City Ordinance

Liquor

ORDINANCE NUMBER 02-15

 

REGULATING THE POSSESSION, SALE AND CONSUMPTION OF INTOXICATING AND 3.2 PERCENT MALT LIQUOR WITHIN THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA

 

THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MOUNTAIN IRON, MINNESOTA DOES ORDAIN:

 

Section 1.              ADOPTION OF STATE LAW BY REFERENCE.

 

The provisions of Minn. Stat. Ch. § 340A as they may be amended from time to time, with reference to the definition of terms, conditions of operation, restrictions on consumption, provisions relating to sales, hours of sale, and all other matters pertaining to the retail sale, distribution, and consumption of intoxicating liquor and 3.2 percent malt liquor are hereby adopted by reference and are made a part of this Ordinance as if set out in full. It is the intention of the City Council that all future amendments to Minn. Stat. Ch. § 340A are hereby adopted by reference or referenced as if they had been in existence at the time this Ordinance is adopted.

 

Section 2.              CITY MAY BE MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN STATE LAW.

 

The Council is authorized by the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 340A.509 as it may be amended from time to time, to impose, and has imposed in this ordinance, additional restrictions on the sale and possession of alcoholic beverages within its limits beyond those contained in Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A as it may be amended from time to time.

 

Section 3.              DEFINITIONS.

 

In addition to the definitions contained in Minn. Stat. § 340A.101 as it may be amended from time to time, the following terms are defined for purposes of this ordinance:

 

LIQUOR.  As used in this ordinance, without modification by the words an “intoxicating” or a “3.2 percent malt” includes both intoxicating liquor and 3.2 percent malt liquor.

 

RESTAURANT.  An eating facility, other than a hotel, under the control of a single proprietor or manager, where meals are regularly prepared on the premises, where full waitress/waiter table service is provided, where a customer orders food from printed menus and where the main food course is served and consumed while seated at a single location. To be a restaurant as defined by this section, an establishment shall have a license from the state as required by Minn. Stat. § 157.16, as it may be amended from time to time, and meet the definition of either a “small establishment,” “medium establishment” or “large establishment” as defined in Minn. Stat. § 157.16, subd. 3(d), as it may be amended from time to time. An establishment which serves prepackaged food that receives heat treatment and is served in the package or frozen pizza that is heated and served, shall not be considered to be a restaurant for purposes of this ordinance unless it meets the definitions of a “small establishment”, “medium establishment” or “large establishment”.

 

Section 4.              NUDITY ON THE PREMISES OF LICENSED ESTABLISHMENTS PROHIBITED.

 

A.        The City Council finds that it is in the best interests of the public health, safety, and general welfare of the people of the City that nudity is prohibited as provided in this section on the premises of any establishment licensed under this ordinance. This is to protect and assist the owners, operators, and employees of the establishment, as well as patrons and the public in general, from harm stemming from the physical immediacy and combination of alcohol, nudity, and sex. The Council especially intends to prevent any subliminal endorsement of sexual harassment or activities likely to lead to the possibility of various criminal conduct, including prostitution, sexual assault, and disorderly conduct. The Council also finds that the prohibition of nudity on the premises of any establishment licensed under this ordinance, as set forth in this section, reflects the prevailing community standards of the City.

 

B.        It is unlawful for any licensee to permit or allow any person or persons on the licensed premises when the person does not have his or her buttocks, anus, breasts, and genitals covered with a non-transparent material. It is unlawful for any person to be on the licensed premises when the person does not have his or her buttocks, anus, breasts, and genitals covered with a non-transparent material.

 

C.        A violation of this section is a misdemeanor punishable as provided by law, and is justification for revocation or suspension of any liquor, wine, or 3.2 percent malt liquor license or any other license issued under this ordinance or the imposition of a civil penalty under the provisions of Section 23(B).

 

Section 5.              CONSUMPTION IN PUBLIC PLACES.

 

No person shall consume intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor in a public park, on any public street, sidewalk, parking lot or alley, or in any public place other than on the premises of an establishment licensed under this ordinance or where the consumption and display of liquor is lawfully permitted, unless approved by the City Council.

 

Section 6.              NUMBER OF LICENSES WHICH MAY BE ISSUED.

 

State law establishes the number of liquor licenses that a City may issue.


 

Section 7.              TERM AND EXPIRATION OF LICENSES.

