Town of Wawayanda, NY
Orange County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Wawayanda 5-3-1973 by L.L. No. 2-1973. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement devices and exhibitions — See Ch. 46.
Zoning — See Ch. 195.

§ 64-1 Purpose.

It is hereby declared the policy of the Town of Wawayanda, State of New York, that in order to preserve public peace and good order and to safeguard the health, safety, welfare and morals within the incorporated area of the Town of Wawayanda, it is necessary to regulate and control the operations and conduct of cabarets, dance halls, bars or lounges, discotheques or the like and places of public assembly so as to fix certain responsibilities and duties of the persons owning, operating or controlling such establishments.

§ 64-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BARS AND/OR LOUNGES
Any place of public assembly in which the business of, directly or indirectly, selling and/or serving alcoholic beverages to the public is conducted and in which any musical entertainment, singing, dancing in a designated area or other form of amusement is also permitted, and shall include such a room, place or space which provides incidental musical entertainment by mechanical devices, with or without dancing.
CABARET
Any place of public assembly in which the business of, directly or indirectly, selling or serving food, drink or alcoholic beverages to the public is conducted and in which any musical entertainment, singing, dancing in a designated area or other form of amusement is also permitted, and shall include such a room, place or space which provides incidental musical entertainment by mechanical devices, with or without dancing.
DANCE HALLS
Any place of public assembly in which dancing is carried on and to which the public may gain admittance, either with or without the payment of a fee.
DISCOTHEQUES OR THE LIKE
Any place of public assembly in which the business of, directly or indirectly, selling and/or serving food, drinks and/or alcoholic beverages to the public is conducted, in which dancing is carried on by any musical entertainment and to which the public may gain admission, either with or without the payment of a fee.
PERSON
An individual, partnership, club, association, corporation, society or any other organized group of persons, and shall include the officers, directors, stockholders and trustees of a club, corporation, association or society.
PLACE OF PUBLIC ASSEMBLY
Any room, place or space which is occupied or arranged to be occupied for recreational, amusement, social, sports or similar purposes or any building, shed or enclosure, whether indoor or outdoor, coming within the occupancy and other similar classifications of this section, as determined by the officer charged with the enforcement of this section. For the purpose of interpretation, the term "public assembly," where used in this chapter, shall include the term "public assembly" or "assembly" as may be used in other codes, laws, ordinances, rules or regulations as may be applicable in the Town of Wawayanda.
TOWN OF WAWAYANDA
The incorporated area in the Town of Wawayanda, in the County of Orange and State of New York.

§ 64-3 Prohibited acts.

It shall be unlawful for any person conducting, maintaining or operating a cabaret, dance hall, bar and/or lounge or discotheque establishment within the Town of Wawayanda to suffer or permit any waitress, barmaid, entertainer or other person who comes in contact with or appears before or is likely to come in contact with or appear before patrons of the licensed establishment to appear in the presence of such patrons with breasts or the lower part of the torso uncovered or so thinly covered or draped as to appear uncovered or to suffer or permit any person to appear in any scene, sketch, act or entertainment with breasts or the lower part of the torso uncovered or so thinly covered as to appear uncovered.

§ 64-4 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 4-8-1993 by L.L. No. 2-1993]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be guilty of an offense punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a period not to exceed 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation shall constitute a separate violation.