(A)   A license or permit  issued under this chapter shall be good for a period of not to exceed the end of the semi-annual period of the calendar year next following its issuance, unless sooner revoked as herein provided, and shall permit the sale of alcoholic liquor on or in the premises described in the application, license or permit, and only under the conditions and restrictions imposed in this chapter on the particular class of license or permit described herein.
   (B)   A license or permit issued under this chapter shall be purely a personal privilege and shall not constitute property, nor shall it be subject to attachment, garnishment, or execution, nor shall it be alienable or transferable, voluntarily or involuntarily, or subject to being encumbered or hypothecated.  Such license or permit shall not descend by the laws of estate or intestate devolution, but shall cease upon the death of the licensee or permittee; provided, that executors or administrators of the estate of any deceased licensee or permittee and the trustee of any insolvent or bankrupt licensee or permittee, when such estate consists in part of alcoholic liquor, may continue the business of the sale of alcoholic liquor under order of the appropriate court, and may exercise the privileges of the deceased or insolvent or bankrupt licensee or permittee  after the death of such decedent, or such insolvency or bankruptcy, until the expiration of the license or permit, but no longer than six months after the death, bankruptcy or insolvency of such licensee or permittee.  Upon the death of a licensee or permittee, if the executor or administrator does not continue the business under such license or permit, there shall be a refund made of that portion of the license or permit fee paid for any period in which the executor or administrator may not operate.
   (C)   There shall be no refund of any license or permit fee paid hereunder except as above provided, but any licensee or permittee hereunder shall have and be given the right to a renewal or reissue of such license at the same place upon compliance with the ordinances now in force in the city, or which may hereafter be enacted, governing the issuance of such licenses, and provided that the renewal privilege herein provided for shall not be construed as a fixed right which shall in any case prevent the City Council from decreasing the number of licenses to be issued within its jurisdiction.
(Ord. 99-4981, passed 3-2-1999; Am. Ord. 2006-5214, passed 1-17-2006)