So that the health, safety and general welfare of the people of the city shall be protected and persons under 21 years of age shall be prevented from purchasing alcoholic liquors, and temperance in the consumption of alcoholic liquors shall be fostered and promoted, all lawful licenses of any class issued and in force on and after the effective date of this chapter shall be renewed or re-issued upon strict compliance with the laws and ordinances in force in the city at the time of the application for such renewal or re-issue but no new licenses of Classes “A” or “B” shall be issued under the provisions of this chapter as to any new location so as to increase the total number thereof in force within the corporate limits of the city in excess of the number specified in § 114.21 hereof.  Provided, however, that such limitation shall not affect the right of a licensee to a renewal of such license, nor shall it affect the right of any owner or lessee of a licensed location to procure a license, nor shall it affect the right of the surviving spouse or children of a deceased licensee to procure a license for the location of the deceased licensee in continuance of deceased's business.
(Ord. 99-4981, passed 3-2-1999; Am. Ord. 2006-5214, passed 1-17-2006)