Borough of Wallington, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wallington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 157.
Amusement devices; billiards tables — See Ch. 160.
Peddling and soliciting licensing — See § 272-4.
[Adopted 5-13-1970 as Sec. 5-5 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 163, Art. I, of the 1992 Code)]

§ 189-1 Permit required.

No public dance, exhibition, vaudeville show or theatrical performance or assemblage of people in a public hall for which an admission fee is charged shall be held, given, allowed or take place within the Borough unless a special permit shall be first applied for and obtained.

§ 189-2 Application for permit.

Written application for a permit shall be made to the Council and shall specifically set forth the place in which and the time when such dance, exhibition, vaudeville show, theatrical performance or assemblage of people therefor is to be given or held and that the applicant is legally the owner or in possession of such place, dance hall, auditorium or premises.

§ 189-3 Issuance of permit; fee.

[Amended 12-22-1971; 12-18-1975 by Ord. No. 75-18; 8-18-1988 by Ord. No. 88-4; 4-27-1995 by Ord. No. 95-6]
On approval of the Council, a permit shall be issued by the Borough Clerk, subject to the approval of the Chief of Police, the fee for which shall be $25.

§ 189-4 Inspection of premises.

The licensed premises on which dances and public affairs are held shall be open at all times for the visitation, supervision and inspection of the Chief of Police or Chief of the Fire Department or other members of the Police and Fire Departments who may be designated to inspect the premises for fire regulation and safety purposes.

§ 189-5 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-19[1]]
Any violation of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Wallington.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 5-13-1970 as Sec. 5-6 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances (Ch. 163, Art. II, of the 1992 Code)]

§ 189-6 License required.

No live dancing entertainment shall be permitted on any premises having a plenary retail consumption license unless the operator of the premises has also obtained an entertainment license in accordance with this article.

§ 189-7 Application for license; fee.

[Amended 12-18-1975 by Ord. No. 75-18; 8-18-1988 by Ord. No. 88-4]
Application for an entertainment license shall be made in the manner provided in § 272-4, and the fee shall be $350. In addition to the information required by § 272-4, the application shall describe the types of dancing entertainment that will be offered and the hours and days of the week on which such entertainment is contemplated.

§ 189-8 Regulations.

All dancing entertainment shall be subject to the following regulations:
A. 
Dancing on bars or tabletops is prohibited.
B. 
Dancers may not fraternize with or accept drinks from members of the public.
C. 
Indecent exposure by means of unduly abbreviated costumes shall not be permitted.
D. 
Persons employed as dancers shall be fingerprinted in accordance with the provisions of Rule 31 of Regulation 20 of the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
E. 
Two special officers shall be kept on duty by and at the expense of the licensee during all times that dancing entertainment is being presented.
[Amended 10-28-1982 by Ord. No. 82-11]

§ 189-9 Suspension or revocation of license.

In addition to such other penalties as may be provided by law, an entertainment license may be suspended or revoked for any of the following reasons:
A. 
A violation of any of the provisions of this article.
B. 
Violation of any other law or regulation applicable to the licensed premises as a retail consumption premises.[1]
[1]:
Editor's Note: See Ch. 157, Alcoholic Beverages.
C. 
False statements in the application for the entertainment license.
D. 
Evidence that the licensed activity cannot be conducted on the premises without frequent disturbances, notwithstanding the presence of special police officers.

§ 189-10 Police protection. [1]

As an alternative to exercising its power of suspension or revocation in cases where there is evidence of disturbances, the Council may require the stationing of additional special police officers, at the cost of the licensee, during the times that dancing entertainment is presented.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 189-11 Violations and penalties.

[Added 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 93-19[1]]
Any violation of this article shall, upon conviction, be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, of the Code of the Borough of Wallington.
[1]:
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).