Prior to the adoption of Ord. 16592 on 09/18/2000, Section 11-133 read as follows.

     (a) Required; frequency. At least once every six (6) months, the health authority shall inspect each food service establishment located in the city or its police jurisdiction, and shall make as many additional inspections and reinspections as are necessary for the enforcement of this article.

    (b) Access to establishments. The health authority, after proper identification, shall be permitted to enter at any reasonable time, any food service establishment within the city or its police jurisdiction, for the purpose of making inspections to determine compliance with this article. He shall be permitted to obtain pertinent information pertaining to food and supplies purchased, received or used, and persons employed.

    (c) Inspection records, demerit values, demerit scores. Whenever the health authority makes an inspection of a food service establishment, he shall record his findings on an inspection report form provided for this purpose, and shall furnish the original of such inspection report form to the permit holder or operator. Such form shall summarize the requirements of sections 11-151, 11-153 through 11-157 and 11-159 and shall set forth demerit point values for each such requirement, in accordance with PHS Form 4006, which is a part of this section. Upon completion of an inspection, the health authority shall total the demerit point values for all requirements in violation, such total becoming the demerit score for the establishment.

    (d) Issuance of notices. Whenever the health authority makes an inspection of a food service establishment and discovers that any of the requirements of sections 11-151, 11-153 through 11-157 and 11-159 have been violated, he shall notify the permit holder or operator of such violations by means of an inspection report form or other written notice. In such notification, the health authority shall:

    (1)    Set forth the specific violations found, together with the demerit score of the establishment.

    (2)    Establish a specific and reasonable period of time for the correction of the violations found, in accordance with the following provisions

        a.    When the demerit score of the establishment is twenty (20) or less, all violations of two (2) or four (4) demerit points must be corrected by the time of the next routine inspection; or

        b.    When the demerit score of the establishment is more than twenty (20) but not more than forty (40), all items of two (2) or four (4) demerit points must be corrected within a period of time not to exceed thirty (30) days; or

        c.    When one or more six-demerit-point items are in violation, regardless of demerit score, such items must be corrected within a period of time not to exceed ten (10) days; or

        d.    When the demerit score of the establishment is more than forty (40), the permit is immediately suspended; or

        e.    In the case of temporary food service establishments, violations must be corrected within a specified period of time not to exceed twenty-four (24) hours. Failure to comply with such notice shall result in immediate suspension of the permit.

    (3)    State that failure to comply with any notice issued in accordance with the provisions of this article involving items of two (2) or more demerit points, may result in immediate suspension of the permit.
     (4)    State that an opportunity for appeal from any notice or inspection findings will be provided if a written request for a hearing is filed with the health authority within the period of time established in the notice for correction.

    (e) Service of notices. Notices provided for under this section shall be deemed to have been properly served when the original of the inspection report form or other notice has been delivered personally to the permit holder or person in charge, or such notice has been sent by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, to the last known address of the permit holder. A copy of such notice shall be filed with the records of the health authority.

    (f) Public notice display. A card, sticker, or other notice shall be displayed in a conspicuous place in each food service establishment reading "Approved for food service by City Health Department, Columbia, Missouri, " or other similar wording.

    (g) Commercial food service establishment inspection fees:

    (1)    Commercial food service establishments with annual gross receipts of less than five hundred thousand dollars two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($500,000.00 250,000.00) shall pay an annual inspection fee of thirty-five one hundred twenty-five dollars ($35.00 125.00).

    (2)    Commercial food service establishments with annual gross receipts of five hundred two hundred fifty thousand dollars ($500,000.00 250,000.00) to seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000.00) or more shall pay an annual inspection fee of one hundred seventy-five dollars ($75.00 175.00).

    (3)    Commercial food service establishments with annual gross receipts of more than seven hundred fifty thousand dollars ($750,000.00) shall pay an annual inspection of three hundred twenty-five dollars ($325.00).

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

    (45)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 commercial food service establishment as part of its business license application.

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

    (h) Commercial food service establishment reinspection administrative service fees:

    (1)    Commercial food service establishments shall pay a twenty-five one hundred dollar ($25.00 100.00) reinspection fee whenever the inspection score exceeds forty (40) demerits and the operating permit is suspended; provided, however, that the total amount of inspection and reinspection fees shall not exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) per year administrative service fee per inspection when two (2) or more reinspections are required to correct violations noted during the inspection process.

    (2)    The reinspection administrative service fee shall be paid to the business license administrator when the next application for business license renewal is submitted.

(Code 1964, §§ 10.920--10.970; Ord. No. 11854, § 1, 4-18-88)