Village of Lindenhurst, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Lindenhurst 8-28-1968 by Ord. No. 1-1968 as Ch. 8 of the 1968 Code of the Village of Lindenhurst. Sections 29-1C, 29-2 and 29-6 amended and § 29-5 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licensing officer — See Ch. 15.

§ 29-1 License required.

A. 
No person, partnership, association, corporation, organization or club shall maintain or operate any bowling alleys, electronic or mechanical amusement machines or games, billiard or pool tables or any similar games or devices open to the public for which a fee is charged, either directly or as membership fees, giving the right of access to and use of the aforementioned devices, or by any other indirect means, without first having obtained a license from the Licensing Officer of the village pursuant to the requirements of this chapter. A permit shall only be granted on an application made, in writing, to said Officer, signed by the applicant.
[Amended 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975; 9-30-1975 by L.L. No. 19-1975, 8-15-1978 by L.L. No. 7-1978; 8-18-1980 by L.L. No. 7-1980]
B. 
Prior to granting a license, the Licensing Officer shall give consideration to the possible effect on the public health, safety and welfare, including but not limited to the availability of off-street parking; proposed hours and days of operation; proximity to residences, schools and public recreation areas; and other businesses, if any, also operated on the same premises. No license shall be issued for any premises located within 500 feet of any school, public park or playground, church or public community center.
[Added 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975]
C. 
Every application shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable application fee of $10. All licenses shall be issued annually and shall expire on December 31 next succeeding the date of issuance thereof. Within 10 days of notification that an application for a license has been granted and prior to the issuance of said license, the applicant shall pay a fee of $10 per table, lane or other device per annum for the year in which the license is issued, without proration, and for each year thereafter, payable at the Village Hall to the order of the Incorporated Village of Lindenhurst, before the 10th day of January. The annual fee and the application fee may be changed upon resolution of the Board of Trustees.
[Added 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975; amended 8-18-1980 by L.L. No. 7-1980[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.
D. 
No person, partnership, association, corporation, organization or club shall maintain or operate four or more electronic or mechanical amusement machines or games or any similar games or devices upon any premises open to the public and for which a fee is charged, either directly or indirectly, as hereinabove more fully set forth, and no license shall be issued for such premises. A license is required for the operation of two or three electronic or mechanical amusement machines, and said license shall be issued only if the use of such machines is incidental to and not the main use of the premises and, further, provided that all other requirements of this chapter are complied with. No license shall be required for the operation of one electronic or mechanical amusement machine, provided that it is the only amusement machine on the premises and, further, provided that the use of such machine is incidental to and not the main use of the premises. The computation of mechanical or electronic amusement machines shall include billiard or pool tables. There shall not be more than one billiard or pool table at any premises hereunder.
[Added 8-18-1980 by L.L. No. 7-1980]

§ 29-2 Off-street parking.

[Added 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975[1]]
A. 
No license shall be issued unless the applicant can provide the minimum number of parking spaces as provided in Chapter 193, Zoning, § 193-192.
B. 
This section shall not apply to establishments licensed by the village prior to the effective date of this section, as such establishments are presently constructed.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 29-3 Minors prohibited from premises.

[Added 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975]
No license shall be issued to any billiard room open to minors (persons under 18 years of age).

§ 29-4 Licensing Officer.

[Added 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975]
A. 
The Licensing Officer of the village is hereby authorized and empowered to establish reasonable rules, regulations and requirements in conjunction with the issuance of licenses required by this chapter.
B. 
The Licensing Officer of the village may suspend or revoke any license pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 15, Licensing Officer, of the Lindenhurst Village Code.

§ 29-5 Fortune-telling. [1]

A person is guilty of fortune-telling when, for a fee or compensation which he directly or indirectly solicits or receives, he claims or pretends to tell fortunes or holds himself out as being able, by claimed or pretended use of occult powers, to answer questions or give advice on personal matters or to exorcise, influence or effect evil spirits or curses; except that this section does not apply to a person who engages in the aforedescribed conduct as part of a show or exhibition solely for the purpose of entertainment or amusement.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 29-6 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 5-20-1975 by L.L. No. 6-1975[1]]
Any person or persons, firm, association or corporation violating this chapter shall be liable for and forfeit and pay for each violation thereof a sum of not less than $50 and not more than $250 for each day the violation shall continue.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.