[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Foxborough as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fingerprinting — See Ch. 126.
[Adopted as Art. V, § 14, of the General Bylaws]
The following words used in this bylaw shall have the following meanings:
- The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Foxborough.
- Automatic amusement license granted by the Board permitting the operation of a mechanical game within the Town.
- MECHANICAL GAME
- Any machine, apparatus, device or mechanism used or designed for entertainment which may be operated, set in motion, released or played by activation of a button or switch or by placing or depositing therein any coin, token, ball or any other article which would cause it to be activated for use. This definition includes but is not limited to any variety of pinball machines, electronic video games, automatic amusement devices as defined in MGL c. 140, § 177A, or any other similar machine or device.
- Any corporation, association, partnership or individual.
- The Town of Foxborough.
No person shall maintain, keep, operate or offer for operation a mechanical game without first receiving a license from the Board.
Application for a license shall be filed with the Board. Each application shall include the following information:
The name of the person(s) owning and/or operating the premises.
The street and number of the premises where the mechanical game will be located.
The number and location of all entrances and exits from the premises.
A visual plan of the premises.
The exact location and number of mechanical games to be licensed.
At the time of the application or any renewal thereof, the applicant shall pay such fees as may from time to time be established pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22F.
Applications shall be acted upon by the Board within 30 days after the date of submission of the application.
Each license must be kept on the premise where the licensed mechanical game(s) is located and must be open to view and available for inspection at all times.
No license is transferable by the licensee.
Any license, unless sooner revoked pursuant to the bylaw, shall expire on December 31 of each year.
Upon written request by the licensee to the Board or upon its own initiative, the Board from time to time may amend any license. Licenses may be amended to reflect a change in the premises or a change in the location of any mechanical game. The fee for any change in the location of any mechanical game shall be established by the Board from time to time pursuant to MGL c. 40, § 22F. The fee for any change is payable at the time of application.
Any licensee shall comply with all conditions imposed by the Board. Failure to comply with any license condition shall be grounds for the Board to revoke, modify, or suspend any license.