[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Johnson Creek 12-1-1994 by Ord. No. 12-94 as § 31.06 of the 1994 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall distribute, lease, install, or set up any amusement device for use within the Village of Johnson Creek without first obtaining a license from the Village Clerk-Treasurer in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- AMUSEMENT DEVICE
- Any machine or device, the operation of which involves a skill feature, or which provides vocal, musical or visual entertainment, and which is operated by a coin or by a token or slug which is obtained in exchange for money.
A license fee as provided in Chapter 33, Fees, shall be paid to the Village Clerk-Treasurer at the time of filing the application. Applicants shall consent in their application to reasonable inspection of their records and the amusement devices by a representative of the Village to determine ownership and the character of the amusement devices. The application must be filed with the Village Clerk-Treasurer and contain such other information as the Clerk-Treasurer shall require for the effective enforcement of this chapter.
The Village Clerk-Treasurer shall require such information as may be necessary to identify each machine to be licensed, to include at a minimum the name and any serial number of the amusement device and the address at which the device is to be used.
Licenses shall be dated by the issuer. Licenses shall expire on the succeeding 30th day of June following the date of issuance. Applications for renewals shall be handled in the same manner as original applications. Licenses are personal and may not be transferred.
The license issued shall be displayed on the amusement device for which it was issued at all times. If a license is inadvertently lost or destroyed, the holder of the license shall make a written statement to that effect to the Village Clerk-Treasurer and may receive a replacement certificate at no cost.
No person shall offer, advertise, make, give or award any prize money or thing of value to any person for, through, or by reason of the use or operation of any amusement device which has an element of skill in its operation.
Upon a second conviction within one year for violations of this chapter, the license in the name of the person so convicted shall stand revoked for a period of six months.
The penalty for violation of any of the provisions of this chapter shall be a penalty as provided in § 60-1 of this Code. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day on which a violation occurs or continues.