[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person, partnership, company, corporation or association shall possess, sell, distribute or transport any alcoholic beverage in the Borough of Longport, New Jersey, in violation of any of the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq. and the supplements thereto and amendments thereof and any of the provisions of this chapter.
The Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport, New Jersey, is hereby constituted as the proper issuing authority to administer the issuance of all licenses as herein provided.
All licenses granted shall be issued in conformity with and shall be subject to the terms and provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq. and the supplements thereto and amendments thereof.
[Amended 2-7-1946; 3-7-1946; 3-3-1948; 7-1-1953; 4-21-1954]
All license fees required hereunder shall be paid in cash or by certified check, and the full amount thereof must accompany each application for license when presented.
All licenses shall be issued for one year from July 1; provided, however, that licenses may be issued during the fiscal year to expire at 12:00 midnight of June 30 following.
Plenary retail consumption licenses shall be limited in number to three.
No seasonal retail consumption license shall be issued.
Plenary retail distribution licenses shall be limited in number to one.
[Amended 7-1-1953; 4-21-1954]
No club license shall be issued.
Only one retail license of any class or kind shall be granted to any person, corporation, partnership, limited partnership or association. The license granted shall cover only the licensed premises.
[Amended 10-4-1967; 2-21-2001 by Ord. No. 2001-02; 3-19-2003 by Ord. No. 2003-04]
No licensee shall sell, serve, deliver or allow, permit or suffer the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverage, or permit the consumption of any alcoholic beverage on licensed premises on weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 12:00 noon the following day, prevailing time.
On any premises for which a license shall have been granted, no music, for dancing shall be played except during such hours as liquor may be sold thereon.
No alcoholic beverages may be sold in any room or outdoor restaurant within 20 feet of the property line of the licensed premises.
Only one outside liquor sign may be displayed on any premises for which a license has been granted, and such sign must be approved as to type and size by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport.
The display of bottled liquor is prohibited in outdoor restaurants and on the outside of any building on licensed premises.
No bar that is visible from the sidewalk shall be allowed in any indoor restaurant.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation and officers thereof who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for not more than 90 days, or both such fine and imprisonment, and in addition thereto may have his, her or its license revoked by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport, New Jersey, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 33:1-31.
[Adopted 7-7-1993 by Ord. No. 93-16]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE
- Any substance whose sale or disposition is regulated by the Department of Treasury, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control within the State of New Jersey, including, but not by way of limitation of the foregoing, liquor, wine and beer.
- PRIVATE CONVEYANCE
- Any mode of transportation whether or not moving, stopped or parked, except for any conveyance specifically licensed for the transportation of alcoholic beverages in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
- PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Any and all property, including rights-of-way, roads, buildings, recreational facilities, beach or land located within the Borough of Longport, owned by the Borough of Longport, or any other governmental agency.
- QUASI-PUBLIC PROPERTY
- Any private street, highway, lane, alley, driveway or other roadway which is open to the public or to which the public is invited, and including any and all parking yards, parking lots, causeways, alleys or malls generally open to the public.
[Amended 3-22-2017 by Ord. No. 2017-08]
No person shall, on any public or quasi-public property, in or not in a private conveyance, within the Borough of Longport:
Consume any alcoholic beverage.
Be in possession of an opened or unsealed container of any alcoholic beverage.
The foregoing restrictions shall not apply to alcoholic beverages sold or sampled at the Longport Farmer's Market provided all applicable permits and authorizations have been obtained.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $500, or a jail term in the county jail not to exceed 90 days, or both, at the discretion of the sentencing judge, and each day that the violation under this article shall continue shall be deemed a separate violation under this article.