[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 10-25-1948. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 82.
No person or persons, partnerships, voluntary associations or incorporated companies shall install, maintain, operate or possess in any store, building or other place where the public is invited or where the public may enter, within the Borough of Stanhope, any bagatelle, pinball, shooting ray gun, music and all other amusements or entertainment machines in which coins are inserted or for which coins are received or accepted for operation of such games without having first obtained a license therefor as hereinafter provided.
The license for the installation, maintenance or possession of bagatelle, pinball, shooting ray gun, music or any other amusement or entertainment machines or devices aforementioned shall be issued in the name of the owner thereof, with the address of the premises where such devices are to be installed and operated.
The application for said license or licenses prescribed for in § 60-2 of this chapter shall be accompanied by the appropriate license fee hereinafter named and shall be made to the Clerk of the Borough of Stanhope.
Upon the filing of the written application, as provided in §§ 60-2 and 60-3 of this chapter, and the payment of the license fee herein prescribed and compliance with the other regulations, the Clerk shall issue a separate license for each and every machine which the applicant desires to place, operate, maintain or use, and said license shall be displayed in a conspicuous place on said machine and said license shall not be transferable as to machines; provided, however, that the applicant or licensee shall immediately notify the Clerk of said transfer.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9]
The license or licenses covered by this chapter shall be issued for not more than one year, and all licenses shall expire on the last day of December of each year and shall be due and payable on the first day of January of each year to the Clerk of the Borough of Stanhope.
[Amended 3-29-1954; 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9]
The license fee for the issuance of the said license or licenses for the calendar year or any part thereof shall be as provided for in Chapter 82, Fees, provided that the foregoing operations shall not be construed to license or permit the operation of gambling devices.
Any person who shall use or permit any of the machines or devices licensed hereunder to be used for the purpose of gambling shall be deemed to be guilty of the violation of this chapter.
This chapter is enacted for the purpose of raising revenue and for the regulation and control of automatic amusements, games and machines, more particularly described in § 60-2 of this chapter.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9; 6-30-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.