§ 35-2License required; application.
§ 35-3Term of license.
§ 35-5Management and control of locations.
§ 35-6Qualifications of owner or operator.
§ 35-7Revocation of license.
§ 35-9Penalties for offenses.
As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the respective meanings indicated:
- AMUSEMENT GAMES
- Any legal coin-controlled or coin-operated amusement game or games.
- Any indoor place or enclosure in which is maintained or operated for the amusement, patronage or recreation of the public any legal coin-controlled or coin-operated amusement game or games.
- OWNER or OPERATOR
- Any person who owns, controls, leases, manages or otherwise has control of a location, as above described, in which amusement games are exhibited, displayed or maintained for the use by any person.
- Any individual who may regularly operate, use or play with an amusement game above set forth or any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, trust, trustee or receiver.
No person shall maintain, operate, expose, display or offer any amusement game within the Village of Woodridge without first obtaining a license so to do, application for which license shall be made by an application which shall state:
The name and address of the owner or operator of the location where such amusement game shall be exhibited, as aforesaid.
The name and address of the person to whom such amusement game shall belong.
A complete description of such amusement game, giving the manufacturer's name and number.
The name and address of the applicant for such license.
The principal business to be operated on such location.
The address of the location where such licensed amusement game is to be maintained.
The issuance of a license by the Village of Woodridge shall be for such period to terminate on June 1 following the issuance thereof. In the event that there should be a change of ownership, change of location or change of management under which said amusement game is operated, the license issued shall terminate.
No amusement games shall be maintained, operated, displayed or offered in any location except where the primary business operated thereon shall be some business other than the maintenance or operation of amusement games operated and maintained therein, and in no event shall there be more than two (2) amusement games in any one (1) location.
Every location where licensed amusement games are maintained as herein provided shall at all times be under proper supervision and management when such amusement games are exposed for play, and every owner and operator shall be responsible for keeping order in and about his location. There shall be no loitering or unlawful congregation of persons in or about any location. The failure to maintain supervision as herein provided or loitering and unlawful congregation shall be grounds for revocation of licenses issued.
Every owner or operator of an amusement game shall be required to first obtain a license as aforesaid before such game is offered or exposed for use to or by any person. The licensee shall be a citizen of the United States and of good moral character. Such license shall be issued by the licensing officer aforesaid within fourteen (14) days after receipt of application therefor by the Village Clerk. The failure to issue such license within such period of time shall be deemed a refusal to issue the same.
The Village Board of Trustees of the Village of Woodridge may revoke any license issued under this chapter to any person for good cause shown and after a hearing, written notice of which shall be served upon such licensee at least five (5) days prior thereto, and such licensee shall be given an opportunity to defend himself at such hearing, with or without counsel.
The fee(s) shall be set by resolution of the Board of Trustees from time to time. The current fee schedule is available at the Village Clerk's office.
Any offense committed against this chapter is hereby declared to be a violation, punishable by a maximum fine of two hundred fifty dollars ($250.) or by imprisonment for not more than fifteen (15) days, or both.