Borough of Madison, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Madison 6-9-1899 by Ord. No. 31[1] (Art. 7 of the 1970 Revised Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement devices — See Ch. 58.
Model car raceways — See Ch. 125.
Pool and billiard halls — See Ch. 142.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance, as originally adopted, provided for the licensing and regulation of "billiard and bowling saloons." On 5-13-1963 a new ordinance was adopted, by Ord. No. 769, providing for the licensing and regulation of pool and billiard rooms. Ord. No. 769 superseded the provisions of this ordinance insofar as they applied to billiard rooms. When the Revised Ordinances of 1970 were prepared, provisions pertaining to pool and billiard rooms were omitted. See Ch. 142, Pool and Billiard Halls, for current provisions pertaining to such establishments.
[Amended 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 9-70]
No person or persons shall open or operate any bowling alley within the limits of the Borough of Madison unless such person or persons shall have first obtained a license for such purpose.
[Amended 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 9-70; 6-14-1976 by Ord. No. 15-76]
The Borough Council may, in its discretion, grant a license to any person or persons to operate a public bowling alley within the Borough for a term to expire on December 31 of the year of issuance of the license. An application to operate a bowling alley shall be signed by the applicant or applicants and shall designate the premises where the alley is proposed to be operated.
[Amended 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 9-70]
No license shall be authorized without the concurrence of four members of the Council, and whenever the Council shall reject or refuse to grant the application of any person for a license, it shall not be lawful for any such person whose application shall have been rejected to apply again for said license at any time within one year thereafter. All licenses granted hereunder shall be signed by the Mayor and Clerk.
[Added 12-11-1961 by Ord. No. 736]
A. 
Every person who shall open, operate or maintain a bowling alley or bowling saloon in the Borough of Madison, New Jersey, for which a license is required shall annually pay to the Borough of Madison a license fee, as follows:
(1) 
For a single alley: $10.
(2) 
For each additional alley: $5.
B. 
Such license fee shall be paid to the Borough of Madison at the time that application is made for the license.
C. 
Unless surrendered or revoked prior to expiration, every such license shall remain in effect until midnight on the 31st of December in the year for which such license is granted.
[Amended 5-8-1939 by Ord. No. 433; 12-11-1939 by Ord. No. 437; 3-14-1966 by Ord. No. 819]
A. 
No person, persons, firm or corporation who may be granted a license to operate a bowling alley or bowling saloon in the Borough of Madison shall operate the same or permit the same to remain open to the public:
(1) 
Between the hours of 12:00 midnight on any Sunday and 9:00 a.m. on the following Monday.
(2) 
Between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. next following on any weekday other than Monday.
(3) 
Between the hours of 1:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. next following on any Sunday.
B. 
The hours designated in this section shall be prevailing time.
[Added 3-14-1966 by Ord. No. 819; amended 5-11-1970 by Ord. No. 9-70; 8-14-2000 by Ord. No. 35-2000; 5-8-2006 by Ord. No. 19-2006]
Any person, firm, corporation or other organization found guilty of violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following in the discretion of the Judge: a fine of not to exceed $2,000; or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days; or by a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. In the event that a fine is imposed, pursuant to this section, such fine shall be no less than $100.