any person under the provisions of this Chapter, it shall be the duty of the City Clerk to certify such conviction to the City Council at the first meeting of said Council after such conviction.
[R.O. 2003 § 600.130]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this Chapter shall upon conviction be punished by a fine and court costs not to exceed the following amounts in total:
A. 
First offense within any twelve-month period: $200.00.
B. 
Second offense within any twelve-month period: $275.00.
C. 
Third offense within any twelve-month period: $350.00.
D. 
Fourth and subsequent offenses within any twelve-month period: $450.00.