[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Eagleswood 6-24-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-8 (Ch. 34 of the 1977 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is hereby determined there exists within the Township a recognized amusement park, as defined under N.J.A.C. 13:3-1.1, located along Route 9 and more commonly known as Picadilly Playland Amusement Park.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to own or operate within the municipality any amusement game or games if said amusement games are of skill or chance, or both, and whether said amusement games are placed and operated with or without numbers, symbols or figures, without having first applied for and obtained a proper license from the Township Committee.
A separate license shall be issued for each specific kind of game authorized to be held, operated and conducted on the licensed premises by the licensee, and a separate license shall be issued for each place at which the licensee is authorized to hold, operate and conduct such games, except a single license may be issued for all games classified under Certification No. 2, as described in the N.J.A.C. 13:3-1 et seq., and operated in an arcade at a single location.
All licenses shall be issued on a calendar-year basis and shall expire on December 31 of each year.
Each application for a license shall be submitted in duplicate in form prescribed by the Commissioner of Amusement Games Control and comply with applicable state statutes and rules and regulations promulgated by the Commissioner. At a minimum, said application shall contain the following information: name and address of the applicant, type and location of the game, and the identification of the business form. In the event the application is granted, the original shall be retained by the Township and the copy shall be transmitted to the Commissioner.
No license shall be issued for any premises licensed under any alcoholic beverage license.
The Township may require an applicant, or officer, director, shareholder, partner, member or employee, to be fingerprinted.
Any fees for fingerprinting shall be paid for by the applicant.
No license shall be issued to any applicant if any of the persons fingerprinted in connection with the application are not of good moral character or have been convicted of a crime.
In the event of denial or withdrawal of the application, 25% of the annual license fee shall be retained by the municipality as and for an investigation fee, and the remainder of the fee shall be refunded to the applicant.
Upon proof of compliance with all applicable requirements, the Township Committee shall authorize the issuance of a license by resolution. Said resolution shall specifically recite that the premises to be licensed is located in a recognized amusement park in the municipality. A certified copy of each resolution, together with a copy of the application endorsed to show the granting of the municipal license, shall be transmitted to the Commissioner within three days of the municipal license being granted.
Each license certificate shall be issued in triplicate; the original delivered to the licensee, one copy retained by the municipality with its licensing records, and the remaining two copies shall be delivered to the Commissioner.
Each license certificate shall indicate: the name of the licensee, the address of the licensed premises, the name and detailed description of the kind of game licensed, the amount of fee paid, a statement of the dates and the hours between which such game may be conducted, and such other information as may be required by the Commissioner.
Every license must be conspicuously posted on the premises where the game is operated.
The municipal license shall be inactive until the state license is approved and received by the applicant.
Any person who shall violate any of the terms or provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to the penalty as stated in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalty, of the Code of the Township of Eagleswood.