City of Fenton, MO
St. Louis County
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Section 640.010 Unlawful Practices.

[R.O. 2006 §670.010; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984]
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to have in its possession or operation within any business establishment or private club within the City of Fenton any amusement machine or device or juke box without first having applied to and obtained from the City of Fenton a license permit for amusement machines or devices or juke boxes in its possession or operation, whether said amusement machines or devices or juke boxes be owned, leased or rented.

Section 640.020 Applications.

[R.O. 2006 §670.020; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984]
A. 
The application for license permit for amusement machines or devices or juke boxes shall state:
1. 
The location at which the amusement machines or devices or juke boxes are to be maintained;
2. 
The total square feet of building area owned, leased or under the control of the applicant for license;
3. 
The total number and type of amusement machines or devices or juke boxes.

Section 640.030 Definitions.

[R.O. 2006 §670.030; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984; Ord. No. 1738 §1, 4-12-1994]
For purposes of this Chapter, the following definitions apply:
AMUSEMENT MACHINE OR DEVICE
Any apparatus which, upon the insertion of a coin, token, slug or other insertion device, or which by remote control, or by the payment of a fee, operates or may be operated as a game, contest of skill or chance of any kind or description for the amusement of the operator, whether or not registering a score, and whether or not activated or manipulated by the operator. The term "amusement device" shall not include coin-operated vending machines dispensing food, drink or merchandise of any kind nor any machine or device prohibited by the laws of Missouri or of the United States.
AMUSEMENT PARK
A parcel of ground with a minimum area of three (3) acres dedicated and used for recreational buildings and structures including, but not limited to, batting cages, miniature golf courses, water slides, swimming pools, go kart tracks, and/or amusement rides.
JUKE BOX
A machine, contrivance or device which, upon the insertion of a coin, slug or token, plate, disk or key into any slot, crevice or other opening, or by the payment of any price, operates or may be operated for the admission of songs, music or similar amusement.

Section 640.040 Limitations.

[R.O. 2006 §670.040; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984; Ord. No. 1738 §2, 4-12-1994]
A. 
Only one (1) amusement machine or device or juke box may be licensed for each five hundred (500) square feet of building area owned, leased or under the control of the applicant for license.
B. 
All amusement machines or devices or juke boxes shall be located in an area of the premises opened to the general public; except that in a private club the machines shall be located in an area approved by the Board of Aldermen.
C. 
Except as provided below no more than five (5) amusement machines or devices, or juke boxes may be licensed at any one (1) location.
D. 
The Board of Aldermen may on special application, after considering all relevant factors, authorize one (1) additional amusement machine or device, or juke box for each additional one thousand (1,000) square feet of building area owned, leased or under the control of the applicant for license.
E. 
The Board of Aldermen may on special application, after considering all relevant factors, authorize one (1) amusement machine or device, or juke box for each one thousand seven hundred (1,700) square feet of land dedicated to the use of an "Amusement Park" as defined in this Chapter. The application shall include a plan of development for the amusement park. The authorization provided for herein shall be reviewed annually by the Board of Aldermen. The Board of Aldermen may, with good cause shown, revoke such authorization.

Section 640.050 City Clerk To Issue License.

[R.O. 2006 §670.050; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984]
A. 
Such license shall be issued by the City Clerk unless he/she finds one or more of the following:
1. 
Intentional misstatements or misleading statements of facts in the application.
2. 
Failure to comply with the limitations set out in Section 640.040 hereof.
3. 
Failure to pay the required license fee.
B. 
Each applicant shall be notified by mail or by hand delivery of the issuance or non-issuance of a license by the City Clerk.
C. 
If the City Clerk does not issue a license the reasons for his/her not doing so shall be in writing and shall accompany the notice of non-issuance.
D. 
The City Clerk's determination of non-issuance may be appealed under the provisions of Section 536.150, RSMo.

Section 640.060 License Fee.

[R.O. 2006 §670.060; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984]
The license fee for each such amusement machine or device and for each juke box for which a license shall be issued shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00) per year or any fraction thereof.

Section 640.070 Annual License Required.

[R.O. 2006 §670.070; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 722 §1, 6-18-1984]
All such amusement machines or devices, or juke boxes shall be licensed as above and said license shall be for one (1) year and shall require renewal annually. Amusement machines or devices, or juke boxes may be substituted for one another during the period of the license so long as the total number of amusement machines or devices, or juke boxes does not increase.

Section 640.080 Penalty.

[R.O. 2006 §670.080; Ord. No. 691 §1, 2-20-1984; Ord. No. 2463 §3, 4-15-2002]
Any person who violates any provision of this Chapter shall upon conviction be punished as set out in Section 100.060 of this Code.