It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the business of rendering or refining of fats and oils, as defined herein, without first obtaining a license therefor in compliance with the provisions of this article.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 1; Code 1991, 8-501)

For the purposes of this article the business of rendering is defined as the processing of animal carcasses, hides, fats, oils, or other animal by-products in any manner whatsoever.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 2; Code 1991, 8-502)

Persons applying for a license under this article shall file a written sworn application signed by the applicant, if an individual, by all partners, if a partnership, and by the president, if a corporation, with the city clerk, showing:

(a)   The name and address of the individual, partnership, or corporation applying for the license, and the state of incorporation, if a corporation;

(b)   The name and address of the person having the management or supervision of applicant’s business;

(c)   The location in the city, where it is proposed to operate applicant’s business;

(d)   A statement of the nature, character, and quality of the business to be operated and the products to be processed;

(e)   Such other reasonable and pertinent information of the identity of the applicant and the persons having the management and Supervision of the applicant’s business or the method or plan of doing such business as the city clerk may deem proper to fulfill the purposes of this article in the protection of the public interest.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 3; Code 1991, 8-503)

Upon receipt of such application, the city clerk shall submit the same to the governing body at the next regular meeting, and if the application is in proper form, the governing body shall approve the same and direct the city clerk to issue the requested license.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 4; Code 1991, 8-504)

Any license issued pursuant to this article shall be continuing in effect and shall not require renewal, provided that the applicant shall have a duty to advise the city clerk of any changes necessary to maintain the application information in a current status.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 5; Code 1991, 8-505)

No license issued pursuant to this article may be transferred or assigned in any manner.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 6; Code 1991, 8-506)

A license issued pursuant to this article may be revoked by the governing body, after notice and hearing, for any of the following causes:

(a)   Violation of any federal statute or regulation applicable to the operation of the business;

(b)   Violation of any law or regulation of the State of Kansas applicable to the operation of the business;

(c)   Violation of any ordinance of the city applicable to the operation of the business;

(d)   Operation of the business in such a manner as to create or maintain a public nuisance.

Notice of hearing for revocation of a license shall be given in writing, setting forth specifically the grounds of the complaint and the time and place of hearing. Such notice shall be mailed to the licensee at the address shown on the application not less than five days prior to the date of the hearing.

(Ord. 367, Sec. 7; Code 1991, 8-507)