Village of Carthage, NY
Jefferson County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Carthage 1-3-1983 by L.L. No. 1-1983. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Curfew for minors — See Ch. 63.
Games of chance — See Ch. 80.

§ 35-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Village of Carthage Local Law to Regulate Stores or Centers with Coin-Operated Amusement Devices, Either Electronic or Mechanical, Excepting Kiddie or Juvenile Riding-Type Games."

§ 35-2 Definitions.

[Added 10-21-1985 by L.L. No. 10-1985]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OPERATOR
Any person, firm, partnership, corporation or association displaying or maintaining for use and operation any jukebox or mechanical amusement device or otherwise permitting the use or operation of such device for a fee or charge.
OWNER
A record owner, contract purchaser, lessee, assignee, bailee, receiver or trustee.

§ 35-3 License required.

Owners and operators of stores or centers containing four or more coin-operated amusement devices, either electronic or mechanical, shall be known as "games parlors" and shall be required to obtain a games parlor license, Class A, for the operation thereof; all other establishments in the Village, such as but not limited to department or grocery stores, restaurants, bars, taverns, etc., shall obtain a casual use license, Class B.

§ 35-4 Fees; application to Clerk.

A. 
The fees for each Class A license shall be $100; plus $10 for each machine; the fee for each Class B license shall be $45; plus $10 for each machine.
B. 
Application shall be made to the Village Clerk, and no such center or store shall be operated without such license being available for inspection at all times.

§ 35-5 Issuance of Class A licenses.

Class A licenses will only be issued to responsible persons over 21 years of age and shall not be issued to any persons with a record of a conviction of a felony, a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude and/or violations relating to possession, use or sale of drugs or regulated substances; unless such person can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the issuing officer that he or she is rehabilitated and has been without further charges for a reasonable time after such conviction.

§ 35-6 Condition of premises.

Any such store or center to be licensed must be in compliance with the New York State Fire Code relating to places of public assembly, the entire premises must be visible from the street, and said premises must be kept clean and orderly at all times.

§ 35-7 Regulations governing operation.

A. 
The operator of said stores or centers shall not allow gambling, drinking or possession, use or sale of drugs, except when duly licensed, vulgar language or smoking and shall keep the premises orderly at all times.
B. 
The operator of said premises will be responsible to see that no children or youths are on the said premises at times when they should be in school; that no child under the age of 13 years shall be operating electronic or pinball machines without the presence or supervision of a parent or guardian; and that all youths subject to the Village curfew shall leave such premises by 10:00 p.m.
C. 
Signs stating the rules contained in this chapter shall be prominently displayed.

§ 35-8 Exemptions from fee.

Bona fide youth clubs, such as the Branaugh Memorial Boys Club, Boy or Girl Scouts, church groups, etc., may obtain permits to operate on an exempt basis and shall not be required to pay fees upon demonstration to the issuing officer that all other provisions of this chapter shall be complied with and that the supervision will be exemplary.

§ 35-9 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 10-21-1985 by L.L. No. 10-1985; 8-5-1991 by L.L. No. 2-1991]
A. 
Any person committing an offense against any provision of this chapter shall be subject to the penalties set forth in Chapter 5 of this Code.
B. 
In addition to the penalties described in Chapter 5 of this Code, upon a third or subsequent violation the violator may also be penalized by loss of the license required and described in this chapter.