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A. Upon receipt of an application properly filed with the city and upon payment of the nonrefundable application fee, the city license officer shall immediately stamp the application as received and shall immediately thereafter send photocopies of the application to the police department and any other city agencies responsible for enforcement of health, fire and building codes and other applicable laws. Each department or agency shall promptly conduct an investigation of the applicant, the application and the proposed sexually oriented business in accordance with its responsibilities under law and as set forth in this chapter. Such investigations shall be completed within twenty (20) days of receipt of the application by the city. At the conclusion of its investigation, each department or agency shall indicate on the photocopy of the application its approval or disapproval of the application, date it, sign it, and, in the event it disapproves, state the reasons therefor. The police department shall only be required to certify the NCIC records request check mentioned in section 3-8-10 of this chapter. The police department shall not be required to approve or disapprove applications.

B. A department or agency shall disapprove an application if it finds that the proposed sexually oriented business will be in violation of any provision of any statute, code, ordinance, regulation or other law in effect in the city. After its indication of approval or disapproval, each department or agency shall immediately return the photocopy of the application to the city license officer, who shall immediately forward the application and all comments by each department to the city manager or his/her designee. (Ord. 11-5-1999, 11-18-1999)

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