[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Burlington 5-28-1968; amended 4-24-1984; 3-12-1991 (Sec. 12:6 of the 1975 General Ordinances). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall pursue the business or occupation of keeping any billiard room or poolroom in the Township of Burlington until the proprietor thereof shall have first obtained from the Township Council, as herein provided, a license to carry on and conduct the same and shall have paid the amount of license fee therefor as herein fixed to the Township Clerk.
Applications for licenses shall be filed with the Township Clerk on forms to be furnished by the Clerk, which forms shall show the following:
The name of the applicant.
Present residence of the applicant and how long residing at the present residence.
Date and place of birth of the applicant.
Location of the premises to be licensed and also a description of the premises to be licensed.
Number of tables to be licensed.
Whether or not the applicant owns the premises where the business is to be operated, and, if not, the name and address of the owner.
If the applicant is a corporation, the names and addresses of the officers and stockholders and the name and address of the registered agent.
Whether or not the person making application has ever been convicted of crime or violation of a Township ordinance involving moral turpitude.
All licenses herein provided for shall be granted by the Township Council and issued by the Township Clerk, and all such licenses shall be valid from the 1st day of February of the year in which the license is issued until the 31st day of January of the following year, unless sooner revoked.
Such licenses shall bear the date of issue, the name of the person to whom issued, and the purpose for which they are severally issued, and the location of the room or building wherein the licensee is authorized to carry on and conduct any such business. Such license may be transferred by the holder to another address, provided that the licensee makes application in writing for such transfer to the Township Clerk and obtains the approval of the Township Council and pays the appropriate transfer fee.
The fees to be paid for a license to carry on and conduct any billiard room and/or poolroom shall be $500 plus $100 for each table. The transfer fee shall be $500.
The Township Council may refuse to grant a license to any person who has been convicted of a crime or violation of any municipal ordinance or regulation involving moral turpitude.
The license when granted shall be posted and conspicuously displayed in the place of business of the licensee.
Minors under the age of 18 years old shall under no circumstances frequent, linger, loiter, go or remain in any hall licensed hereunder at any time, unless it be upon some lawful errand and sent under the direction and consent and knowledge of the parent, guardian or other person having the lawful custody of such minor, and it shall be unlawful for the proprietor of any hall so licensed to allow or permit any such minor to frequent, loiter or remain within the hall in violation of this section.
The Township Council shall have the power to revoke any such license when the licensee is found guilty of a crime involving moral turpitude, or of violating any municipal ordinance or regulation involving moral turpitude, and when the Township Council shall have reason to believe that there are grounds upon which to revoke any such license, it shall immediately suspend such license and shall cause a notice to be served in writing upon the licensee or other person in charge of the licensed place, citing him to appear before the Township Council at such time and place as it designates, to show cause why such license should not be revoked, such notice to be served at least five days prior to the date set for a hearing and such licensee shall be afforded a hearing before the Township Council prior to the final revocation of his license.
Every place of business for which a license is granted under this article shall not open before 9:00 a.m. and shall be closed at 12:00 midnight every day and shall remain closed on Sundays and all legal holidays.