 

Each license shall be issued for a maximum period of one year. All licenses, except temporary licenses, shall expire on December 31 of each year unless another date is provided by ordinance. All licenses shall expire on the same date. Temporary licenses expire according to their terms. Consumption and display permits issued by the Commissioner of Public Safety, and the accompanying City consent to the permit, shall expire on March 31 of each year.

 

Section 8.              KINDS OF LIQUOR LICENSES.

 

 (A)     3.2 percent malt liquor on-sale licenses, which may be issued only to golf courses, restaurants, hotels, clubs, bowling centers, and establishments used exclusively for the sale of 3.2 percent malt liquor with the incidental sale of tobacco and soft drinks.

 

(B)       3.2 percent malt liquor off-sale license.

 

(C)       Temporary 3.2 percent malt liquor licenses which may be issued only to a club, charitable, religious, or nonprofit organization.

 

(D)      Off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses, which may be issued only to exclusive liquor stores. The fee for an off-sale intoxicating liquor license established by the Council under Section 9 or a greater amount which may be permitted by Minn. Stat. § 340A.408, subd. 3, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

(E)       On-sale intoxicating liquor licenses, which may be issued to the following establishments as defined by Minn. Stat. § 340A.101, as it may be amended from time to time, and this ordinance: hotels, restaurants, bowling centers, theaters, clubs or congressionally chartered veterans organizations, theaters and exclusive liquor stores. Club licenses may be issued only with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety. The fee for club licenses established by the Council under Section 9 of this ordinance shall not exceed the amounts provided for in Minn. Stat. § 340A.408, subd. 2(b) as it may be amended from time to time. The Council may in its sound discretion authorize a retail on-sale licensee to dispense intoxicating liquor off the licensed premises at a community festival held within the City under the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 340A.404, subd. 4(b) as it may be amended from time to time. The Council may in its sound discretion authorize a retail on-sale licensee to dispense intoxicating liquor off the licensed premises at any convention, banquet, conference, meeting, or social affair conducted on the premises of a sports, convention, or cultural facility owned by the City, under the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 340A.404, subd. 4(a) as it may be amended from time to time; however, the licensee is prohibited from dispensing intoxicating liquor to any person attending or participating in an amateur athletic event being held on the premises.

 

(F)       Sunday on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses, Sunday on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses may be issued only to a on-sale intoxicating liquor licensee. The maximum fee for this license, which shall be established by the Council under the provisions of Section 9 of this ordinance or the maximum amount provided by Minn. Stat. § 340A.504, subd. 3(c) as it may be amended from time to time.

 

(G)      Combination on-sale/off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses.

 

(H)      Temporary on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses, with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety, which may be issued only in connection with a social event sponsored by a club, charitable, religious, or other nonprofit corporation that has existed for at least three years. No license shall be for longer than four consecutive days, and the City shall issue no more than 12 days’ worth of temporary licenses to any one organization in one calendar year.

 

(I)        On-sale wine licenses, with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety to: theaters, restaurants that have facilities for seating at least 25 guests at one time and meet the criteria of Minn. Stat. § 340A.404, subd. 5, as it may be amended from time to time, and which meet the definition of restaurant in section 3; to licensed bed and breakfast facilities which meet the criteria in Minn. Stat. § 340A.401, subd. 1, as it may be amended from time to time and to theaters that meet the criteria of Minn. Stat. § 340A.404(b) as it may be amended from time to time The fee for an on-sale wine license established by the Council under the provisions of Section 9 of this ordinance, shall not exceed one-half of the license fee charged for an on-sale intoxicating liquor license. The holder of an on-sale wine license who also holds an on-sale 3.2 percent malt liquor license is authorized to sell malt liquor with content over 3.2 percent (strong beer) without an additional license.

 

(J)        One day consumption and display permits with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety to a nonprofit organization in conjunction with a social activity in the City sponsored by the organization.

 

(K)      Approval of the issuance of a consumption and display permit by the Commissioner of Public Safety. The maximum amount of the additional fee which may be imposed by the Council on a person who has been issued a consumption and display permit under the provisions of Section 10 of this ordinance or the maximum amount permitted by Minn. Stat. § 340A.414, subd. 6, as it may be amended from time to time. Consumption and display permits shall expire on March 31 of each year.

 

(L)       Culinary class limited on-sale licenses may be issued to a business establishment not otherwise eligible for an on-sale intoxicating liquor license that, as part of its business, conducts culinary or cooking classes for which payment is made by each participant or advance reservation required. The license authorizes the licensee to furnish to each participant in each class, at no additional cost to the participant, up to a maximum of six ounces of wine or 12 ounces of intoxicating malt liquor, during and as part of the class, for consumption on the licensed premises only.

