[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Mountain Lakes 1-28-2002 by Ord. No. 02-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 5:8-51, the Council of the Borough of Mountain Lakes may issue a license to any qualified organization, as that term is defined in N.J.A.C. 13:47-1.1, to hold and operate the specific kind of game or games of chance commonly known as a "raffle" or "raffles," played by drawing for prizes or the allotment of prizes by chance, by the selling of shares or tickets or rights to participate in such game or games and by conducting the game or games accordingly when the entire net proceeds of such games of chance are to be devoted to educational, charitable, patriotic, religious or public-spirited uses and, in the case of senior citizen associations and clubs, to the support of these organizations and for any such organization or association, church, congregation, society, club, company or squad when so licensed (or without any license when a senior citizen association or club holds, operates and conducts games of chance solely for the amusement and recreation of its members under a special license issued pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:8-51.1) to hold, operate and conduct such game of chance by its active members pursuant to law and such license in the Borough of Mountain Lakes and to sell shares or tickets or rights to participate in such game or games of chance therein and under such conditions and regulations for the supervision and conduct thereof as shall be prescribed by the rules and regulations duly adopted from time to time by the Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission, but only when the entire net proceeds thereof are devoted to the uses afore stated, and for any person or persons to participate in and play such games of chance conducted under any such license.
Each applicant for a license shall file with the Borough Clerk a written application as provided for in N.J.S.A. 5:8-52 and N.J.A.C. 13:47-3.2 (Form 2R-A).
License application shall be filed in quadruplicate with the Municipal Clerk in accordance with the provision of N.J.A.C.13:47-3.3, or as such regulations may be amended. One copy shall be retained by the Municipal Clerk, the second copy shall be returned to the applicant after a license has been granted or denied; third copy shall be forwarded to the Control Commission by the Municipal Clerk and the fourth copy shall be delivered to the Police Department. The application shall be submitted to the Borough Clerk not later than during her regular business hours on the Tuesday preceding any regular meeting of the Mayor and Council. License fees shall be set as set forth in N.J.S.A. 5:8-53.
On-premises raffle, as defined by law and the rules and regulations of said Legalized Games of Chance Commission, shall not be conducted after midnight of the day for which a license has been issued to conduct said games of chance.
Licenses for raffles are hereby authorized to be issued covering operation of said games on Sunday, under the authority of N.J.S.A. 5:8-31 and 5:8-58.
[Amended 4-24-2006 by Ord. No. 05-06]
[Added 2-12-2007 by Ord. No. 01-07]
The Borough Clerk is hereby delegated the authority to approve the granting of raffle licenses within the Borough of Mountain Lakes.