City of Crestwood, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 53, § 1, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.01; Ord. No. 4587, § 1, 10-27-2015]
Terms used in this article have the following meanings:
INTOXICATING LIQUOR
Alcohol for beverage purposes, alcoholic, spirituous, vinous, fermented, malt or other liquors or combination of liquors, a part of which is spirituous, vinous or fermented, and all preparations or mixtures for beverage purposes, containing in excess of 3.2% of alcohol by weight.
ORIGINAL PACKAGE
As applied to malt liquors, any package containing three or more standard bottles of beer.
PREMISES
That portion of any building in which a licensee hereunder has his place of business and any additional building or portion thereof used in connection therewith, the entire lot or lots, parcel or parcels of land on which said buildings are situated, or which are used in connection with said buildings.
RESTAURANT
Any place of business, the main purpose and activity of which is to serve meals, sandwiches, short orders and other food to be eaten by its customers on the premises and which does not provide or furnish to the public lodging or sleeping rooms.
TAVERN
Any establishment where over 50% of revenue is from sales of intoxicating liquor sold by the drink for consumption on the premises.
[Ord. No. 53, § 5, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.32]
It shall be the duty of the police of the City to see that the provisions of this Code in regard to the sale of intoxicating liquor are obeyed, and to report violations to the Chief of Police. It shall be the duty of the Chief of Police to report all such infractions immediately to the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 53, § 4, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.10]
This article shall not apply to the possession by a druggist of intoxicating liquor purchased by him from a licensed vendor under the Liquor Control Law of the state, or intoxicating liquor lawfully acquired and transported into the state by him pursuant to said law, such liquor to be used in connection with the business of a druggist in compounding medicines or as a solvent or preservative, nor shall this article apply to the sale of intoxicating liquors by druggists on prescription from a regularly licensed physician.
[Ord. No. 44, § IX, 6-27-1950; Ord. No. 53, § 10, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, §§ 40.02, 40.03; Ord. No. 4573, § 1, 8-25-2015]
(a) 
Pursuant to the results of an election by the qualified voters of the City on August 8, 1950, intoxicating liquor, containing alcohol in excess of 5% by weight, may be sold by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises where sold in the City.
(b) 
No license shall be issued for the sale of intoxicating liquors, containing alcohol in excess of 5% by weight, by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises where sold if the place of sale is within 300 feet of any building used for church or school purposes or of any public playground located within the City. The above sentence shall not apply to cases where the church or school or public playground is established after the license herein has been issued, and in such cases licenses may be renewed without respect to location of the church, school or public playground except when prohibited by state law.
[Ord. No. 53, § 16, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.24; Ord. No. 2033, § 3, 10-8-1985]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any person holding a license for the sale of malt liquor containing alcohol in excess of 3.2% of alcohol by weight and not in excess of 5% of alcohol by weight only, to have or keep in or on his premises any intoxicating liquor of any kind or character, other than such malt liquor brewed or manufactured by the method, in the manner, and of the ingredients required by the laws of this state; or to sell, or offer for sale, in or upon the premises, any intoxicating liquor other than malt liquors containing alcohol in excess of 3.2% of alcohol by weight and not in excess of 5% of alcohol by weight.
(b) 
It shall be unlawful for any person holding a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor and malt liquor containing alcohol in excess of 3.2% of alcohol by weight, but not in excess of 14% of alcohol by weight to have, keep, sell or offer for sale in or on his premises, any intoxicating liquor of any kind or character, other than malt liquors (brewed or manufactured as provided in subsection (a)) and intoxicating liquors containing alcohol in excess of 3.2% of alcohol by weight, but not in excess of 14% of alcohol by weight.
[Ord. No. 53, § 18, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.26; Ord. No. 4587, § 2, 10-27-2015]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to be and remain or to loiter in any tavern, unless accompanied by the parent or legal guardian of such minor.
(b) 
It shall be unlawful at any tavern for any person licensed to sell intoxicating liquors at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises, or his employee, to allow any minor under the age of 18 years, unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian of such minor, to be and remain or to loiter in the tavern of such person so licensed.
