City of Paterson, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 12-18-1979 by Ord. No. 79-111 as Ch. 4, Art. 9, of the 1979 Revised General Ordinances of Paterson. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusements and amusement devices — See Ch. 117.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ROLLER-SKATING RINK
Any place or establishment where roller-skating is carried on and admission is obtained by purchase of a ticket or token or payment of a fee or by payment of a charge for checking clothing or other properties.
No person shall conduct or operate a roller-skating rink in the city without having first obtained a license therefor as hereinafter provided in this chapter.
A. 
Application for a roller-skating rink license shall be addressed to the Council and filed with the Licensing Division, on forms supplied by said Licensing Division, and approved by the Council. The application shall be accompanied by the license fee prescribed in § 389-4.
B. 
No license shall be approved by the Council if the Council finds that:
(1) 
Such rink and its location do not conform to all ordinances of the city and to all laws, rules and regulations of the State of New Jersey or to any board, body or commission thereof which may be applicable to such rink or the premises on which it is situated.
(2) 
Such rink will not be safe and sanitary.
(3) 
Such rink will be a hazard to life and property.
(4) 
The individual applicant or any partner of a partnership applicant or any stockholder of a corporate applicant holding ten percent (10%) or more stock interest in said corporation is not of good moral character.
(5) 
The application for a roller-skating rink license fails to comply with other requirements of this chapter.
(6) 
There is material falsification in the application for the license.
C. 
After approval of the application for a license by the Council, the Licensing Division shall issue the license.
A. 
The fee for a roller-skating rink license shall be three hundred dollars ($300.). Such fee is imposed for revenue as well as regulation.
B. 
The term for a license issued under this chapter shall be one (1) year, commencing with the date of issuance.
A. 
Any license issued pursuant to the provisions of this chapter may be revoked by the Council for:
(1) 
Any disorderly or immoral conduct permitted by the licensee upon the licensed premises.
(2) 
Violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or of other applicable ordinances of the city.
(3) 
Violation of any applicable state law.
(4) 
Material falsification in applying for the license.
(5) 
Any reason which would have been cause for the denial of the license in the first instance.
B. 
No license shall be revoked unless the licensee shall be served with a copy of the written charges and be given the opportunity of being heard thereon upon five (5) days' notice of the hearing.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.), by imprisonment for a term not exceeding ninety (90) days or by a period of community service for not more than ninety (90) days, or any combination thereof. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.