Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16761 on 01/16/2001, Section 11-132 read as follows.


    (a) Required, nontransferable. It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in public food service in any capacity whatsoever who does not possess a current and valid food handler's certificate, issued by the health authority in compliance with this article; provided, that a grace period of thirty (30) days from the date of employment in a food service occupation will be afforded each such person. Food handler's certificates will not be transferable from person to person, but shall be valid for the person to whom issued in any food service establishment within the jurisdiction of this article.

    (b) Responsibility of owner, operator. It shall be unlawful for any person engaged in owning, operating, or managing a food service establishment to utilize the services of any employee or food handler who does not possess a valid food handler's certificate; provided, however, that a grace period of thirty (30) days from the date of employment in a food service occupation will be afforded each such employee in which to obtain a valid food handler's certificate.

    (c) Custody of food handler's certificates. The food handler's certificate of each person in the employ of a food service establishment shall be deposited with the management of the establishment during the tenure of that person's employment, and shall be returned to the person to whom issued upon termination of employment. Food handler's certificates suspended or revoked as hereinafter provided, shall be remanded to the custody of the health authority. Management shall maintain a file of the food handler's certificates of its personnel in a manner which will provide convenient access for health authority inspectors for inspection.

    (d) Revocation of certificate. A food handler's certificate may be revoked by the health authority, upon evidence at a hearing indicating repeated or continuing violations of accepted procedures and practices in the preparation, service or storage of food or beverage offered for public consumption, or upon demonstration of the presence of a communicable disease in the infectious stage, or an infectious condition of potential hazard to the public or to the person's coworkers, or for falsification of information required for issuance of the certificate.

    (e) Right of appeal. Any person whose food handler's certificate has been revoked by the health authority may appeal to the city council for review of the findings. Such appeal must be in writing and must be filed with the city clerk within ten (10) days of the revocation. Such certificate shall be considered as revoked pending review by the city council. The city council, upon review of the findings, shall sustain, modify or reverse the decision of the health authority.

(a)    Food establishments shall pay an annual inspection fee based on their annual gross receipts according to the following schedule:

    1.  Annual Gross Receipts Less than $250,000    $125.00
    
    2.  Annual Gross Receipts of $250,000 - $750,000    175.00

    3.  Annual Gross Receipts more than $750,000    325.00

(b)    The annual inspection fee shall be paid to the business license administrator when the application for business license or business license renewal is submitted.

(c)    The annual gross receipts used in determining the amount of the annual inspection fee shall be the same as the annual gross receipts submitted by the food establishment as part of its business license application.

(d)    Only one annual inspection fee shall be charged for each food establishment, even if more than one operating permit is issued.

(e)    Food establishments shall pay an administrative service fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00) per inspection for the second and subsequent reinspections required to correct violations noted during the inspection process.  The administrative service fee shall be paid to the business license administrator when the next application for a business license renewal is submitted.

(f)  Persons conducting a temporary food event (an event lasting less than fifteen (15) days) shall pay an inspection fee as follows:

    One - three day event        $15.00

    Four - fourteen day event     30.00

Nonprofit organizations shall not be charged inspection fees for temporary food events.  The temporary food event inspection fee shall be paid to the business license administrator prior to receipt of the operating permit.

(g) There shall be a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for each new or renewed food manager’s certificate and a fee of two dollars ($2.00) for each duplicate food manager’s certificate.

(h) There shall be a fee of five dollars ($5.00) for each new or renewed food handler’s certificate and a fee of two dollars ($2.00) for each duplicate food handler’s certificate.

(Code 1964, §§ 10.880--10.910)