(a) A licensee may renew its license by submitting an application at least forty-five (45) days before and no more than ninety (90) days before the expiration of the license. If a licensee fails to file an application for renewal of his license at least forty-five (45) days before expiration of the license, the license shall expire.
(b) A licensee may renew a license that has expired, if:
(1) The license has been expired for less than ninety (90) days; and
(2) The licensee pays the regular renewal fee and an additional five hundred dollar ($500.00) late renewal fee.
(c) In the event that an application for renewal has been filed at least thirty (30) days before the expiration of the previous license, but the Authority does not rule on the application for renewal before the expiration of the previous license, the previous license shall be deemed extended until the Authority rules on the application for renewal, but in no event may the license be extended more than ninety (90) days under this Subsection. The licensee shall pay a license extension fee for any such extension.
(d) The Authority may hold a hearing on any application for renewal. The Authority may summarily grant an application for renewal without a hearing if it appears from the application and other information that:
(1) The licensee is in compliance with this Article;
(2) There have not been any unapproved significant changes in the licensee, the principals, the licensed premises, the adjacent grounds, or the registered manager; and
(3) There is no reason to believe that there are any grounds for sanctions or denial of the license.
(e) The Authority shall set a public hearing on the application for renewal if it finds that there is probable cause to believe that:
(1) The licensee is not in compliance with this Article or has committed violations of this Article or is not in compliance with state law or state regulations pertaining to medical marijuana or has committed violations of state law or state regulations pertaining to medical marijuana; or
(2) There is probable cause to believe that there are grounds for sanctions as provided in this Article;
(f) The fact that the Authority has granted a renewal of a license shall not constitute a waiver of any previous violations and shall not estop or bar the Town from seeking sanctions for, or the Authority from imposing sanctions for, any violation that occurred during any license period before the renewal. (Ord. 1348, 2011; Ord. 1463 §4, 2018)