 

(M)      Temporary off-sale wine licenses, with the approval of the Commission of Public Safety, may be issued for the off-sale of wine at an auction. A license issued under this subdivision authorizes the sale of only vintage wine of a brand and vintage that is not commonly being offered for sale by any wholesaler in Minnesota. The license may authorize the off-sale of wine for not more than three consecutive days provided not more than 600 cases of wine are sold at any auction. The licenses are subject to the terms, including license fee, imposed by Section 9.

 

(N)      Brew pub on-sale intoxicating liquor or on-sale 3.2 percent malt liquor licenses, with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety, may be issued to brewers who operate a restaurant in their place of manufacture and who meet the criteria established at Minn. Stat. § 340A.301 subd. 6(d) and 7(b), as it may be amended from time to time. Sales under this license at on-sale may not exceed 3,500 barrels per year. If a brew pub licensed under this section possesses a license for off-sale under Section 8 (O) below, the brew pub’s total combined retail sales at on-sale or off-sale may not exceed 3,500 barrels per year, provided that off-sales may not total more than 500 barrels.

 

(O)      Brewer off-sale intoxicating liquor licenses, with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety, may be issued to a brewer that is a licensee under Section 9 (N) above or that produces fewer than 3,500 barrels of malt liquor in a year and otherwise meets the criteria established at Minn. Stat. § 340A.301 subd. 6(d) and 7(b), as it may be amended from time to time. Off-sale of malt liquor shall be limited to the legal hours for off-sale at exclusive liquor stores in the City. Malt liquor sold off-sale must be removed from the premises before the applicable off-sale closing time at exclusive liquor stores. All malt liquor sold under this license shall be packaged in the manner required by Minn. Stat. § 340A.301, subd. 7 as it may be amended from time to time. Sales under this license may not exceed 500 barrels per year. If a brewer licensed under this section possesses a license under Section 8 (N) above, the brewer's total retail sales at on-sale or off-sale may not exceed 3,500 barrels per year, provided that off-sales may not total more than 500 barrels.

 

(P)       Brewer temporary on-sale intoxicating liquor licenses may be issued, with the approval of the Commissioner of Public Safety, to brewers who manufacture fewer than 3,500 barrels of malt liquor in a year for the on-sale of intoxicating liquor in connection with a social event within the municipality sponsored by the brewer.

 

Section 9.              LICENSE FEES; PRO RATA.

 

(A)      No license or other fee established by the City shall exceed any limit established by Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A, as it may be amended from time to time, for a liquor license.

 

(B)       The Council may establish from time to time in the Resolution Establishing Fees and Charges the fee for any of the liquor licenses it is authorized to issue. The license fee may not exceed the cost of issuing the license and other costs directly related to the enforcement of the liquor laws and this ordinance. No liquor license fee shall be increased without providing mailed notice of a hearing on the proposed increase to all affected licensees at least 30 days before the hearing.

 

(C)       The fee for all licenses, except temporary licenses, granted after the commencement of the license year shall be prorated on a quarterly basis.

 

(D)      All license fees shall be paid in full at the time the application is filed with the City. If the application is denied, the license fee shall be returned to the applicant.

 

(E)       A refund of a pro rata share of an annual license fee may occur only if authorized by Minn. Stat. § 340A.408, subd. 5, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

(F)       Off-sale intoxicating liquor licensees may request a reduction in their annual license fee by the amount specified in Minn. Stat. § 340A.408 if at the time of initial application or renewal they:

 

(1)       Agree to have a private vendor approved by the City train all employees within 60 days of hire and annually thereafter in laws pertaining to the sale alcohol, the rules for identification checks, and the responsibilities of establishments serving intoxicating liquors;

 

(2)       Post a policy requiring identification checks for all persons appearing to be 30 years old or less;

           

(3)       Establish a written cash award and incentive program to award employees who catch underage drinkers and a written penalty program to punish employees in the event of a failed compliance check;

 

(4)       Failure to abide by the provisions of this paragraph may result in suspension of the license until the conditions of the fee reduction are met and may result in suspension and/or revocation of the license pursuant to Section 23 of this ordinance.

 

Section 10. COUNCIL DISCRETION TO GRANT OR DENY A LICENSE.

 

The Council in its sound discretion may either grant or deny the application for any license or for the transfer or renewal of any license. No applicant has a right to a license under this ordinance.

 

Section 11. APPLICATION FOR LICENSE.

