Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights 2-19-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 51-1 Number of boardwalk car raffle locations.

The Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights does hereby authorize no more than five boardwalk car raffle license locations along the oceanfront boardwalk owned by the Borough of Seaside Heights. A maximum of five locations are being authorized due to the fact that five locations currently exist for car raffle locations.

§ 51-2 Conditions on lease of car raffle locations.

[Amended 4-16-2003 by Ord. No. 03-11]
The lease of boardwalk car raffle locations is limited to a nonprofit corporation or association for a public purpose. In order to qualify to lease a boardwalk car raffle location, a corporation or association must comply with all the requirements set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:12-14. In addition, the nonprofit corporation or association must have its primary office, headquarters or meeting place in the Borough of Seaside Heights. A public safety corporation or association, such as a volunteer first-aid service, is exempt from maintaining its primary office, headquarters or meeting place in the Borough of Seaside Heights providing Seaside Heights is serviced by the organization 12 months per year and the Borough of Seaside Heights appropriates funds to the organization in its yearly budget. In the event the number of qualifying corporations or associations seeking a boardwalk car raffle location exceeds the number of locations available for lease, the governing body shall, within its sole judgment and discretion, determine which nonprofit corporations or associations provide the greatest benefit to the residents of the Borough of Seaside Heights, and such corporation or association shall be provided with the lease for the available boardwalk car raffle location, subject to the provisions of this chapter and N.J.S.A. 40A:12-14.

§ 51-3 Compliance with lease terms required.

Any nonprofit corporation or association which is granted a boardwalk car raffle location by the governing body shall enter into a lease agreement with the Borough of Seaside Heights and shall fully comply with all terms and conditions as set forth in said lease agreement. Failure of the nonprofit corporation or association to comply with the lease terms and conditions can result in the termination of the lease agreement by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights and revocation of the boardwalk car raffle location assigned to that organization.

§ 51-4 Ordinance authorizing lease required.

[Amended 4-16-2003 by Ord. No. 03-11]
In order to award a nonprofit corporation or association a boardwalk car raffle location, the governing body shall enact an ordinance in accordance with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:12-14(c), and the nonprofit corporation or association will be required to execute a lease agreement with the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 51-5 List of boardwalk car raffle locations.

The Borough Clerk for the Borough of Seaside Heights shall keep on file a list of all boardwalk car raffle locations authorized by the governing body of the Borough of Seaside Heights, together with the name, address and telephone number of the nonprofit corporation or association having exclusive use of that location.

§ 51-6 Insurance required.

Any nonprofit corporation or association leasing a boardwalk car raffle location from the Borough of Seaside Heights shall be required to provide the Borough of Seaside Heights with an insurance certificate naming the Borough of Seaside Heights as co-insured in an amount authorized by the governing body of the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 51-7 Maintenance of structure; services.

The nonprofit corporation or association leasing a boardwalk car raffle location from the Borough of Seaside Heights shall be responsible to erect and maintain a three-sided enclosure of sufficient size to accommodate the automobile being raffled by said organization. The nonprofit corporation or association shall be responsible to maintain the structure in a clean, presentable condition and shall maintain the same free from any graffiti. The nonprofit corporation or association shall also be responsible to provide telephone service to the boardwalk car raffle location.

§ 51-8 Hours of operation; display of automobile.

From July 1 until Labor Day of each year, the automobile being raffled by the nonprofit corporation or association shall be located on the leased premises from 12:00 noon until 11:00 p.m., Monday through Sunday, unless inclement weather shall prohibit the display of the automobile by the nonprofit corporation or association. At all times during which the automobile being raffled is displayed by the nonprofit corporation or association at the boardwalk car raffle location, a representative of the nonprofit corporation or association shall be present. At no time shall the displayed automobile be left unattended by the nonprofit corporation or association.

§ 51-9 Community service project.

The nonprofit corporation or association shall be responsible to conduct one community service project each year in consideration for the use of the boardwalk car raffle location as provided for in the lease agreement. The community service project shall be set forth on the nonprofit corporation's or association's raffle permit application and shall state the nature of the project and the time, place and date thereof. The governing body of the Borough of Seaside Heights must approve and authorize the community service project proposed by the nonprofit corporation or association. The community service project shall be completed by the nonprofit corporation or association by the end of the calendar year.

§ 51-10 Alterations to structure; advertising signs.

A. 
Alterations. No alterations or modifications can be made to the car raffle structure without the prior written authorization of the governing body of the Borough of Seaside Heights.
B. 
Signs. The signs designating the organization sponsoring the raffle shall be no larger than 18 inches high by the width of the car raffle stand. A sign identifying the car dealer who provided the car for the raffle shall be no larger than two feet by eight feet. No other signs shall be displayed by the lessee. No other signs shall be displayed by the lessee, unless an approved alternative prize is offered for raffle, in which case, a sign no larger than two feet by eight feet shall be permitted to identify the approved alternative prize offered for raffle.
[Amended 4-16-2003 by Ord. No. 03-11]

§ 51-11 Alternative raffle prize as authorized by the governing body.

[Added 4-16-2003 by Ord. No. 03-11[1]]
Notwithstanding the title of this chapter, any corporation or association which is granted a boardwalk car raffle location pursuant to a lease agreement executed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter and N.J.S.A. 40A:12-14 et seq. may, upon approval of the governing body, offer for raffle an alternative prize to that of an automobile. If an alternative prize is authorized to be raffled by such corporation or association, all provisions of this chapter applicable to automobiles shall apply to said alternative prize unless otherwise specified. Authorization of an alternative prize shall be at the discretion of the governing body. Any corporation or association offering a prize other than an automobile for raffle without prior approval of the governing body or not in compliance with any provision of this chapter shall be in violation of this chapter and subject to § 51-12 license revocation.
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the renumbering of former § 51-11 as § 51-12.

§ 51-12 Revocation of license.

Any violation or failure to comply with a provision of this chapter may result in a revocation of the license for the location being utilized pursuant to this chapter.