(c) 
Each such licensee shall keep at all times conspicuously posted in such tavern a printed sign displaying in black letters not less than one inch wide on a white background the words:
"Notice — Minors under the age of 18 years are not allowed here unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian."
The maintenance of such sign shall not excuse any licensee from a violation of this section.
[Ord. No. 53, § 17, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.25]
It shall be unlawful for any merchant or keeper of any place of business in the City, or the employee of such merchant or keeper, to suffer or permit any minor to drink or consume on the premises on which his business is conducted any intoxicating liquor, however acquired, or to sell, give away, lend, permit the use of or otherwise dispose of any soda water, ginger ale, water, ice, glass, spoon, container or receptacle to any person with the intent or knowledge that the same will be consumed or used in connection with the drinking or consuming by a minor of any such intoxicating liquor on such premises.
[Ord. No. 53, § 19, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 809, §§ 1, 2, 1-28-1964; Code 1965, § 40.27; Ord. No. 4071, § 1, 7-24-2007]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any person or his employee to sell or supply intoxicating liquor or permit same to be sold or supplied to a habitual drunkard or to any person who is or is apparently intoxicated.
(b) 
Intoxicating liquor shall not be given, sold or otherwise supplied to any person under the age of 21 years, but this shall not apply to supplying intoxicating liquor to a person under said age for medicinal purposes only, or by a physician.
(c) 
Except as provided in paragraphs (1) and (2) below, no person under the age of 21 years shall sell or assist in the sale or dispensing of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer.
(1) 
In any place of business licensed in accordance with RSMo. 311.200 or 312.040, where at least 50% of the gross sales made consists of goods, merchandise or commodities other than intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in the original package, persons at least 18 years of age may stock, arrange displays, accept payment for and sack for carryout intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer. Delivery of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer away from the licensed business premises cannot be performed by anyone under the age of 21 years.
(2) 
In any distillery, warehouse, wholesale distributorship or similar place of business which stores or distributes intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer but which does not sell intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer at retail, persons at least 18 years of age may be employed and their duties may include the handling of intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer for all purposes except consumption, sale at retail or dispensing for consumption or sale at retail.
(3) 
Persons 18 years of age or older may, when acting in the capacity of a waiter or waitress, accept payment for or serve intoxicating liquor or nonintoxicating beer in places of business which sell food by consumption on the premises if at least 50% of all sales in those places consists of food; provided that nothing in this section shall authorize persons under 21 years of age to mix or serve across the bar intoxicating beverages or nonintoxicating beer.
(d) 
Any person under the age of 21 years, who purchases or attempts to purchase, or has in his or her possession, any intoxicating liquor, or who is visibly intoxicated as defined in RSMo. 577.00, or has a detectable blood alcohol content of more than 0.02% or more by weight of alcohol in such person's blood is guilty of a violation of this section. For purposes of this section, a manufacturer-sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein need not be opened or the contents therein tested to verify that there is intoxicating liquor in such container. The violator may allege that there was not intoxicating liquor in such container, but the burden of proof of such allegation is on such person, as it shall be presumed that such a sealed container describing that there is intoxicating liquor therein contains intoxicating liquor.
(e) 
It shall be unlawful for any person of the age of 17 years and under the age of 21 years to represent that he or she has attained the age of 21 years for the purpose of purchasing, asking for or in any way receiving any intoxicating liquor.
[Code 1965, § 40.273; Ord. No. 1136, § 1, 6-17-1969]
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons to permit a minor on his premises, or on premises under his control or management, to bring upon such premises for consumption by such minor or by another minor any intoxicating liquor, or to permit a minor to consume intoxicating liquor thereon excepting as provided in § 5-23 of this Code, or to permit such minor to have intoxicating liquor in his possession or under his control on such premises. It shall be the duty of such person owning or controlling the premises to promptly notify the police of any violation of the ordinances pertaining to the use, possession or consumption of intoxicating liquor by a minor, and the violation of such duty shall be unlawful.
