A.   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. (1976 Code)
   B.   Issuing: If an application is granted, the city administrator 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 beginning January 1 and ending December 31. Unless otherwise herein specified, license fees shall be prorated on the basis of one-twelfth (1/12) for each calendar month, or part thereof remaining in the then current license year. Licenses shall be valid only at one location and on the premises therein described. In order to effectuate the change in license year, the city administrator is hereby authorized to credit the applicant for any unearned portion of a license fee, or charge a prorated amount only. (Ord. 124, 2nd Series, eff. 9-24-1984)
   C.   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 subsection.
   D.   Termination: Licenses shall terminate only by expiration or revocation.
   E.   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 such licensee opportunity to be heard. Notice to be given and exact time of hearing shall be stated in the resolution calling for such hearing.
   F.   Duplicate License: Duplicates of all original licenses may be issued by the city administrator, without action by the council, upon licensee's affidavit that the original has been lost, and upon payment of a fee set by resolution. All duplicate licenses shall be clearly marked "Duplicate". (1976 Code; amd. 1992 Code)