City of Pleasantville, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pleasantville 6-7-1982 by Ord. No. 11-1982 as Ch. 161 of the 1982 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Amusement devices — See Ch. 87.
Mercantile licensing — See Ch. 155, Art. I.
Loitering — See Ch. 163.

§ 203-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PUBLIC POOL OR BILLIARD ROOM
Any place or premises in the city open to the general public and containing one or more pool or billiard tables for the use of which a fee is charged.

§ 203-2 License required.

No person shall operate a public pool or billiard room unless he first obtains a license therefor from the Licensing Officer,[1] who shall issue such license upon payment of the required fee prescribed in this chapter and upon approval by the Chief of Police after due investigation.
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 155, Art. I, Licensing, Mercantile.

§ 203-3 Application; contents.

A. 
An application for a license under this chapter shall be made in writing and filed with the Licensing Officer upon forms furnished by the city and shall be accompanied by the fee set forth in § 203-4A hereof. It shall be signed by the applicant and shall contain the following information:
(1) 
Name of applicant.
(2) 
Residence of applicant.
(3) 
Date and place of birth of applicant.
(4) 
Place where the applicant's business is to be conducted and description thereof.
(5) 
Place of residence of applicant for the past three years.
(6) 
Whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime or disorderly persons offense or violation of an ordinance involving gambling and, if so, the nature of the offense and date and place of the conviction.
B. 
The information requested by foregoing Subsection A(1) through (6) shall be furnished with respect to each director and officer in the case of a corporate applicant and to each partner in the case of a partnership applicant.

§ 203-4 Fee; term.

A. 
The license fee for each pool or billiard table in every public pool or billiard room is $10.
B. 
The term of the license shall commence on June 1 of each year, and each license shall expire at 12:00 midnight on May 31 of the year following issuance of the license.

§ 203-5 License issuance; requirements.

A. 
Every individual applicant for a license shall be at least 21 years of age, shall be of good moral character and shall be the actual owner of the business for which he seeks a license.
B. 
In the case of a partnership or corporate applicant, the requirements of Subsection A of this section shall apply to each partner, officer and director of the applicant.

§ 203-6 Proximity to church or school.

No license shall be granted covering any location within 100 feet of the property line of a school or house of worship.

§ 203-7 License to be posted.

Each licensee shall post and display his license in a conspicuous place in the premises licensed under this chapter.

§ 203-8 Opening and closing hours.

No person owning, keeping or having the management or control of any public room or place wherein the games commonly known as "pool" or "billiards" or games of similar nature are played shall permit such game or games to be played therein at any time between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 8:00 a.m. During these hours such public room or place shall be closed.

§ 203-9 Unobstructed view of interior of premises required.

The view of the interior of the public room or place where pool or billiards or similar games are played shall be open and unobstructed by curtains, venetian blinds, paint or other substance so that at all times there shall be a clear and unobstructed view from the sidewalk of the whole of the interior of said public room or place.

§ 203-10 Lawful operation; minimum age of occupants and players.

Each licensee shall maintain good order, prohibit gambling, observe existing laws and shall not harbor or allow persons under 16 years of age to congregate or play in the licensed premises.

§ 203-11 License revocation or suspension.

In addition to the penalty prescribed in § 203-12, any license may be revoked for violation of the provisions of this chapter or for other good cause, after notice and hearing before the Council. Pending such hearing, the license may be suspended.

§ 203-12 Violations and penalties. [1]

Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of 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).