[Code 1965, § 40.275; Ord. No. 1136, § 2, 6-17-1969]
It shall be unlawful for any person having any minor or group of minors under his charge or control or care or who is acting as sponsor or chapter one for a minor or minors to permit or allow such minor or minors to have in his or their possession or to consume any intoxicating liquor excepting as provided in § 5-23 of this Code. It shall be the duty of such person in charge of a minor or minors promptly to notify the police of any violation of the ordinances pertaining to the use, possession or consumption of intoxicating liquor by a minor, and the violation of such duty shall be unlawful.
[Ord. No. 53, § 15, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 392, § I, 9-10-1957; Code 1965, § 40.28; Ord. No. 1026, § 1, 12-12-1967; Ord. No. 1305, § 1, 11-23-1971; Ord. No. 3052, § 1, 2-23-1988; Ord. No. 3311, § 1, 6-28-1994; Ord. No. 3320, § 1, 9-27-1994; Ord. No. 3795, § 1, 9-23-2003; Ord. No. 4397, § 1, 2-12-2013]
(a) 
No person having a license under this article, nor any employee of such person, shall sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of, or suffer the same to be done upon or about his premises, any intoxicating liquor in any quantity between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday. If the person has a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink, his premises shall be and remain a closed place as defined in this section between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on weekdays and between the hours of 1:30 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. Monday. Where such licenses authorizing the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink are held by clubs or hotels, this section shall apply only to the room or rooms in which intoxicating liquor is dispensed; and where such licenses are held by restaurants whose business is conducted in one room only and substantial quantities of food and merchandise other than intoxicating liquors are dispensed, then the licensee shall keep securely locked during the hours and on the days specified in this section all refrigerators, cabinets, cases, boxes, and taps from which intoxicating liquor is dispensed. A "closed place" is defined to mean a place where all doors are locked and where no patrons are in the place or about the premises. Nothing in this section shall be construed to prohibit the sale or delivery of any intoxicating liquor during any of the hours or on any of the days specified in this section by a wholesaler licensed under the provisions of RSMo. 311.180 to a person licensed to sell intoxicating liquor at retail.
(b) 
When January 1, March 17, July 4, or December 31 falls on Sunday, and on the Sundays prior to Memorial Day and Labor Day and on the Sunday on which the national championship game of the National Football League is played, commonly known as "Super Bowl Sunday," any person having a license to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink may be open for business and sell intoxicating liquor by the drink under the provisions of such license on that day from the time and until the time which would be lawful on another day of the week, any other provision of law to the contrary.
(c) 
Establishments licensed to sell intoxicating liquor at retail may apply for a license to sell intoxicating liquor at retail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sundays.
[Ord. No. 53, § 21, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.20]
The sale of intoxicating liquor, except malt liquor, in the original package in any quantity less than 187 milliliters shall be deemed sale by the drink, and may be made only by the holder of a retail liquor dealer's license, and, when so made, the container in every case shall be emptied and the contents thereof served as other intoxicating liquors sold by the drink are served.
[Ord. No. 274, § 1, 1-24-1956; Code 1965, § 40.30; Ord. No. 4587, § 3, 10-27-2015]
(a) 
At drive-in eating places, intoxicating liquor may be sold ready for consumption in glasses or opened beer bottles. At any establishment, intoxicating liquor shall not be sold or otherwise disposed of by the drink through a drive-up window to any person.
(b) 
No packaged goods may be sold except in an enclosed building in conjunction with a restaurant, drugstore, tobacco store, confectionery, grocery store, delicatessen or other places where food or groceries are sold, and may not be sold to persons seated in automobiles.
(c) 
In the case of hotels, intoxicating liquors may be sold any place in the building; in restaurants, it may be sold at a bar and in the dining rooms and on a screened dining room or porch.
(d) 
In the case of private clubs, intoxicating liquor may be sold in the dining room, bar and screened-in dining porch or outdoor eating place equipped with tables and chairs.
(e) 
A licensee to sell intoxicating liquor by the drink may operate a summer garden in conjunction with a tavern provided at least one boundary of the garden is a public street or highway and provided it is so fenced as to permit an unobstructed view of the whole of such garden from the sidewalk or street.
[Ord. No. 53, §§ 30, 32 — 34, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.31; Ord. No. 3481, § 1, 10-28-1997]
(a) 
License. Every manufacturer, distiller, brewer or wholesaler of intoxicating liquor within the City shall be licensed as such by the Board of Aldermen.