 

(A)      Form.  Every application for a license issued under this ordinance shall be on a form provided by the City. Every application shall state the name of the applicant, the applicant's age, representations as to the applicant's character, with references as the Council may require, the type of license applied for, the business in connection with which the proposed license will operate and its location, a description of the premises, whether the applicant is owner and operator of the business, how long the applicant has been in that business at that place, and other information as the Council may require from time to time. An application for an on-sale intoxicating liquor license shall be in the form prescribed by the Commissioner of Public Safety and shall also contain the information required in this section. The form shall be verified and filed with the City. No person shall make a false statement in an application.

 

(B)       Financial responsibility.  Prior to the issuance of any license under this ordinance, the applicant shall demonstrate proof of financial responsibility as defined in Minn. Stat. § 340A.409, as it may be amended from time to time, with regard to liability under Minn. Stat. § 340A.801, as it may be amended from time to time. This proof will be filed with the City and the Commissioner of Public Safety. Any liability insurance policy filed as proof of financial responsibility under this section shall conform to Minn. Stat. § 340A.409, as it may be amended from time to time. Operation of a business which is required to be licensed by this ordinance without having on file with the City at all times effective proof of financial responsibility is a cause for revocation of the license.

 

Section 12. DESCRIPTION OF PREMISES.

 

The application shall specifically describe the compact and contiguous premises within which liquor may be dispensed and consumed.

 

Section 13. APPLICATIONS FOR RENEWAL.

 

At least 90 days before a license issued under this ordinance is to be renewed, an application for renewal shall be filed with the City. The decision whether or not to renew a license rests within the sound discretion of the Council. No licensee has a right to have the license renewed.

 

Section 14. TRANSFER OF LICENSE.

 

No license issued under this ordinance may be transferred without the approval of the Council. Any transfer of stock of a corporate licensee is deemed to be a transfer of the license, and a transfer of stock without prior Council approval is a ground for revocation of the license. An application to transfer a license shall be treated the same as an application for a new license, and all of the provisions of this code applying to applications for a license shall apply.

 

Section 15. INVESTIGATION.

 

(A)      Preliminary background and financial investigation. On an initial application for a license, on an application for transfer of a license and, in the sound discretion of the Council that it is in the public interest to do so, on an application for renewal of a license, the City shall conduct a preliminary background and financial investigation of the applicant or it may contract with the Commissioner of Public Safety for the investigation. The applicant shall pay with the application an investigation fee of $500 which shall be in addition to any license fee. If the cost of the preliminary investigation is less than $500, the unused balance shall be returned to the applicant. The results of the preliminary investigation shall be sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety if the application is for an on-sale intoxicating liquor license or an on-sale wine license.

 

(B)       Comprehensive background and financial investigation. If the results of a preliminary investigation warrant, in the sound discretion of the Council, a comprehensive background and financial investigation, the Council may either conduct the investigation itself or contract with the Commissioner of Public Safety for the investigation. The investigation fee for this comprehensive background and financial investigation to be paid by the applicant shall be $500, less any amount paid for the initial investigation if the investigation is to be conducted within the state, and $10,000, less any amount paid for the initial investigation, if the investigation is required outside the state. The unused balance of the fee shall be returned to the applicant whether or not the application is denied. The fee shall be paid in advance of any investigation and the amount actually expended on the investigation shall not be refundable in the event the application is denied. The results of the comprehensive investigation shall be sent to the Commissioner of Public Safety if the application is for an on-sale intoxicating liquor license or an on-sale wine license.

 

Section 16. HEARING AND ISSUANCE.

 

The Council shall investigate all facts set out in the application and not investigated in the preliminary or comprehensive background and financial investigations. Opportunity shall be given to any person to be heard for or against the granting of the license. After the investigation and hearing, the Council shall in its sound discretion grant or deny the application. No license shall become effective until the proof of financial security has been approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety.

 

Section 17. RESTRICTIONS ON ISSUANCE.

 

(A)      Each license shall be issued only to the applicant for the premises described in the application.

 

(B)       Not more than one license shall be directly or indirectly issued within the City to any one person.

 

(C)       No license shall be granted or renewed for operation on any premises on which taxes, assessments, utility charges, service charges, or other financial claims of the City are delinquent and unpaid.

 

(D)      No license shall be issued for any place or any business ineligible for a license under state law.

 

(E)       No license shall be issued to any person who is not a resident of the state. If the applicant is a corporation, all of the shareholders shall be residents of the state. The provisions of this division (E) shall not apply to any license existing on the effective date of this ordinance or to the renewal of an existing license.

