Borough of Wrightstown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Wrightstown by Ord. No. 1996-6 (Sec. 4-3 of the Revised General Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Games of chance — See Ch. 93.
It shall be unlawful for any person to install, operate, maintain or use in any public or coin-operated amusement machine or device as defined under Chapter 115, Mercantile Licenses, § 115-2, without a license.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1996-8[1]; 12-14-2005 by Ord. No. 2005-12]
No fee shall be charged to license these devices as defined above.
Editor's Note: Pursuant to Ord. No. 1996-8, the fees contained herein are to be interpreted as the numerical fee for each machine.
Every applicant for a license shall fill out a form of application to be furnished by the Borough Clerk, who shall after approval, issue the license as herein provided, upon payment of the appropriate nonrefundable license fee.
Each such current license shall be at all times prominently displayed in the premises where the machine is located, or a fine may be imposed. The applicant is required to notify the Borough Clerk of each additional machine above the initial number of machines licensed.
The license to operate an amusement parlor shall not be transferable from place to place or to another person, and the ownership of the amusement parlor may not be changed or modified in any manner until proper application shall be made as heretofore provided for an original issuance and shall be granted only on the written consent of the Borough Council.
All applications shall provide a schematic diagram of the structure housing the devices or machines and the specific area containing the devices or machines indicating the location of the devices or machines, the access, egress and aisles to the area containing the devices or machines and any obstruction to pedestrian access and movement in and about the structure. Said diagram must conform to the requirements of the State Uniform Fire Code.
Such amusement machines and devices shall be licensed for amusement purposes only and no such machine or device shall be used in connection with gaming, lottery, the unlawful awarding of prizes, whether cash, merchandise or tokens, or any other unlawful activity.
The owner and/or operator shall not allow loitering in or about the premises nor shall there be allowed the amplification of music so as to disturb adjacent property owners or the public.
Where the amusement parlor is or has an intended use, such as a restaurant or other commercial establishment, the amusement parlor must be structurally segregated from that other use so as to allow for the enforcement of the loitering, noise and other provisions of this chapter and appropriate police regulations.
The Borough Council shall have the power to revoke any license when the licensee is found guilty of a crime involving gambling or violating any municipal ordinance or regulation involving gambling or when the licensee violates any other law or regulation pertaining to the operation of the premises within the provisions of this chapter and any other ordinance of the borough. If the Borough Council has reason to believe that there are grounds upon which to revoke any such license, it shall cause a notice to be served, in writing, upon the licensee, the person in charge of the license, amusement parlor or the agent designated, requiring an appearance before the Borough Council at such time and place as it shall designate, to show cause why the license should not be revoked. Such notice shall be served at least 10 days prior to the date set for a hearing, and the licensee shall be afforded a hearing before the Borough Council prior to the final revocation of the license. Violators of any provisions of this chapter are also subject to the jurisdiction of the municipal court serving the Borough of Wrightstown.