Township of Liberty, NJ
Warren County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Liberty 4-7-1997 by Ord. No. 97-5.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and recreation areas — See Ch. 77.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 39, Alcoholic Beverages, adopted 6-1-1935, as amended.
This chapter is for the purpose of fixing license fees and regulating the sale of alcoholic beverages in the Township of Liberty, County of Warren, in accordance with provisions of an Act of the State Legislature entitled "An Act Concerning Alcoholic Beverages," P.L. 1933, c. 436, as amended and supplemented,[1] and in accordance with the rules and regulations promulgated or to be promulgated by the State Commission 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 other than as provided in this chapter and/or said Act.
The Township Committee of the Township of Liberty, County of Warren, being the governing body of said municipality, shall constitute the authority for the administration of the issuance of licenses hereunder.
Annual license fees shall be as follows:
A. 
Plenary retail consumption license for:
(1) 
1997: $417.72.
(2) 
1998: $501.26.
(3) 
1999: $605.51.
(4) 
2000: $726.61.
(5) 
2001: $871.93.
B. 
Plenary retail distribution license for:
(1) 
1997: $417.72.
(2) 
1998: $501.26.
(3) 
1999: $605.51.
(4) 
2000: $726.61.
(5) 
2001: $871.93.
C. 
The fee for each retail license as contained in Subsections A and B may be increased by an amount to be determined by the Municipal Committee but not exceeding 20% or $500, whichever is less, which determination shall be made annually, starting in the fiscal year 2002.
The Township Committee herein assumes any and all jurisdiction to file written objections or other comments with the Director of the State Board of Alcoholic Beverage Control pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 33:1-10 relating to restrictive brewery licenses. If at any time an application is made to the Township Clerk, Building Inspector or other municipal official for permission to build or otherwise establish a microbrewery, brew pub or similar, said municipal officials shall immediately notify the Township Clerk, who shall in turn notify the Township Committee so that any action which may be necessary in connection therewith can be expeditiously undertaken.
A. 
Any person who shall sell or distribute any alcoholic beverage without having complied with or in any violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $1,000 or imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed 90 days, or by both fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the Court.
B. 
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 Act or of any of the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
[Amended 10-1-1998 by Ord. No. 98-16]
No more than seven plenary retail consumption licenses shall be in effect in this municipality at any time, unless fewer are permitted due to attrition, pursuant to the laws in effect at the time.
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 between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., prevailing time, and on Sundays between the hours of 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., prevailing time.
[1]
Editor's Note: Former § 39-9, Minimum floor space, as amended, was repealed 5-6-1999 by Ord. No. 99-4.
No plenary or seasonal retail consumption license shall be granted for any premises within 1,000 feet of any existing licensed premises.
No licensee shall sell, serve or deliver, nor shall any such licensee suffer or permit the sale, service or delivery of, any alcoholic beverage, directly or indirectly, to any mental defective, habitual drunkard or intoxicated person, nor permit the same to congregate in or about the licensed premises.