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A. Administration: The administration of the annual business licenses required by this chapter shall be vested in the finance director who is authorized to do the following:

1. Collect license fees;

2. Adopt all forms and prescribe the information to be given therein;

3. Promulgate and enforce all reasonable rules and regulations necessary to the operations and enforcement of this chapter. Such administrative rules and regulations shall be adopted in accordance with the procedures established by title 1, chapter 18 of this Code. A violation of the administrative rules and regulations issued by the finance director pursuant to the authority granted by this section shall be a misdemeanor municipal offense and may be enforced by appropriate action in the town's municipal court.

4. Investigate and determine the eligibility of each applicant for an annual business license;

5. Examine at any time those records of each licensee which the finance director determines are necessary to verify license requirements provided the contents of such records shall remain confidential and not a part of the public records.

B. Enforcement: The town may seek an injunction pursuant to section 1-8-10 of this Code, or other applicable law, to restrain a person from engaging in business on premises within the town who has not obtained an annual business license under this chapter or whose license is revoked or suspended, and this remedy shall be in addition to all other remedies prescribed in this chapter by law.

C. Presumption of Continued Use: With respect to a license issued under this chapter, the finance director shall be entitled to presume that such license will continue in the next license year, thereby obligating such person to obtain a license under this chapter.

D. Obligation to Provide Information: It shall be unlawful for any owner of real property within the town to fail or refuse to provide to the finance director upon request information sufficient to permit the finance director to determine if such person is required to obtain a license pursuant to this chapter. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this subsection shall be punished as provided in section 4-1-11B of this chapter. (Ord. 4, Series 2017; amd. Ord. 34, Series 2020; Ord. 29, Series 2022)