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Every person, firm, association, corporation or manager who, at a fixed place of business, sells any goods, wares or merchandise, drugs or medicine, jewelry or wares or previous metals, or butchers meat, whether on commission or otherwise (except the produce of any stock, dairy or poultry farm when sold by the producer thereof, and except such produce as is sold by auctioneers at public sale under license), shall obtain a license for each branch of such business from the License Tax Collector of Humboldt County and pay quarterly, in each year therefor, an amount of money to be determined by the class in which such business is placed by the said Collector. Such business is to be classified and regulated by the amount of the average monthly sales made, and at the following rates:

(a) Those businesses which are estimated by the Collector to have an average monthly gross income in the sum of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00) and over constitute the first class and shall pay Ten Dollars ($10.00) per quarter.

(b) Those businesses which are estimated by the Collector to have an average monthly gross income in an amount of Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), but less than Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000.00), shall pay Seven and 50/100 Dollars ($7.50) per quarter.

(c) Those businesses which are estimated by the Collector to have an average monthly gross income in the sum of Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00), but less than Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($2,500.00), shall pay Five Dollars ($5.00) per quarter.

(d) Those businesses which are estimated by the Collector to have an average monthly gross income in the sum of less than Six Hundred Dollars ($600.00) shall pay Three Dollars ($3.00) per quarter. (Ord. 242, § 1, 12/1/1947)