City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Pool and billiard parlors — See Ch. 203.
[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 66 of the 1982 Code]

§ 87-1 Purpose. [1]

This article is enacted for the purpose of raising revenue and for the regulation and control of coin-operated amusement games, devices or machines.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-2 Definitions. [1]

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COIN-OPERATED AMUSEMENT GAME, DEVICE OR MACHINE
Any coin-operated machine or device, whether mechanical, electrical or electronic, designed for operation by the public by the insertion of a coin for use as a game, entertainment or amusement, the object of which is to achieve a score which, by comparison to that obtained by other players, demonstrates relative supposed skill or competence, irrespective of whether skill or competence was required. It shall include but not be limited to devices such as pinball machines, skeeball machines, devices utilizing a video or cathode tube and other similar machines or devices designed to be representative of real games or activities; provided, however, that the definition shall not include vending machines designed for the sale of a product which do not incorporate gaming or amusement features and shall not include jukeboxes as defined in Article II of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-3 License required. [1]

All coin-operated amusement games, devices or machines operated, maintained or used in any public or quasi-public place or in any building, store or other place wherein the public are invited or wherein the public may enter, and particularly, but not by way of limitation, all coin-operated amusement games, devices or machines operated, maintained or used as aforesaid, may be licensed by the city and shall not be placed, operated, maintained or used within the municipal limits of the city without a license for that purpose.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-4 License applications. [1]

A separate application for each machine shall be filed on a form to be furnished by the City Clerk or designee,[2] which form shall show:
A. 
The name of the applicant.
B. 
The post office address.
C. 
The number of machines the applicant intends to operate.
D. 
The manufacturer's serial number of each machine.
E. 
Whether or not the person making the application has ever been convicted of a violation of this article.
F. 
Such other information as the City Clerk or designee shall deem necessary or proper.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 155, Licensing, Art. I.

§ 87-5 Issuance of license; term. [1]

The licenses for the placing, operation, maintenance or use of such amusement devices or machines shall be issued by the City Clerk or designee to and in the name of the proprietor of the premises and shall be issued for the year commencing June 1 and expiring May 31 at 12:00 midnight.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-6 Fee and payment.

A. 
The fee for the issuance of a license shall be $100 for each game, machine or device for the year or any part thereof.
[Amended 6-21-1982 by Ord. No. 14-1982; 10-1-1984 by Ord. No. 21-1984[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
The fee for the license shall be payable with the filing of the application, and if the application is rejected the fee shall be returned to the applicant.

§ 87-7 Posting of licenses; contents.

A. 
No device or machine as specified in this article shall be placed, operated, maintained or used until the license shall be affixed thereto in a conspicuous place, so that the same shall be easily and quickly identified.
B. 
Said license shall, on its face, disclose the manufacturer's serial number, the name of the post office address of the licensee, the license fee paid and shall briefly state that the machine or device to which the same is affixed is licensed for operation by the city.

§ 87-8 License transfers.

A. 
The holder of a license shall be permitted to transfer the license within the year for which it is issued to any other like machine operated in the same premises in place of the machine from which the license is transferred.
B. 
The licensee, immediately upon such transfer, shall notify the City Clerk or designee of such transfer and communicate to him the manufacturer's serial number and the type of machine.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-9 License revocation.

If a license has been issued and the person to whom it has been issued shall thereafter be convicted of a violation of this article, said license and every other license held by the licensee under and by virtue of this article shall immediately be revoked by the Council.

§ 87-10 Devices near school premises.

No machine or device licensed under this article shall be used, placed, maintained or operated in any premises within 200 feet of any school.

§ 87-11 Use restrictions; maximum number of devices in one premises.

[Amended 6-21-1982 by Ord. No. 14-1982; 10-1-1984 by Ord. No. 21-1984[1]]
A. 
No person shall use, or permit to be used, any of the machines or devices licensed hereunder for the purposes of gambling.
B. 
No more than three coin-operated amusement games, devices or machines shall be allowed on any one premises of any licensee.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-12 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person violating or failing to comply with any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Adopted 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Art. III of Ch. 155 of the 1982 Code]

§ 87-13 Definitions. [1]

As used in this article, the following definitions shall have the meanings indicated:
JUKEBOX
Any music vending machine or device which, upon the insertion of a coin or purchased token, may be operated for the playing of music, songs or other melodies or similar sounds.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 87-14 Hours of operation.

No person owning, keeping, leasing or having possession, in any store, cafe, restaurant, nightclub, bar, saloon or in any place of amusement or business in the city, of a device for playing music by records, commonly known as a "jukebox," shall operate said jukebox or cause or permit the jukebox to be operated between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. in such a loud or offensive manner as to disturb or interfere with the peace, quiet or health of persons in, or the good order of the neighborhood in which, the jukebox is operated.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See also Ch. 171, Noise.

§ 87-15 Creation of public nuisance prohibited.

No person shall operate a jukebox at any time in such a manner as to create and maintain thereby a public nuisance in the city.

§ 87-16 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not less than $100 nor more than $1,000, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days and/or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).