(b) 
Wholesaler defined. A "wholesaler" is herein defined to be a person who exposes for sale or makes one or more sales for resale of intoxicating liquor within the limits of the City, or who conducts a business of exposing for sale or selling intoxicating liquor for resale from an established place of business within the City. A manufacturer, distiller or brewer within the City shall not be required to take out a wholesaler's license for the sale of his products at wholesale at the place of manufacture or in quantities of not less than one gallon.
(c) 
License procedure. The qualifications of persons granted licenses, the application therefor, the officer to whom same shall be made, the disposition of and action thereon, the payment and collection of fees, the license therefor and proceedings for revocation thereof and other regulations thereunder, shall in all respects be those provided for herein in the case of retail liquor dealers.
(d) 
License fees. For such license, there shall be paid to the City Clerk annual charges as follows:
(1) 
For a manufacturer, other than a microbrewer, distiller, or brewer of intoxicating liquor, $375.
(2) 
For a wholesaler of intoxicating liquor, $150.
(3) 
For a microbrewer, $7.50 for each 100 barrels or fraction thereof, up to a maximum fee of $375.
(e) 
Sales to unlicensed dealer. It shall be unlawful for any manufacturer, distiller, brewer or wholesale dealer in intoxicating liquor, either directly or indirectly, to sell or deliver intoxicating liquor to any person in the City not licensed under the provisions of this article to sell intoxicating liquor at retail.
[Ord. No. 53, §§ 2, 12, 13, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 300, §§ 2, 3, 5-15-1956; Code 1965, § 40.04; Ord. No. 2033, § 1, 10-8-1985; Ord. No. 3262, § 1, 6-8-1993; Ord. No. 3311, § 2, 6-28-1994; Ord. No. 3320, § 2, 9-27-1994; Ord. No. 3795, § 2, 9-23-2003]
(a) 
It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or expose for sale in this City intoxicating liquor in any quantity without a license from the City. A separate license shall be taken out for each of the classes of sales of intoxicating liquors in which the licensee desires to engage and the fee shall be as follows:
(1) 
Sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor in the original package not to be consumed on the premises where sold, $75 per year. No such license shall be issued except to a person engaged in and to be used in connection with one or more of the following businesses: A drugstore, a cigar and tobacco store, a grocery store, a general merchandise store, a confectionery and/or delicatessen store, nor to any such person who does not have and keep in his store a stock of goods having a value according to invoices of at least $1,000, exclusive of fixtures and intoxicating liquors;
(2) 
Sale of intoxicating liquor of all kinds at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises where sold, and the sale of intoxicating liquors in the original package, $450 per year.
(3) 
Sale of intoxicating liquor and malt liquor in excess of 3.2% of alcohol by weight, but not in excess of 14% of alcohol by weight, by the drink and for consumption on the premises, $200 per year.
(4) 
Sale of intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sundays, $300 per year.
(5) 
Sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink on Sunday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and midnight on Sundays, $300 per year.
[Ord. No. 3327, § 1, 11-11-1994]
The holder of a license to sell intoxicating liquor in the original package at retail may conduct wine tastings on the licensed premises, upon evidence that a permit has been issued by the state supervisor of liquor control and upon payment to the City of a fee of $25 per year. Nothing herein shall be construed to permit the licensee to sell wine for on-premises consumption.
[Ord. No. 53, §§ 2, 11, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 300, § 1, 5-15-1956; Code 1965, § 40.05]
(a) 
Malt liquor containing alcohol in excess of 3.2% by weight and not in excess of 5% by weight, may be sold by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises where sold, when the person desiring to sell said malt liquor by the drink at retail for consumption on the premises shall first have obtained a license therefor. Provided, that no such license shall be issued if the place of sale is within 300 feet of any property used for church or school purposes or of any public playground located within the City, and provided further that, the first proviso above shall not apply to cases where the church or school or public playground is established after the license herein has been issued, and in such cases licenses may be renewed without respect to location of the church, school or public playground except when prohibited by state law. The license fee for such license is $52.50 per year.
