Subd. 1.   Granting. The Council may grant any application for the period of the remainder of the then current calendar year or for the entire ensuing license year. All applications, including proposed license periods, must be consistent with this chapter.
   Subd. 2.   Issuing. If an application is approved, the city shall forthwith issue a license pursuant thereto in the form prescribed by the Council upon proof of ownership, payment of the appropriate license fee and approval of the bond or insurance as to form and surety or carrier, if required. All licenses shall be on a calendar year basis unless otherwise specified herein as to particular businesses. Unless otherwise herein specified, license fees shall be pro-rated on the basis of one-twelfth for each calendar month or part thereof remaining in the then current license year. Provided, that for licenses where the fee is less than $100, a minimum license fee equal to one-half of the annual license fee shall be charged. Licenses shall be valid only at one location and on the premises therein described.
   Subd. 3.   Transfer. A license shall be transferable between persons upon consent of the Council and payment of the investigation fee. No license shall be transferable to a different location without prior consent of the Council and upon payment of the fee for a duplicate license. It is unlawful to make any transfer in violation of this subdivision.
   Subd. 4.   Termination. Licenses shall terminate only by expiration or revocation.
   Subd. 5.   Refusal and revocation. The Council may, for any reasonable cause, refuse to grant any application or revoke any license. No license shall be granted to a person of questionable moral character or business reputation. Before revocation of any license, the Council shall give notice to the licensee and grant the licensee opportunity to be heard. Notice to be given and the exact time of hearing shall be stated in the resolution calling for the hearing.
   Subd. 6.   Duplicate license. Duplicates of all original licenses may be issued by the city, without action by the Council, upon licensee’s affidavit that the original has been lost, and upon payment of a fee of $2 for issuance of the duplicate. All duplicate licenses shall be clearly marked “DUPLICATE.”
   Subd. 7.   License application refund. If an application is denied or withdrawn before approval of an application by the Council, the license fee for the application will be retained by the city for license fees up to $25. Any license fee in excess of $25 will be refunded to the applicant.
(`80 Code, § 6.03) (Ord. 246, Second Series, passed 6-17-91)