City of Rahway, NJ
Union County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway 7-9-1984 by Ord. No. A-12-84 as Ch. 118 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 421.
A. 
No person shall construct, maintain or operate as a business any miniature golf course or golf course or practice tee ground for driving golf balls without first obtaining a license therefor from the City Council as hereinafter provided.
B. 
Nothing in this chapter shall apply to miniature golf courses or putting greens or practice tee grounds constructed by persons upon their own property for their own individual use and the use of their family and guests.
An application for a license under this chapter shall be made on a form provided by the City Clerk. The application shall state:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
The location of the course or game to be licensed.
C. 
A description of the parking facilities in the neighborhood of the proposed location.
Before granting a license under this chapter, the City Council shall hold a public hearing on the application. A notice of said public hearing shall be published in the official newspaper not less than one week before the date fixed for such hearing.
A. 
All licenses issued under this chapter shall be granted by the City Council and signed by the City Clerk.
B. 
The license fee for the issuance of any license under this chapter shall be $75, per year or part thereof. The license fee shall be paid at the time the license is issued and is for the purpose of revenue.
C. 
All licenses issued under this chapter shall terminate on the 31st day of December following the date of issuance.
A. 
The City Council may transfer a license to another person upon written application of both the original licensee and the person to whom the license is to be transferred.
B. 
A transfer fee of $10 shall be paid for such transfer.
Any course or game licensed under this chapter shall be closed at 12:00 midnight and shall remain closed until 9:00 a.m.
Nothing herein contained shall exempt the licensee from complying with the duty of securing a permit for the erection of any building as may be required by the Building Code[1] or complying with Chapter 421, Zoning, of the city.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 177, Construction Codes, Uniform.
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) 
A violation of any of the provisions of this chapter or other applicable ordinances of the city.
(3) 
A violation of any state or federal law.
(4) 
Falsification in applying for a license.
B. 
Prior to such revocation, there shall be a hearing before the Council after at least five days' notice thereof to the licensee.
C. 
Pending revocation proceedings, the Business Administrator shall have the power to suspend the license for not more than two weeks if, in his opinion, the conduct of the licensee is detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of the city.
Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both. A separate offense shall be deemed committed on each day during or on which a violation occurs or continues.