(b) 
Malt liquor containing alcohol in excess of 3.2% by weight and not in excess of 5% by weight may be sold by grocers and other merchants and dealers in the original package direct to consumers, but not for resale and not for consumption on the premises where sold, when the person desiring to sell said malt liquor in the original package shall first have obtained a license therefor. The license fee for such license is $22.50 per year.
[Ord. No. 274, § 1, 1-24-1956; Code 1965, § 40.06; Ord. No. 4598, § 1, 11-24-2015]
A license for the sale of all kinds of intoxicating liquor, including intoxicating liquor in the original package, at retail by the drink for consumption on the premises of the licensee may be issued to any church, school, civic, service, fraternal, veteran, political, or charitable club or organization for the sale of such intoxicating liquor at a picnic, bazaar, fair, or similar gathering. The license shall be issued only for the day or days named therein and for not more than seven days, if approved by the Board of Aldermen. The applicant shall pay a fee of $25 for such license. The Board of Aldermen may make such conditions as it deems advisable with respect to the location of any bar or other dispensing place. So long as state law requires the same, if the event will be held on a Sunday, the permit shall authorize the sale of intoxicating liquor on that day beginning at 11:00 a.m.
[Ord. No. 53, § 8, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.22]
A separate license is required for each place of business. Every license issued shall particularly describe the premises at which intoxicating liquor may be sold thereunder, and such license does not authorize or permit the sale of intoxicating liquor at any place other than that described therein.
[Ord. No. 53, § 2, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.07]
Each license issued under this article shall apply to the class for which issued, and it shall be unlawful for any person to sell or expose for sale any intoxicating liquor except in the manner authorized in the license held by the licensee.
[Ord. No. 53, § 26, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.08]
The number of dealers who may be licensed to sell liquor by the drink shall be limited to one for every 400 inhabitants of the City as determined by the last federal census or by any subsequent census ordered by the Board of Aldermen.
[Ord. No. 53, § 3, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.09; Ord. No. 2033, § 2, 10-8-1985]
No person shall be granted a license under this article unless such person is of good moral character and a qualified legal voter and taxpaying citizen of the state; and no person shall be granted a license or permit hereunder whose license as such dealer has been revoked, or who has been convicted, since the ratification of the 21st amendment to the constitution of the United States, of the violation of the provisions of any law applicable to the manufacture or sale of intoxicating liquor, or of any felony statute within the last 10 years, or who employs or has employed in his business, as such dealer, any person whose license has been revoked or who has been convicted of violating the provisions of any such liquor law since the date aforesaid.
[Ord. No. 53, § 6, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.11]
An application for a license to sell intoxicating liquors under this article shall be filed with the City Clerk/Collector and shall be on forms to be furnished by the City Clerk/Collector and signed and sworn to by the applicant.
[Ord. No. 53, § 7, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.12]
Upon the filing of an application for a license under this article, the application shall be presented to the Board of Aldermen at its next regular or special meeting, and upon approval of the application by a majority of the Board, and upon payment of the license tax herein provided for, the City Clerk/Collector shall issue a license to the applicant to conduct business in the City until July 31 following its issuance.
[Ord. No. 274, § 1, 1-24-1956; Code 1965, § 40.13]
The Board of Aldermen shall investigate every applicant for a license, whether for the sale of intoxicating beer or all intoxicating liquors, and whether by the drink or by the package and may without limitation refuse a license, or it may grant an initial license on probation subject to revocation within seven months without hearing or notice if in the sole and exclusive judgment of the Board of Aldermen continuance of the license is not to be the best interests of the City. If a license on probation is revoked, a proportionate part of the license fee shall be refunded. The Board may refuse to issue a license if in its sole judgment it is advisable not to grant it to the applicant, or if the proposed location is unsatisfactory in the sole discretion of the Board, or if in the sole and exclusive judgment and discretion of the Board it is not to the best interests of the City to grant another license, if at least three of the kind applied for are in force.
[Ord. No. 53, § 27, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.14]
(a) 
The Board of Aldermen reserves the right to refuse to issue a license for the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink when in its judgment the location for which the license is sought to be obtained is not in the best interests of the community, taking into consideration the proximity of homes, schools, churches, playgrounds or other activities and conditions. When in the judgment of the Board of Aldermen any person previously operating an establishment for the sale of intoxicating liquor has not conducted an orderly place or house, the Board of Aldermen may refuse to renew the license upon its expiration.