 

(F)       No license shall be granted within 500 feet of any school or church. The distance is to be measured from the closest side of the church to the closest side of the structure on the premises within which liquor is to be sold.

 

Section 18. CONDITIONS OF LICENSE.

 

The failure of a licensee to meet any one of the conditions of the license specified below shall result in a suspension of the license until the condition is met.

 

(A)      Within 90 days after employment, every person selling or serving liquor in an establishment which has an on-sale license shall receive adequate training regarding the applicable laws, ordinances, safety, and detection of attempts to purchase alcohol by those under the legal age to do so.

 

(B)       Every licensee is responsible for the conduct of the place of business and the conditions of sobriety and order in it. The act of any employee on the licensed premises is deemed the act of the licensee as well, and the licensee shall be liable to all penalties provided by this ordinance and the law equally with the employee.

 

(C)       Every licensee shall allow any peace officer, health officer, City employee, or any other person designated by the Council to conduct compliance checks and to otherwise enter, inspect, and search the premises of the licensee during business hours and after business hours during the time when customers remain on the premises without a warrant.

 

(D)      No on-sale establishment shall display liquor to the public during hours when the sale of liquor is prohibited.

 

(E)       Compliance with financial responsibility requirements of state law and of this ordinance is a continuing condition of any license.

 

(F)       Failure by on off-sale intoxicating liquor license who has received a fee reduction pursuant to section 9 (f) of this ordinance to abide with the provisions of section 9 (f).

 

Section 19. HOURS AND DAYS OF SALE.

 

(A)      The hours of operation and days of sale shall be those set by Minn. Stat. § 340A.504, as it may be amended from time to time, except that the City Council may, by resolution or ordinance, provide for more restrictive hours than state law allows.

 

(B)       No person shall consume nor shall any on-sale licensee permit any consumption of intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor in an on-sale licensed premises more than 30 minutes after the time when a sale can legally occur.

 

(C)       No on-sale licensee shall permit any glass, bottle, or other container containing intoxicating liquor or 3.2 percent malt liquor to remain upon any table, bar, stool, or other place where customers are served, more than 30 minutes after the time when a sale can legally occur.

 

(D)      No person, other than the licensee and any employee, shall remain on the on-sale licensed premises more than 30 minutes after the time when a sale can legally occur.

 

(E)       Any violation of any condition of this section may be grounds for revocation or suspension of the license.

 

Section 20. MINORS ON PREMISES.

 

(A)      No person under the age of 18 years shall be employed in any rooms constituting the place in which intoxicating liquors or 3.2 percent malt liquor are sold at retail on sale, except that persons under the age of 18 may be employed as musicians or to perform the duties of a bus person, host or dishwashing services in places defined as a restaurant, hotel, motel or other multi-purpose building serving food in rooms in which intoxicating liquors or 3.2 percent malt liquor are sold at retail on sale.

 

(B)       No person under the age of 21 years may enter a licensed establishment except to work, consume meals on premises that qualify as a restaurant, or attend social functions that are held in a portion of the premises where liquor is not sold.

 

Section 21. RESTRICTIONS ON PURCHASE AND CONSUMPTION.

 

No person shall mix or prepare liquor for consumption in any public place of business unless it has a license to sell on-sale, or a permit from the Commissioner of Public Safety under the provisions of Minn. Stat. § 340A.414, as it may be amended from time to time, which has been approved by the Council, and no person shall consume liquor in any such place.

 

Section 22. SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION.

 

(A)      The Council shall either suspend for a period not to exceed 60 days or revoke any liquor license upon finding that the licensee has failed to comply with any applicable statute, regulation, or provision of this ordinance relating to liquor. Except in cases of lapse of proof of financial responsibility, no suspension or revocation shall take effect until the licensee has been afforded an opportunity for a hearing pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 14.57 to 14.70, as it may be amended from time to time. The Council may act as the hearing body under that act, or it may contract with the Office of Hearing Examiners for a hearing officer.

 

(B)       The following are the minimum periods of suspension or revocation which shall be imposed by the Council for violations of the provisions of this ordinance or Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A, as it may be amended from time to time or any rules promulgated under that chapter as they may be amended from time to time:

 

(1)       For commission of a felony related to the licensed activity, sale of alcoholic beverages while the license is under suspension, sale of intoxicating liquor where the only license is for 3.2 percent malt liquor, or violation of Section 4, the license shall be revoked.

