Borough of Woodbury Heights, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Woodbury Heights 3-11-63 as Ord. No. 63-2, Ch. 4. Section 38-13 added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Article I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter is enacted for the purpose of raising revenue and for the regulation and control of amusement games and machines known and designated as electric crane machines, bagatelle, ballyhoo and pinball games or coin music boxes, commonly called jukeboxes.
[Amended 6-10-63 by Ord. No. 63-8]
No person shall maintain, operate or possess in any store, building or other place wherein the public is invited or where the public may enter or in any building or other place wherein any club or organization meetings are held, within the borough, any amusement games or machines of the type commonly known as electric crane machines, bagatelle, ballyhoo, pinball machines, pool tables, billiard tables, ping pong tables or any other amusement games or any coin music boxes for the playing of music, commonly called jukeboxes, without first obtaining a license therefor.
A. 
The proprietor of the premises where each game, machine or jukebox regulated by this chapter is to be installed shall be the applicant for the license required by this chapter. The application shall be signed by the applicant.
B. 
The Borough Clerk shall cause to be prepared the necessary forms of application for licenses to maintain each game, machine or jukebox regulated by this chapter, which application shall state the name and address of the applicant, the exact location where the game, machine or box is to be installed, the kind of game, machine or box, and shall state whether or not the applicant has been convicted of a crime or violation of any federal, state or local laws and such other information as the Borough Council shall deem necessary and proper. A separate application shall be required for each game, machine or box.
C. 
The license fee shall accompany each application filed, and if the application is denied the fee shall be returned to the applicant.
Upon receipt of an application for a license under this chapter, the Borough Clerk shall refer the same to the Chief of Police and the Chief of the Fire Department, who shall make or cause to be made an inspection of the premises described in the application. The Chief of Police and the Chief of the Fire Department upon completion of their inspection, shall attach to such application their reports thereon, which shall also state their approval or disapproval and the reasons therefor. Upon receipt of such application and inspection reports, the Borough Council shall proceed to consider the same and shall either approve or disapprove the issuance of the license to the applicant. If the application is approved, the Borough Council shall authorize the Borough Clerk to issue the necessary license upon receipt of the fee for such license.
[Amended 12-12-66 by Ord. No. 66-13]
The annual license fee for a license for each amusement game or machine required by § 38-2, shall be paid within 30 days after the installation of such machine or within 30 days after January 1 for each succeeding year that the license is requested.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee provisions were removed at the request of the borough. Current fee provisions are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 12-12-66 by Ord. No. 66-13]
The annual license fee for each coin music box, commonly called a "jukebox," required by § 38-5, shall be paid within 30 days after the installation of such box or within 30 days after January 1 for each succeeding year that the license is requested.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee provisions were removed at the request of the borough. Current fee provisions are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
The license required by this chapter, when granted, shall be affixed in a conspicuous place to the game, machine or box for which it was issued and shall show the name and post office address of the licensee, the manufacturer's serial number of the game, machine or box, the amount required to operate such game, machine or box, and shall state that the game, machine or box to which the same is affixed is licensed by the borough.
A. 
Every license issued under this chapter shall apply only to the person to whom it was granted and for the premises stated in the application and on the license, and shall not be transferable to another person or location unless the Borough Council approves of such transfer in writing.
B. 
Nothing contained in this chapter shall prohibit the holder of a license under this chapter from substituting a game or machine at the location set forth in such license, but at no time shall more than one game or machine be operated under one license.
A. 
In the event that the annual license fees described in §§ 38-5 and 38-6 are not paid prior to March 31 of the year in question, the license shall be revoked by the Borough Council.
B. 
The license issued under this chapter may also be revoked by the Borough Council for any willful false statement contained in the application for license and may also be revoked for any violation of this chapter.
[Amended 12-12-66 by Ord. No. 66-13]
No person under the age of 16 years shall be permitted to play or operate any electric crane machines, bagatelle, ballyhoo or pinball amusement games or machines.
No person shall use or permit to be used any of the games, machines or boxes licensed under this chapter for the purpose of gambling. The Borough Council may, in its discretion, revoke such license if the game, machine or box is used or permitted to be used for the purpose of gambling.
[Added 12-9-74 by Ord. No. 74-19]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-31 games of chance as defined in N.J.S.A. 5:8-24, "Bingo Licensing Law" are authorized to be conducted within the Borough of Woodbury Heights on the first day of the week, commonly known and designated as Sunday, by an organization permitted to make application under the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-25 and upon proper application in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-26, 27 and 28.
Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days, or both. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.