Township of Irvington, NJ
Essex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Municipal Council of the Township of Irvington 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622 as Ch. 62, Art. VII, of the 1981 Revised Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall conduct or operate a miniature golf course in the Town without first being duly licensed to do so in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
A person desiring to conduct and operate a miniature golf course in the Town shall make application to the Town Clerk for a blank application form, which shall be properly filled in by the applicant and submitted to the Municipal Council, which shall either grant or reject the application by resolution.
Every license issued under this chapter shall be subject to the following conditions:
A. 
The license shall not be transferable or assignable except with the consent of the Municipal Council, expressed by resolution, and the business or occupation shall be conducted only at the place therein specified.
B. 
Such license shall in no way operate to permit violation of any zoning or other ordinance of the Town, but shall be evidence only of the payment of the license fee required.
[Amended 1-13-1981 by Ord. No. MC 2622; 12-29-2009 by Ord. No. MC 3413]
The annual fee for a license pursuant to this chapter shall be $351 which amount shall accompany the application. The license shall be issued to be in force until the first Monday in June next following. It shall be signed by the Director of Revenue and Finance and the Town Clerk, and the seal of the Town affixed. If the license is not granted, the fee shall be returned to the applicant.
The license authorized by this chapter shall be issued upon condition that each license shall apply to only one miniature golf course, which shall be conducted in accordance with the regulations set forth in this chapter.
Any person making application for a license under this chapter and to whom such license is granted shall at all times produce such license while conducting such business or occupation and shall display it in the ticket or other business office at all times and upon demand of any official of the Town or of any police officer thereof.
Licenses issued under this chapter shall expire on the first Monday in June next after the issuance thereof, unless sooner revoked. If the license is issued between the first Monday in December and the first Monday in June, then the license fee shall be 1/2 the amount specified by this chapter. All licenses shall be granted by the Municipal Council under resolution and may be revoked in like manner. In the event that any such license be revoked by the Municipal Council, no part of the license fee will be returned to the licensee. The license fee shall be imposed for revenue. The Director of Revenue and Finance shall have the power to suspend any license if in his judgment he may deem it necessary to do so. Such suspension shall operate until the next regular meeting of the Municipal Council.
Licenses issued under this chapter shall be subject to revocation by resolution of the Municipal Council, upon complaint made of any improper act or thing done or existing in the conduct of such miniature golf course or of anything deemed detrimental to the welfare of the people of the Town, if such complaint be found justified by vote of the Municipal Council.
Every miniature golf course shall be closed at 12:00 midnight and shall remain closed until 7:00 a.m. of the next morning following.
Any miniature golf course licensed under this chapter shall be deemed a public place within the meaning of the statutes of this state, the provisions of this Code and the ordinances of the Town, and for any violation of such statutes, the provisions of this Code or ordinances, the person violating the same may be prosecuted as therein provided.
Every plot and premises used for paid admission to play miniature golf and every miniature golf course charging paid admissions for play shall be provided with at least one water closet for each sex and one lavatory. Unless so provided, such course and business shall be closed and kept closed until so provided, or the license therefor shall be thereupon automatically revoked.