Borough of Northvale, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale 10-9-1963 as Ord. No. 300 (Ch. 55 of the 1969 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Alcoholic beverages — See Ch. 65.
Amusement devices — See Ch. 69.
Games of chance — See Ch. 109.

§ 144-1 License required.

No person or persons, firm or corporation shall maintain or operate a pool, billiard or snooker table in any public room or place where a charge is made for the use of the same, and no person or persons, firm or corporation shall maintain, operate, conduct or pursue the business or occupation of keeping any public room or place wherein games commonly known as "pool" or "billiards" are played without having first obtained a license therefor from the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale as hereinafter provided.

§ 144-2 License application.

An application for the license in § 144-1 hereof shall be filed with the Borough Clerk, in writing, and shall contain the following information:
A. 
The name and address of the applicant.
B. 
In the case of a partnership, it shall state the names and addresses of all partners.
C. 
In the case of a corporation, it shall state the names and addresses of officers, directors and stockholders presently holding stock and the names and addresses of all persons who have, for six months prior to the date of said application, been officers, directors or stockholders.
D. 
Whether or not any person or persons named in the application have ever been convicted of a violation of any federal, state or municipal law.
E. 
The location of the premises to be licensed.
F. 
The number of pool, billiard or snooker tables to be located on the premises to be licensed.

§ 144-3 Issuance of license; duration.

All said licenses shall be issued by the Borough Clerk only after a resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale shall have been adopted approving said application and only after the payment of the license fees hereinafter set forth. The license shall be from September 1 of the year of issuance until August 31 of the next ensuing year. Licenses may be issued for a period of less than a year, but all licenses shall expire on August 31 of each year.

§ 144-4 Information on license; transferability.

A. 
Such license shall bear the date of issue, the name of the licensee and the location of the room or building wherein the licensee is authorized to operate a table or carry on or conduct a pool or billiard business.
B. 
Such license shall not be transferred by the holder to any other person, firm or corporation or to any other address without written application first being made for such transfer to the Borough Clerk and such transfer being approved by resolution of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale.

§ 144-5 Fees.

A. 
The annual fees to be paid for the license above described shall be as follows:
(1) 
For the first pool, billiard or snooker table located on the premises to be licensed, the sum of $50.
(2) 
For each additional pool, billiard or snooker table located on the premises to be licensed, the sum of $100.
B. 
The license fee set out in § 144-5A may be prorated when a license is issued for a period of less than one year; provided, however, that parts of months shall not be prorated but shall be prorated to the higher month.

§ 144-6 Suspension or revocation of license.

A. 
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Northvale may suspend or revoke the license of any licensee on any one or more of the following grounds:
(1) 
Violation of any of the laws of the State of New Jersey upon the licensed premises by the licensee or its agents, servants, employees or representatives.
(2) 
Violation of any ordinance of the Borough of Northvale upon the licensed premises by the licensee or its agents, servants, employees or representatives.
(3) 
If said license was procured by fraudulent conduct or false statement of a material fact, or if a fact concerning the applicant was not disclosed at the time of filing the application where such fact would have constituted just cause for refusing to issue said license.
(4) 
Permitting or suffering any activity upon the licensed premises which is or may be detrimental to the public health, safety, welfare or morals.
B. 
In all such cases, written notice of the charge or charges and the time and place of hearing thereon shall be served on the licensee, either in person or by certified or registered mail addressed to the licensed premises. No revocation or suspension shall occur unless the licensee shall have been afforded an opportunity to be heard in his defense.

§ 144-7 Fees not returnable upon suspension or revocation.

In the event that any license is suspended or revoked, the licensee shall not be permitted the return of any portion of the license fee.

§ 144-8 Hours of operation.

Every establishment wherein the primary function of said establishment is the conduct or operation of a pool or billiard room shall be closed between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. on weekdays and from 1:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sundays. In any establishment wherein the operation of a table or tables is not the primary function of said business and the table or tables is merely an adjunct to the operation of said establishment, then and in that event the hours of closing shall be similar to those governing all plenary retail consumption liquor licensees in the Borough of Northvale.

§ 144-9 Age limit.

No person under the age of 18 shall be permitted to play pool or billiards in any licensed premises or to frequent, lounge, congregate or gather in such premises unless accompanied by his or her parent or guardian, and provided further that such person may frequent said premises without violating any other municipal, state or federal law. Notification of the provisions of this section shall be conspicuously posted in any establishment licensed under this chapter.

§ 144-10 Applicability.

This chapter shall not apply to any religious, charitable, benevolent or nonprofit association or corporation which operates or maintains any pool or billiard table solely for the recreation or amusement of its members, provided that such organization is bona fide in character and is not intended as a means or device for evading the terms and provisions of this chapter, nor shall this chapter apply to the keeping of any pool or billiard table in private residences.

§ 144-11 Posting of license.

The license herein described shall conspicuously be posted and displayed in any premises licensed under this chapter.

§ 144-12 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person or persons, firm or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, General Provisions, Article II, General Penalties. Each day such violation shall be continued shall be deemed and taken to be a separate and distinct offense.
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Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.