Borough of Riverdale, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement devices in areas in which alcoholic beverages are sold — See Ch. 73.
Alcoholic beverages in parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 123.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 126.
[Adopted 10-17-1972 by Ord. No. 4-72]
This chapter is for the purpose of fixing license fees and regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in the Borough of Riverdale, County of Morris, in accordance with provisions of Title 33, Revised Statutes (1937), as amended and supplemented,[1] and in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated or to be promulgated by the State Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control applicable hereto, and in accordance with the rules and regulations existing herein or hereafter adopted by competent municipal authority, not inconsistent with said Act or said rules and regulations of said State Commissioner.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 33:1-1 et seq.
It shall be unlawful to sell or distribute alcoholic beverages otherwise than as provided in this chapter and/or said Act.
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Riverdale, County of Morris, being the governing body of said municipality, shall constitute the authority for the administration of the issuance of licenses hereunder.
[Amended 5-15-1973 by Ord. No. 3-73; 6-3-1975 by Ord. No. 8-75; 8-19-1975 by Ord. No. 9-75; 5-16-1994 by Ord. No. 3-94; 3-20-1995 by Ord. No. 2-95; 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 4-96; 5-5-1997 by Ord. No. 2-97; 5-18-1998 by Ord. No. 8-98; 5-15-2006 by Ord. No. 7-2006; 12-15-2008 by Ord. No. 16-2008]
The license fees are hereby established and fixed as follows:
A. 
Plenary retail consumption license from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, inclusive, and thereafter annually: the sum of $2,500, it being the intention that the maximum fee established for said license be $2,500.
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license from July 1, 2009, to June 30, 2010, inclusive, and thereafter annually: the sum of $1,920, it being the intention that the maximum fee established for said license be $1,920.
A. 
The number of plenary retail distribution licenses outstanding in the Borough of Riverdale at the same time shall not exceed one.
B. 
The number of plenary retail consumption licenses outstanding in the Borough of Riverdale at the same time shall not exceed seven; provided, however, that this shall not prevent the renewal of licenses outstanding upon the adoption of this chapter or the transfer of such licenses and the renewal of licenses so transferred.
[Amended 3-6-1979 by Ord. No. 4-79]
No alcoholic beverage shall be sold, served or delivered nor shall any licensee suffer or permit the sale, service or delivery of any alcoholic beverage directly or indirectly upon the licensed premises between the hours of 3:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. on weekdays and Saturdays and 3:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Sundays. On premises with a plenary retail distribution license, in addition to the foregoing, the hours of operation on Sunday may commence at 9:00 a.m.
[Amended 12-5-1972 by Ord. No. 5-72]
The holders of licenses issued as herein provided shall be permitted to sell or serve alcoholic beverages on January 1, New Year's Day, of each year, until 5:00 a.m. The hours referred to in this section and in § 70-6 shall be eastern standard time or daylight saving time, whichever shall be in effect.
[Amended 9-21-1992 by Ord. No. 4-92]
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit and pay a fine of not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned in the county jail for not more than 90 days; and the Judge before whom any such person may be brought may impose such punishment by fine or imprisonment in the county jail as he may see fit not exceeding the maximum herein fixed.
Any license issued pursuant to this chapter may be suspended or revoked for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or for violation of any of the provisions of said Title 33 or of the Alcoholic Beverage Tax Act[1] or of any of the rules and regulations promulgated or to be promulgated by the State Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 54:41-1 et seq.
[Adopted 6-20-2005 by Ord. No. 9-2005]
A. 
No person shall consume or offer to another for consumption alcoholic beverages in or upon any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, park or playground or in, on or upon any land or building owned or occupied by any federal, state, county or municipal government, or owned or occupied by any federal, state, county or municipal authority, or in, on or upon any place to which the public at large is generally invited.
B. 
No person shall have in his possession or possess any alcoholic beverages on, in or upon any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, park or playground or in, on or upon any land or building owned or occupied by any federal, state, county or municipal government, or subdivision or agency thereof, or upon land or buildings owned or occupied by any federal, state, county or municipal authority or in, on or upon any place to which the public at large is generally invited, unless same is contained within a closed or sealed container.
C. 
Nothing in Subsection A or B shall be construed to prohibit the consumption or sale of alcoholic beverages within any premises licensed for the plenary retail consumption of intoxicating liquors or in any place for which a special permit for a social affair has been issued by the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control pursuant to its rules and regulations.