(b) 
No appeals shall lie from the decision of the Board of Aldermen granting or refusing to grant, or renewing or refusing to renew, any license for the sale of intoxicating liquor by the drink.
[Ord. No. 53, § 22, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.16]
All fees collected by the City Clerk/Collector pursuant to this article shall be accounted for and paid into the City treasury as other funds collected by him are accounted for and paid.
[Ord. No. 53, § 23, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 413, § 1, 12-17-1957; Code 1965, § 40.17]
The license fee and license issued under this article are for the sole purpose of permitting the licensee to engage in the sale of intoxicating liquor, and in addition to such fee and license the licensee shall be liable for and shall pay the merchant's license fee based upon the value of all of his merchandise and upon his gross sales. It shall be unlawful for a licensee to operate without a merchant's license.
[Ord. No. 53, § 20, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.18]
A license issued pursuant to this article shall be kept conspicuously posted in the place for which such license was issued.
[Ord. No. 53, § 14, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 410, § 1, 11-26-1957; Code 1965, § 40.19]
(a) 
Licenses issued under this article may be transferred in the following cases:
(1) 
In the event of the death of a licensee, the widow or widower or next of kin of the deceased licensee, who shall meet the other requirements of this article, may make application and the Board of Aldermen may order the transfer of the license to permit the operation of the business of the deceased for the remainder of the period for which the license fee has been paid.
(2) 
When one or more members of a partnership withdraw from a partnership, the Board of Aldermen may permit the remaining partner or partners to continue operation for the remainder of the period for which the license fee has been paid, and a memorandum to that effect shall be endorsed upon the license by the City Clerk/Collector.
(b) 
Substantial changes in the ownership in shares of resident corporations having liquor licenses shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen, and changes in the managing officer of such corporations shall also be reported to the Board of Aldermen, and in such case the Board may revoke the license if in the judgment and discretion of the Board the manager is not a fit person to conduct the establishment. A change in ownership of 40% or more of a resident corporation shall be deemed a substantial change in ownership and in such case the Board of Aldermen may revoke the license if in its judgment and discretion the new shareholders are not fit persons to be associated with the business. If the change in management is approved by the Board of Aldermen, that fact shall be endorsed upon the license by the City Clerk/Collector.
[Ord. No. 53, § 25, 8-22-1950; Code 1965, § 40.15]
The annual licenses issued under this article shall be dated August 1, and shall expire July 31 of the following year. The fees for such licenses shall be paid annually in advance. Licenses may be issued for part of a year for businesses that commenced after August 1, and proportionate fees shall be charged based on he months or fraction of a month said license is to run to the next July 31 following.
[Ord. No. 274, § 1, 1-24-1956; Code 1965, § 40.20]
No liquor license, whether for sale by the drink or by the package, can be renewed as a matter of right and the Board of Aldermen shall have and exercise the same judgment and discretion with respect to renewal of licenses as is provided in this article with reference to the issuance or refusal of licenses upon original application.
[Ord. No. 53, § 24, 8-22-1950; Ord. No. 329, § I, 9-25-1956; Code 1965, § 40.21]
(a) 
Whenever it is shown to the Board of Aldermen that a dealer licensed under this article has not kept an orderly place or house, or has violated any of the provisions of this article or of the Liquor Control Law of the state, or has no license from the state supervisor of liquor control, or has made a false affidavit in his application for a license, the Board of Aldermen, after a hearing thereon, shall revoke the license of such dealer, giving 10 days' notice in writing thereof prior to the hearing thereon to the dealer, or any person in charge of or employed in the place licensed, stating the time, place, purpose and grounds therefor, at which hearing the dealer may have counsel and produce witnesses in his behalf.
(b) 
In lieu of revoking the license, if the Board of Aldermen finds that there are extenuating circumstances or that the violation is of such a minor nature that revocation of the license would be unduly harsh, the Board of Aldermen may suspend the license for such period of time and upon such conditions as may be just in the discretion and judgment of the Board of Aldermen.