[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Delran as Sec. 6-10 of the 1993 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall conduct a billiard room, poolroom or combination thereof, or such other place where the business of playing billiards or pool is conducted for gain, reward or profit, without first having obtained a license for that purpose in accordance with the provisions of this chapter as herein set forth.
An application for such license shall be made to the Township Clerk in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 203, Licensing, and, in addition to the information required therein, shall specify the approximate size and the type and nature of the building and the structure, the number of tables to be licensed and such other information and data which by the rules and regulations of the Council or the Township Clerk shall be considered pertinent.
The annual fee for the license shall be as set forth in § 150-3A.
No license shall be issued to conduct the business of billiard rooms or poolrooms within 500 feet of any school, library or church premises.
Every licensed poolroom or billiard room, or combination thereof, shall allow the interior thereof to be viewed from the entrance to licensed premises, provided that a curtain or other means of screening may be used on windows or doors of the premises to a height of five feet from the floor of the premises; provided that the screening shall not obstruct nor prevent the view or examination of the interior of the premises by a police officer or any inspection by any other officer of the law.
A complaint may be filed by any interested citizen or by a member of the Police or Fire Department if the complainant has reason to believe that a violation of this chapter exists in any premises licensed in accordance with this chapter.
The license issued hereunder may be suspended or revoked by the Council upon a hearing to be held after notice to the licensee.
This chapter shall not apply to any duly authorized church or to any bona fide veterans', charitable, educational, religious, civic or fraternal organization, provided that such organization is organized on a nonprofit basis and does not have a plenary retail consumption license issued by any alcoholic beverage control board.