The Mayor may, upon the application of the owner or proprietor of any billiard room and the payment of the annual fees required herein, issue a license for the operation of a billiard room.  Every application for a license shall be in writing and shall state such information as may be required by the Mayor.  No license shall be granted to a person who has been convicted or pleaded guilty to a felony.
   Licenses shall expire on December 31 in each calendar year.