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BUSINESS LICENSE RULES AND PROCEDURES

ORDINANCE 2012 – 01  BUSINESS LICENSE RULES AND PROCEDURES

WHEREAS: The Town business license ordinances have been amended and revised on numerous occasions since 1974. The Town Council believes that incorporating all the revisions into a single revised ordinance will facilitate the administration and enforcement of this important ordinance.

It is therefore ORDAINED as follows:

1. LICENSE REQUIRED.  No person, corporation, or other legal entity shall engage in the selling, display, display for sale of goods, wares, merchandise, food, beverages, or the advertising thereof at retail or wholesale, or provide entertainment or exhibition for a fee or admission charge without first obtaining a license.  No person, corporation or other legal entity shall provide services within the Town of Nashville without first obtaining a license, unless the services are professional services licensed and regulated by the State of Indiana or the United States of America.

2. LICENSE APPLICATION AND FEE.  All applicants shall apply at the office of the Town Clerk-Treasurer on a form provided by that office and pay an administrative fee of thirty dollars ($30). Applicants should apply at least three (3) days prior to commencing operation to allow for administrative processing.

3. CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL. Each applicant for a license shall show compliance with all appropriate ordinances, rules, regulations and statutes of the Town, State, County and the United States in relation to public health, safety, planning, zoning and land use. If the applicant intends to display new or changed signage the applicant must, within forty-five (45) days of the issuance of the license obtain a sign permit for said new or changed signage.

4.  REVOCATION OF LICENSE.  In the event the applicant fails to meet the conditions set out in Paragraph 3 above at any time during the term of the license, the Clerk-Treasurer may cause the license to be revoked or suspended.  If revoked, the licensee must apply for a new license, show proof of compliance with the conditions of Paragraph 3 and pay an administrative fee in the amount of thirty dollars ($30).   Revocation may be appealed to the Town Council within thirty (30) days. Revocation is not an exclusive remedy and does not bar the Town from pursuing all other available remedies at law or in equity against a business in violation of this or any other ordinance of the Town.

5.  TERM OF LICENSE.   Licenses issued hereunder shall be valid from the date of issuance to the end of the calendar year of issuance, unless revoked under Paragraph 4 above. New businesses shall obtain a license before commencing operation, continuing businesses shall renew their licenses within thirty (30) days of the beginning of the calendar year, or before commencing operation after the beginning of the calendar year, whichever is earlier.

6.  LICENSE TRANSFERS.   Any holder of a license may transfer the license to the purchaser, lessee, or assignee of its business, if the business is to continue without substantial change at the same location. Both the holder and its assignee shall sign and file a request for transfer with the Clerk-Treasurer. An administrative fee of five dollars ($5) shall be paid when the transfer is approved.

7. EXEMPTIONS.

a. Charitable, educational, or faith based organizations engaging in activities that would otherwise be subject to the requirements of this Ordinance on behalf of or for the benefit of a bonafide Brown County organization shall be required to obtain a license but shall not be required to pay the fee.

b. Private garage and yard sales of used merchandise from no more than five (5) families at the residential premises belonging to one of the families for no more than two (2) consecutive days in a six (6) month period shall not be required to obtain a license.

c. Farm produce grown in Brown and the adjacent counties may be sold for a period of no more than forty-five (45) non-consecutive days in any calendar year without obtaining a license.
Location of the sale site may be subject to approval of the Town Administration or the Town Council if it involves or encroaches on public right-of-way.

d. Disabled veterans issued a peddler's license pursuant to State Law shall not be required to obtain a license for those activities permitted under their peddler's license.

SALE ON PUBLIC RIGHT-OF-WAY.  A license issued under this Ordinance shall not give the holder the right to operate on any public right-of-way, street, alley, sidewalk, parking lot or governmentally owned land without the express consent of the Town Council and the owner of the land.

PENALTIES.  Violation of this Ordinance shall be punished by the imposition of a fine not to exceed fifty dollars ($50) per day.  The fine may be imposed by the Clerk-Treasurer or the Town Council as a late fee for applicants that commence business without a license or that fail to timely renew their annual license.  The Town Marshal shall enforce this Ordinance by citation and all other legal remedies.

10. REPEALER.  This Ordinance repeals and replaces Ordinances 1984-3, 1989-6,2011-01 and 2011-06.

11. EFFECTIVE DATE.  This ordinance shall become effective upon passage and publication as required by law.

PASSED AND ADOPTED by the Nashville Town Council this 19th day of January  2012.

Council President Robert Kirlin –

vote - yea

Council Vice-President Charles B. King –

vote – yea

Council Member R. Sean Cassiday –

no vote listed

Council Member Jane Gore –

vote – yea

Council Member Arthur Omberg –

vote – yea

Attest: Brenda K. Young

Clerk-Treasurer

Approved as to form: 

James T. Roberts

 Attorney for the  

Town of Nashville

12-044  02/01/2012

  • September 3
    Go Club at the library
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 3
    Gospel jam & sing in Gnaw Bone
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • September 3
    Brown County Schools Board of Trustees
    6:30 p.m. BC Intermediate School, 260 Schoolhouse Lane
  • September 3
    Future of rural places subject of talk
    5:30 p.m. Brown County Inn, 51 State Road 46 East
  • September 4
    Farmers market in Bean Blossom
    4 to 7 p.m. St. David's Episcopal Church, 11 State Road 45 at 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • September 4
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 5
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 5
    BCHS class of 2005 reunion slated
    3 to 6 p.m., 8 p.m. Deer Run Park; Salt Creek Golf Retreat, 2359 State Road 46 East
  • September 5
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 6
    Read to dogs at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 6
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 7
    Government offices CLOSED
  • September 8
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • September 8
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 8
    Peaceful Valley Heritage meeting
    6:30 p.m. BCCF, 209 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 8
    CSCD Roads, Security commissions
    6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. CSCD Office, 8377 Cordry Drive, CSLOA Clubhouse, 8751 Nineveh Road
  • September 8
    Retired teachers
    noon Hotel Nashville, 245 N. Jefferson St.
  • September 8
    Nashville Parking & Public Facilities
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 9
    Nashville Town Council
    6 p.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 10
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 10
    Nashville Arts & Entertainment Commission
    10 a.m. Town Hall, 200 Commercial St.
  • September 11
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • September 12
    Bible camp planned
    8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 5802 Old Settlers Road behind Brownie's restaurant
  • September 12
    "Rounding Third" at the Playhouse
    7:30 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 12
    Beer and live music at inn
    12:30 to 4 p.m. Story Inn, 6404 State Road 135 South
  • September 12
    Live birds of prey at fundraiser
    5 to 9 p.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 12
    Concert, dinner for emergency services
    7 p.m., 8 p.m. to midnight Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • September 13
    'Ant-Man' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • September 14
    Beeline beekeepers club
    7 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 15
    Open 12-step meeting in New Bellsville area
    8 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • September 17
    WRAPS
    7 to 9 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 18
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    4 to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 18
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    7:30 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 19
    BucCornEar Festival fundraiser returns
    8 a.m. to 8 p.m. JTFD, 4831 Helmsburg Road, Helmsburg
  • September 19
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    6 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 20
    'A Miracle for You' services with evangelist Jerry Holland
    2 p.m. The Pentecostals
  • September 26
    CCC reunion slated at state park
    10:30 a.m. Brown County State Park, 1450 State Road 46 East (north entrance)
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • September 28
    American history DVD to play at library
    1 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • October 4
    Read to a dog at the library
    2 to 3:30 p.m. Library, 205 N. Locust Lane