 

(2)       The license shall be suspended by the Council after a finding under division (A) that the licensee has failed to comply with any applicable statute, rule, or provision of this ordinance for at least the minimum periods as follows:

 

(a)       For the first violation within any three-year period, at least one day suspension in addition to any criminal or civil penalties which may be imposed.

 

(b)       For a second violation within any three-year period, at least three consecutive days suspension in addition to any criminal or civil penalties which may be imposed.

 

(c)       For the third violation within any three-year period, at least seven consecutive days suspension in addition to any criminal or civil penalties which may be imposed.

 

(d)       For a fourth violation within any three-year period, the license shall be revoked.

 

(3)       The Council shall select the day or days during which the license will be suspended.

 

(C)       Lapse of required proof of financial responsibility shall effect an immediate suspension of any license issued pursuant to this ordinance or state law without further action of the Council. Notice of cancellation or lapse of a current liquor liability policy shall also constitute notice to the licensee of the impending suspension of the license. The holder of a license who has received notice of lapse of required insurance or of suspension or revocation of a license may request a hearing thereon and, if a request is made in writing to the Administrator, a hearing before the Council shall be granted within ten days. Any suspension under this division (B) shall continue until the Council determines that the financial responsibility requirements of state law and this ordinance have again been met.          

 

(D)      The provisions of Section 23 pertaining to administrative penalty may be imposed in addition to or in lieu of any suspension or revocation under this ordinance.

 

Section 23. PENALTIES.

 

(A)      Any person violating the provisions of this ordinance or Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A as it may be amended from time to time or any rules promulgated under that chapter as they may be amended from time to time is guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be punished as provided by law.

(B)       The Council shall impose a civil penalty of up to $2,000 for each violation of Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A, as it may be amended from time to time, and of this ordinance. Conviction of a violation in a court of law is not required in order for the Council to impose the civil penalty. A hearing under the Administrative Procedures Act, Minn. Stat. §§ 14.57 to 14.70, as it may be amended from time to time, is not required before the penalty is imposed, but the Council shall hold a hearing on the proposed violation and the proposed penalty and hear any person who wishes to speak. Non-payment of the penalty is grounds for suspension or revocation of the license. The following is the minimum schedule of presumptive civil penalties which must be imposed in addition to any suspension unless the license is revoked:

 

(1)       For the first violation within any three-year period, $500.

 

(2)       For the second violation within any three-year period, $1,000.

 

(3)       For the third and subsequent violations within any three-year period, $2,000.

 

(C)       The term “violation” as used in Section 22 includes any and all violations of the provisions in this section, or of Minn. Stat. Ch. 340A, as it may be amended from time to time or any rules promulgated under that chapter as they may be amended from time to time. The number of violations shall be determined on the basis of the history of violations for the preceding three-year period. Revocation shall occur within 60 days following a violation for which revocation is imposed.

 

Section 24. EFFECTIVE DATE

 

This ordinance becomes effective on the date of its publication, or upon the publication of a summary of the ordinance as provided by Minn. Stat. § 412.191, subd. 4, as it may be amended from time to time, which meets the requirements of Minn. Stat. § 331A.01, subd. 10, as it may be amended from time to time.

 

SECTION 25. SEVERABILITY.

 

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section, or part of this law or the application thereof to any person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity or circumstance shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, section or part of this law, or in its application to the person, individual, corporation, firm, partnership, entity, or circumstance directly involved in the controversy in which such order or judgment shall be rendered.

 

SECTION 26. INCONSISTENT ORDINANCES.

 

All Ordinances or portions thereof inconsistent with this Ordinance shall be repealed and replaced with the provisions of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION 27. CITY CODE.

 

This Ordinance shall be incorporated into the Mountain Iron City Code as Chapter 114.

 

Section 28. SUMMARY APPROVED

 

The Council herby determines that the text of the summary of this ordinance marked “Official Summary of Ordinance Number 02-15,” and a copy of which is attached to this ordinance, clearly informs the public of the intent and effect of this ordinance. The Council further determines that publication of the title and this summary will clearly inform the public of the intent and the effect of this ordinance. The Administrator shall file a copy of this ordinance and the summary in the Administrator’s office which shall be available for inspection by any person during regular office hours. A copy of the ordinance shall be available in the community library, if there is one, or if not, in any other public location which the council designates.

 

DULY ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL THIS 2nd DAY OF MARCH, 2015.

 

 

 

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Mayor Gary Skalko

ATTEST:

 

 

 

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City Administrator

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