As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- MACHINE or DEVICE
- Any coin-operated automatic amusement game, including but not to the exclusion of others devices known as roulette, baseball, pinball, shooting games and the like; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to refer to vending machines for cigarettes, foods, confections, music or merchandise.
- An individual, firm, partnership, corporation, voluntary association, incorporated association and principal or agent thereof.
- PUBLIC BILLIARD ROOM
- Any area, hall, room, or place open to the public and containing one or more tables upon which may be played billiards, pool, bumper pool, fascination or any such similar games.
The purpose of this chapter is to impose a license to provide for the control and regulation of the use and maintenance of certain amusement devices, machines and public billiard rooms as herein defined or designated.
No person shall maintain, place or allow to be used any machine defined or designated herein, or any table upon which may be played the games of billiards, pool, bumper pool, fascination or any such similar games in any public or quasi-public place or in any building store or other place where the public is invited or wherein the public may enter, without first obtaining a license therefor.
Any person desiring to obtain a license as required by this chapter shall first obtain an application Director of Administration of the Township of Pequannock.
Such form shall require the following information:
The name and signature of the applicant.
The residence of the applicant.
The name and nature of business conducted by the applicant on the premises for which the license is sought.
The address of the premises where the machine or table will be in use.
The name and nature of the machine or table.
The description of each machine or table with manufacturer's serial number.
The name and address of the person owning said machine or table.
All statements by the applicant shall be made under oath.
The Township reserves the right to investigate all applicants.
No license provided for by this chapter shall be transferable, either from person to person or from place to place.
Upon substitution of any machine or table for the machine or table so licensed, the applicant shall, within 24 hours thereafter, furnish the Township with data as indicated in Section 045.04B and C. Said substitution shall be attached to the original license issued.
The license fee shall be determined in accordance with the number of machines, tables, or devices which are to be operated at each location, in accordance with the following schedule:
The term of each license shall be for a maximum of one year and shall commence on June 1 or date of issuance and shall terminate on May 31 of the following year.
Every person holding a license issued under the provisions of this chapter shall display the licensed machine or table in a conspicuous place in the place of business of the licensee, and every license shall likewise be required to be displayed in a conspicuous place in the place of business of the licensee in close proximity to the machine or table for which the license was issued.
No licensee or other person shall offer any prize or other reward to any person playing any machine or table required to be licensed by the provisions of this chapter, nor shall any licensee permit said machine or table to be used for any gambling purposes whatsoever.
Amusement games and public billiard rooms may be operated from 12:00 noon until 11:30 p.m. on the same day.
No machine or table or device covered by this chapter shall be located within premises distant less than 500 feet of any church or school.
Each licensee shall maintain good order and decorum, shall observe all existing laws, and shall not harbor, suffer or allow the congregation of more than three nonplaying persons in or around the licensed premises. The presence of alcoholic beverages in or around the licensed premises is hereby expressly prohibited.